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Full Key Restaurant

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2227 University Blvd W, Wheaton Manor. Amherst Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902-4505
+1 301-933-8388
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I sometimes wonder why I have deserted this Cantonese style eatery as of late after many years of patronizing it. I guess I can blame it on gastronomic wanderlust that is enabled by the myriad of cuisines that the DC area offers to its citizens. It could also be palate apathy that tends to set in after one has grown... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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577 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Full Key has become one of our local standbys. Excellent dishes, large portions. Comfortable and quiet if you're eating there. This time we did take out. Our food was good as ever. We had some trouble communicating our order, though.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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577 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We were a group of five, seated at a round table and, with no competition from music or tv's, we had NO problem whatsoever hearing each other comfortably even though very table was full. Need I say more? Well, okay, for extra credit: the food was delicious, the service attentive without crowding us in any way, and the walls were... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

This out of the way Chinese restaurant serves the best soup noodle in Maryland. It would rate up there with those others you'll find in New York, Toronto or anyplace on the East coast. They are also known for their roast duck, roast pork and won tons. If you just want good eats and in the area, you will not... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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914 reviews
577 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The first time we went to Full Key with another couple, every seat in the small dining area was full. So, this time we decided at the last minute to do take-out. It was about 7:45pm on a beautiful spring-like Wed evening in June when I arrived to pick up our order, and to my great surprise, there were only... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

I had been to Full Key in Wheaton many times and each time was as good as ever. If you are not sure what to order, the two ladies who serve you will suggest good dishes for you. Do not hesitate to ask. Full Key is on the strip mall not far from the intersection of Georgia Ave and University... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Extremely consistent and high-quality. Best congee in the area. Shrimp dumpling soup is delicious. Great fried squid. BBQ'd meats are very good and well-priced. Service is sometimes a bit rushed, but always friendly. Also one of the few Chinese restaurants in the area that accepts Amex. A terrific place that deserves its status as an institution.

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Thank Nate P
Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Their General Tso chicken is the best I have had. That's the main reason I keep coming back to this place.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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914 reviews
577 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by to see what Full Key would be like and we're delighted with the results. A small, comfortable, extremely quiet dining space; we got three dishes...a Kung Pao bean curd (a special not on the e regular menu), a Chao Fun (sp?) With pork and shrimp (another special), and the e sauteed broccoli. All were delicious, and there... More 

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Thank dlosea
Washington,DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016

The food here is really good but you have to focus on that and ignore the rest. The place is fun- I think- with plastic tablescloths that belong in a Mexican restaurant, strings of lights here and there, and tables filling every inch with little walk room. Once that duck noodle soup arrives, who cares where we are? This place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2227 University Blvd W, Wheaton Manor. Amherst Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902-4505
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: +1 301-933-8388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?