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Ming Garden Chinese Buffet & Grill

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316 Federal St, Ste A, Waynesboro, VA 22980-4614
(540) 942-8800
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Valdez, Alaska
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

A great stop if you like all you can eat Chinese buffets. I stopped here to fuel up and rest from my backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail. I heard about this place hundreds of miles away on the trail as a stopping point and a hiker tradition to stop here for food. I have to say it was delicious... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here for years, but the quality seems to be deteriorating. We were disappointed in the spare ribs, which were bland. The fortune cookies were stale and inedible. The friends we brought with us thought the food was "fair," and said they were not interested in returning. Although the decor is quite elaborate, the furniture is getting very... More 

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is an excellent Chinese Buffet. The restaurant is beautiful in it decor. The food is really good. It is a nice place to go when are in the mood for oriental cuisine.

Thank Suzanne D
Grottoes, Virginia
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

The New Ming Garden restaurant has a nice selection of buffet items. The buffet is what I would expect at a Chinese restaurant. There is also a menu on line, so I am assuming that you could order from the menu. There is a sushi station and a gentleman who will prepare selections to order. We had a very nice... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We have eaten at Ming Garden whenever we are in Waynesboro, and generally like it. It is a very large buffet with a lot of choices, and the food is usually fresh, and hot. You can choose from the usual cooked dishes on steam tables, or pick your proteins, vegetables, starches, and sauce and have it cooked for you. Or,... More 

Thank JAB B
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Ate here based on reviews in Backpacker magazine. It was very clean and offered lots of varied choices. Taste of food was good for a buffet .Sushi bar was very good. Only wish they had white sauce. I will stop in again when I'm in Waynesboro. I like to try different Chinese buffets wherever I go and this is near... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Ming's is famous on the Appalachian Trail and I was anxious to give it a try. It turned out to be fairly typical of Chinese buffet restaurants. They do have a large selection of items including boiled shrimp and clams, and they also have a grill where you can select your ingredients. While the food options were plentiful, I found... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Always a good deal. Food on the buffet is usually the same but it's good, reliable eating. The one thing they don't do is refill the soups and that's disappointing.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Ming has an excellent variety of Asian food, something to suit everyone. The soups were excellent, and while the crab legs are no longer included, there was more than enough seafood ( mussels, peel and eat shrimp, crayfish) to keep me happy. The facility was nicely decorated and service was good.

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

When some people go there they see the food's name & they think yuck. Just try 1 piece. You may like it. 1 person I know ate what they thought was chicken & they liked it. Then I told them it was a peicw of frog leg.

Thank Jason S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Federal St, Ste A, Waynesboro, VA 22980-4614
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Waynesboro
  • Phone Number: (540) 942-8800

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