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“Average at best, food was adequate”
Review of Charlie Chan Cafe - CLOSED

Charlie Chan Cafe
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Cathey's Valley, California
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122 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Average at best, food was adequate”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

We stayed at the Days Inn Oakland Airport for a park-and-fly. Charlie Chan's is attached to the Days Inn, in fact their continental breakfast is served inside Charlie Chan's! Food was decent and adequate, service was poor, hardly saw the waitress after she served us and we were the ONLY people in there at the time. Portion size was large, price was quite low, and the food arrived super quick. This place needs a serious make-over, decor was very tired and dated. If I was at the Days Inn again, I'd "probably" eat here, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here.

  • Visited May 2012
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Citrus Springs, Florida
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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“good fast delivery”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

Food was delivered in less than 20 minutes. Very hot and good.

Visited May 2012
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Thank nursnanc
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Davenport, Iowa
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199 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Not spectacular but walking distance from 4 nearby hotels.”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

This place is priced well, has a number of specials and offers beer to the thirsty travelor. I would not recommend you drive here, but if you find yourself staying at one of the hotels w/o a car - it's far better than Mickey-D's.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Frank H
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Longmont, CO
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Average Chinese food, reasonable prices”
Reviewed January 18, 2012

We stayed overnight near the airport before an early a.m. flight and went to this restaurant. We walked there from our hotel, so it was convenient. The restaurant definitely could use some sprucing up, the decor was at least 30 years old. We were a little concerned about the food based on the decor, but didn't have a car so couldn't drive around looking for a nicer place. The food was pretty good, hot with lots of vegetables. We also enjoyed the wonton soup. Portions were large and prices were very reasonable.

It certainly is not a destination restaurant, but if you are in the area of hotels near the Oakland airport and don't have a rental car, it is a reasonable choice.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank TravelingMom02
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Inman, South Carolina
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great food, little atmosphere”
Reviewed October 8, 2009

The food is great, the cook is willing to make to order, if it is not on the menu. Best restaurant in the area. They also serve breakfast. The place looks like a diner, but the main selections are chineese for lunch and dinner. I really enjoyed the food and the staff. The physical restaurant does not have much to offer, but it is clean

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Thank smokym1
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