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“Come Here for Crinkle Cut French Fries in Your Chicken Curry! Mmmm!”
Review of China Coast

China Coast
Ranked #44 of 89 Restaurants in Rockland
Cuisines: Chinese
Description: Review on Yahoo: http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-10454634R
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Description: Review on Yahoo: http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-10454634R
maine
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Come Here for Crinkle Cut French Fries in Your Chicken Curry! Mmmm!”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

I've dined in and gotten take out here for many years, and I'm running out of patience. The Chicken Curry I got tonight was described on the menu as having potato in it. I asked them to add broccoli and onions to it as the menu description seemed otherwise bland. Imagine my surprise and delight to find morsels of Americana in my Chinese: crinkle cut fries in my Chinese curry dish. Just AWESOME!!!! (not) The added onion was half-cooked, the broccoli and chicken were OK. On another occasion we got a dish with string beans that had obviously been previously frozen - they were brownish, shriveled and rubbery.

China Coast does alright with "Bubba Chinese" like the pu pu platter and fried rice dishes. The Grande Dame who Presideth over Takeout Orders is consistently surly. She barely makes eye contact and apparently is not capable of the smallest niceties typical of a person in this position. No salutations, no "you're welcomes," no "good bye."

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank elliemaemaine
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Lincolnville, Maine
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Acceptable Chinese Food”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

While trying to fit the local palate, this Chinese food is not bad (not great, but surely not bad). We'd go back - buffet is very good!

Visited July 2012
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St.George, ME
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Rude servers”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

We have been eating at China Coast for years and have always enjoyed it there. But for some reason this year there has been a change, There are more male waiters then before and they are young super rude buys. They make rude jokes. The last time we had dinner I had to get up and get my own silverware and napkins because they never brought any to the table. We asked for water and hot tea. The water never came. And even the quality of food has gotten worse. Seems like they just don't care about good food and service anymore- We have started eating at the Roselyn Thai restaurant and it's beautiful inside and the food is great!

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank LeighAmanda
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Rockport, Maine
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Greasy and unfriendly”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

Horrid buffet. Crowded because it is all you can eat. Doughnuts, deepfried crabcakes and anything else you can fry including veggies. Good thing the hospital is down the road. The staff is rude and just grunt at you. I wonder if immigration has checked this place out. Many employees speak little to no English. Horrid General Taos. The chicken floats in grease. The fried rice coats your tongue. We noticed they are voted best Chinese restaurant year after year in the local paper. I was told they are the only entry. Eat here if you don't care about your health.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank AR C
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Camden, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Only choice in around”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Take out .. ordered Egg Foo Yong came with no gravy, egg rolls greasy. Not realy impressed

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank sno-man3
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