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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 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant is cramped, but has some excellent dishes (if one knows what to order). Good "Chinese noodle shop" type dishes include the fried rice with salted fish, the Singapore style noodles (curried flavored stir-fried hair-thin rice noodles with shrimp and shredded barbecued pork), and the wide rice noodles stir-fried with beef. Salt-and-pepper whole shrimp (i.e., in shell with heads... More 

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Thank Joseph K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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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Thank Alex W
Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 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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Thank jaseaton
Silver Spring, Maryland
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920 reviews
581 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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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Thank jaseaton
Silver Spring, Maryland
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 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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Thank Robert H
Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 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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Thank jaseaton
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 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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Thank Prawet J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 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 21 March 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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Thank Jibbz007
Silver Spring, Maryland
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920 reviews
581 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 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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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
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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?