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China Buffet
Ranked #44 of 66 Restaurants in Effingham
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Buffet
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Dining options: Buffet
Reviewed 8 December 2011

While I do like a good meal of Chinese cuisine, it would be hard for me to recommend the China Buffet to someone who wasn't a local or hadn't been there before. When the place opened it was a great eatery, but as the years have passed it has declined. The dining room is starting to look dated, the whole place seems a bit dirty, and the quality of the food, while still passable, has slipped.

As others have mentioned, you have to pay at the door. Dinner on the weekends is a bit more than the weeknights because of the upgraded menu, which typically includes some kind of seafood (usually crab legs). They have a cold bar featuring the typical salad and dessert items and the main buffet line is the typical array of hot dishes and the to-be-expected soups. There's nothing here that you haven't seen at any number of other Chinese buffets. Unfortunately, this is the only Chinese buffet in town, so it's not like there is a lot of competition to drive them to improve.

Only recommended if you can stand the mediocre fare and can tolerate the shabby decor.

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Reviewed 7 November 2011

Thought it was gonna be small when we walked in about actually had a large variety of food and was good. wish they would update there place a little was afraid to sit down cus of the seats looked old and dirty. I over ate there lol

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Reviewed 5 October 2011

Nasty and overpriced. The food is so nauseating, you literally get sick after you eat it...this is not how good Chinese food is supposed to taste. Nasty bathroom, too....again, don't go there!!

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Reviewed 7 July 2011

$9 for all you can eat including drink.... Great deal. Good food. Very quiet. Free re fills. Great place if you are feeling like some good greasy chinease.

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Thank Meecea1
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

If you want good Chinese buffet this is NOT the place to get it. Fairly expensive pay at the door before you eat, small buffet selection, only one beef entree & it was nasty, most of the chicken choices were overdone tough & dry. The wife & I did not finish our selections, and just left with a bad taste in our mouths. We will not ever return to this place !

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Thank mcg505
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