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“Good greasy Chinese-American buffet” 3 of 5 bubbles
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China Buffet
Ranked #48 of 61 Restaurants in Effingham
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Seating, Takeout
Greenup, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Good greasy Chinese-American buffet”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

Nice people. Good delivery service. Buffet with some variety. Mostly fried stuff. Good if you drank too much last night.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Effingham, Illinois
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

Only chinese buffet in town.. so it is ok. Never had anything bad. Have been to better buffets in other towns, but have been to worse too. Food is usually somewhat fresh and typically pretty good. If in mood for buffet typically head there.

Visited December 2011
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Shelbyville, IL
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“When you're the only game in town...”
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Park Hills, Missouri, United States
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very very good”
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited November 2011
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Dundas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Don't Go Here!!”
1 of 5 bubbles 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!!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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