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3236 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2044
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We look forward to eating here every year we come. Yes it takeout, but we enjoy it. We've never had a bad experience in the 4 years that we have ordered from here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Only a takeaway but with a good range of food - packed in nice cardboard type boxes. Not sure if they deliver but a nice change to fried American food. Worth a try - although spice levels are toned down a bit for the American tastebuds!

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Thank PabloMorley
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

From our greeting from the phone call, we should have run a mile. Wot you wan! "we have booked online" "I have no computer. WOT YOU WAN". When I called back 5 minutes later to go over the order again, she had the order and said cone in 25mins. 50mins later we had our deep fried meal. And so much... More 

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Thank Walksky
Owosso, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

This is a take out only restaurant that is very busy, which is usually a good sign. If you call in an order or just stop in be prepared to wait, but it is well worth it. We tried several different combination plates and they were all delicious. If you are on the island and hungry for Chinese try this... More 

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Thank Lee M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Good standard Americanized Chinese food. Sold by the pint. Owners barely speak English so communication is a struggle.

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Thank David M. S
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

I'm a particular eater. I've been nearly 19 countries and many of which are exotic. I dig local food and a nature lover. This is a nice establishment good Chinese food and this is "Chinese food".

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Thank PO2EOD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

One of our teens was craving Chinese food, so we hunted this little gem down... In a simple strip mall, with no frills... but we enjoyed all the dishes we ordered...

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Thank bmomo3
Holmes Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

Coming from the northeast, we're used to having multiple local Chinese restaurants that offer great take-out. China 1 is our only local place and food is just OK. For those nights when you don't want to cook, and want Sweet and Sour something, it's acceptable. However, if you want really great Chinese, I'd have to steer you someplace else, and... More 

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

This used to be a so-so place but based upon two take out meals last evening, we will never return. Two men stopped us in the parking lot and remarked that it was the worse they've ever had. Wish we had listened. Can't say anything good about the place.

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Thank JanC505
Holmes Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

OK for a Chinese food fix but it is the same as all the other take outs around. Will satisfy your craving but don't expect too much.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3236 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2044
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?