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Summer Palace

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Asian, Chinese
1201 Hewitt Dr, Waco, TX 76712-8833
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  • Very good34%
  • Average26%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“good food but service is lacking”
1 Aug 2017
“Come here if you are hungry”
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Asian, Chinese
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1201 Hewitt Dr, Waco, TX 76712-8833
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the food is really good. There's two Summer Palaces here and this one has the best selection and fresher food. I go about every six weeks with friends. I will continue to go too. But the young servers are so rude it's almost a running...More

Thank TexaxGranny
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I have been eating here forever and Tina and Li have hot decent food ready and never any waiting for a seat. The dining room is nice but not too fancy and there are 6 hot and cold bars to choose from. The price is...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

not your typical buffett. this place is clean and has fresh hot food available. I've been to Chinese buffets that are not so good. this place is great and fresh hot food. The staff is a little unfriendly but the food is great. Theres one...More

Thank TexaxGranny
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is the kind of place where you can go and consume large amounts of average food. large selection, but to me all Chinese buffets taste the same.

Thank dchutsch
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Not a huge selection, but everything I tried was delicious, hot, fresh. Plenty of choices , like pizza, chicken wings, nuggets, fries, for the family members who don't care for Chinese. Those who do like it will be pleased. Spinach cups, and coconut chicken are...More

Thank S4136XSdavidb
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This is no PF Chang or Pei Wei. For a buffet, it is average, and you can stuff yourself till it hurts. But if you are looking for quality, this is not your place. I have not tried Las Vegas, and will probably not based...More

Thank Staunchest
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend! We live in the area and eat here when we want Chinese. You can't find any better anywhere else!

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We love the service and food at this Summer Palace! The staff is always friendly and everything is kept very clean. There has never been an empty plate on our table for more than a minute or two.

Thank RuanoJosephine
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I sampled a lots of the items on the buffet and everything that did not have chicken in was very good. I especially enjoyed the frog legs. They were very tender and tasty. The chicken was over cooked. The service could be much better. Had...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch on a Monday and there was a good amount of patrons but not crowded. Nice quiet atmosphere so you can have your conversations without disturbing others. Very clean, neat and great variety of Chinese and American choices. The fried rice was very good...More

Thank dee562015
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26 May 2017|
Response from Staunchest | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Dinner is $10.99 and all weekend. HEB has a coupon on back of receipt down to $9.19. I think lunch on weekdays is a couple of dollars less.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Hewitt Dr, Waco, TX 76712-8833
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
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