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1520 N Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4582
+1 254-776-8081
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

The last time I went, everyone in the place was slipping and sliding around the tile floor by the food. There was no sign of it being freshly mopped because there were no signs out and no smell of a cleaner solution. It just seems this place has really gone down hill in the past years and the whole establishment... More 

Thank Savana N
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Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

This place has gone downhill. The food was cold and had no flavor. I got my receipt and it said 8.43, but when I went to pay they charged me more. They said that the waiter wrote the wrong price. I won't be back.

Thank mfschro
Waco, Texas
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345 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We were kind of disappointed; there are two summer palaces owned by the same people one in Hewitt and one in Waco and we had always eaten at the other location and expected the same quality level, but didn't get it. I know from experience that timing is important (beginning of dinner hour gets you fresher food, etc) but they... More 

Thank neuroshrink
Wichita Falls, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Very impressed with cleanliness and staff. The food line was well kept and nothing looked wilted or left on line too long. We went in the afternoon so there was no crowd but staff was very fast and efficient. Excellent if youre looking for Great Chinese Buffet

Thank Kathy4304
Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Best chinese buffet for +10 years! OMG had to wear my yoga pants because I knew I was gonna eat like a football player! So good and great price! Never gets old!

Thank AngelicaPineapple
College Station, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We were on a short trip to Waco and stumbled on this (American) Chinese buffet restaurant. The food was hot, flavorful and plentiful. It's a local family type of place located in a shopping plaza, so don't expect a lot of ambiance. Good selection of dishes and fairly priced. We'll probably go back again.

Thank Molly M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 N Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4582
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-776-8081

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