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217 S 25th St, Fort Dodge, IA 50501-4341
10:30 - 22:30
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Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our federal retired employes meet here once a month and the food was excellent we always enjoy the food choices and it is always fresh and very tasty we voted to hold all our meetings here.

Thank Bruce W
Fort Dodge, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

It's a Chinese buffet like any other Chinese buffet with the same type of food selection. We had a group of 8 and were put in a separate room by ourselves in what I assume was for overflow or parties. The tables were sticky and the carpet was just plain gross. It would have been more palatable if they had... More 

Thank StevenPZ
Fort Dodge
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

It's just OK. A wide variety of Asian and American food buffet style. Some items are good, some are just blah. It is clean. I like the hot tea they serve with a small teapot. The staff are hard to understand. If you have questions, they go and get their manager to talk to you.

Thank Cheryl T
Fort Dodge, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This place has taken a serious nose-dive in the past year or so. Not sure how much longer they will remain open, as they can't be financially viable any more with their low crowd numbers. I've eaten here well over 100 times since it opened several years ago, and the place has seriously changed for the worse. The Owner doesn't... More 

Thank karl7007
Fort Dodge, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I'm afraid to eat there. I don't know how fresh their food is. I would rather buy frozen Chinese food than eat here.

Thank dethomas2001
Davenport, Iowa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2016

When we went there a friend ate some of his food when he got plastic stuck in his teety and all they did was take off that meal.

Thank Denyse T
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

A few months ago my fiance and myself decided to go to dinner here. We had arrived when they were just about to put out the fresh dinner food. So I thought. I watched from my booth as a woman brought out hot fresh food and scraped and poured old food right on top! It was absolutely disgusting. I know... More 

Thank Chelsea A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

I was leaving work on my way to school so thought I'd get a to go box. While this is a service they have you would have thought I'd said something to offend them. I was thrown a box all while the lady mumbled something in Chinese. I went and filled my box and went to pay. I had a... More 

Thank Katie S
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We come here every couple weeks. The service is awesome. Timely to clear your plates and refill your drinks. Generally the only dissapointment is the cheap clients who don't want to leave a tip. Try it once I bet you will come back. Jeff

Thank Jeff H
Buena Vista, Colorado
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172 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015

A wide variety of foods to choose from. We found everything we tried to be tasty, well presented, and fresh. Staff was attentive to detail and presented the selections very well. If you like Chinese, Asian selections and a wide variety of entrees, salads, to deserts, you will not be disappointed. If you are in the Ft. Dodge area, well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 S 25th St, Fort Dodge, IA 50501-4341
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Fort Dodge
Located at the Crossroads Mall. Chen Garden phone number is listed as 515-955-3886. http://www.shopsatcrossroads.com/stores.htm

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