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China Dine-ah

281 Lakeview Dr, Route 202, South China, ME 04358-5616
+1 207-445-5700
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“meatloaf” (6 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
“pancakes” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
281 Lakeview Dr, Route 202, South China, ME 04358-5616
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

As self-proclaimed foodies, we have traveled extensively with food as a destination and are repeatedly drawn to the Dine-ah as a consistent favorite! The steak and steak tips are at the top of our list; always flavorful, tender, juicy and cooked to perfection. The waitstaff...More

Thank 135Amanda_B_12
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast. There was everything you'd want for breakfast. Pancakes. Eggs . Hash browns. Bacon. Sausage.

Thank Stacy K
Reviewed 8 October 2017

60.00$ for fish fry that was 2 pieces of dried up over fried fish. French fries weren't even edible. Sirloin that was more like cowhide. What a disappointment. We weren't even told about the specials. No need to go there.

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I often visit the Chinah Dinah for breakfast, seldom for other meals. Always fined the service to be good and most often the food is quite good. As a bonus, they offer Gluten Free bread. Comparatively, I would the prices are a little high.

Thank 959clintonh
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We made two trips to the China Dine-ah during our stay in South China Maine. One was for lunch and the other for breakfast. Each time the service was prompt and very friendly. Although the menu options can be seen as "diner typical" the food...More

Thank Moosen_on_the_loose
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Unfortunately, yes, there is. I went here with a friend for lunch. We were both very disappointed. The menu is on the sparse side for a diner, not as many of the old faithfuls you usually see on diner menus. I had a BLT, the...More

Thank Lagatha
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch here. Service was quick and friendly; we were seated immediately. The soup (turkey stew) was generous with large chunks of veggies and plenty of meat. The portions were all good and prices fair for what we received. We got one of...More

Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Ordered chicken dinner, was overcooked and dry, mashed potato tasted as if they had added crank-case oil to it. Salmon dinner was overcooked as well.

Thank MaineRiverGuy
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Took my family out for breakfast to celebrate my husband's birthday. When we arrived, the place was busy, but not crazy busy. We had to wait for 10 minutes before anyone even acknowledged that we were there, even though there were tables available. The food...More

Thank juliem292017
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Went with a family party for my aunt's birthday. My Reuben was typical for Maine--too much sauerkraut and about 1/4 inch of corned beef. It cost as much as a Reuben in Cleveland, OH, though. Rip-off. The fries were good but too plentiful. The cole...More

Thank Dale H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Lakeview Dr, Route 202, South China, ME 04358-5616
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South China
  • Phone Number: +1 207-445-5700
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