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Chen's Mongolian Buffet

$$ - $$$
Chinese, Asian, Mongolian
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1880 S Atherton St, State College, PA
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lemont, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fast, affordable lunch. Food is very good and service is quick and pleasant. Excellent choice for a different lunch and to avoid fast food.

Thank Jonathan K
McVeytown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Fresh and good variety of vegetables meats starches and really good variety of sauces. It may take a little experimenting to find your perfect combination. I absolutely love this place! I like my food very spicy and hot and they have the sauces and spices to make it that way. You can make it as bland or as spicy as... More 

Thank Randy M
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here the other night. Well stocked buffet with plenty of veggie and meat options. Once you make your plate and add a ladle or two-- or three-- of sauces, you hand it off to the chef who prepares it on the Mongolian grill. There are numerous sauces that make the meal including Mongolian, Thai, Sweet, Spicy and everything... More 

Thank Matthew B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

While out clothing shopping today we looked up food near us and this place popped up. I've passed it numerous times but never knew it was a Mongolian Grill. My girlfriend thought it was just another Chinese buffet. The place wasn't busy which surprises me now for the quality of the food. Hands down some of the best Mongolian I've... More 

Thank canman749
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Bar-B-Q in the name was confusing to me, but the food and service was excellent. You go through and pick out your own veggies; meats and sauce and it is prepared fresh and brought to your table. The staff is attentive and do a good job of keeping your table cleaned off and drinks refilled. Although the decor is... More 

1 Thank Raymond T
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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250 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

They have a good variety of items on the buffet and very good sauces for them to grill up your meal. I suggest starting with smaller portions so you can try several different sauce combos. Also, if you ask, they do have white rice. The wait staff did a good job of keeping the plates cleaned off the table and... More 

1 Thank Electraglide2005
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

my first time trying mongolian food. It was a very pleasant experience. Lots of veggie choices, noodles, rice, egg and sauces. Put everything you want on a plate, sauce i a bowl and they cook it up for you. It arrives at your table pipping hot and ready to eat. Many, sauce types so experiementing with different flavors is easy.... More 

1 Thank Kathy3217
State College, Pa
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123 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

An all-you-can eat buffet with mixed Chinese-Mongolian theme. You fill your plate with ingredients and then such is cooked with your choice of several sauces and then brought to your table. Meats include beef, pork, chicken, crab, and shrimp. One can also have white or brown rice brought to the table. Some desserts and sushi. NIce atmosphere, attentive staff, reasonable... More 

Thank wegoustay
State College, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Some other reviewers may be confused. This is not a traditional Chinese Buffet, with lots of different dishes on the buffet line. This restaurant does have a regular menu which you can order from, but you have to ask to see it or use Order Up web-based delivery service to access it online. Their buffet line consists of numerous fresh... More 

2 Thank Kingston L
State College, Pennsylvania
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154 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

This restaurant have a Chinese - Mongolian buffet all you can eat. You chose the ingredients and they cook them for you. There is also sushi, and dessert. For lunch the price is really good, not sure for dinner though. Staff is friendly. The most difficult thing will be chose your sauce. I will come back. The location is not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Mongolian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1880 S Atherton St, State College, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-861-6666

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