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Summer Palace

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1201 Hewitt Dr, Waco, TX 76712-8833
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 to ask for refills every time

Thank Robert M
Temple, Texas
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 and really enjoyed the broccoli and beef, mushrooms and chicken and frog legs. Better then... More 

Thank dee562015
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274 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Good soups, and an array of chicken, beef, shrimp, and noodle dishes. Usually hot, and reasonably tasty food. A bit heavy on the sauces, and not many healthy choices, other than fresh fruit. Always friendly service. Fair price.

Thank CharlieinTexas
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

they had a great selection of freshly mad foods....the staff was great it was clean and very nice i enjoyed it

Thank mrsknoph
Eddy, Texas
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234 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We really enjoy calling ahead for fried rice and egg rolls. Although this is a buffet style restaurant the take out is great. The service is wonderful and they always remember us when we give our name on the phone. Fast and fresh service.

1 Thank JoyfulEddy
Hewitt, Texas
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

This is a really good Buffett and has lots of American food choices and Chinese food. They have good deserts and ice cream also as a desert. The sweet tea here is good

Thank 652eddier
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

A great variety of foods...price is good. The restaurant is clean and the service is good. I have been here twice in the past month and each time I had an enjoyable experience.

Thank Robert L
Waco, Texas
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337 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Fair number of coupons circulating for this buffet; it is the smallest of the three I am reviewing today (Vegas, Ace and summer Palace) and the middle of the pack, in terms of quality. Despite its small size (half the size of Vegas) it does feature most everything the average chinese buffet patron would be looking for and these things... More 

Thank neuroshrink
Waco, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We have taken college students from China, South Africa, Zambia, and they all love the place. They get plenty to eat, and it is not terribly expensive. We love it!

Thank saram7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?