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Chef Lin Buffet

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417A S Jefferson St, Prospect Plaza Shopping Ctr, Frederick, MD 21701-6272
+1 301-620-0664
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for a Chinese buffet in Frederick and found Chef Lin. Thought it was dark and not terribly clean looking. They had a large variety of dishes but they were poorly organized. A dessert item would be next to an entrée, instead of all the desserts being in one place, etc. By the time I found General Tso's... More 

Thank Vincent G
Frederick, Maryland
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226 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mother wanted to eat here for Mother's Day so I took her even though the restaurant was not very clean. Servers are nice. Buffet has many options but some things were not labeled and some items did not look appetizing. Kids and families seem to like it here but I would rather not eat here again. I am not... More 

Thank MDTJ
Poolesville, Maryland
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131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Nice buffet with a good variety to choose from. This place even has sushi and a hibachi grill all included in the price. Price is very reasonable

Thank lawdawg653
Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Been to Chef Lin numerous times. Every time has been spectacular! The food has incredible flavor; the service is always quick; and the variety of food is indescribable. The buffet includes Japanese, Chinese, and typical American cuisine including sushi, stir fry, salad bar, and all kinds of seafood. And, with the chocolate fountain, kids get a real kick out of... More 

Thank Liza R
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We come here quite often and the food is most usually wonderful. A ton of choices for even the pickiest of eaters. Even if you don't like Chinese food you'll be able to find something to eat!

Thank Pamela M
Clarksburg, Maryland
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This buffet is very good and the owner and servers are always friendly and ready to help. The man that does the grill is wonderful and remembers everyone and what sauce they usually order. The servers remember from one time to the next what the drink orders will be. We eat there quite often.

Thank geniejean
Knoxville, Maryland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We eat here all the time and I go there just for the salt and pepper shrimp! YUM! Donna always greets everyone when they enter and although she is Chinese, I hear her speaking Spanish to her Spanish customers. She is a great! At the sushi bar, you can fill up your plate and have the chef prepare it for... More 

Thank Magicforest18
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The food at this buffet is amazing! There are so many options to choose from, and it is definitely appropriate for kids! The service is great! I love eating here, with my family and friends!

Thank Kate B
Clarksburg, Maryland
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Excellent food at an excellent price. The owner and all of the staff are very friendly and remember customers from previous visits. This is the best Chinese Buffet we have ever been too and eat there often. It can't be beat.

Thank geniejean
Frederick, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Wonderful food and such a variety.... Looking forward to going again. Can't say how good it is...just goooooooooooo........ And enjoy

Thank Richlady1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417A S Jefferson St, Prospect Plaza Shopping Ctr, Frederick, MD 21701-6272
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: +1 301-620-0664
(301) 620-0664

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