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Great China Chinese Restaurant

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2416 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-8319
(956) 425-6511
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Benito, Texas
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I've never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The food is consistently above average. I never hesitate to suggest Great China when asked where should we go. Fresh, hot, well prepared each time I've been there. I'm not sure where people are getting the idea that this is a buffet place. I've never seen a buffet set up at... More 

Thank sharonregan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Not very good, the service was okay but the food just doesn't taste good. I've tried several dishes, on there different occasions and it just not any good I'm sorry.

Thank c c
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138 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We hadn't visited this restaurant in a while, and once we were there, we remembered why. Buffets are difficult to keep clean. While the food offerings were numerous, the variety good, we couldn't help but notice some issues with the "self-service". In particular, the ice cream. The buckets are so low, one has to really bend over to reach them.... More 

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Mission, Texas
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180 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We chose to eat here and the buffet was constantly being filled with fresh offerings. Each dish was cooked well.

Thank Teddy D
Harlingen, Texas
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I used to go to Great China almost every day with my colleagues when I worked in Harlingen, TX. Now I go from time to time but I still love what this place has to offer. The food is great, the taste is excellent and it's all fresh food. I highly recommend this place for families, friends, couples, and kids.... More 

1 Thank crisace
Miami, Florida
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I am not particularly fun of buffets, but I was very impressed with this one. They only have two stations of food and 1 for desserts. Food is international, not only chinese, and they have some sushi too. Food was varied and good quality. Vegetables in particular and the grilled salmon were fantastic!! Service was friendly, restrooms good and they... More 

1 Thank 765gladysm
St Paul MN
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place to lunch my wife agreed on this place without a real affection for Chinese food. Turned out to be excellent food not really Chinese but a wide variety of seafood, chicken... everything at a very reasonable price. Very popular place and I can see why. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Lowteck
Mission, Texas
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200 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

This place keeps it real simple with only 2 Buffett stations and nothing but the good stuff . Other places overwhelm you with choices of stale cold food but not here. Trays are constantly changed and the service is down right spectacular. I recommend the wings and crab which were my favorite. Price is decent at just over 20.00 for... More 

1 Thank mrmoparhemi
Mission, Texas
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180 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Our friends met us at this restaurant. They often eat there but we hadn't tried it yet. We were very surprised at the quality of the items. The fried calamari was fantastic.

1 Thank Teddy D
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Having dinned in countless Chinese Establishments throughout the country as well as overseas I have to say I was a bit disappointed or shall I say my taste buds were. While Chinese food varies from location to location they seemed to be way off from normal. The parking lot was full and plenty of folks dining. Perhaps my taste buds... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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: 2416 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550-8319
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Harlingen
  • Phone Number: (956) 425-6511

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