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Summer Palace

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1201 Hewitt Dr, Waco, TX 76712-8833
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McGregor, Texas
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is no PF Chang or Pei Wei. For a buffet, it is average, and you can stuff yourself till it hurts. But if you are looking for quality, this is not your place. I have not tried Las Vegas, and will probably not based on what I have heard.

Thank Staunchest
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend! We live in the area and eat here when we want Chinese. You can't find any better anywhere else!

Thank Julia M
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
Level Contributor
56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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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319 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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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257 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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
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
Level Contributor
85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?