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314 S State St, Fairmont, MN 56031-4139
+1 507-235-8999
09:00 - 22:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Let's say a China Buffet- nothing extraordinary, nothing really terrible, just ok. When we got there st 11:00 am just when they opened it was more important to talk to the people that worked there than the people walking in. I would rate this as average.

Thank Clifford S
Fairmont, Minnesota, United States
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We like to eat at the China Buffet, prices are reasonable and the food choices are many. Food is always hot and excellent tasting.

Thank Dan T
Detroit, Michigan
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

On a previous visit to Fairmont I tried the buffet and was sadly disappointed. The food was old, the kids playing video games at the counter had little interest checking on customers or the food. There were scattered tables with dirty dishes and soiled napkins. Overall not a place I would consider again. I mentioned my experience to locals and... More 

Thank devaughn1972
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I don't know how they did it. New cook possibly? We've eaten here many times, and it's been predictable and kind of bland. I have to say, last night's take-out was amazing! Combination lo mein, shrimp fried rice, pot stickers and crab rangoon. My biggest regret was not ordering more lo mein! Good job! Whatever you are doing, keep doing... More 

Thank SM H
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

The first time at China Buffet was a simple mistake as we were naïve and assumed it couldn't be that bad... shame on them. But then the second time at China Buffet happened... shame on us as we knew better. Not good.

Thank Maggie F
Ocala, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

I love Chinese food and this place did not disappoint. We were there at lunch and the food was good and plentiful!

Thank Donna W
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Before the Asian Palace it was the only Oriental Restaurant in town, and we had to put up with the dirty dishes and subpar Chinese. Only teenagers, who typically dont look at how dirty the cups and plates are would be okay with this place. Go to Asian Palace, or the Chinese restaurant in Blue Earth!!

Thank Jason K
Fairmont, Minnesota
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

They put out small portions so it is always fresh, with many items to chose from. They are friendly and will work to make your visit enjoyable.

1 Thank James B
Farmington, Minnesota
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168 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

Very good food, clean restaurant. Ice cream selection was very good. Will definitely come back to eat here. Highly recommended!

Thank Brian S
Fairmont, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2015

I love going to the China Buffet for either lunch or supper. I actually prefer the lunch buffet because I love their green beans and pot stickers. They have consistently great food. We have never been disappointed.

1 Thank Lolly50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 S State St, Fairmont, MN 56031-4139
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Fairmont
  • Phone Number: +1 507-235-8999

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