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Empire Buffet

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417 W Butler Rd, Mauldin, SC 29662-2591
+1 864-288-8705
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Empire buffet is a small Chinese restaurant. It only has four buffet tables. When they can keep those stocked it is pretty good. Their coconut chicken is very good. I would recommend it for a quick dinner. Just ask if there's something on the buffet you need restocked.

Thank Thomas F
Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

The building no longer exists, the entire building it was in, adn all the businesses, are now gone. CLOSED! GONE! KAPUT!

Thank music_fanatic1
Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

WORST Chinese buffet EVER!!!! Went in on Saturday around 1 pm --- only two little boys (age approx 12 years old or younger) working as the cashier, hostess, drink server, bus boys, etc. No one in kitchen cooking. Only about 3 tables of customers. Little boys said that the owner/manager was away making deliveries. Very little food on buffet and... More 

Thank S C
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

Up until today, I would have gone to this restaurant anytime. Today my best friend and I went there for lunch and a man coughed on the first food troth where the spring rolls are. I told the waitress and she said to tell the manager, so I told the manager (young lady with a pony tail with blue die)... More 

Mauldin, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

While I have not eaten on premises, I do order carry out and delivery regularly. The food is always fresh and delicious. The convenience of delivery makes this a gem!

Thank Kris H
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Customer service terrible,food is old,they bring food on dirty dishes,place is not clean and talk badly about customers!!

Thank starrfoodi
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

I read the bad reviews on here and decided to try anyway.. Big mistake.. Greeting was rude... Food was old.. Dry.. And cold... To top the entire experience off... A roach literally scurried across the floor... NEVER AGAIN!!

Thank Scsnapper
Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

No smiles or how are you...food old could not bite into crab ragoons so tough must have been days old. Love Chinese food but this is the worst place I have ever been to for a buffet surprised they are still in business! Will never go there again or recommend to family and friends hopefully someone will point out the... More 

1 Thank Jeanne L
Saluda, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

Terrible after lunch. DO NOT eat at this location after 12:30 P.M. Empty food pans, no wait staff and dried up (dog) meat? Looked like a humane society drop off.

Thank Penelope A
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

I came here with my boyfriend and his friend. I was so disgusted I barely ate a thing. The food was old dried out and cold. It was dark in the dining room and we were the only three people in there. I have never been to a place so poorly kept. The wonton soup had been sitting so long... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 W Butler Rd, Mauldin, SC 29662-2591
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Mauldin
  • Phone Number: +1 864-288-8705

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