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Empire Buffet

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N.Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601
+1 423-915-0888
10:30 - 22:00
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Unicoi, Tennessee
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105 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to Empire Buffet usually two or three times a month since the first of the year the food has been excellent, always hot and fresh. Will keep going back, good service.

Thank kingj24
Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

With the exception of the hot and sour soup, this restaurant has absolutely nothing to recommend it. The food is bland and some dishes which should be warm are cold. There are better options in Johnson City.

Thank berryandfang
Johnson City, Tennessee
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126 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place is just ok. Nice selection and pretty tasty. Its really basic but will do if you want forigen food.

Thank April C
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

best buffet for Asian food by far in the area. They have a chef to cook whatever you want. Food is fresh. And wow the assortment of food is great.

Thank Chris B
Elizabethton, United States
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172 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

It was a very good buffet , Love the sushi section The wings are good and the foo over on the grill is always excellent. The staff actually acts like they want you to be at there table.

1 Thank Russell H
Gray, Tennessee
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284 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I hadn't been there for a few months, Sunday after church I took Carolyn with me, I noticed that the Sunday brunch buffet had dropped a couple dollars what a nice surprise. Same friendly staff I love the frog legs every thing was fresh and the Hibachi grill is included. Shout out to the Empire Buffet and to all Veterans... More 

Thank J T
Johnson City, Tennessee
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We used to eat here quite often, but the quality seemed to deteriorate after a while. Food was left on the buffet until it was dried out and inedible. The wait staff always seemed to be polite in a minimalist way, which was ok but could have been more attentive. We returned after learning there had been a remodel and... More 

Thank Thomas R
Watertown, South Dakota
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

One of the best Buffets in town and very clean! The variety of foods was astounding with freshly cooked food constantly being brought out. This is a buffet for all ages!

1 Thank Marian F
Greeneville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The buffet features typical Chinese food including a sushi bar, a Mongolian grill, but also many selections of typical American food, some Italian and Mexican. Something for everyone.

1 Thank hillivie
Madisonville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Staff was very friendly. Plenty of food on the buffet. My husband said the oysters were not properly cooked and the crab legs were not good. The rest of the food was good.

Thank Susan E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: N.Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-915-0888

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