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Chow Time Grill and Buffet

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2335 Florida 77, Panama City, FL 32405
+1 850-914-0888
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Panama City, Florida
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

For a Chinese buffet in Panama City, it's average.. I prefer lunch bc of the rice noodles, but dinner offers a larger variety.. it's clean and spacious so you don't feel crowded at all. Servers have always been pleasant and accommodating.

Thank MilSpse
Lynn Haven, Florida
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117 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Hit the buffet just after 1pm and it was still crowded. The food was fresh on the serving line and as tasty as always. After two plates of food I hit the dessert bar and further increased my waist size. Service was great and staff friendly. Just under $10 and all-you-can-eat is nothing but filling and tasty (Lunch).

Thank RFriedlieb
French Settlement, Louisiana
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51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Wanted to grab a quick bite after checking in to hotel around 8:40 p.m. - Buffet was not fresh, but it was close to closing time. Staff was not very friendly. Maybe just caught them on bad day.

Thank C W
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The name may not sound so good, but the food is always good. Been here many times in the past few years Always had good food and good service. Little hard to find. Not near the beach. But ask any local. It's on the corner of 23rd street and hwy 77 in Panama City.

Thank Gary J
Northern Wisconsin
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155 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped for an evening meal as we could smell the cooking while we were leaving the Target store across the street. There were lots of different food options available, including hamburgers, pizza, shrimp, roast beef (slice your own), crab legs, salmon, and the usual panoply of Chinese dishes. Clearly something for everyone, including the kids who "don't like Chinese."... More 

Thank Must_Go_Now
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The buffet had much to offer in way of sushi and other foods which were plentiful. Also hibachi area where you picked items and chef would grill them for you. Building is very large with plenty of free parking. I appreciated cost which was about $6.99 during the week for lunch. Well worth the price. Service adequate and place well... More 

Thank Rempt2
Nashville, Tennessee
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121 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I was surprised at how nice the restaurant was, large seating area, clean and modern decor. The food variety was impressive for a Buffett. The food was hot and good. We will be back.

Thank Dawn K
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

It's not good. I don't understand the popularity except for the amount of food they offer. I dont care how much food they offer if none of it is good. I have tried it twice and have not liked it either time.

Thank o_lovelife_o
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Chow time was the best when it first opened. I went there regular and eat. It seems like every time I go there now they take something off buffet. I learned to live with that but the last time we went there there was a homeless man on bench and I ask him was he hungary. He said he was... More 

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St. Augustine, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Arrived later for lunch at 3:15pm. . Food was o.k. Enough variety of main dishes. Salad bar has seen fresher days, we thought. Offered us hi, hibachi items and Chinese and American foods.Dinner starts at 3:45 pm. Lunch food still left in trays once dinner items added. Found 6 lunch items down to a few in trays and probably put... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, American, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2335 Florida 77, Panama City, FL 32405
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +1 850-914-0888

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?