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224 Retreat Vlg, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2403
+1 912-638-0788
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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193 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortune House has been a favorite on Saint Simons Island for years. The day I was there for lunch, there was a fair crowd, with construction and other workers, apparently there for a full lunch. The buffet is reasonably priced. The best thing I had on the buffet was the Hot and Sour Soup. It was also the warmest thing.... More 

Thank James C
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Not special, just good Chinese, fair price, below average service, clean. Good buffet choices (veggies, 3 soups, several meats, rolls, ribs, dim sum,). For $10 per pax, hard to beat.

Thank Patrick D
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Spacious, comfortable dining area. There is a fairly priced buffet, and usually the buffet food is acceptable and a good value. However the made to order food is inconsistent, and occasionally terrible. Recently, for takeout, my wife ordered Signature Chow mai fun (spelling?) , a vermicelli dish with shrimp, and the vermicelli was tasteless and dry, as was the shrimp.... More 

Thank Erick B
Dawsonville, GA
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182 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Just OK Buffet Lunch with obligatory selections, nothing to write home about. Edible, but not fabulous. Those with hearty appetites will appreciate unlimited trips to the Buffet.

Thank serenity2222
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I got sesame chicken thinking, you can't go wrong with sesame chicken. Oh, it was wrong. Just awful! Some if the "chicken" wasn't even chicken. It was just balls if dough and it was drowning in sauce. It was more like a soup. The fried rice was average. The wonton soup was watered down and it tasted like it had... More 

1 Thank Qmwn
Brunswick, Georgia
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We usually get the buffet here. The food is very good; but the restaurant is begining to get a little shabby. The staff are nice, but English is not their first language so sometimes communication difficult.

1 Thank sk8lady2015
Up North Wisconsin
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

We had been to the Fortune House a few years ago and it was good. We found last year that it was a disappointment but since there are not many Asian restaurants in the area, we decided to try it again. Unless we hear that it changes ownership or management, this was our last visit. I prefer not to write... More 

Thank BobUpNorth
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

more about quanity then quality ! if you want to stuff your belly go there , but otherwise I would pass it by ! leave it to the illegals !

Thank Randy1955
Charleston, South Carolina
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318 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

This is the only Chinese on the island. There are several places that might offer a Chinese dish or two, but this is it if you are looking for a Chinese shop without going into Brunswick or further. We had the buffet for dinner. It was 10$ per head. It was ok, but I did get the feeling that stuff... More 

1 Thank Anthony P
Golden Isles of Georgia, Georgia
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

For a yummy Chinese buffet, this is a great place. The food was very good. The lunch buffet is affordable for a family with kids' pricing. Our picky-eaters even found something to eat and something new to try without too much complaining. The food wasn't heavy on the stomach, either, like most Chinese buffets.

1 Thank MMGardening

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 Retreat Vlg, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2403
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-638-0788

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