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2510 5th Ave S, Fort Dodge, IA 50501-5553
+1 515-576-1179
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure how long Chef's Kitchen will remain open, but they have been sold. We are going to miss it. Check in to see if their still operational.

Thank Suzette23
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We like the variety of Chinese and American buffet choices at a reasonable price. This is a favorite choice for going out for dinner.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

I have not ate chefs kitchen's breakfast buffet or off their menu but their buffet is generally the same. The buffet has Chinese food, American food, soups, salad bar, dessert bar and soft serve ice cream machine. I love their fried okra and their green beans! Best Chinese buffet in town.

Thank Shelby A
Fort Dodge, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

i take my 96yr old mother there everytime we're in town and we are alwys 100% satisfied with the food and the service!!! will always come back until she dies!!!!!

Thank bill s
Pocahontas, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

The food is terrific. If you're in the mood for American and Chinese than this is the place to be. Don't come around 2-4 pm though. The place may be open all day but the food isn't that great because they don't cook up enough during these hours.

Thank David W
Plainwell, Michigan
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143 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

Maybe we were disappointed when we realized that the exterior decor and name of the restaurant (Chef's Kitchen) didn't even hint at the fact that it was a Chinese buffet. We ate there, anyway, and regretted it. If they had a separate menu - we never saw it. I think they assumed everyone who walks through the door wants the... More 

Thank PrincessInArmor
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Visited this restaurant often when we lived in the Humboldt area. Their Sunday breakfast is the best!

Thank Mavis A
Kamrar, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Chef's Kitchen gives a great variety of Chinese and American food. If you have picky eaters but you want Chinese you all can eat. They have a soft serve ice cream machine and others different toppings. They make many different desserts such as cookies, pies, cakes, and brownies.

Thank Alesha A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Stop at this place a lot, for a good decent meal. There is a lot to choose from, if you don't like certain foods, there is a lot of other great foods to choose from. It a good value for all you can eat also.

Thank Katrina J
Fort Dodge, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

Service was great and food was a good variety with a good price! Me and my fiancé come here once and awhile and every time we receive the same great service.

Thank Monroe_1210

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2510 5th Ave S, Fort Dodge, IA 50501-5553
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Fort Dodge
  • Phone Number: +1 515-576-1179

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