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Silver Fountain

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13533 Connecticut Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20906-2912
+1 301-460-1200
11:00 - 22:00
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We're not great connoisseurs of Chinese food but we do like it every few months and this place is our local go-to place (and our area has scores of Chinese restaurants). I believe they are known for their dim sum, although we usually order from the Americanized menu, which is usually very satisfying (like any place, they can have an... More 

Thank LetsMotorize
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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375 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Most people come for dim sum, but dinners are really quite good. Choose one of the preset multi course dinners for an authentic experience. Usually comes with soup, cold appetizers, noodles, seafood, meat, etc.

Thank Amy W
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We dropped by for a late afternoon lunch on a weekday. It has a nice ambiance—a bit like an established neighborhood place. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. But the food was very disappointing. We found the egg foo young and vegetable egg roll so greasy as to be inedible. And the egg roll had an odd taste. Perhaps they... More 

Thank Sarnabeth
Washington DC
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Silver Fountain is our go-to place for family gatherings - excellent banquet menus; Mr. Li, the owner and chef and his wife the hostess, make sure that you are taken care of, no matter how busy the palce is. Although we like the a la carte menu - we find the food is more authentic from the banquet menu so... More 

Thank WanderingRosa
United States
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I was told this is the oldest Dimsum place here and the food is dubbed by traditional Chinese folks as authentic. I was not as impressed as I was told. But my older family members loved it. The good thing is they have a variety of dimsum menu to choose from but the downside is I felt it was not... More 

1 Thank agxnes
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We had family dinners, birthdays, wedding rehearsal night dinner, business meetings, etc and none have been disappointing. I suggest bringing 8 or 10 people and select one of the banquet menus. The portions are large and all the dishes are excellent. . We've been frequenting this restaurant since 1998.

Thank Tan Siok T
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191 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We decided to try Silver Fountain since we were looking for a good local Chinese restaurant. We went to the lunch buffet. Not expensive, but no taste either. Everything was bland and uninteresting. Fried foods were all batter, and other items showed no imagination at all. Maybe other things on the menu are ok, but we have no interest in... More 

Thank Fishperson
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363 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Our friends invited my husband and I for dim sum this weekend at Silver Fountain - a restaurant just a few minutes from our house that we never tried. We were excited and an added bonus is that our hostess spoke Chinese, grew up in Silver Spring and has gone to Silver Fountain for years. I am lost when it... More 

Thank HistoryLover2017
Silver Spring, Maryland
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226 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We have been going to Silver Fountain for Dim Sum more for convenience over the years; is it so close to home. This past Sunday we thought it would be crowed as it is near xmass time, years past we have found the lobby packed with standing room only to get a number a wait to get seated. Not this... More 

Thank smokeater55
Cleveland, Ohio
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401 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

I've never been to a dim sum where I had to wait so long for a cart to come by. I was so hungry but no one would come by with any food. The food I did get was tasty, but I left the restaurant hungry. I would not return to this restaurant because there are better dim sum restaurants... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13533 Connecticut Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20906-2912
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-460-1200

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