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209 W Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152-6548
+1 704-484-9669
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Love Chen's Buffet, their food is seasoned just Wright, great choice as well as price, friendly place👌

Thank Celia P
Charlotte, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We visited this restaurant on a Saturday Evening. The staff was very nice and the service was good. The décor of the restaurant was average. However, the quality of the food at this place was below average- the vegetables were dry and appeared to have some age on them and the meat (both beef and chicken) seemed tough. Also the... More 

Thank brw115
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Eat here on occasion with a friend who usually treats. Tonight the meal was exceptionally good. Only real, descent Chinese in town.

Thank DB W
Paris, Il
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We got chicken fried rice and house fried rice. The food was very good. We did not eat in, but the place looked cute and clean.

Thank jtooms
Ellenboro, North Carolina
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Been here too many times to count and Chen's is always consistently good.Their Sesame Chicken is the best anywhere within 100 miles.Great Egg Rolls too.They have buffet or you can order from the menu.The only thing I've had here that's not that good is the sweet tea but it's still drinkable.If you're near Shelby and want Chinese,Chen's should be your... More 

Thank HardJax
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Popular local spot with decent Chinese choices. Service typically slow, Cokes served warm in cans with ice, prices reasonable and atmosphere says China! Parking a little tight.

Thank SPW777
Shelby, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I have been a regular customer at Chen's since the early 80's. I love Michael and Patsy Cheng.They have a small, but GREAT concept going on. It doesn't take 4 or 5 islands of chinese buffet (that all tastes virtually the same )for it to be impressive, and they pride themselves on "quality, not quantity". The flavors are spot on,... More 

Thank Karol K
Shelby, North Carolina
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I eat regularly at Chen's. They are consistently great. My favorite is the sesame chicken. It is enough for two people easily. The spring rolls are fabulous. Made to order. I ask for garlic sauce with them. It is made of something mysterious and magical. The sesame chicken is real white meat lightly breaded then sauced. This restaurant has been... More 

Thank Romelle B
Shelby, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

I bet everyone in Shelby has eaten here! Great place, great food, great service! Located on 74 makes access easy.

Thank Lawmarken
shelby nc
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Very fresh vegetables and no MSG. I hardly ever ear Chinese anywhere else. You won't be disappointed

Thank smanblanton

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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, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 W Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152-6548
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Shelby
  • Phone Number: +1 704-484-9669

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?