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Shan Chinese Buffet

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211 Dixie Lee Ave, Monteagle, TN 37356-4025
+1 931-924-8885
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Glad to have a good quality asian buffet close by for a reasonable cost. Be advised that there are many semis parked here on any given day, but the truckers know a good bargain when they see it. We dined here last Sunday and a group of bikers came up from Atlanta and stopped in for lunch. The sushi is... More 

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Thank Rocky P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Shan is a treat whenever I get the opportunity to go. Sometimes I'll even bring my friends! It's clean, has plenty of seating for a group of any size (within reason), and at $8 for lunch and $10 for dinner, it's cheaper than any other place around for the amount of food you get. The staff is accommodating and kind... More 

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Thank William B
Monteagle, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Everything you would expect in a Chinese buffet. everything seems to be fresh especially at the peak times.... Have a good selection

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Thank Phyllis M
Monteagle, TN
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24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

The carpet is dirty and worn, food is mediocre, service is what you would expect. Used to eat here or take out monthly, will not return. So sad.

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Thank MonteagleInnAdvisor
Monteagle
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you are looking for quantity and not quality, go for it. This is a tummy ache and sadness with every stop.

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Thank Jenny K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

The steamed dumplings were good, other than that wasn't very good. The supper buffet was $9 nothing special for that price, Unless it was the raw oysters on the half shell

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Thank Mary A
Monteagle, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

I used to frequent this restaurant but over the past few years the quality of food has noticeably deteriorated. The food on the buffet is luke warm at best and in my opinion, dried out by sitting too long. Service has also suffered - once seated the server asked about what I wanted to drink and never came back to... More 

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Thank Rich W
Monteagle, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

A few years back when they first opened, the food was excellent; however lately the food has been going down hill, i.e., the fried shrimp now seems to be ALL filling and now much of a shrimp.

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Thank Larry W
Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

We eat here every single week! The food is the best Chinese around. The staff is kind and it's right off the interstate!!!

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Thank Seth L
Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Buffet had quite a few items. We thought the price was a little high for quality though at $9.99 each. The fried chicken dishes were over fried which made the meat tough. There is another Chinese buffet as you travel down 24 towards Chattanooga that is better.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Dixie Lee Ave, Monteagle, TN 37356-4025
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Monteagle
  • Phone Number: +1 931-924-8885

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