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Chow Town Grill & Buffet

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1668 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216-4904
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The servers are cheerful, though given that it is a buffet servers aren't much of the experience. They have just about anything you could possibly want on the buffet, but for my tastes, it was awful! The only "American" food I had was mac-n-cheese, and I'm pretty sure Kraft out of a box would have been better (my tastes may... More 

Thank Dana W
Decatur, Alabama
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This place has lots of variety. Every time I am in Hoover this is where I eat. They have cheap Chinese food and lots of other items. They will cook to order if you need it.

Thank SMASON827
Birmingham, Alabama
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Food really isn't very bad. Carpet and overall appearance needs to be renewed. You can tell a herd of people have been through. Nothing to write home about and a bit pricey.

Thank charper2016
Birmingham, Alabama
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I am a BIG fan of Chow Town - what an array of food for a reasonable price! You just don't know where to start! Let me say 1st iof all - weekday lunch buffet has mostly chicken entrees at a modest price. At night and weekends, add in LOTS of seafood for just a bit more. Sushi all the... More 

Thank me2db
Birmingham, Alabama
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158 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Clean and well-stocked with a nice variety of fresh foods. The staff was courteous and attentive. Dinner hours are probably the best time to visit.

Thank andAwayIGo
Warner Robins, Georgia
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

My squeeze and I had a 6:30 PM meeting at the Hoover Library so we decided we would eat close by for supper. We had never been to Chow Town but heard good things about the food. We were not disappointed. Greeted by a friendly host we were promptly seated. The restaurant has a large amount of seats. After ordering... More 

Thank Mike B
Birmingham, Alabama
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

When I first entered this very nice restaurant, I thought the price overall would be a bit too pricey for my purse. How sad, I assumed incorrectly. The aesthetic appeal speaks as if you will surely have a huge tab after experiencing the fantastic food items that they so nicely displayed. Everything I sampled, from the hot wings to the... More 

Thank Ann J
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2015

i love eating here, they are not cheap with the food, huge variety of foods, i love the shrimp and sushi.

Thank David B
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I sometimes eat as a Chinese buffet because I like the variety. I read the reviews for Chow Town Grill, some of which were not great, and was a little hesitant about going there. However, I am glad I went because I was very pleasantly surprised. There were a wide variety of appetizers, main courses and deserts, and for the... More 

Thank Thornleigh55
Hoover, Alabama
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

From up North we know our Chinese food usually the south don't have great Chinese, but this place was a pleasant surprise! Everything I tried tasted like I remembered in NY!! Will continue to go there as long as they keep getting it right if it's not broken leave it alone it doesn't' need fixing they got it right. Kudos... More 

Thank Patricia M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1668 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216-4904
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
Just opened last week-end. Next to TJ Max & Home Goods American, Chinese, Sushi Bar.etc. Full choice buffet

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