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The Golden Rooster

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248 Dove Run Dr, Middletown, DE 19709-7971
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Hamden, Connecticut
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322 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a local favorite. It has a lovely atmosphere, a good menu, a moderately fast kitchen and a lovely family that runs it. My only complaint was that the food had a uniformly slightly burned flavor to it. The "Hei" Breath of their Wok (look it up) produced food this way. The offending Wok needs a good cleaning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I dined here for the first time recently and enjoyed our meal very much. We were there in the mid afternoon on a Sunday right between lunch and dinner and everything was perfect. We were waited on by the owner herself, who was extremely cordial. The food was hot and delicious, the fried noodles fresh and the... More 

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Smyrna, Delaware
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We have eaten here four times and have never been disappointed. The owner who is also the chef and the server does an outstanding job. Tea comes with the meal. Lunch is really a special deal - for eight dollars you get your entree, white or fried egg rice and a spring roll, the won ton soup was the extra... More 

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Thank Harvey R
Middletown, DE
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220 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Had eaten there a few years back and was not overly impressed. The food was okay and it was local. Have been back twice recently and each time have been impressed with the food, it has definitely improved. While usually not very busy they had just published some coupons so it was a bit busier than usual. Add to that... More 

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Thank bjdav
Middletown, Delaware, United States
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124 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Well, I can be wrong! Starting your review with that phrase is unusual. In this case especially so. We ate there about a year ago and I swore I would never come back. At that time the food was served warm and the delay in getting a Peking duck order was unreasonable. (In their defense it was not placed in... More 

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Thank Herbert F
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Being a small town you wouldn't imagine it to have such a good restaurant. If you're a fan of Chinese please go to this restaurant. Not only the food is excellent, the owner is super nice!

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New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Growing up in New York- I guess I am use to actual Chinese food- this food was very disappointing- from the Soup to entree.

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Thank ddpooka
wilmington, de
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Better than average Chinese food, depending on who's cooking. The eggplant and chicken in garlic sauce is their best dish, in my opinion. It is slightly more expensive than the usual takeout places but has nice booths and tables to dine in. It's almost like real Chinese food, not the Chinese American takeout stuff. But the menu is a bit... More 

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Thank Jo D
MIDDLETOWN,DE
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

New menu came in the mail and thought we would try again. Unfortunately, nothing has changed as to the quality of the food. This was a take out order. The 2 entrees were "mushy" , lacked texture and unappetizing. The pork in the entree was chewy. The dumplings had content but the dough was thick. We ate some of the... More 

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Great Neck, New York
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Decent Chinese food. Steamed food was well prepared. Generous helpings of lunch potions and they come with spring roll and soup for $7.50. Free tea. Not bad and healthier than the chain restaurants in the area. Great parking. Easy on-off the highway. Very nice owners.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 Dove Run Dr, Middletown, DE 19709-7971
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Middletown

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