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825 Wooded Acres Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4545
+1 254-776-1072
11:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered the Happy Family! With diverse choices from Shrimp, Pork, vegetables, chicken. Very good size portion. Enjoyed our meal.

Thank Jorge H
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259 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I have been coming here since I was a little girl....at least 25 years. Food is good, very affordable. You can get out of here for under $10.00. I didn't care for the chicken and rice soup this time and will stick to the wonton and egg drop soup. I love the little fried won tons they put on the... More 

Thank multimom
Crawford, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived mid-afternoon following completion of their long-running Sunday buffet to order off the menu. The current owners of Cathay House, which I first visited in 1980 and had enjoyed ever since (with a gap of about 25 years while living elsewhere), finally made some physical improvements to the restaurant's interior with fresh paint, a bit brighter interior and much... More 

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Crawford, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I've been eating Chinese food here off-and-on since 1980. In my opinion, it's the best local Chinese restaurant in Waco. Good service and good, dependable food at very affordable prices (including their Sunday buffet). I've never been disappointed in a meal at Cathay House (even if its exterior and interior appearance have changed little over the past three plus decades).... More 

Thank jaybird89101
Waco, Texas, United States
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

They have a menu that you can order from everyday, but my favorite is the Sunday buffet. It is filling and VERY reasonably priced. It is not a massive buffet, but there should be something for everyone. They have 3 kinds of soup that are very tasty.

Thank Jean C
Waco, Texas
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161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is an old restaurant that needs work. The food is basic Asian and some dishes are good. The Sunday buffet is cheap but the food is not high quality. Service is good and they are happy to put tables together for a group. The only time I go is when I'm with a group that wants to go. The... More 

Thank glo62
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Came here on a whim and glad we did! Nothing fancy at all, but good food. Some of the best Egg Foo Young I have ever had. Really affordable prices. Family owned business. Don't let the looks scare you away.

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Eddy, Texas
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187 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Always good service. The food is hot but not always well seasoned. The restaurant could use a good cleaning and updating.

Thank JoyfulEddy
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

This has to be the best Chinese Restaurant in Waco, Tx. Each time you come in, the food is made fresh. My favorite soup there is the Chicken Rice Soup. I also look forward to that. In a matter of fact, my son orders a large bowl of it each time we come and that serves as his meal. There... More 

Thank Jhand2
Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

On our way home from Dallas last weekend we stopped in Waco to eat. We looked at Zomato to find what was nearby and good. We found that Cathay House had a 4.4 on Zomato so we decided to try it. It was a little bit out of the way but with the 4.4 we thought it was worth the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 825 Wooded Acres Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4545
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-776-1072

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