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Chef Lin Buffet

417A S Jefferson St, Prospect Plaza Shopping Ctr, Frederick, MD 21701-6272
+1 301-620-0664
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“hibachi grill” (9 reviews)
“sushi” (11 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Sushi
$$ - $$$
417A S Jefferson St, Prospect Plaza Shopping Ctr, Frederick, MD 21701-6272
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Chef Lin has been one of our favorites but our last visit was not good. The staff seems to have changed. And Tina has not been there in weeks to keep things straight. Food was cold and some trays empty. The owner has not been...More

1  Thank geniejean
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I eat here on the way to the casino in Charlestown. Great food with many fresh seafood options. Always busy and hopping. Good value and nice crew. You cannot go wrong here!

Thank barymad
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Crazy-good selection of fresh food here that's constantly refilled! SUSHI, a hibachi grill and plenty of Chinese & American cuisine- very busy/popular on the weekends.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We've been to Chef Lin's buffet a few times, and I do believe that it is the best in Frederick MD. It has mussels; I wish they were hot. It also has shrimp; I wish they were steamed. I wish there was pork-fried rice on...More

Thank StillSteppinOut
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Nice Chinese buffet with a great selection of entrees the grilled steak was the best. Excellent service and lots of choices for dessert.

Thank WeekendTreker
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were looking for a Chinese buffet in Frederick and found Chef Lin. Thought it was dark and not terribly clean looking. They had a large variety of dishes but they were poorly organized. A dessert item would be next to an entrée, instead of...More

Thank Vincent G
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

My mother wanted to eat here for Mother's Day so I took her even though the restaurant was not very clean. Servers are nice. Buffet has many options but some things were not labeled and some items did not look appetizing. Kids and families seem...More

Thank MDTJ
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Nice buffet with a good variety to choose from. This place even has sushi and a hibachi grill all included in the price. Price is very reasonable

Thank lawdawg653
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Been to Chef Lin numerous times. Every time has been spectacular! The food has incredible flavor; the service is always quick; and the variety of food is indescribable. The buffet includes Japanese, Chinese, and typical American cuisine including sushi, stir fry, salad bar, and all...More

Thank Liza R
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We come here quite often and the food is most usually wonderful. A ton of choices for even the pickiest of eaters. Even if you don't like Chinese food you'll be able to find something to eat!

Thank Pamela M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417A S Jefferson St, Prospect Plaza Shopping Ctr, Frederick, MD 21701-6272
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: +1 301-620-0664
(301) 620-0664
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