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Restaurants & Bars

Fortune Star Buffet in Elkridge/Columbia

maddogg280 | Jul 1, 200810:40 AM     11

Tried this place yesterday- Located in Columbia 175 East shopping center (near My Organic Market, Starbucks, etc.). It opened only a few months ago.
There had to be more than 100 kinds of hot dishes, not all of which were Chinese. Bizarre items that I would have never guessed on this buffet- pizza and french fries sitting in the hot food bar next to steamed octopus, head-on shrimp, crawfish, pork dumplings, rice noodles and tofu/soy dumplings. There were three rows of dessert-related foods- fresh cut fruit, baked goods, etc that I did not try. Though I truly enjoyed my lunch, I found it a bizarre mix of offerings.
Lunch was $7.99 for all you can eat buffet and 99 cent drink. I believe dinner is $13.99, not sure if the offerings are more or different, but I cannot imagine more- I barely got to taste even a few of the items. You pay upon arrival and sit anywhere- waitress takes your receipt to confirm your purchases and brings utensils and drinks.
The dining room seats about 300 in my estimation. Most of the patrons were were not speaking english. I did see a few children there as well. There was a flat screen TV on the far wall playing Chinese pop music with chinese subtitles- like for karaoke?
In any case, I've told my coworkers all about it and will be returning soon. I suppose a true gorger could sit there for hours trying everything in the place!

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