Reviews of Lisa's China Dine-ah (Restaurant)

281 Lakeview Dr, South China, ME 04358, United States

Average Rating:


You have all the opinions of real people who purchased the products of Lisa\'s China Dine-ah (Restaurant) in the area close to Maine.

At the present the firm receives a rating of 4.3 stars out of 5 and this score is based on 410 reviews.

You may have noticed that the average score it has is very high, and it is based on a high number of reviews, so we can say that the evaluation is very faithful. If many people have bothered to evaluate when they've done well, it works.

You know that we don't usually bother to write scores when they are correct and we usually do it only if we have had a problem or incidence...

This Restaurant is classified in the category of Family restaurant.

Where is Lisa's China Dine-ah?

REVIEWS OF Lisa's China Dine-ah IN Maine

Debbie Johnston

Love the Rueben!

Gracie Bull

Great food and a cozy atmosphere.

Jeffery Ryder

Excellent meal. Primrib was cooked just right great service

TiaLyn Pelletier

I will always love the China Dine-ah, the staff is great and very welcoming, when the China Dine-ah opened the amazing quality it had to offer was home cooked comfort food. Over the year's unfortunately they have gone the commercial route (Sysco, PPG, etc) to save money. I would have gladly paid extra to maintain the quality of the home cooked goodness they initially offered.

Sherry Gray

Good food but kinda on the high side for prices,friendly wait staff

Devin Lane

First time here on Sunday for the buffet and it was great!

Forrest Brown

Great meal. Fantastic Wait Staff. Always a Wonderful Experience.

Your mom 662

great breakfast buffet fair prices

Tim Reilly

They have a great buffet and waitress is great also.

Renee Lewis

Great food excellent service!

Ryan Dalessandro

Great breakfast, had a tasty breakfast burrito!

Chuck Woo

Very slow service food we ordered we waited over 20 minutes for food which came out warm, not hot, had to track down our drinks after waiting for them for 20+minutes the server forgot the bread we asked and still didnt get it We come here every year and was very disappointed this year.

Aimee Weerden

Needs more food for people who are doing the Keto diet!

Mark Bourassa

Went there for breakfast. Awesome omelette! A little pricey.

ed rolfe

Good food and service. Prices a bit higher for simple foods

Christopher Roes

Wife and I had our anniversary dinner there and loved it.

Monika Robinson

Best home fries I've ever eaten...

Sue I

Absolutely the best food. Served in a timely manner and prices good. I had the lasgna. Huge portion

Ray Turcotte

Good food, fabulous service. Got to meet Kris Kringle.

Jaime Soule

The best breakfast I've ever had! This the China Dine-ahs junior sampler. Absolutely delicious!!

Reed Heuer

Great place to eat friendly staff and lot of good food.

Mark Fortune

Food was not very good last time we went. It was right before close though

Adam and lexie Smith

Great food and staff

Nick Labbe

Really good food. Home cooking, nothing fancy. Great desserts. Very good pricing. Staff is very friendly.

Jodie Lord

There were plenty of areas to dine at, our waitress was friendly and very professional. The food was well done and more than enough to fill up on. This was our first time there but definitely not our last.

Scott Doyon

The China Dinah is a family friendly restaurant with delicious homemade food. The servers are always welcoming! My wife and I come weekly for date nights! I highly recommend!

Matt Fischer

Went here for breakfast. Portions were good but some of the food was not as expected. I guess they tried to put their own spin on a few things. I didn't particularly care for the french toast & the homefries were a little over seasoned. Wait staff was ok. We got our check & we were asked if we would like any more coffee. I asked for more as well as a water. I recieved the water but got no more coffee. I would of asked again but did not see her again until we were leaving.

Sandra Isaac

Love this place! Staff is super friendly and fun. Food is always great. Love their French fries! Sunday brunch, steak and eggs, haddock sandwich... all are our favorites! We are turning into regulars :)

Denise Wildfortune

After eating here for over a year I have to say that I'm pleased with their specials for variety. I love comfort food too but having a change once in a while is great. Love eating here.

Michael Gray

Great food, great staff, great prices, great atmosphere, and my vegetarian heart LOVES that they have great veggie lasagna

Heidi Henderson

If your hungry it's the place to be

Eileen Nuzzo

Very friendly staff. The food was not that great.

Tony Towler

One of the go-to places while at camp at China Lake.

Kim Carter

Great place to eat or drink go there most Thursdays. All you can eat chicken w fixings. And some Sundays Breakfast buffet . Some times Friday night Anytime is great food and service. Also meet friends there. Well be going back for years. Thanks again.6 stars

Julie Roberts

We love it. The portion are very generous, and yummy too.

Amanda Box

We enjoyed our meal. The staff are really nice. Service was fast. Food was excellent.

Rhiannon Mattingly

I had been here twice before, and last night I was hoping three times would be a charm, but now I’ve fully decided that I will not be returning. Don’t get me wrong, our waitress was very sweet, and we were given our food relatively quickly, but we spent about 15 minutes waiting for her to take our order. Now, I’ve worked in food service for years so I try to be understanding as possible, but we were the only customers there. The prices are way too high for very simple meals. I did like how big the servings were. The food has been terrible every time I have gone. My chili was filled with grease, and tasted like a cheeseburger soup rather than a chili. My sister’s pulled pork sandwich was dry and mealy. Her coleslaw tasted old. I will say that while I have never tried them, the desserts look fantastic, and the place is always very clean, but the prices and the food definitely need improvement.

Monica Arthur

Fist time I have gone very clean and quaint staff very friendly good was great! Money well spent can't wait to go back for prime rib dinner!

Kathy Ricker

Lisa is so friendly, so are the wait staff. Food is awesome prices are great! We are regulars now .

Edward Gilbert

First time there today with my son Kevin. Very welcoming atmosphere, friendly waitress, good food. Can't wait for the warm weather when we get there every weekend.

Carissa Avery

Great waitress and excellent food. Very family friendly! Something for everyone.

David W. Merkel

Food and service we're great.

D Roy

Steak and cheese sub yummy

Terri LeClair

Huge portions, homemade goodness!

Brandon Holmes

Went in with my grandparents, they loved layout. Each table seems to have privacy which we enjoyed since we have seen each other since the end of fall. The waitress was super helpful with information about local events and what she didn't know was happy to google for us. Food was great, they were very accommodating to grams special diet and the portions made the prices seem too low. We will be back I'm sure!

Jeff Chetkauskas

Restaurant/diner with great comfort food and some gourmet options. Clean bathroom, rustic booths and tables, friendly service. Check out the schedule for special events at night, such as paint night or Wednesday trivia nights. Loved the diner fries and steak options.

Stephen Nichols

My wife and I eat at the China Dine-ah often. Good food and good service. Super friendly atmosphere and excellent staff.

Jason Knapp

Great food and wonderful service

Victoria Cleere

Food is good but it's the type of food you could just cook at home. Nachos are over cooked and cheese was really burnt on the plate.I have ordered nachos a couple of times and everyone they have been cooked the same burnt way (still edible). Staff is really nice. Nicely priced.

Roger Madore

Good home-cooked comfort foods. Delicious!

Betty Berard

First time here and meal was quick and delicious

Susan Hirsch

Pricey and bland. Don't waste your money or time,. disappointing.

Anna Millington-Knapp

Very good.. pleasant atmosphere great food and service

Brandon Anderson

Generous portions of delicious, traditional American food at good prices. I've been here multiple times and have never been disappointed.

Douglas Ham

Great food

Maine Girl

Great food & atmosphere.

Mainebob OConnor

Wow... Just had the Wild caught sockeye Salmon.... wicked good... with the lovely Lynne. Thank you China Dine-ah!

Terry Ross

Interior is of rustic wood decor. The owner Lisa may waitress tables herself. Baked haddock special tasty as was the chocolate pecan pie.

Gregg Mski

Great food and good service

naomi konesky

My first time visiting!!! Loved the food and service!!!!!

jaimie pelkey

Worst meal ever

Eric Mahn

Food is amazing and great ambiance

Bard Richardson

Food is good but pricey especially for lunch.

Vanessa Schoonover

We went there at 4:30 the food was excellent I couldn't believe how many people coming and going

Kathryn Sherman

The best prime rib ever. Just right and sooo tasty. My husband a had bacon wrapped meatloaf, delicious. Huge portions. Just DELICIOUS

Todd Pomelow

Not as good as it use to be but still worth the eats. Prime rib Friday and Saturday. Parking, handicap accessible, and other great features they also have their own lounge with a very large selection of drinks for the whole family nice home style atmosphere friendly staff and made for the relaxing night out

Chuck Piper

Great food

KC Cyr

Haddock burger and home made onion rings awesome. Service was great...Maine friendly!

Elijah Crockett

Great food

Treena Tutor

Great food and desserts are amazing. Service was also impeccable.

Paul Godbout

Good food and clean good service


Excellent service, the staff was fast and friendly! The home made corn beef hash is excellent and the all the food was hot off the grill. I haven't tried any of their deserts but they look amazing.

Ben Weston

Super friendly, good menu choices ( healthy choices and comfort foods), awesome desserts! Huge portions. Clean, welcoming atmosphere. A must-visit in China!

Cindy Smith

This is the best restaurant in town, Lisa, the owner is awesome

Jeremy Mushero

Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Clean. Had a great experience.

Paul Haskell

Good comfort diner food! Friendly and attentive staff. They can get very busy and service may be a bit slow on occasion but just chill, it's worth a bit of a wait. The staff does the best they can.


Meat loaf was terrific! Good food good service

Myron Dobson

Good service, very clean, good atmosphere. It was my first visit but felt very comfortable. Having owned several rrayarants myself I'd recommend it.I'll visit again when in area. PS I never do a 5 on any place .

jody arno

Great food awesome service !

earmuffedpenguin 34

Amazing, I loved there plate-sized pancakes

Lynda Despard

Great food, great service!

Merval Porter

We only went for drinks so I can't comment on the food but it's a nice place close to home.

Shirley Bagley

Nice place

Debbie Field

Waited 15 minutes before the waitress came over and was expensive for a burger and fries and a fish sandwich with more bun than fish.

Laurie Spinner

I had baked haddock, others had chicken, all good. The portions are generous , the onion rings were great!

Emilie Vashion

First time visit and it won't be my was excellent. The food and service was some of the best. Good portions and the friendliest server's.

Rod McAvoy

Terrible, do not order seafood. Not sure about the rest of the menu

Cathy Normand

LOVED their breakfast burrito.

Carolyn Greenwood

Buffet is excellent.

David Berto

Always the best food and friendliest servers

Tracey Gould

Good food good prices

Amy McLean

The food is way overpriced for what you get. I got a hamburger with fries and it was 10.99 and extra for cheese. I asked for medium and it came well done. My husband got the AYCE chicken strips They were basically like the Tyson chicken you get in the store freezer case. They were microwaved.... Not fried. I got a pice of blueberry pie. It was mealy in texture and contained very few blueberries. The whipped cream was not very "whipped". It was milky and a little warm. Not a good place to eat. We won't be back. Plus it was very hot in there and the waitress leaves a little too be desired.

Kevin Wood

It was a great place to go when Norm owned it, since under new ownership things have changed (not for the better). Back in the day the food, service, and atmosphere was great, Norm was more than happy to seat you with the waitress of your choice and shoot the breeze with you for a bit, all of the staff was happy and pleasant and did not seem rushed. now if we ask for a certain waitress we most certainly will not get her... its as if we are punished and sent to the back room and forgotten about for 10-15 minutes. We used-to visit once a week but since getting poor service the last several times we will not be back. To me the service/atmosphere is the most important part of going out to dinner, if I want great food I'll cook it myself we go for the convenience of being served, I do not expect to sit at the table waiting with a empty glass for my waitress and have to ask another for service therefore I will take my business elsewhere. Heather we will miss you, others.....not so much.

Michael Picher

Great breakfast served quick and hot! Had the big breakfast with homefries, sausage and grilled English muffin.

Marianne Sansouci

Always great food and friendly service! My favorite place!

J garth Sweezey

Visiting the area from Canada. Stopped by for lunch. Had the natchoes they were delicious. Had desert which was also yummy. Waitress was pleasant and helpful. We would definately return. Unique and interesting.

Tony P

Awesome breakfast! Buffet on Sunday's. This will be our go to spot from now on

Brent Brown

Great food and service

Ryan Michaud

Such great food. The coffee cake muffin was divine. Service was excellent. I will definitely be back.

mya pierce

It has a buffet every Sunday, a bar a choice of homemade deserts and a full menu

Donna Megquier

Most amazingly nice people

David Shorey

Great food and fast service

James R

Had chicken tenders with fries. Food was fast and tasty

Emma Malay

Food was okay for the price, nothing really special. This was actually the second time we've gone, the first was so much better. Maybe it was just the food we chose that day?

Joseph Marin

Nice place for family meal. Kid friendly. Not rush service. Not a bag thing


The food is delicious! Fast, friendly service, too. We will definitely be back!

James Booth

Great everything. I'd go back tomorrow. In fact I am going back.

Alfred Traylor

We've been there several times. Sometimes the food is good, other times it's just okay. This was a just okay night

George Gilbault

Good food an priced are fair ,also very clean . Uh

Matt Caston

I had one of the best country-friend steaks this side of the US there. My then girlfriend, who was also allergic to wheat gluten, was able to access a gluten-free menu which pleasantly surprised both of us. The food is delicious, affordable, and the people are wonderful/ Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area! I only rated the food as 'very good' on the basis that I've only had one menu item.

Lisa Tweedie Fowler

Great food....great service....great prices...You get a large portion for the money, you spend. We will definitely be going back there again.

Bill Hunt

Well it's a nice large newer building. Was expecting to like it, but such slow rude service, very strange. Not inexpensive either.

Karen Green

Easter Dinner was wonderful!

Orin Knowles

We love eating here. Good home cooked food.

Angela Farrington

It's clean and staff was friendly. However the food was overpriced and disappointing. My chef salad had 2 cherry tomatoes, 2 slices of cucumber, 1 egg, thin deli meat & cheese was used not thick cubed pieces and most the dish was mixed greens. My boyfriend had the Dinah club which was ok but we had to pay extra for fries making meal not a value.

Chris Hungerford

Great breakfast buffet on the weekend

Donna Bowden

Food was good...server was nice. Enjoyed the experience. We visited on for breakfast on 6/27/18

Jay Tall

Good food, super nice people, took a long time to get our meals. We would go back

Troy Ancona

Good food, with a home town feel, from sandwiches to some surf and turf items. Great dessert items as well.

Martin Hennig

Great little place. Went here many times for breakfast. Solid service, generous portions and quality food.

Mike Saucier

Was so disappointed with this place me and my family used to come here all the time but it's been over a year since we have been back the food has gone down hill, and our waiter just ignored us for an hour not to mention that he was extremely rude when he was at our table like having a job was an inconvenience. We have decided not to return.

Jim Breth

Good eats and good service

fire wolf

Great food would recommend to everyone

Heather Rodrigue

Family Friendly atmosphere, our favorite place to eat home cooking without the work.

Hapee Lukee

Went tonight with 5 people, after waiting a while for drinks, we finally got them. Waited forever for our food and when it finally came it was barely lukewarm. Ordered a second round of drinks which we finally got only because one person in our party went up and said something about it.

Aaron Cosand

Food was good, but waaaaaaaayy over priced. Service was terrible. The waitress kept our change. We were too flabbergasted by the price to think to ask for it. We'd left a good tip on the table too.

Richard Robinson

I have to say the wife and I have been many times and tonight we had the worst service of all times. 25min to get bread and a salad.this is probably the last time we go. To bad as their food and desserts are very good.


Excellent food and friendly staff! Generous portions and the chicken parmigiana was worth the trip.

Kyle Rayeski

I heard about them from the radio and I was very disappointed in the service... The place wasn't packed the waiter tonight gave me a hard time about questions about the food (again I havnt bin here before.. he figured I know what the specail were ) and gave me an additude and ask me if I seen the menu I would not I Repeat wouldn't not come back here if u payed me... The only person I really think was polite respectful was the seater person...

Lisa Webster

Good food fairly quick given the holiday

Becky Corson

Nice people and good food

Randall Kresge

Service and food mediocre.


Good food, good service, good value

Robert Taylor

Service wasn't that good skin care for the pool

Dale Smith

Good food and drinks

David B

Food was ok wait staff were great

Lloyd Kenfield

Great stuffed haddock meal. Yes.

Mike Egan

Great food and great service

Matt Tillinghast

Great food and great place in Maine

Dan Armstrong

Great food great service

Bill Diesinger

Home cooked comfort food, great deserts, relaxed atmosphere.

J McMahon

Great meal. Waitress was great too.

Ed Gilbert

The best

Dulcie Welch

Didn't recieve all the food that went with dinner. Had to wait 30 minutes for check after getting cold food and a simple glass of milk that was never delivered. Never will be returning again.

Robert Ring

Poor service food wasn't great food took a long time to come out only people in radiant everg were arrived

KathyB McCaslin

Best prime rib ever.

Whitney Traylor

This place was fast, the servers and owner were courteous, and the food was excellent. We had Reuben, salads, turkey pot pie, and chili. Tools pieces of pie and pastry to go, also really good--strawberry pie, eclair, and red/white/blue cake. They also have a rewards program--we will be back!!!

Beth Mason

Enjoyed my meal good service

ezra luthy

Nice local place. The people were friendly and the food was tasty.

Crystal Trask

Love coming here after church! Food is great. Portions "shareable". Great local eatery!

Amity Watts

Always great food and drinks. Never disappointed.

Shara MacDonald

Excellent breakfast and service!

Christopher Ivey

Homemade cornbeef hash! The best!

Kayla Marie

First time ever going and it was delicious!


Very high prices! The coleslaw was bitter and the French Onion soup was bland. The scallops were good though.

Maury Prentiss

Good food, great people, home cooked, makes you feel like faimly when there


Not so friendly. Didn't like serving extra condiments AND it took forever to get the chicken because a "large party arrived AFTER you" that's what the waitress said. And the owner never once smiled and acted welcoming!!

Business Hours of Lisa's China Dine-ah in Maine



Lisa's China Dine-ah en Maine
View Phone Number
View WebPage


Others also saw
Red Fox Bar and Grille
Red Fox Bar and Grille
Restaurant - Maine

Bar & grill

Three Sisters Family Restaurant
Three Sisters Family Rest...
Restaurant - Maine

Brunch restaurant

Bamboo Garden Restaurant
Bamboo Garden Restaurant
Restaurant - Maine

Chinese restaurant

Little Sichuan
Little Sichuan
Restaurant - Maine

Chinese restaurant

Golden Lotus Restaurant
Golden Lotus Restaurant
Restaurant - Maine

Chinese restaurant