Eastern Chinese Restaurant sits in a small Vineyard shopping plaza next to Publix on Mahan Drive. The restaurant is the last place headed east out of Tallahassee that serves Chinese food, and my friend and I were determined to see if it was a hidden gem.
Despite being dinner time we were the only patrons. A small counter stood at the rear of the narrow restaurant. Overhead an illuminated board displayed a variety of dishes. We looked over the menu as the man behind the counter waited for us to order. Eastern focuses on Americanized Chinese dishes ranging from the ubiquitous General Tso’s chicken to various beef, seafood, and vegetable dishes. After weighing our options we ordered chicken with garlic sauce, Hunan beef, a small vegetable lo mein, and a side of boneless spare ribs. For more on Eastern read the full review on Tallahassee.com.
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