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Plum Garden

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3917 W Main St, McHenry, IL 60050
+1 815-385-1530
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 15:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Grimsley, Tennessee
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My sister and I ordered several dishes for take out. We were not at all impressed with the food. I remember the Plum Garden being the best Chinese restaurant in town. I'm sorry to say that's not the case anymore. The food was all bland and they didn't get my simple 3item order right. I will not be ordering from... More 

Thank onegypsytraveler
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I have never stepped foot inside the restaurant, however, I've eaten their orange chicken, fried rice, and egg rolls at every County Fair and saufenspeil Johnsburg has and the food is excellent. My whole family loves the food. I hope to visit the restaurant this year!

Thank Carolyn K
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I love this place for their Chinese! My family and friends have been coming here since the place opened! We're very well known for coming as we would come for many many birthday celebrations and order the takeout for our large parties. Thank you for staying yummy and consistent! Hong Kong Chicken isn't like anything you've ever tasted before! Pure... More 

Thank Kimmy C
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Went with my fiance' because she was always talking about going, but had never made it... Started with drinks VERY GOOD Mai Tai and Martinis... Our server was very polite and perky, we were seated quickly... Started with eggrolls which were big, but lots of cabbage not much of anything else and 3 bucks for 1 seemed a bit much!!!... More 

Thank fatherof600
McHenry, Illinois
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Quality has dropped in the past years. Average food, not always consistent quality of food, too pricey. Bland taste, fried rice is rice with soy sauce, nothing else. Hong Kong chicken sometimes "rubbery." At times it is good, other times blah. Some waitresses or waiters are friendly, others just want your tip and get you out. Disappointing.

1 Thank _smilin45f
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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197 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We were really looking forward to trying those unique mac n cheese & bacon egg rolls again and they discontinued them! We even saw special advertising on the table that showed a picture of them but our server informed us they were no longer available. What a mistake by Plum Garden. So many people we know raved about them. Service... More 

Thank chitown73
Nashville, TN
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I grew up near McHenry and Plum Garden was always a special meal in our house hold. Every time I travel back to McHenry, I have to go get egg rolls and Hong Kong Chicken.

1 Thank NashGlobeTrekker
McHenry, Illinois
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Unfortunately this place changed over last few years. It used to be the best tasting chinese. The food is not spicy and very bland. We stopped going there. They still have the best crab rangoons in the area. Service depends, some very attentive, some not so much

Thank vp_mama
McHenry, Illinois
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

i was so disappointed in the eggrolls, they are so bland and mostly cabbage. I heard positive feedback from people, and my expectations were crushed. I have had better eggrolls and better chinese food at multiple places.

Thank Dean G
Schaumburg, Illinois
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92 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Good food, good service, good prices, and attractive decor. But they charge for hot tea. Two people @ $2.99 = $5.98 for tea (with free refills but not needed). Ive been in hundreds of Chinese restaurants and never been charged for tea. Skip the tea and use the $2.99 for a soft drink or cocktail.

Thank peterglassman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3917 W Main St, McHenry, IL 60050
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: +1 815-385-1530

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