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3917 W Main St, McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-1530
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Downtown McHenry Good Chinese

It had been a number of years since we've eaten at the Plum Garden and decided to try it again. It's a bit if a drive from our house but we remembered this to be great Chinese food at an intimate restaurant on McHenry. They have expanded into the open building next door which has increased the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Scott H
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Cary, Illinois
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Cary, Illinois
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been a number of years since we've eaten at the Plum Garden and decided to try it again. It's a bit if a drive from our house but we remembered this to be great Chinese food at an intimate restaurant on McHenry. They have expanded into the open building next door which has increased the number of tables.... More 

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Thank Scott H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Long ago I was a regular, but after years away I was pleasantly surprised attending this past Christmas. I asked for light garlic - and even that was plenty on the fun "nest" dish. Great overall. The egg rolls were bombastically good. The vibe was solid. Strange neon dragon was a great conversation piece with my nieces. Glad to see... More 

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2 Thank kyle m
Elmhurst, IL
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Chinese restaurants are very popular and you can seem to find them everywhere. Competition is fierce and that leads to restaurants that are offering quantity over quality. Authentic Chinese food is one of the great cuisines of the world and a truly authentic meal can be a memorable event. If authentic Chinese is what your are seeking, you won't find... More 

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2 Thank mastbash
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

This place used to be better. It took 15 min for our server to acknowledge we were there when it wasn't that busy at all. Server ended up being nice and friendly but that's a long time. Egg rolls were good but the rest of the food was just eh. Don't think I'll go back anytime soon.

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Thank Kelsey S
Jason M, General Manager at Plum Garden, responded to this review

Hi Kelsey! My name is Jason and I am the General Manager of Plum Garden. I wanted to say how disappointed myself and everyone at PG was to read about your recent visit with us :( Our goal has always been and will always be to create delicious food that makes our customers happy and provide amazing customer service that... More 

McHenry, Illinois
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Been coming here for many years. I have tried others in the area but have to admit only eat Plum garden now. Best egg drop soup.

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1 Thank Ann C
Matthews, NC
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Years ago this was my favorite place to go with my mom. Its great they expanded the seating buy this visit was not so great. Our waitress was competent, but not too friendly to our table of 5. The orange chicken was more like vinegar chicken with orange food color. It was disappointing.

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Thank kellymc125
Jason M, General Manager at Plum Garden, responded to this review

Hi Kelly! My name is Jason and I am the General Manager of Plum Garden. I wanted to personally reach out and let you know that I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with our Orange Chicken :( I wanted to let you know that we recently updated our orange chicken recipe (in OCTOBER 2015) and that we are... More 

Woodstock, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We have been coming to Plum Garden for years.All their food is delicious.Their egg rolls are the best and they have been the winner of Best of the Fox for several years running.They have also been voted the best Chinese restaurant in McHenry County .One of our favorite dishes is their signature Hong Kong Chicken. You cant go wrong with... More 

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1 Thank Fran K
Bellefontaine
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have known the owners most of my life but rarely get to see them or their restaurant.I have visited this restaurant over the years.the food is always terrific. This was my first visit since the Moys updated and expanded the restaurant. This is a classy restaurant with small town coutesies. The restaurant is privately owned, established fifty years ago... More 

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1 Thank Wilma A
Bristol, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My family and I have been visiting Plum Garden since 1992. We don't live nearby, so we make a trip once a year in November for my birthday. Plum Garden is beloved to me. The food is great, and the portions are family-sized for sharing. I've never ordered something I didn't like. Always friendly, quick service. Recently Plum Garden expanded... More 

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Thank MarkBeemsterboer
Cleveland, Ohio
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, although the "cool jazz" background music was incongruous for a Chinese restaurant. The portions are very big, one order is really enough for two. The staff are very attentive and even anticipated my drink reorder. I'm going to be in McHenry for the next year, on and off, so I'll be coming back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3917 W Main St, McHenry, IL 60050
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: 815-385-1530

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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