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“Good food, huge portions, horrific waitress!”
Review of Plum Garden

Plum Garden
Ranked #11 of 108 Restaurants in McHenry
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food, huge portions, horrific waitress!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

My family and I consider this to be the best Chinese food in McHenry County. We met other family member there recently and the food did not disappoint. We will have leftovers for days!

Szechuan vegetables were good and spicy, fried rice was perfect, triple dragon was very good and enough for 3 people. We should have ordered about half of the food that we did, but I am looking forward to leftovers in the fridge.

The decor inside is on the tackier side and the tables are very close together, so it is not always an enjoyable place to go with more than 4 people. If you go there with kids that have difficulty sitting in their chairs, it will likely get to be miserable very fast!

The only real complaint we had was our waitress. She obviously had no desire to be there and was not exactly pleasant to be around. She was, however, offset somewhat by a very friendly waitress that gave us boxes for our leftovers and included freshly steamed rice and extra crispy noodles for us to take home at no charge.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Bartlett, Illinois
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The oldest Chinese Restaurant in McHenry”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

The owner, Perry Moy, is a great host. He took over from his mother and kept the food varity and taste great.
This is the only restaurant I have seen that when you place a take out order you might have a wait of several hours-this place is busy both lunch and dinner!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Bill H
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McHenry, Illinois
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101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best Cantonese/Chinese food I've ever had!!”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Plum Garden has been in McHenry, IL for a long time. When my parents returned to McHenry after being retired in Texas I took them to Plum Garden for a treat. We walked in without a reservation and were seated in about 10 minutes on a Friday night. Right away we could tell they were short staffed. It took longer to get an iced tea than be seated. After they took our order it was just over an hour till the food came out. We had the special Hong Honk Chicken and Dragon Double, the chicken with steak. The food was awsome and you got twice what you could eat so a huge bag of left-overs went home. Worth the wait!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank drrot
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McHenry, Illinois
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Must visit if in Mchenry!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you love chinese food this is a must visit while in Mchenry Illinois. The egg rolls are some of the best anywhere and the signature dish, Hong Kong Chicken is quite famous. You will not be disappointed here with the large portions they serve. We go a few times a year, it's great for dates, and they also have carryout.

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Thank Matt B
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Muskego, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Unlike any other Chinese restaurant! YUM!”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is THE best Chinese restaurant. The portions are gigantic and the prices are great. The quality of the food is incredible. The flavors and uniqueness of the dishes is so amazing. Try the Hong Kong Chicken, the Dragon's Nest and the Steak Kew. Delicious!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Kari_M_0301
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