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Imperial Palace

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1735 S Ihm Blvd, Freeport, IL 61032-9736
+1 815-233-5944
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the nicest Chinese restaurant I've ever been to. Usually, Chinese places are a little dingy and smell distinctly like the food they serve. Not so with Imperial Palace. If you dine in, you will find a cutely-decorated interior with fast service and good food. I love the tea that comes with the meal, and their egg drop soup... More 

1 Thank Kate P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

the people and atmosphere was really good. and the food is amazing it was nice to sit down for a quiet and relaxing dinner

1 Thank Rebekah S
Rockford, Illinois
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182 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

All of the staff was very friendly and nice. Unfortunately, the food has gone downhill terribly since the last time I ate there a couple years ago. The egg drop soup was the best thing we had. The rest was over cooked vegetables and salty sauce. I got the Mongolian beef and it came out looking like chop suey. We... More 

Thank Llamma2
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

If you are hungry in Freeport Illinois there are precious few restaurants for food lovers. The locals look for quantity over quality at cheap prices. Given that as a premise, Imperial Palace has been an acceptable place to stave off starvation. However, it has recently suffered from a lack of attention to detail. Please do not think you can get... More 

Thank OriginalBarracuda
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Come here every year for Christmas Eve for 25 years now.... We love the food. It's what keeps us coming back.

Thank kathleennana
N. Illinois
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

To start...the best egg rolls I have ever had period. Everything I order tastes as delicious as the last time. The kitchen you can walk in and eat food off the floor, i'ts that clean. I know because my dad was a business man who dealt with the owner regularly and he was a chef himself who once owned a... More 

Thank Pretzelport
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

In the plains, the general opinion is that Panda Express is the best Chinese food there is. Ummm.... Suffice to say when I went to Imperial Palace my expectations were low. I was really, really pleasantly surprised with my crisp, fresh meal(s) there. From MuShu, Sizzling Beef, Egg Drop Soup, Veggies and Orange Chicken, all were fresh and tasty. It's... More 

Thank carolec138
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Imperial Palace had a very calm, relaxing atmosphere. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious!

Thank Sheila O
Business O, Owner at Imperial Palace, responded to this review

Thank you, Sheila! We hope you will visit us again soon! More 

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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We have been to the Imperial Palace a few times while visiting family in the area, and this restaurant was their pick. The dining area appears clean, and the staff are always friendly. The lunch menu offers a meal at a very reasonable price. Lunch I includes tea, egg drop soup and your entree. Each time we've eaten here, we... More 

Thank DoubleStuff
Grefrath, Germany
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I grew up in the Freeport area and returned for a visit. We used to visit the Imperial Palace regularly and so enjoyed our meals. This last visit, I went three. The dishes I had (Phoenix & Dragon and Palace Chicken) were ok, hot, and quantity was large, but they lack the taste I remembered. The phoenix & Dragon was... More 

Thank Gail K
Linda L, Guest Relations Manager at Imperial Palace, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and are sorry we did not meet your expectations. We have not changed any of our recipes or personnel. The two dishes you spoke of are both made with our white sauce, the mildest of our 14 different sauces we offer. As we prepare all items to order, we would be happy to prepare any entrée... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Chinese, Asian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1735 S Ihm Blvd, Freeport, IL 61032-9736
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 815-233-5944
Family dining in an impressive oriental atmosphere. Voted "Best Ethnic Food" in the Region 19 years in a row! Ample parking with easy access. Lunch specials served daily. Healthy choice and gluten-free menu options. Full bar and children's menu available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?