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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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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Orangeville, Illinois
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I love this place ! Amazing almond chicken as well as Mongolian beef ! And crab rangoons are absolutely the best ! Nobody makes them better. Highly recommend those . Nice atmosphere and pleasant wait staff.

Thank Agunia78
Linda L, Guest Relations Manager at Imperial Palace, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and thank you for your patronage! More 

Freeport, Illinois
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The usual assortment of stir fries, sweet & sour dishes, chow mein and lo meins, and appetizers. I've been there several times, and none of my meals were memorable as especially good, or of any problems.

Thank Barbara V
Freeport, Illinois
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

They have a vary calming environment to just relax and enjoy a nice meal in. The crab ragons are amazing!!

Thank Jenn F

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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, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?