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Empire Garden

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1617 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804-6203
+1 865-984-0777
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Alcoa, Tennessee
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I have been here several times and can't figure out what everyone raves about. The only thing I can say is I've never tried their Hibachi and I've heard it's good. In multiple visits I've ordered the sweet and sour chicken, chicken/beef and broccoli, wonton soup, chicken wings, general soup chicken and egg rolls - its all below average. The... More 

Thank plum_bows
Knoxville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We recently moved to area and found Empire Garden. Ordering online was easy and the wait time was reasonable. The food was very good and the staff was very friendly. The restaurant was hoping with take out orders, which to me says a lot about the food. I will be back when the craving hits.

Thank Jeff M
Level Contributor
36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Empire Garden is my families goto. The food is always good and served quickly. We typically get take out. On this occasion we dined in. There is a TV on with childrens programming most of the time so that is a bit distracting. The place is always busy and would say the majority of the business is take out.

Thank Andy H
Knoxville, Tennessee
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93 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Food had gotten progressively worse. We live nearby and I really wish this place was better but I've given up. The food is always overcooked. Every six months or so, we would give them another shot. From now on, I'll just shake my head as I drive by on my way to other restaurants.

Thank JymResciniti
Level Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We were in Maryville for an appointment the nurse said Empire Garden was a good place for takeout. The curb appeal was not much but the service and food were a great surprise. When we reached home the food was hot and tasty with more than generous portions. The hostess gave us free hot tea wile we waited for the... More 

Thank majbs
St. Augustine, Florida
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171 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner based on Hilton Airport Hotel Employee. Didn't look impressive from street but food was excellent. It's a Mon and Pop shop not to big but ok inside. Food is served on a real plate and not a styrofoam box which I appreciate. Makes food better. Ordered Crab Rangoon and did not think they were all that... More 

Thank Father T
Maryville, Tennessee
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211 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We had dinner for two. Both had General Tso, fried rice and Hot n Sour soup. The dinners are too expensive, and was not as good as Oriental Cuisine. The General Tso was way too sweet for our liking. The restaurant overall looks like it needs a deep cleaning. The service was good, but it was one and done for... More 

Thank marlin61
Vonore, Tennessee
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Read reviews about the soup and decided to see for myself. They were right! Everything was top notch. A bit lightly staffed for the level of business, but food delivered hot and excellent so no complaints.

Thank Jamie D
Maryville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Our favorite place to get chinese food. The staff is very friendly. The food is always good. We usually get take out and its always ready when we get there.

Thank terri p
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Maryville my whole like and never have been to this place and I've missed out my whole life! I got the shrimp lo mein and its the best lo mein I've ever had. The reason I gave it 4 stars though is because my fried rice was a little cold and there was a lot of yelling... More 

Thank Mackenzie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1617 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804-6203
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Maryville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-984-0777

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