A Garden Dinner (Lebanon Valley Food Critics)

Editor’s note: Last year, Michael and Nicole Borrell began reviewing Lebanon Valley restaurants and food attractions as Lebanon Valley Food Critics. Since then, the couple have strived to offer unbiased reviews of the food and drink establishments the Lebanon Valley has to offer. LebTown is pleased to partner with LVFC to share these reviews with our readers. Enjoy your lunch!

You know the story; we didn’t feel like making dinner, but we didn’t feel like going out either. An outside temperature of 9º will do it. I gave a suggestion for Chinese and thought of a place I frequent all the time, Willow Garden.

Located at the corner of 9th and Willow streets, they only offer take-out service. I used to teach a few blocks back then and it was my lunch spot once or twice a week. But since leaving that job, I haven’t been here for almost 14 years. Will this restore my nostalgic quest?

willow garden

50 N. 9th St.
Lebanon, PA 17042

Call: (717) 228-2588

Monday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Tue: Closed
Wed: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Thurs: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fri: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Our meal tonight was a garlic sauce chicken combo ($8.75), the Dragon & Phoenix chef’s special ($12.25) and the Rangoon crab ($5.25). The first course was good sized pieces of chicken with plentiful vegetables tossed in a subtle tasting garlic sauce. The fried rice complimented the main course nicely. This combo came with a nice crispy egg roll.

Our second dish, the Dragon & Phoenix, is a mix of General Tso chicken and shrimp with vegetables. This dish is served with white rice. Our chicken pieces were a little over fried but tasted good. The prawns were large and came with six prawns. The General Tso sauce had a little spiciness. It was a great dish for my dinner. The rangoon came in a folded wonton and filled with that crab and cream cheese goodness.

Our take: Willow Garden offers a standard Chinese menu with a few unique plates. Our plates were full portions which left plenty for additional meals. You will get full size meats and a good mix of vegetables. The prices are very reasonable and the flavor will leave you wanting more.

We give this place 🥓🥓🥓🥓.

If you have a restaurant you’d like us to visit or review, whether it’s a place you love or are afraid to try, please message us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] and let us know. We thank everyone for the recommendations and kind words we received.