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Bimbo's Italian Restaurant

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1318 North Riverside Drive, McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-1444
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in McHenry

For sure our favorite in town place. Consistently delicious food that is all homemade and with fresh ingredients. I would suggest the Country Rigatoni which is their signature dish. Very friendly staff. Be sure to make reservations on Fridays & Saturday evenings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
jayne20152015
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Mchenry
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Mchenry
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For sure our favorite in town place. Consistently delicious food that is all homemade and with fresh ingredients. I would suggest the Country Rigatoni which is their signature dish. Very friendly staff. Be sure to make reservations on Fridays & Saturday evenings.

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Thank jayne20152015
McHenry, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Italian restaurant along the Fox River. Has been a family favorite for over 40+ years. Food is always great.

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Thank Steve D
Casey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This little place offers some of the best Italian food in Chicago land. Awesome bread , great food combined with outstanding service. Try the Chicken piccata. And their bread is from heaven.

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Thank Rosalio G
McHenry, IL
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here a while ago and it was super. Our waitress was great, also. The food was great - we used to dine here alot; we don't get out much anymore (wife-health). But, when we do Bimbo's is a must.

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Thank suepoovie
McHenry, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entrance into the bar/lounge area is pedestrian. However the dining room is in the back facing the Fox river. Excellent food and great service at reasonable prices

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Thank Michael K
McHenry, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Family owned business that for the past 20 yrs. has never disappointed. Large portions and served hot and fresh. Diverse menu, nice atmosphere and located on river which boaters can access easily. if you enjoy Italian homeade cuisine you will be pleasantly satisfied.

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Thank ismoe
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We ate here for business and there were 25 of us. Food was excellently prepared, great taste, generous portions, variety of appetizers to please everyone and a to die for pumpkin cheesecake that they offer on a seasonal basis. Great service, they did not miss a beat. The price? Surprisingly well for our size group especially with drinks.

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Thank Avid_traveler0710
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My wife and I ate here for the first time with another couple who had eaten here once before several years ago. The food was delicious and the service was topnotch. Our waitress was perfect. When I asked her for a recommendation she suggested a dish that was off the menu that they have in limited supply, the braised beef... More 

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Thank PDW0415
Mchenry
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

If you like Italian then you'll like this place!!! The lasagna is great, love the country rigatoni, and the calamari is great, and much more, Salute!!!

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Thank Mary F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

We were taken here by friends that live locally & we had a superb meal. Extremely delish food, pleasant ambience & great service. My salmon with veggies was so scrumptous & hubby had an excellent steak. Supersized portions which were a little too much for us but we did take home our leftovers! I will definitely dine here again when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1318 North Riverside Drive, McHenry, IL 60050
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: 815-385-1444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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