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Bimbo's Italian Restaurant

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1318 North Riverside Drive, McHenry, IL 60050
Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 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: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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  • 25
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 4
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  • 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
Most recent review
Italian on the river in beautiful McHenry...

Having started our family business on Riverside Drive (Riverside Chocolate Factory) back in 1986 we have had the pleasure of dinning here for many years. Recent visits have "challenged" our taste buds to return more frequently. High quality Italian food at a good value; now THAT'S ITALIAN! Hippie... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
HippieBob
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McHenry, Illinois
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McHenry, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Having started our family business on Riverside Drive (Riverside Chocolate Factory) back in 1986 we have had the pleasure of dinning here for many years. Recent visits have "challenged" our taste buds to return more frequently. High quality Italian food at a good value; now THAT'S ITALIAN! Hippie Bob

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McHenry, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent food and very friendly wait staff. If you are looking for a fun atmosphere this is the place. They get very busy so reservations are recommended.

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McHenry, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The service was outstanding even though they were packed - food courses came out to us with excellent timing! The food was excellent! Great tasting and portion size was spot on. Nice Italian atmosphere with decor. Definitely make reservations so you don't have to wait.

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mchenry
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Dinner took well over an hour.we had reservation and it was not packed. Food was good but wait was to long.

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Bartlett, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Service was great and the food was superb! However, it seemed to get louder and louder! Probably because of all the people that frequesnt this establishment.

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McHenry, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My Wife and I live in McHenry and have been to Bimbos for years? Back When Angelina was the Hostess and her dad would sing Frank Sinatra at the bar. The food was always over the top! We haven't been there for a while and might not ever go back??? We decided to go last Sunday @ abt. 4:45. Only... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was a good find. Great food at a very reasonable price. Don't let the name put you off… this place has been around over 50 years (so we were told) and with the name remaining even if ownership changed. The quality was very good and surprisingly, for a Midwest establishment, "spicy sausage" was, in fact, deliciously and really "spicy."... More 

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Locust Valley, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was recently in town for a business conference and my colleagues and I came to Bimbos for dinner. It was highly recommended by the locals in our company and I was not disappointed. We had all sorts of apps and I had chicken for dinner. The chicken was so juicy and delicious. I wish I lived closer so I... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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557 reviews 557 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were visiting friends in Wauconda, Ill and we went to Bimbo's for dinner. The food was OK my wife had the veal Parmesan and I had the veal marsala both had good flavor and were nice portions. Our friends had the Baked eggplant which she didn't care for at all ad the other was the butt steak which was... More 

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Chicago
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Wasn't overly crowed when we ordered yet took 15 min. to get my salad. As more people came in, service got slower. The busboy cleared our table, wrapped our leftovers, and still no server. After a wait, she brings the check. Didn't see her coming or would have had credit card in hand. a longer wait for her to come... 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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?