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Bimbo's Italian Restaurant

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1318 North Riverside Drive, McHenry, IL 60050
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Yum, yum, and yum!!!

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!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Mary F
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank PDW0415
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

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!!!

Thank Mary F
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

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 

Thank saramarsdenille
Grayslake, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

First of all, we were a group of 16 adults. Some were couples & some were singles. Giving us separate checks was no problem. The waitress we had was fantastic. All of our food came out at the same time with the help of 2nd. waitress. Not one complaint of cold or lukewarm food. All the food was hot &... More 

Thank Bob C
Woodinville, Washington
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There were 11 of us including 2 children. They made us feel at home, provided the children with crayons and something to draw on and were very friendly. The food was good and there was a lot of it at a very fair price. The food was maybe not 5 star quality but a solid 4. Overall maybe a 4.5... More 

Thank Leo D
McHenry, Illinois
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Took someone new to Mchenry here for dinner, they loved it and can't wait to go back! Always great service and great food

Thank Dean G
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Bimbos has been a family favorite for us for over 20 years. Located on the Fox River in the older section of McHenry, the food is the definition of delicious and generous. I have been to countless restaurants and no one can make chicken parmigiana like Bimbo's. No one makes lasagna like Bimbo's. And you can actually have lamb chops... More 

Thank Calmac3
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We recently took my husband to Bimbo's for a Father's Day celebration. As always, the food was excellent. We were seated in the front part of the restaurant and my chair was apparently right in the path of everyone walking by so my chair kept getting bumped. Although that didn't thrill me, the quality of the food and our service... More 

Thank TheresaLloyd
McHenry, Illinois
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

For years, Bimbos was my go to place. I was always greeted warmly, promptly and seated (with a reservation during peak hours). Food was delicious and servings were plentiful. Now things have changed, went last Friday and unless you know the cook you do not exist. Tables were given unbelievable attention if you knew the correct people, the rest of... More 

Thank Debbie O
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great food and very good service. I would recommend the shrimp and scallops on angel hair pasta.. With a glass of 14 Hands cab.

Thank Steve C

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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
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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