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Bimbo's Italian Restaurant

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1318 North Riverside Drive, McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-1444
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Expect to wait

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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mchenry
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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McHenry, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 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.

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illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

tried 3 times now on Fridays , each time called for a table and each time had to wait sometime up to 45 min past our reserve time ,while obvious friends came in and were seated right away of course after hugs and gossip between them and her (told the owners wife) will not return I have found better in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a smaller restaurant that has a family feel to it. There are 2 rooms, the bar area in front and another room in back. Both times we have been in the bar area which suited our group of 6 fine. We shared the calamari as an appetizer. All agreed the dish was good. We all had different entres... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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