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Bimbo's Italian Restaurant

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1318 North Riverside Drive, McHenry, IL 60050
Today
11:00 am - 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

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  • 26
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
make sure your freinds with the owner

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
skiman85
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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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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
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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
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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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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