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Bimbo's Italian Restaurant

1318 North Riverside Drive, McHenry, IL 60050
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Ranked #10 of 98 Restaurants in McHenry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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McHenry, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 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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535 reviews 535 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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McHenry, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This Place is the Best Italian Restaurant in Northern Illinois!!! I cannot Believe that people go to "Olive Garden" and the ever So arrogant Pisanos??? The food is great and the wait staff is awesome. It is small and tight but that's what a family restaurant is about TOGETHERNESS!

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you are looking for a wonderful Italian restaurant that is not in any way ordinary, this is the place! The experience begins when you walk in the door and are greeted as you would welcome someone into your own home. Everything is fresh and wonderful. Chef Dominic not only produces fantastic, flavorful food from an expansive menu but knows... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I had a review planned out- but it got erased. So I will get to the point. Food was very very in impressive. Go to Olive Garden or paisanos in Richmond. They both have better good and that is saying a lot re: Olive Garden. The atmosphere was way too small and extremely cramped! I truly can't believe all the... More 

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Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Even though this is an Italian restaurant, we discovered they make outstanding Broiled Cod. On Friday nights it comes with great potatoe pancakes. We like to order with drawn butter, but their home made tartar sauce is good too. The mussels and pastas are really good too. We make sure to visit when ever we are back in the mid-west!!... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant many times. the food, service, and atmosphere are very good. The wine list is better than average, but could be upgraded another level. I wish the back room was bigger, but that's about it. We have always had a great time, and will continue to at this fine establishment.

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Additional Information about Bimbo's Italian Restaurant

Address: 1318 North Riverside Drive, McHenry, IL 60050
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McHenry
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
Cuisine: Italian

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