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Bimbo's Italian Restaurant

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1318 North Riverside Drive, McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-1444
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4:00 pm - 9:00 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: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food is great...a bit crowded

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
TheresaLloyd
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

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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 

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McHenry, Illinois
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13 reviews
13 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 

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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 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Bimbo's Italian Restaurant

Address: 1318 North Riverside Drive, McHenry, IL 60050
Phone Number: 815-385-1444
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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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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