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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 - 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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    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
Good Food, Generous Portions and Friendly Service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Leo D
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Woodinville, Washington
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Woodinville, Washington
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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 

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McHenry, Illinois
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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

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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