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Firewood Restaurant & Sport Lounge

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2314 West Route 120, McHenry, IL
815.578-9400
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Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Take this place off your 'Go-To" List

Cold food, questionable service, cold food again, excuses, soup on the soup/salad bar deconstructed (never leave a cream soup sit for long). The only decent part of dinner was the glass of water, the bread and the salad bar. Sent dinner back, twice. "Mango Salsa is supposed to be chilled", I'm... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
ANCFlyer
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Glennallen, Alaska
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Glennallen, Alaska
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Cold food, questionable service, cold food again, excuses, soup on the soup/salad bar deconstructed (never leave a cream soup sit for long). The only decent part of dinner was the glass of water, the bread and the salad bar. Sent dinner back, twice. "Mango Salsa is supposed to be chilled", I'm told. Well okay, but the fish underneath it should... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Whether one chooses to use the dining room or just sit at the bar, eating there is pleasant. Their buffets, as well as the Sunday brunch are very good for the price which includes a full salad bar for the light eaters..

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

When we went to Firewood the first time the service was really bad but the food was OK. We thought maybe this was an off-night for service so we decided to try it again (and again) since there were more things on the menu we wanted to try. I'm really not sure why the place is so busy, since the... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A little pricey but the food was pretty good. We had about 10 people and the wait staff very efficient. The wait staff also people friendly! Our group had a good time and wasn't rushed into leaving. Will come back!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I just want to start off by saying I don't normally write reviews I am at a total loss of words absolutely completely devastated by this place my brother passed away recently and we had a family dinner after the funeral we booked this the day before the funeral due to the lack of time and the ability to plan... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Late October 2014: Went here for a large catered function. Service was mediocre and the trays of food left a lot to be desired. Gelatinous sliced beef, salty pork, heavy-heavy potatoes with little taste. The locals enjoyed the food, but we found it sorely lacking in taste and presentation. The room was nice and the warm bread delicious. Will not... More 

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lake villa, illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We have been there twice and both times had good service. They have a pedistrian salad bar, but it also includes two types of soup. They do serve bread with meals, and it was above average. At this time, they do have coupons at www.restaurant.com. You can't use the coupon with their specials - understandable. Great deal for seniors, which... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I called to confirm the lunch serving times for the Friday Fish Fry buffet. Someone by the name of Eric answered and spoke so softly that I had to ask him to repeat four times. We went there an hour before the lunch closing. No one was at the hostess desk so the waiter finally saw us and showed us... More 

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Monroe, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had dinner on a Friday evening in Mid September. We arrived around 5:30 and were promptly seated. We were in town visiting friends that frequent the Firewood. It was a very nice experience at an economical price. The variety of the menu was good, the restaurant was nicely decorated. One person in our party had the broasted Chicken, another... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It's been awhile since we have been to Firewood......so glad we came back! Definitely one of our new favorite places. Food & staff is amazing! Great daily specials! Huge craft beer selection that servers seem to have great knowledge recommending just the right beer I like! Lots of Tv's to watch sports in lounge or if are looking for something... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2314 West Route 120, McHenry, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: 815.578-9400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?