We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Windhill Pancake Parlor

3307 W Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050-4436
+1 815-385-1172
Improve this listing
Ranked #13 of 96 Restaurants in McHenry
Price range: $7 - $13
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Write a Review

34 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Algonquin, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We decided to give Windhill Pancake Parlor a try after we learned they have a large model train that delivers drinks and meals to children. The counter seats maybe 15 patrons simultaneously, so consider making a reservation if you want to sit in this area. It is the only place in the restaurant with a train, and it can't be... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I ate here for the first time today and overall thought it was good. The old time ambiance of he restaurant is cute and while I did not see it, I heard there was a train that served meals around the corner from where I was sitting. I had the breakfast burrito which was good. There are several other items... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
McHenry, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Windhill Pancake Parlor is a great way to spend a morning out for breakfast. The food is good and the staff is very friendly. Be prepared to wait for a table though. This place is very popular so lines can form waiting for a table, but I must admit you are seated rather quickly, so you end up not waiting... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Have eaten at Windhill many times over the past few years and it's always been a wonderful treat . From large family parties to just a couple, Windhill never disappoints. The children love the train and the adults love the food. A lot of our friends visiting from Chicago ask if we can stop in for a bite during their... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
McHenry, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I think the food is delicious! And it has cute decor especially around holidays! I love their Halloween displays! So much fun stuff to look at! And the train that delivers food is awesome! Such a nice cute place to go!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The Windhill Pancake Parlor in McHenry not only has great breakfast food but many different variations of breakfast which differentiates it from other breakfast establishments. The staff is extremely friendly and service pretty quick. Very kid friendly. What makes this fine dining establishment truly different is the decor which changes seasonly. Obviously as of this review the Christmas Holiday decorations... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marengo, Illinois
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Stopped in on a Saturday morning for breakfast and was not impressed with the food or the atmosphere. First, the food...nothing special, you can get the same breakfast at IHOP, Denny's or any other chain that serves breakfast. Second, the atmosphere...the tables are so close to one another that the waitresses kept bumping into us. The entire place was cluttered... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Round Lake Beach, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I ordered sausage and eggs. Eggs were fine, sausage was brown and serve type hash browns were cooked to crispy/crunchy all the way through. Place has too much stuff. Like going to your eccentric semi hoarder Grandmas house.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burleson, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

My Brother in Law who lives in McHenry took my wife and I to this place. Great service, good food and depending on what you order a lot of food! The venue is decorated in antiques and depending on the time of year the decorations are changed per my in law. If you sit towards the back, they have a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Found this place via our Trip Advisor App and decided to give it a try. Other than slightly slow service, this place is worth a visit. Great atmosphere, food was excellent and the story behind the story is almost as cute as the decor itself!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Windhill Pancake Parlor also viewed


Been to Windhill Pancake Parlor? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Windhill Pancake Parlor, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing