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All 99 McHenry Restaurants

Windhill Pancake Parlor

3307 W Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050-4436
+1 815-385-1172
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Ranked #13 of 99 Restaurants in McHenry
Price range: $7 - $13
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner

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English first
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great Christmas decorations. You will have plenty to look at. The food is fantastic. A friend had cider with rum, said it was great and not overpowering. I had their biscuit and gravy egg omelette which they say is huge. It was delicious and huge. Leftovers were great! Staff is very friendly. Prices are a bit high, but the food... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The owners of Windhill love to decorate their restaurant for the seasons throughout the year. Christmas is the biggest eye-popping change. The place is filled with decorations celebrating the season. They have done it for at least the last 28 years we have lived here. I remember Amlings in Skokie, Marshall Fields in Chicago, the overhead train In the Fair... More 

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Spring Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have always enjoyed my breakfasts here but I do not think I will be returning. Many of our small business owners have succumbed to trying to make a little extra cash via slot machines and this is one. While I am a gambler myself I do not care to have it in my face and ears while trying to... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Go for good pancakes and waffles. You will stay to enjoy the scenery. Windhill even dresses up for the holidays.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We love this place and think the decorations are great, especially around Halloween. they said it took 24 people 5 hours to decorate for Halloween. Very cute, The train at the bar is great for kids as well. We find the food to be decent fair for a family restaurant. good but not terrific. We have never had a badd... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The blueberry pancakes and pumpkin pancakes which my wife had were both very good and not as heavy or doughy. Friendly service and incredibly decorated for Halloween. I can't imagine the time it took to decorate.

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Algonquin, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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 

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Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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 

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McHenry, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant 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 

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Additional Information about Windhill Pancake Parlor

Address: 3307 W Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050-4436
Phone Number: +1 815-385-1172
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McHenry
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 13
Cuisine: American

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