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Windhill Pancake Parlor

3307 W Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050-4436
815-385-1172
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Ranked #14 of 96 restaurants in McHenry
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- May 13, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Illinois
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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McHenry, Illinois
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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!

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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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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

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Marengo, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

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Round Lake Beach, Illinois
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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.

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Burleson, Texas, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

My family has been going here for over a decade. We loved it so much that we made it our official Birthday morning breakfast spot; everyones Birthday, every year. The last few times we have gone we have all noticed that the prices have increased and the quality of the food has dropped dramatically. There was a shift of ownership... More

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