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1309 N Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-4509
815-385-0044
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4:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue - Fri 4:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 4:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nothing Fancy..Just Good

This bakery has THE BEST CHOCOLATE donut in the area. Perfectly tender inside withjust bit of crunchy edge. Theicong is perfect also. It's thick enough to enjoy without overpowering the cake. I usually only go in for a quick donut but in Jan I decided to get my daughter's birthday cake from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Regina S
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McHenry, Illinois
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McHenry, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This bakery has THE BEST CHOCOLATE donut in the area. Perfectly tender inside withjust bit of crunchy edge. Theicong is perfect also. It's thick enough to enjoy without overpowering the cake. I usually only go in for a quick donut but in Jan I decided to get my daughter's birthday cake from here. We LOVE Sam. Club cakes and they've... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a very small little bakery in downtown McHenry. They have the best of everything here: donuts, cakes, cookies, bread, you name it! I highly suggest ordering ahead if you are looking for something specific. They are so popular they will sell out of the really good stuff early on the weekends. This place is such a treat, and... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a very small bakery right in downtown McHenry. Have to get there early on weekends if you did not pre-order but all of their stuff is very good. We stopped there when we had guests one Saturday morning and go the "pizza" breakfast pastry. It is different flavors of filling on one "pizza" looking pie. It was wonderful..................

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McHenry, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a small bakery who has been around for a bazillion years. They have lots of cookies, donuts, hotdog / burger buns. But the brownies are the BEST, you can get them with or without nuts. They melt in your mouth!

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Penrose, Colorado
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This bakery is small and full of Love. The staff is so nice and the breads, donuts, coffee cakes, apple fritters, cookies and cakes are amazing. When you go, tell them Gail sent you!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I stopped by this bakery to pick up some donuts for a customer. When it came time to pay, I realized they do not accept credit cards. Of course I had no cash with me. I was sorry to inform the clerk that I was not going to be able to purchase the donuts after all because I did not... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have been frequenting the Riverside Bakery for over 50 years and I have a waistline that can attest to the great doughnuts sold at this bakery. It is always the first stop on my way to South Bend and a Notre Dame home football game. Go Irish!! Go Riverside Bakery!!!!

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Riverside made my daughter's graduation cake. We took in pictures for concepts and the decorator did a great job putting them together...and it tasted GREAT!

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Johnsburg, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Family owned and family run. They take great pride in thier products. The brownies and long johns are my favorites. The home baked breads, cookies and cakes are the best. Always fresh.

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Burleson, Texas, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I have family in McHenry and anytime we are in town we stop by to get a variety of baked goods. Me being a Texan are being educated on the correct pronunciations of certain pastries that are of Polish origin and we really don't know what a real Kolache is! Get there early because things do sell out since they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1309 N Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-4509
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: 815-385-0044
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
4:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?