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Riverside Bake Shop

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1309 N Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-4509
815-385-0044
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4:00 am - 5:00 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
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old fashioned bakery!

Riverside Bake Shop has been in McHenry for over thirty years, and it's the sort of place you smell halfway down the block *swoon*. Try a smiley cookie!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Cynthia H
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McHenry, Illinois
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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Riverside Bake Shop has been in McHenry for over thirty years, and it's the sort of place you smell halfway down the block *swoon*. Try a smiley cookie!

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McHenry, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Riverside Bake Shop has wonderfully scrumptious pastries! In my opinion they beat the chain style Donut Shops & Coffee House pastries by a landslide!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You probably would drive by it if you did not know about it. The locals flock to it on Sat mornings. Good everything so do not be agraid to trymit.

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Johnsburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A classic bakery that has withstood the test of time! Riverside Bakery is a hallmark of all who have grown up in the McHenry area. People returning to the area from out of state often take home their favorites to share with their friends and family. My nephew in California is a great fan of the Swedish Flop and begs... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

always love getting donuts from here, i know you pay a little more then chain stores, but you get quality they don't have

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It's simply the BEST you'll ever have. The pastries and donuts are made fresh, right there, on sight. They're not shipped in. When family and friends come to town to visit they always request that we go to Riverside Bakery. My grown children have always told their friends, "I'll bring the donuts, whatever you claim to be the best just... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Riverside Bakery is simply the best Bakery ever. They made my wedding cake back in 1999, it was phenomenal..! One of my favorite donuts is their chocolate covered custard. No other Bakery can compare. They have never served anything bad..:)

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Johnsburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great local bakery that does things right. I love their apple fritters, apple bread (you have to get there early before they run out of these favorites) - cinnamon rolls are great too. They have paczkis (on Fat Thursday prior to Ash Wednesday) - you need to re-order them if you want some. Whatever you should choose will NOT disappoint.

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Riverside Bakery makes fantastic donuts and delicious breads and other treats. It is not a fancy place and does not make fancy pastries but it does make some of the best baked goods I have ever eaten. You can really taste the difference when you compare the donuts made here vs those from national chain stores. Don't waste your time... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This bakery is a dying dynasty.Try this place.coffee cakes ,hard rolls,doughnuts,cakes,made like you made them in your own kitchen.Little pricey,but as the saying goes'you get what you pay for'.And believe me,you get your monies worth!On sunday,get their EARLY!

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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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