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1309 N Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-4509
815-385-0044
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4:00 am - 5:30 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Hometown Favorite

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Redmeg93
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Johnsburg, Illinois
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Johnsburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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McHenry, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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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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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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Additional Information about Riverside Bake Shop

Address: 1309 N Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-4509
Phone Number: 815-385-0044
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McHenry
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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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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