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Bimbo's Italian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1318 N Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-4510
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I guess this is the best place for Italian food in Mc Henery portions are good drinks are well worth there price there lasagna was just ok I would try this place one more time but there are so many other places that are far better .

Thank Gene B
McHenry, Illinois
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I have lived in McHenry for three years now and kept hearing about Bimbo's but never seemed to make it in. Well - finally tried it out and I was very impressed. The decor, the staff, and of course - the food!!! Happy with everything. Get there early for the specials, especially on weekends cause sometimes they go quick.

Thank John N
McHenry, Illinois
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

My husband and I recently moved to Mchenry from the Northwest suburbs and have stumbled across Bimbo's. This is a wonderful little restaurant with amazing Italian food. The staff is service oriented and the place has been here for 60 years. We've been here 3 times already and look forward to returning soon!

Thank tgruman
Lakewood McHenry County, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to Bimbo's for lunch. We enjoyed our meal very much. Our waitress was very nice. The view was nice also.

Thank Paula E
McHenry, Illinois
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Place to go in McHenry for Italian food! Forget the others, they cannot compare. Never have had a bad dish. Four generations of our family love this place! Yes, it is busy, so make a reservation! Have a special request, ask Chef Dominick, and he usually can accommodate your wishes. Definitely a favorite place for my family!

Thank _smilin45f
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

A bit pricey and the service lacks during busy times, but the food is excellent. Also when eating there for lunch it is not busy at all but the service isn't great then.

Thank Leon A
Darmstadt, Germany
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I'm Italian, and I've had dinner with a group of American colleagues. The cooking and flavor was ok, the portions big. Everyone was full and satisfied at the end of the meal. My glass of Cabernet was ridiculously sweet, like grape juice with added sugar. They have no local beer (closest match was a decent white beer from Colorado) Would... More 

Thank Carlo C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

A. Small old fashion restaurant. Very friendly atmosphere. Always busy.nice bar in the front plus a dining room in the back area plus a few tables outside to see the boats on the Fox river.

Thank llucas425
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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240 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

Bimbo's is a classic Italian Restaurant situated on the Fox River in McHenry, IL. It is open for lunch and dinner, but uses the dinner menu for both. They have many classic Italian dishes. On this, our first visit, I chose the linguini with clams in white wine garlic sauce ($14.95),one of my favorites (you can also have it with... More 

Thank Richard K
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Horrible, Had an 18 dollar steak that tasted like a piece of charcoal. Orderd it medium and came out well done. Garlic mashed had so much butter and garlic in them couldn't even eat them. Service was short and didn't come back to see how my steak was. Wife's chicken Marsala tasted like a frozen dinner.

Thank Michael G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1318 N Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-4510
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: 815-385-1444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?