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Bimbo's Italian Restaurant

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1318 N Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-4510
815-385-1444
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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McHenry, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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McHenry, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Thank _smilin45f
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Carlo C
Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Richard K
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1 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Michael G
Richmond, Illinois
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Once again we took over a dozen of our employees in for training over to this facility and the homemade dishes were excellent! Gave us back room, service excellent, highly recommended! Topnotch!

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Thank bennetpetersen
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Yes, this is an Italian restaurant, with fantastic Italian fare, however the beef crepes are amazing. Must try! Good atmosphere, great people, good food!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?