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Windhill Pancake Parlor

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3307 W Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050
+1 815-385-1172
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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McHenry, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Windhill is a family owned business. They have friendly staff and good food. There is a train in the back that delivers food. Kids love it. They decorate (a LOT) for every holiday.

Thank camaske
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. FUN and interesting. Almost like a museum with all the decor. Also have a train that will bring food to kids at the counter. VERY NICE place.

Thank Geri G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have great food, you will find wonderful breakfast foods that you won't find at very many other places. The place is always decorated for every holiday the old fashioned way. Hi can spend the whole time just looking around looking at all the new and old fashioned decorations.

Thank llucas425
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited twice while on vacation. If you want the kids to have the train experience of their food being delivered by the train I would suggest you make a reservation. There are about 10-12 spots at the bar (which isn't really a bar) the train area. Great food, fun décor and wonderful servers.

Thank susant5002016
Round Lake, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Superior food and the portions are most excellent. Lots of antique pictures and collectors plates adorn the walls. Service was a little slow, and we had to ask for coffee twice. Might have been a staffing issue. Regardless, we were very satisfied and would definitely go there again.

Thank ScottH-BigHoss
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were brought here by a local family member. Such a charming little place and the food was WONDERFUL! Cute doe children as well with the little train that delivers food and drinks to them. Enjoyed watching how exciting the kids became. Friendly and prompt service. Definitely will be back!

Thank Amec02
Fox Lake, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for breakfast. Place was busy but got seated with no wait. Ordered coffee and food. Food came out quickly and portions were generous. Now the bad part. "Ham off the bone" was actually a formed, pressed ham loaf about half a notch above Spam. Fail. Hash browns were extremely greasy...dripping. Fail. Not one refill on our coffee. Fail.... More 

Thank Matt M
Yorkville, Illinois
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

My family checked out this place for lunch on a Sunday. When we walked in, nobody greeted us, so we just walked around to look for a seat. After watching us look around, a woman seated us at a table. The atmosphere was nice and homey like, and the menus were pretty cool! It was glued in the first few... More 

Thank DoodleDuckie
Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Been going many years with a friend for lunch or brunch. last two visits we did not enjoy. The sandwich we ordered was dry and the bacon seemed precooked and stale, no bacon flavor. The soup was too salty and even the coffee had a cheap taste. Do like that you get a discount for cash payment, but they raised... More 

Thank Compra D
Germantown Hills, Illinois
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This is a truly unique dining experience. The restaurant is usually packed, but they find a place for you quickly. The staff is friendly, the menu has really great options, and everything we've tried here has been mouthwateringly good. We usually eat later morning and get enough that we can skip lunch. :)

Thank Jason M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $13
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3307 W Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: +1 815-385-1172

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