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Windhill Pancake Parlor

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3307 W Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050
+1 815-385-1172
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place

This is the goto restaurant in McHenry and it is good. Typically crowded with a pricey but nice fare. Well visited by the older crowd in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
William H
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Lakewood McHenry County, Illinois
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time here. Met a friend for breakfast and the item I ordered was ok. Not as good as I had expected from the description on the menu. The working train at the back counter is fun!

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Thank Lisa D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This is the goto restaurant in McHenry and it is good. Typically crowded with a pricey but nice fare. Well visited by the older crowd in the area.

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Thank William H
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The entire restaurant was covered with Halloween decorations. It is hard to imagine that they could add one more item. The staff was friendly and signs a mean "Happy Birthday." The best feature is the train that delivers food to people/children who are seated at the food bar. My omelette was fine but not served hot. The Bloody Mary seemed... More 

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Thank amry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

This is probably one of my kids favorite places to go they love having the train bring there food the decorations are fun to look at they have so many things and the food is always great tons to pick from

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Thank trentonluv
Mchenry
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Food, ambience, and service are great!!! Some favorite's are The Works, The Tominator, the saginaki omelet, and of course the pancakes. And if you go during a holiday they have the place decked out, the kids Love It!!!

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Thank Mary F
Alsip, Illinois
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Stopped for Sunday morning breakfast a coupe weeks ago. Restaurant was busy, and we waited about 15 min's, normal for time of day and day of week. Interesting mix of eclectic decorations, with a lot of additional decor to support Halloween. Menus are printed and glued into old hardcover books, neat touch to reuse books and provide something to look... More 

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Thank William T
Kent, Washington
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

This was a really fun place to eat at. This place went all out for their halloween decoration and i get the sense that they do that for most holidays. The food was delicious and the service was great. Our waiter was friendly as well. I think kids would love this place too especially since they have a train that... More 

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Thank Sefakor A
McHenry, Illinois
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Been coming here for years. The younger kids love it because of the train counter that has a train deliver the food. Food has always been delicous and prices are a little on the high side but worth it. They decorate for most holidays and the place looks awesome. So much to look at here.

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Thank Ann C
McHenry, Illinois
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

we like all the breakfast meals we have tried. My grand daughter loves the Balloon Man on Tuesday evenings.

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Thank Dean G
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

The decor is high quality antiques. Clean, open, happy atmosphere. Staff were very nice and attentive. Bigger on the inside than the outside. Well thought out unique touches like the menus are pasted into the first few pages of old children's books. They were decorated for 4th of July already. Super tasteful and festive. Loved the big antique table we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3307 W Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: +1 815-385-1172

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 13
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?