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Riverside Bake Shop

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1309 N Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-4509
4:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue - Fri 4:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
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McHenry, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything that is baked at Riverside Bake Shop is great. Our favorite is the jelly donuts. When our grandkids come to visit it is their breakfast choice.

Thank bjbechtold
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids ask to stop all the time. They prefer the tasty treats here to chain shops. The staff is always friendly and helpful.

Thank Carolyn K
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had family in town do we stopped by to pick up donuts and bakery for Sunday morning. Absolutely no one goes it better in my opinion.

Thank philipm728
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

one of the best bakeries with INCREDIBLY reasonable prices! A nice staff, always free samples. this is a GEM in Mchenry!

Thank Adam T
McHenry, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Riverside Bakery has a wide variety of deliciousness ranging from tender buttercrust breads to the freshest donuts and decadent eclairs. There are cheesecakes and cookies and brownies too. I come here Sunday mornings to buy a large loaf of buttercrust bread to make french toast. I also come, way too often, for the best cupcakes I've ever had. I love... More 

Thank mimosadreams
McHenry, Illinois
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I was born and raised in this town and I've traveled all over the place. Let me tell you, Riverside Bakery is THE BEST hands down. Everything you get there is amazing. Highly recommend. :) Side note though, they only take cash or check! There is a small convenient store next door though that has an ATM.

Thank MsOliviaMG
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a carry out bakery. That being said. The best bakery, anywhere, that I have been to. The friendliest. I haven't mentioned how good the donuts are... Apple fritter... That is all you need to say. GO. Frosted cinnamon raisin bread works too.

Thank keithrj
McHenry, IL
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

For birthdays, our out-of-town relatives always request that we bring a cake with us from Riverside; their cakes are always so moist & delicious! They also have a great variety of sweet rolls, coffee cakes, apple slices, rolls, etc. I love the special "high" version of cheesecake they make on Thursdays. As another poster mentioned, believe they only accept cash... More 

Thank midwestm0m
Urbandale, Iowa
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Every time we visit McHenry my kids ask for treats from Riverside. The donuts are great, but the large decorated sugar cookies are what the kids want. They are pretty good for adults too. Make sure you have cash, because I am not sure if they accept credit cards.

Thank lckstr99
Crystal Lake, United States
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

A real old style American bakery with coffee cakes, eclairs, almond rolls, chocolate donuts, donut holes, elephant ears, the works. Wonderful bread and rolls, limpa bread every Thursday.

Thank James B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 am - 5:30 pm
4:00 am - 5:30 pm
4:00 am - 5:30 pm
4:00 am - 5:30 pm
4:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1309 N Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-4509
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: 815-385-0044

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