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Bimbo's Italian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1318 N Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-4510
815-385-1444
Today
16:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Wauconda, IL
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121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great atmosphere, like a hidden gem. Our first time here, and we loved everything we had. The pork chop, chicken picatta, and their homemade Carrot Cake is to die for. Look forward to going back!

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Thank KW90
Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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 .

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Thank Gene B
McHenry, Illinois
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 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.

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

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Thank tgruman
Lakewood McHenry County, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 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.

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Thank Paula E
McHenry, Illinois
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 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!

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Thank _smilin45f
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 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.

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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 26 July 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 

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Thank Carlo C
Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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.

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Thank llucas425
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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251 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
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?