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The Snuggery

$$ - $$$American, ,
801 N River Rd, McHenry, IL 60051-5852
+1 815-578-9600
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cole slaw” (3 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
“prime rib” (2 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
801 N River Rd, McHenry, IL 60051-5852
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to this area and glad we found Snuggery! After 40 years down south we know BBQ. This is an 11 on a 10 scale! Fall off the bone good, tender and tasty, sauce is above average and the slaw more than carries...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Went into the Snuggery on a Thursday night which happened to be 1/2 price appetizers and beverages. Had an appetizer with our sandwiches and a few beers as well. Helped a lot to have the beverages and appetizer all 1/2 off. Everything we ordered was...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Nice ambience if u score a table outside during summer after 6 or so. Next to Fox River and boats can pull up dock and you can grab dinner. Need to expand menu. They push drinks ridiculously. Waitresses are a bit dittsy. Overall minor issues...More

Thank Nann M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This place is great for sitting outside having a BBQ sandwich on a nice day and watching boats go by while drinking great Bloody Mary's with friends. Get the picture. The inside area is nice but the outside patio is great. Food , service, drinks...More

Thank jps819
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

great spot on the fox river. fun to sit outside and watch the boats. not a large menu but food is good. I tend to always get the burgers with their special Cole slaw.

Thank radicone
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We have been going to the Snuggery for years and almost exclusively in the summer so we can sit outside on the river. We went again last Sunday and we were very disappointed. It was noon on Sunday and in spite of the river being...More

Thank tennisdir
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I fell in love with your restaurant and the new girl I am dating. The service was outstanding from the minute we walked in till the moment we left. Sat outside on the river front patio. Perfect night for that. Emma our server was outstanding....More

Thank Proply
Reviewed 6 June 2017

One of my favorite places for the summer to have lunh or dinner. Sit outside and enjoy the water. Service is always prompt and the food is always good.

Thank Stan K
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Great Customer Services. Great outdoor and indoor seating. Excellent drinks specials - Juicy Strawberry Limeade - Must try. Views are on the River.

Thank marklE5542JK
AlaCarteEnt, Manager at The Snuggery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Sounds like a great experience. Thanks for spending it with us and also for the great review.

Reviewed 31 March 2017

We enjoy eating and hanging out throughout the summer as they have one of the best outdoor seating and patio areas in the area. We tried stopping for drinks around 11pm on a Saturday night. We were ignored for about 15 minutes, when finally a...More

Thank cpayton25
AlaCarteEnt, Manager at The Snuggery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Ouch! Sorry for our late reply but that's definatly not the impression we want to leave you with. Sorry you had to experience that. Please give us another opportunity to show you 5 star service.

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17 November 2017|
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Response from Nann M | Reviewed this property |
yes except on prime rib (sat) night bummer. I usually get a drink at bar, order the dinner and take most home in a to go box cant finish it all anyway
24 September 2016|
Response from Stilsam | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to say I don't know. Cannot recall seeing dogs, but think you should give them a call to ask. Good luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 N River Rd, McHenry, IL 60051-5852
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: +1 815-578-9600
  • E-mail
Located a quarter-mile south of Route 120, at 801 N. River Road, The Snuggery in McHenry is a riverside bar, grill and indoor/outdoor entertainment complex. Just a few blocks from downtown McHenry, guests can drink with panoramic views of the Fox River from inside, or outside on the largest riverside patio and deck on the chain. Come by car, bike, boat, even snowmobile, The Snuggery boasts abundant parking for almost any mode of transportation, including complimentary valet parking Thursday thru Saturday. For private events "with a view", The Snuggery offers two private party spaces, including private bar and deck areas, and full service professional catering. Visit our website for photos and more details on booking "The Guest House". Feel like a cruise? Snuggery has a fleet of luxury party boats for guests who want to get out on the water and "Party Like A Yacht-Star" with friends and family. Perfect for private events, corporate parties and the ultimate bachelor / bachelorette party. For those with boats of their own, Snuggery has 60 brand-new, state of the art slips to cradle your pride and joy in luxury.
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