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Windhill Pancake Parlor

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3307 W Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050
+1 815-385-1172
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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McHenry, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great breakfast and the service was great! The people were very friendly. The décor is very nice and festive!

Thank reifer1952
Lakemoor, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love bringing my family to Windhill. Food is excellent and no matter how busy they are we always have great service. My girls love going around the holidays, the decorations are amazing. Christmas time is our favorite time to go

1 Thank Janel J
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is always fresh, fast and very good. Service with a smile and very heavily decorated depending on the approaching holiday.

1 Thank Kimberly D
Alsip, Illinois
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here several times, always on a Sunday morning. This is a popular "Sunday after church" place, and you have have a small wait as they do get busy. Neat old decor that is enhanced with additional decor for holidays (Xmas, Halloween, Valentines Day etc.). Menus are in old books, glued to the first few pages, novel way to... More 

2 Thank William T
Racine, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Good average breakfast place. Nothing to write home about, but also no complaints. Had an omelet which was good, but i can get the same thing at several other places that are just as good. I would eat here again if in the area.

Thank kevin s
McHenry, Illinois
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast with my husband the other day. I ordered a skillet breakfast with eggs green peppers onions ham and cheese over hash browns. It was very dry, and had almost no veggies or ham in it. I had to douse it with ketchup just to get it down. My husbands was the same. We have tried this place... More 

Thank ppemp
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Everything about this place from the food, location, prices ambiance, decorations and servers is FANTASTIC!! We love to come during the holidays for the fun decorations!! I adore the menus made out of old books and such! It's a nifty place with lots of trinkets and fun for ALL ages!! The food is delicious and the chocolate milk is great.... More 

Thank Kimmy C
Palatine, Illinois
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A Christmas storm of decorations in this TEAPOT-oriented family restaurant sets the mood for the coming season. Every bit of space is decorated with Christmas decorations as well as tea cups and saucers. Each customer's tea is served in a different teapot. Butter is even served in a teapot. No two teapots are alike and some hang from the ceiling.... More 

Thank Noisy41
Kalispell, Montana
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We ended up leaving before we were seated. First we were told it's a 10-12 minute wait. With only one couple ahead of us, a two parties with two very small children were taken ahead, another with 3 small children, and another party of three. The woman behind us even pointed out to one of the parties as they passed... More 

Thank Montana_skyline
Covington, Georgia
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Love Windhill. They are very patient with groups of people who are going to linger over and after their meal. Which by the way the meal was great!

Thank Diane W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?