Top 10 restaurants in McHenry, United States

April 14, 2018 Alice Mieles

McHenry is a city in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. The 2010 U.S. census reported its population at 26,992 and rests at an elevation of 797 feet. McHenry was at one time the county seat of McHenry County, which once included adjoining Lake County to the east. McHenry took its name from McHenry County, which was named for Major William McHenry, an Indian fighter.
Things to do in McHenry

1. Riverside Bake Shop

1309 N Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-4509 Takeout American +1 815-385-0044
Excellent
82%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 111 reviews

Riverside Bake Shop

Reviewed By Calmac3 - Crystal Lake, Illinois

Every time I am anywhere near McHenry, I head for the Riverside Bake Shop. I love their cinnamon raisin bread (they'll slice it for you) brownies, and butter cookies. But I'll also load up on their donuts, apple bread, and hamburger buns. They have daily specials, their prices are extremely reasonable, and there's street parking. It's a small place and crowded on weekend mornings. So delicious...

2. Brunch Cafe

Mchenry 414 South Route 31,, McHenry, IL 60050-5419 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 815-344-4055
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 191 reviews

Brunch Cafe

Reviewed By Stan K - Mundelein, Illinois

Was in the area Route 31 in McHenry and saw a sign for Brunch Cafe. Pulled into the strip mall and found it in the rear of the strip mall.All I can say is SUPERB service and food selection. Had a special that was unique and very good. Plan to go out of my way to go again.

3. Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que

3108 West IL-120, McHenry, IL Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 815-385-6972
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que

Reviewed By Jay_R_888 - Round Lake, Illinois

I've taken my family there 3 times since we discovered this place about a month ago. We tend to get a bit of everything between us - Burgers, brisket, pulled pork, chicken, sausage, sides. We haven't had a bad item yet. Prices are reasonable for real bbq. Food is served rather quickly. Their sauces are all incredible. The only negative is they tend to run out of pulled pork rather early some days. I understand that this can't be fully controlled, since it's all long smoked, but I've run into this 2/3 times I've been. Not a big issue, but something they will, hopefully, correct in the future.

4. Happy Jack's

4911 W Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050-4020 Seating American Lunch, Dinner +1 815-385-0140
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Reviewed By ret5000 - McHenry, Illinois

My wife and I went to Happy Jack's for an ice cream treat.I always marvel at the patience of the servers behind the counter. I make certain I know what I want, when it is my turn. The portions were more than generous, and mighty tasty. I love looking at the old Coke paraphenalia, as well as other historical mementos. The place just gives you that good old hometown feeling.

5. Bimbo's Italian Restaurant

1318 N Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-4510 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch 815-385-1444
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Reviewed By Valedia - McHenry, Illinois

We picked this restaurant for it’s location and good reputation. We weren’t disappointed by the atmosphere or the delicious food. There was a variety of Italian dishes, and other choices on the main menu as well as specials of the day. The wine list was extensive, and the bar area had many patrons enjoying their evening. In warmer weather you can sit in the back which is right off of the Fox River. Try it, you’ll like it!

6. Riverside Chocolate Factory

2102 W Il Route 120, McHenry, IL 60051-4759 +1 815-344-6040
Excellent
73%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
9%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Riverside Chocolate Factory

Riverside Chocolate Factory, in McHenry, IL, is the area's leading chocolate factory serving Lake, McHenry and Cook counties. We are a third generation, family owned business since 1986. We offer handmade chocolates, ice cream, holiday gifts and much more. For your next sweet tooth craving, contact Riverside Chocolate Factory in McHenry.

Reviewed By illinois travelere

On the northwest corner of 120 and Chapel Hill Road, you'll find an unusual shingled building, with a roof that resembles an upended ice cream cone.

The present occupants have been there for decades. They sell chocolate candy (handmade daily) at $23.99 a pound; 14 flavours of fudge at $13.99 a pound; toffee; peanut brittle; ice cream (sample the "exhausted parent" flavour -- espresso, bourbon, and dark chocolate); and also feature walls of retro candy in glass containers with the written on the rims or sides.

Although the building hasn't made the county landmark list (which is mostly homes, cemeteries, schools, churches and town halls) it is a fascinating structure. Since its construction in the 1930s, it has been a hot dog stand, an ice cream store, and a pet store -- among other things. And now it is home to the very welcoming (note the giant "hello!" greeting at the entrance) Chocolate Factory.

7. Windhill Pancake Parlor

3307 W Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050-4436 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 17 +1 815-385-1172
Excellent
38%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 102 reviews

Windhill Pancake Parlor

Reviewed By Calmac3 - Crystal Lake, Illinois

What a delightful place! We stopped for a late Sunday breakfast/early lunch and were greeted with valentine decorations, artist plates and teacups on the walls, and gorgeous wooden furniture throughout this homey comfortable restaurant. My husband had the Garbage Mess skillet (which he loved except for the black olives) and I had the Monte Carlo sandwich (delicious except for the soggy bottom pieces of strong French Toast). Prices are very reasonable, there's an extensive menu, and daily specials (Icelandic cod fish fry and boil on Fridays!). Waitstaff is very friendly and efficient. Love the fact that the menus are in the first few pages of children's books and there's a model freight train in the back section that delivers food and drinks. Definitely recommended and definitely will go back!

8. The Green Peapod

1225 N Green St, McHenry, IL 60050-4341 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 +1 815-578-9999
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

The Green Peapod

Reviewed By Skidad_11 - Deerfield, Illinois

My love and I had dinner here the other night and loved it! The chive dumplings, green peapod soup (a creamy, delightful concoction that I've never seen on the menu of any other Thai restaurant), pad Thai and Panang Curry were all superb! Service and atmosphere were nice and it was a relatively inexpensive dinner. We will definitely go back! Oh - and lots of vegetarian options.

9. Plum Garden

3917 Main St, McHenry, IL 60050-5242 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 815-385-1530
Excellent
53%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
8%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 132 reviews

Plum Garden

Reviewed By Global_Traveler_WI - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Great food, great service. The Moy family runs a great place. Before the expansion a couple years ago, I wasn't a fan of the wait on weekend nights, or Sunday lunch. NOW, things move much quicker and I think the food quality is even better, and I have always enjoyed it! If in McHenry, this is a great stop. Egg rolls are a favorite and Dragon Double to share as a couple. Perry is a great host!

10. Kim & Patty's Cafe

731 Ridgeview Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-7054 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 815-344-5262
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Kim & Patty's Cafe

Reviewed By midwestm0m - McHenry, IL

Have always had great service, whether for breakfast or lunch. Just a minute off of Bull Valley Road and Ridgeview Drive in McHenry. Owner/waitress always makes you feel right at home. Have enjoyed their grilled chicken sand, Turkey cranberry sand, and California wrap for lunch, with a choice of homemade chips or sweet potato fries!

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