Hidden Pearl Cafe

1208 N Green St
McHenry, 60050
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(815) 388-0008

Cafes, Gluten-Free, Gelato

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Brunch Cafe

414 S Il Rte 31
McHenry, 60050
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Great service with even greater food! Daily off-menu specials are always a huge hit.
I've been to Brunch Cafe many times. The service is excellent and the staff is very friendly. The managers remember the regulars by name and always greet us warmly. The food is pretty good. I'd be lying if I said it was the best, but it is definitely above average. I love how quickly you get served too. Typically, we are in and out within a half hour. I work in the area too, and we have used their catering many times. They always set up an excellent spread for our office, and it's definitely a highlight when Brunch Cafe caters for us!
Signed up to Yelp just to write this review....started to go to this place because, well....it was close. Never had better service in any restaurant ! After 2nd visit chatted briefly with owner - couldn't be a nicer guy - 3rd visit, came in with my in-laws..he was busy, but he made it a point to say hello to my wife, myself, and the in-laws. The next weekend, even with some politician in the restaurant and being recorded for a town hall meeting, he made it a point to come over and shake my hand and re-asked for my name (sadly, I forgot his). Then, the waitress was super attentive - noticed I took the only flavored cream in the container for my coffee, then brought me a whole container of just flavored creams. In an era where we all too often feel like just a number being processed in and out of establishments....it was refreshing to be treated so well. Brunch Cafe....you've got a new regular..... PS - Great omelets, and red velvet french toast is out of this world !

(815) 344-4055

Breakfast & Brunch, Cafes

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Cucina Rosa

4113 W Shamrock Ln
McHenry, 60050
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First time at this restaurant and am very impressed with it. Staff is extremely friendly and make you feel like you are at home. The wine list is very reasonable (good bottles for $25 or less) on price. Food portions are super generous. The food was outstanding. Everything we had was cooked perfectly and seasoned well. Nothing was bland at all. I had the chicken parm was fabulous. The meatballs are a must! I will definitely be back to this little hidden gem.
This is the best kept secret in McHenry! Went yesterday for Father's Day- it was a full house. Steak Gorgonzola is amazing! My son gobbled up the cheese ravioli and my other son enjoyed the mostacholli and bread with oil and cheese. Fresh salad and definitely get it with the creamy garlic dressing. YUUUUM!
We really enjoy this restaurant. We have never been disappointed in anything we have ordered. The waitstaff are very friendly and knowledgeable about the food on the menu. We will definitely keep going back to this restaurant.

(815) 322-2153

Italian

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The Little Chef

1332 N Riverside Dr
McHenry, 60050
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LOVE this place! It's a little hole-in-the-wall (emphasis on the "little") and can be quite the intimate breakfast/lunch when it's busy. However, the food is consistently great, the prices are the absolute most reasonable, and the staff is always friendly. This is a haven for regulars who appreciate no-fuss down-home diners. The last time I was there (last week?) I tried one of their specials: smoked sausage omelette, hash browns, and toast. My mom wasn't so sure the omelette sounded like a good idea, but it was really great: nice and smoky. Coffee and fountain drink refills came quickly.
Long time favorite, been going since I was a kid. Owner and staff have always been warm and welcoming, Food is just classic, comforting, country style cooking. Not spectacular but well above average and always hits the spot. The Little Benny (Eggs Benedict) is a long time favorite of mine, made with real ham not those fake round ham shaped patties you get at the cookie cutter franchise places like IHOP. The only possible bad thing I can say about it is that it is small, but most people like it that way so its a matter of opinion.
Tried this for the first time for breakfast and it was FANTASTIC!! Great Banana pancakes and my husband had a skillet special. Price was reasonable and the service was great. Defiantly will be back!

(815) 385-9752

Breakfast & Brunch, American (Traditional)

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Happy Jack’s Submarines and Fine Ice Cream

4911 W Elm St
McHenry, 60050
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I'm giving it 5 stars because I grew up with Happy Jack's. (I can't even believe it's on yelp). Many memories including those of junior high after playing basketball games. Great shakes. Great hot dogs. Great subs. Fantastic cheese fries (not smothered - side dipping sauce). The entire place is decorated with Coca-Cola products ranging from probably the early 1930s to present day. (Forgive most of my photos being blurry. Those were taken a while back and quickly so I wouldn't look strange.) Word to the wise: don't wear nice clothing. The only "down" side is that if you eat in, you reek of Happy Jack's. Even waiting in line to order might be long enough for the scent to imbed in your clothes. Other than that though, anytime I go home, I at least have to make a stop there once.
Ya know whats funny, the whole entire time I lived in the area I never once ate here. It wasn't until I moved a few towns away that I stop in here at least once a month for lunch. Yeah, yeah, I'm behind the times. This place is always busy, even when I used to live here and do a drive by the place always seemed non stop. But the food and the service are always good. Fresh and made to order, it beats the "chains" in the area. Tasty shakes, good fries ( with a cup of cheese) and always nice people. I've never had a problem with my order, just listen for your number! Plenty of seating and parking. Sit down, grab some ice cream and did I mention this place doubles as a coke museum?
MICROWAVED food, enough COKE memorabilia to make your head spin, and a young and mediocre wait staff. Prices FAR exceeded the food received, and I'm still left guessing what 'locals' see in this place besides a nostalgic moment from when they were 5.

(815) 385-0140

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, American (Traditional), Diners

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Sakura Japanese Restaurant

2302 N Richmond Rd
Mchenry, 60051
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I was excited to see a sushi place come into McHenry, but am always a little nervous to try new sushi places. I didn't know anyone personally who had been here but I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in. Nice decor and very clean (especially the bathroom, which always makes a big difference to me). My boyfriend and I went during lunch and both had one of the lunch specials. We both picked out a few different rolls and everything was to our liking. Prices were ok (I think you could find something in a price range you're comfortable with). I'll definitely be going back. Plus, they have a wide selection of non-sushi related items if someone in your party isn't totally into sushi.
Food was great and service was very friendly. The rolls were fresh and very tasty! My wife and I will definitely be back!
Finally a Sushi Place nearby! I have not eatten in the restaurant, but have had take out MANY(too many to count...lol) times already. So far my favorite is the lobster roll, I agree with many of the previous posts, the menu is huge, and if it was slimmed down a little more to focus on japanese food, I think that would be a big plus. Their website to order from is flawless, and I have had no problem with the order times from when you place the order, and your pickup times. Its a great place for the quick sushi-fix.. :)

(815) 344-3030

Japanese, Sushi Bars

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Green Peapod

1225 N Green St
McHenry, 60050
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This is a place I have enjoyed dining in, as well as take out and delivery. I am addicted to their pad Thai. I usually get it with shrimp but the chicken is also delightful. The crab Rangoon is yummy. Pad woon seen and pea pod fried rice are also popular with my family. They are always friendly and polite. Knowledgeable about about their food. Great to have such a google Thai restaurant in McHenry.
Delicious, fresh food that wasn't too greasy or salt-heavy. The atmosphere was pleasant, service was swift, and everyone in my group was talking about how much they enjoyed their meals. Portions were large and everyone had some food to take home (no problem by me; Thai leftovers are fantastic). If you come during peak times, you may have a wait, but I think it's worth it!
After eating dinner in what appeared to be a nice restaurant....I discovered a long black hair underneath the piece of salmon I had ordered. After nearly throwing up being completely disgusted (this hair had to be 7-8" long ) I pointed it out to our waitress who painstakingly finally told who appeared to be a manager or possibly the owner. He came to our table, I assumed to apologize but NO! He tells me that none of his cooks have long black hair so how could that have happened. Like my balding head or my girlfriends platinum blonde hair would ever be mistaken for an 8" piece of horse hair. Not only is finding hair horribly disgusting but trying to put it on me was very poor taste which was only surpassed by charging me for my meal too. McHenry DESPERATELY needs quality restaurants!

(815) 578-9999

Thai

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The Gin Mill

906 Porten Rd
McHenry, 60051
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(224) 357-8739

Bars

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Dunkin’ Donuts

3523 Diamond Dr
McHenry, 60051
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(815) 385-3820

Coffee & Tea, Donuts

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Little Caesars

4320 W Elm St
McHenry, 60050
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(815) 385-2237

Pizza

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