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Riverside Bake Shop

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1309 N Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-4509
+1 815-385-0044
04:00 - 17:00
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All hours
Sun 04:00 - 12:00
Tue - Fri 04:00 - 17:30
Sat 04:00 - 17:00
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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

Went because of a recommendation. Grew up with my Dad bringing home baked goods every Sunday. I felt like I went back in time. The donuts/pastries were absolutely delicious. Need to make a return trip!

Thank KW90
McHenry, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

There are many great things to say about McHenry's Riverside Bakery... first of all they are open at 5:00 AM... second, the coffee cakes are wonderful - my favorite almond or pecan... sweet rolls include 'half & half's' (jelly & custard), long john's (vanilla or chocolate), French (vanilla or chocolate), cherry, raspberry or lemon jellies, pumpkin donuts (also about a... More 

Thank Patrick W
Huntly, Virginia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

For me, this is the go to place whenever I am in town for donuts and other sweet treats. I absolutely love their long johns. The various Danishes are great as well. Let's not forget the coffee cakes. They are really good when getting something for the family or office. As mentioned in previous posts, they also offer other baked... More 

Thank rjthiel
McHenry, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Riverside Bake Shop is an old fashioned local bakery in downtown McHenry. There are not many bakeries left, being replaced by the chain grocers, but they don't come close to the quality of Riverside. The donuts are huge and delicious. The donut holes are equally delicious. I love the iced cinnamon raisin bread and their fluffy cheesecake melts in your... More 

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

My whole family and Grandkids love their doughnuts, their smiley cookies, anything from this bakery. The owners are super! Go now, anything is great!!!

Thank Diane W
McHenry, Illinois
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Each and every product made by Riverside Bakery is delicious. A small box of the assorted butter cookies make a wonderful gift. My granddaughters love the smile face cookies. The donuts are always a hit at work. My favorite is the pumpkin spice.

Thank Fran L
McHenry, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great pastries, bread, cookies, everything. Kids have grown up eating the cookies and donuts there for over 15 years. Great holiday items, traditional and fun.

Thank nischktoo
Nashville, TN
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I remember my dad would always get us donuts on Saturday morning from here. Whenever I visit McHenry, I always have to go back and get a Long John but they have a variety of donuts, breads, and other baked goods.

Thank NashGlobeTrekker
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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133 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This bakery is the best---it's a local institution---we love their cinnamon raisin bread, with or without icing. (And they'll slice it too!) The butter cookies are out of this world and come in different varieties. In fact, Everything is great at Riverside. Every time we're in McHenry, we stop and load up!!! Staff is always helpful and friendly and they... More 

Thank Calmac3
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Everything I ever ordered there was great. Nothing bad at all. My dad was a cop and work overnight, they would always take care of them. Always smell great when baking

Thank Heather P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
04:00 - 12:00
04:00 - 17:30
04:00 - 17:30
04:00 - 17:30
04:00 - 17:30
04:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1309 N Riverside Dr, McHenry, IL 60050-4509
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McHenry
  • Phone Number: +1 815-385-0044

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?