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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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Sun 04:00 - 12:00
Tue - Fri 04:00 - 17:30
Sat 04:00 - 17:00
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Johnsburg, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With Fat Tuesday just around the corner, you may be looking for a pacski to celebrate with. Look no further than Riverside bakery. They have a few different styles but my favorite is the standard pastry split in two and filled with raspberry and an inch of whipped cream. The top is then dusted with powdered sugar. The only problem... More 

Thank HowW
Gurnee, Illinois
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to come early for the best selection as they do run out of things throughout the day. The daily specials are always nice, and the Boston cream doughnuts are to die for.

Thank blondexatxhart
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wide assortment of baked goods. Have a chart to give you an approximate idea of how many cookies per weight. Cash or checks only

Thank Patrick P
Bartlesville, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in the area and it was always a treat to get to go to Riverside. Every birthday always included a cake from Riverside; the BEST cake I've ever eaten! Every time my sisters come to visit us, we make them bring donuts and cookies! I highly recommend Riverside and every time I'm in the area, I always... More 

Thank Laura H
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Been going here for many years. Has a great selection of goodies. Bread can be both whole or slice & freshly baked. Cakes are beautiful.

Thank Heather P
McHenry, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Every thing here is awesome, From the breads to the cherry slices, donuts,cakes and cookies!!! Birthdays wouldn't be as special without a cake from here.

Thank Patrick S
United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We have traveled to many places in the world and no bakery has ever surpassed the sweet rolls and donuts of this bakery! Not New York, Vienna, Germany, not even Italy! We moved out of town over twenty years ago but we make sure we get a dozen or two to take home whenever we visit! When people visit us... More 

Thank cruisecat95
Wauconda, Illinois
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138 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This place opens at 2:30 and closes at 5:30 pm. They open early as they begin their day of baking cookies, breads, and all the other goodies! 😆🤗 There are daily specials that change each day at a super low price. We ordered 3 sweet rolls, hugh dounut hole, and a small danish all for under $5 bucks! Parking is... More 

Thank Rex M
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I am in LOVE with this bakery and all of it's lovely deliciousness! The staff is friendly the Smiley face cookies would be one of the only things I would miss about the midwest if I were to move away! The pumpkin donuts and the sprinkle cookies I would miss too! and the High rise cheesecake, and apple slices, and... More 

Thank Kimmy C
Wauconda, IL
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121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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

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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?