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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 - 17:30
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Sun 04:00 - 12:00
Tue - Fri 04:00 - 17:30
Sat 04:00 - 17:00
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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124 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 41 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
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

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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
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?