Thursday, April 19, 2018

McHenry's Windhill Pancake Parlor-- Part 1: Was a Hitching Post, Then a Filling Station

McHenry, Illinois.

Located by the Fox River Bridge on Illinois Highway 120.  Features lots of antiques and items from local attractions and movies year-round and in a Victorian setting.  They really decorate for holidays and you should go there for Halloween and Christmas.  For Halloween it takes 27 people 124 man-hours to put all the stuff up.

Menus are in old hardbound magazines.

In 1890, the site was a hitching post for the hotel across the street (where the Foxhole Bar and Grill is located today).  In 1893, a two-story building was erected on the site.  In 1934, Warren Holly opened Holly's Filling Station and Ice House which operated on the site until 1974.

In 1976, it opened as a pancake house.


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