Thursday, April 19, 2018
McHenry's Windhill Pancake Parlor-- Part 1: Was a Hitching Post, Then a Filling Station
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.