Love this place. Every time I visit McHenry, it's a must go. Great life music and pool tables. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
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We were surprised by the variety on the menu for a "tavern" and even more surprised at the excellent food. The crab cake was to die for and grilled shrimp salad just as good. Also a warm apple dumpling with ice cream topped off the meal. Highly recommend this restaurant.
We ordered burgers that were tasty but over cooked. Very small portion of frozen fries, would prefer hand cut fries
The food was average, but a nice little cozy restaurant. The waitress seemed very new, and awkward while serving. But overall was a nice time.
The staff at the Black Bear are great. Very friendly and great service. We really enjoyed our night here especially since our bartender was such a nice guy. We had already eaten and stopped for drinks. Stayed longer than we anticipated on a Tuesday night. Drinks were good and crowd was fun.
Good selection of food. Good prices. Nice selection of beer. Very friendly staff. Outdoor seating is available. Can get noisy.
Some things never change, and that would be the Black Bear Tavern. Heck, even the same people were sitting at the bar. I ordered my goto dish, the sliders...just the right size for my little hands and appetite. Great gathering place for beers and bar food.
Had a wonderful lunch today at the Black Bear. Started with fried pickles, very good. I ordered a bowl of the cream of crab soup and a side salad with maple bacon vinegrette dressing. PERFECT! Huge chunks of crab and perfectly seasoned. Absolutely delicious. My friend ordered the Black Bear steak sandwich. Arrived bubbly hot with spicy jalapenos. Yum! Wonderful... More
We visited this tavern for a casual dinner while staying at a nearby lodge. The food was pretty good, nothing fancy. It defintiely has a sports bar atmosphere with big TV's all around. There is outdooe patio seating, if the evening is warm enough. No real views of the lake however. The cream of crab soup was very tasty. Decent... More
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