We were served promptly by a very personable waitress. Good service throughout the meal on a busy night. The menu at Happ Inn is now fairly informal but tasty . Portions are large and both wives at our table took home another meal each. The drawback is the noise level which always been a problem. Not the place for a romantic or business meal.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my go to restaurant for friends and family. The menu is well suited for all types of tastes, the chef is outstanding and accommodating, and the service is efficient and professional.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant was a little noisy
Restaurant was a little noisy when we arrived at 6:30 but we were still able to carry on a conversation. Wait staff was attentive and helpful. Food was very good. Looking forward to returning!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will try again
Convenient location to meet friends from City or North Shore. Very busy Friday night scene. Saw the banquet room set up for event, good to know. Enjoyed the Salmon Nicoise, and decadent chocolate cake. Will return.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time visitor
Menu selection was good, and i would probably go there again to experience another selection. I had the fish tacos, and my companions selected pulled pork, the blue cheese burger and another burger option. The portions were very generous. Try the sweet potato fries. Guacomole is prepared fresh, to spec, but not at the table. The beer selection is large, but so big you can't make a decision. Noise level seemed loud when we arrived, but surprisingly not so loud that we couldn't hear each other. I usually have difficulty in noisy restaurants hearing voices, but they must have good acoustics in the dining area to muffle the noise. The server was very attentive and polite. Easy to get there just off the Edens expressway at Wllow road.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loud and exciting
We went on a busy Saturday during the hockey playoffs. Food was excellent, as always. A very loud and excited vibe kept conversation challenging. Huge tv screen in one of the rooms attracted kids from neighboring tables and the men in our party. Very crowded, but service remained fairly attentive.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had Multi generational group. The meal and service met everyones needs.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Chicken Fried Steak in North
The special board pulled me away from my usual selections: "Wednesday - Chicken Fried Steak" in a Northshore suburban restaurant? Knowing Carlos's restaurants and the consistent high quality of the food I did not feel like I was ordering a fried pork tenderloin in a Chinese restaurant and I was oh so right. By far the best CFS I have had outside of the South. It was two generous portions of high quality beef breaded and fried perfectly with a delicious gravy, amazing mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. The beans might have been even better if slow cooked with bacon grease, but my heart will thank me that they were steamed crisp :)
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
great neighborhood spot
easy to get a resv at 6pm on friday. great menu, including lots of gluten free choices. great service. comfortable, inviting atmosphere. would definitely go again.
guacamole appetizer, tilapia taco, crab cake and chicken sandwich main courses all very good. apple crostini delicious and perfect for sharing....
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was told to give this place a shot since I dine out all the time. I am glad we did. Perhaps I was very hungry but they may make the best burger in the area! That is a big statement as there are many places to get a great burger in the Chicago area. When the server brought it to my table I was instantly impressed with the perfection of the presentation. Everything just fit and looked fantastic. It tasted even better! My girlfriend had the chicken enchiladas and seemed to eat more than usual. We will definitely return to this restaurant. I should not complain but if I had to, the Ceviche appetizer tasted salty. Others should not be afraid to order the Ceviche as it was still good & I did not leave any on my plate! We will return soon!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Happ Inn is consistently
The Happ Inn is consistently a very enjoyable place to eat and join with friends for a meal.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back
Very pleased with my dining experience on every level. Wonderfully accommodated when making my reservation, greeted warmly, seated on time- offered seating early and before our whole group arrived. Friendly, courteous and informative server. While our group was out to dine- we were intent on visiting with each other. Never did we feel rushed. The food was excellent, a variety of dishes were ordered and everyone was pleased with their choice. I most definitely will dine at Happ Inn again.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food better then looked on menu
Delicious salmon dish. Nice atmosphere and good service
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oh, is it the fashion now
Oh, is it the fashion now to have the noise level so high one cannot have a conversation? The food and service would be so much better if only the noise level were more in keeping with the a class operation. Ceviche is fantastic.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat, ate and drank at the bar. Our bartender Alejandro was excellent, good humored and attentive. We had a small wine tasting and great dinner recommendations. Food was delicious and the service was great!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Careful...bring a copy of your confirmation with you. Either they had no reservation for me or the person checkin me in did not know how to find it.
The manager took over and luckily there were open tables so we were seated.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Verg good food, tilapia taco's
Verg good food, tilapia taco's are amazing. Good selection of beer, service can be a little questionable at times especially after dropping the food. I've been here multiple times and they are very good at asking for the order but seriously, you need to be stopping back after the food is dropped to see if everything is alright and if there is anything else needed.
THe bar area is large and nice, has a trendy upscale feeling. Nice selection of TV's, a cool place to hang out for a drink.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my son who was on R and R here for dinner recently! Everything we ordered was excellent....from the fried chicken to the tilapia tacos! We had a wonderful, friendly server too. We eat here often because we know we can trust Carlos' menu whether lunch or dinner!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great HAPPening Place
Happ Inn has great food in every category. Excelent for a late night burger or to bring the whole family for an great meal. The restaurant is broken into several rooms, so the service is great and you get an intimate dining experience.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great everything but don't
Great everything but don't go without a reservation. Also, when making a reservation specify everything you would like. Leave nothing to chance. Service was quite attentive and pleasant. Food choices were great. Didn't opt for dessert as more choices are needed.
7/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
This Happ-ens to be very good
Four of us had a very good meal at the Happ Inn. The yellow gazpacho was excellent. Calamari was tasty and not overdone. Burgers were very good, and the chicken enchilada was very tasty. However, my wife's tuna tacos were dry and flat. Interesting beers abound, prices were reasonable and service was very good. Can't argue with "very good" except for the tuna tacos.
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed as always. Not crowded
Enjoyed as always. Not crowded on our particular night (a Monday(, which was nice.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, a very enjoyable
As always, a very enjoyable place to meet and eat with friends.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Bill Kurtis burger is
The Bill Kurtis burger is delicious....juicy, and verry tasty. Felt so healthy eating Grassfed Beef.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal
We have been going to the Happ Inn since it opened and I have never once had a bad experience or a bad meal. The food is always fantastic and the menu is just big enough to make it hard to chose without overwhelming. they have great wines and beers at very reasonable prices and the place is very kid friendly. It is a pretty loud place because it is always pretty full, so don't try to propose to your girlfriend here.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Give this place a try
Great neighborhood place. I met a friend there as it was a mid way point between our homes. We had the guacamole appetizer. A must if you like guacamole . I had the falafel burger no bun and they did a great job with the presentation and I could have roasted vegies in place of the usual sides and they were delicious.
I look forward to going back with my husband .
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Happ Inn never fails. The food is always good and the service is great!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The chicken tortilla soup
The chicken tortilla soup is delicious, as is the red sangria.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Headed to the Happ Inn yesterday with a group of colleagues. Party of 7. We were in a bit of a rush so we called in advance and got the lunch menu and pre-ordered. Everything was ready for us when we arrived. Very attentive Server who keep checking in with us. Food very good and we were out in the timeframe needed.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highend pub food
Highest quality beef in the burgers. Good draft beer selections, The food was excellent, think a 5 star pub experience with great furnishings. However, service was very slow (mainly getting the food), and the noise in most areas, except back room was noticeable. We would return again.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tilapia Tacos are the best!
I don't even look at the menu anymore when I enter Happ Inn as I always order the tilapia tacos and they never fail to disappoint. I have the sauce on the side and add it lightly to each taco. Delicious combination of cabbage, fish and sauce. Great menu item!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always enjoy dinner and
I always enjoy dinner and conversation with friends and family at Happ Inn.
10/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for lunch. I had daily
Went for lunch. I had daily soup and the talapia sliders. Really tasty! Also had 1(one) pork slider. Tasty too, but a bit tough.
Happ Inn usually always a great lunch choice. Good food and usually good service.....Service was pretty poor this past time- server didn't check back w us after our meals were delivered. Waited and waited.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great all arounder
Great food and excellent service.Highly recommended.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great turkey burgers are what
Great turkey burgers are what I have. Really tasty! Stay out of the back room for a quieter experience. They tend to put families and larger groups back there and sometimes the kids are very vocal.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Place
Good old fashion neighborhood place with great general menu and comfortable ambience.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always lively, but easy to hear
We love the Happ because the food is always great, the scene is lively, and you can hear the others in your party. So many great places never get a return visit from us because of the garish loudness.
I highly recommend starting with their guacamole, I think it is the best anywhere.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place to pop in
Happ In has good food, good service and a comfortable atmosphere. I went with a friend and the noise level was just right - not too loud and not so quite. This is a dependable restaurant.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Happ is a good place, I will go back again.
The owner is friendly and willing to do shat it takes to make the customers happy
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service, and cocktails. Try the Green Hornet. The chef's crab cakes are delicious, and the chicken tortilla soup too - and they have the best burgers around. They have gluten-free buns available on their extensive GF menu, too, if you need that, and their staff is always helpful with requests.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood spot with
Great neighborhood spot with a good bar and superb menus items.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lots of improvements!
Dinner with 6 people on a busy Saturday night for 6:45 reservation. Sat right down. Place was packed and it was tough for servers and bus staff to maneuver, but they managed. They have vastly improved the sound-baffling in the main dining space. Still a bit noisy - but every table was full. Previously, you could not hear yourself think with even half the number of people. Ordered guacamole appetizer. Perfectly prepared and the chips were light and crisp and not overly salted. Fried chicken, all white meat, was DIVINE. It's a huge portion piled on top of nicely done fries. Only problem is the curved dish under the paper liner makes it difficult to cut. But who cares? The breading, seasoning and perfectly moist meat more than made up for it!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had 2 great salads! The service was terrific and we would definitely go back!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The booths were very cozy and helpful because we were able to quietly view photos on a laptop sitting side by side. The only down side was the fact that a rude patron who was sitting in the booth behind us was talking on her cell phone for about 15 minutes as we arrived. We would have spoken up, but she stopped right before we began to order her food. The food was outstanding. I had flatbread with tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella...kind of like a thin crust pizza, but better. The cream of squash soup was tasty, but could have been thicker. The waitress was very, very good. I cannot wait to take my husband there and our grown kids and their spouses.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Something for Everyone
A very eclectic menu with something to suit every taste, even those with diet issues.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happ Inn is exactly what the North Shore needs more of....a restaurant which serves consistently delicious basic food at good prices. Guacamole is fab as are the various hamburgers and sweet potatoe fries. Fish DELISH. Crab meat special = special! Serves mojitos all year round so a big plus for me. For a large room, it's not that loud considering its always been full when I've been there at night. Fun to sit on large porch area in the summer.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very enjoyable, really good
Very enjoyable, really good food, attentive friendly service - as always at The Happ Inn.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Doesn't change much
Excellent burgers, big salads, huge TV in back room. Still noisy. Service friendly but not remarkable. Still a good place to go, especially with old friends.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happ-Y to be here
Busy, loud, crowded, but a great place for a casual meal. Interesting beers, great soups and sandwiches, fun apps, and good prices. No matter how busy, we are seated immediately with our Open Table reservation. We had butternut squash and clam chowder, then shared a margherita flatbread (a small excellent pizza) and then had the pulled pork sliders and the Cuban sandwich. All tasty, served promptly and with a friendly attitude. Easy to go back!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still a favorite!
Have been here many times and always enjoy everything! Thank you again for being not only delicious for regular diners, but so helpful and great for gluten-free diners as well!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM