The Happ Inn

4.6
2175 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Happ Inn is located on the Southeast corner of Willow and Happ roads, Northfield, Illinois. For your indoor dining safety, we have installed Plasma Air’s state-of-the-art air filtration ionizers that use proactive air purification technologies to deactivate airborne viruses safely.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2175 people are saying
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GrandmaLinda
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have not been at Happ Inn in over a year. Food and Service remain great! Will be back again soon!

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vipMink
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal! We were sitting in one of the back rooms and our server was responsible for every table
In the room yet the service was fantastic! Some of the best we have had in recent months! Can’t wait to return!

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Delightful
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was very good - food mediocre except for fried calamari. Fish and chips soggy, mushroom flatbread below average.

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Blah
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Mediocre, overpriced for for of only average quality

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Very pleasant- menu always has something for everyone.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never had a bad meal at the Happ Inn, it’s always busy but never seems hard to get a reservation the day before. Very friendly attentive staff.

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vipconvitofan
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happ Inn is always a great experience, no matter the occasion, or no occasion at all.

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vipdisappointed
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Inn has become our new GO TO FAVORITE! Friendly greeters and staff , delicious food, nice drinks, always consistent. What else would you need!! Definitely go check it out!

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vipPetunia
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside. All 4 of us had the tuna sandwich, which was quite good.

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Rick628
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always reliable, always gracious. Had a great lunch (the enchiladas). Lots of choices on the menu, always well prepared.

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BarbaraMR
Cleveland
35 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. Guac and corn bread. Salmon. All of it great. Tip though. For Caesar salad they serve with a lot of tomatoes. They took it back and remade for me. Love this place. At outside. Had to wait as reser for outside isn’t honored. So be patient.

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vipelizabethp
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Hummus and enchiladas! Wonderful service and covid-complient.

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AmandaB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance, and service were impeccable. I would highly recommend.

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vipChitownlady
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday lunch outside at Happ Inn. Such delicious food, lovely ambiance and great service. So very happy we went!

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SusanB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our second time here and it did not disappoint! We sat at a table in the bar and had excellent service and recommendations by our server. The watermelon margaritas were fantastic!! We also really enjoyed the cornbread appetizer. This is a great spot—off the radar but definitely worth checking out!

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LCUZ
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers at Happ Inn. Everything was very good. Our waiter was excellent. We'll definitely be back. Our table had chicken sandwich ( I thought needed a sauce) southwest salad and french dip sandwich. So many other choices...I'll bring a group here for sure.

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LTcz
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love the owner but don’t like the prices for the amount of food. Also asked for well done and got soggy fries

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vipBuddy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Didn’t care for the tuna add on to my salad. Some of it was grizzly. The salad was good & so was the gazpacho soup.

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vipDougR
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Happ Inn is a reliable casual sit down dinner place. The food is not particularly great, but it's not bad either. The space is a bit generic, although the bar/lounge area provides a fun high top table setting to meet with friends. The service is friendly and attentive, and the staff overall is always welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a nice meal. Wouldn’t say great but it was good. I do feel that the food is overpriced for what you get. Hadn’t been since the Cubs made it into the World Series (2016). Not sure I’ll rush back but will keep in mind if I can’t get a table elsewhere.

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StuartG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

i could not eat the chicken sandwich a
s it as overcooked

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vipAgent58
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place
Well run, friendly atmosphere
Happy to go back

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BarbaraMR
Cleveland
35 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Ceviche was too tomatoey from how I remember it. Pulled pork was fair. Quinoa salad good and flat bread ok. Nothing special. Nice waiter. Nice to have outdoor dining there

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SharonB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Mexican turkey burgers and sweet potatoe fries!

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was excellent svce & food as always (for our past 21 yrs coming!!) Thank you.

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SubTCA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is wonderful. We both had a cup of gazpacho and the whitefish. A perfect meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate outside. Good food

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vipMargie
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Happ Inn many times and even when they had the tent. Services is always great and the food is wonderful. I would go back often.

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MichalS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was good the food was OK they ran out of bread so we had no bread with dinner and the desserts were definitely not homemade overall overall 3 and a 1/2

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VanessaKW4
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were great. My 1st visit. I'll be back.

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vipBG1StCharles
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meals were ok but chocolate cake for dessert was dry.

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vipconvitofan
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleasant place for lunch or for dinner.

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vipAngelaA
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and the service was great, our waitress was really accommodating and delightful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! We highly recommend it. Salads are specially good.

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vipHappycustomer
Chicago
162 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem. The food is always good

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Goatcheesefan
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu items, fresh food, beautifully prepared and presented. From burgers to interesting salads and entrees. We want to go sometime and just have a variety of appetizers with a creative cocktail. It all looks so good.

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vipZippy
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy wonderful dinner.

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vipLadieswholunch
Chicago
85 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food
Waitress knowledgeable, kind and attentive. Very pleasant personality

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luv2eat
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good but server must have been new and did not know some answers off hand, and did not get all our orders totally correct.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Happ Inn using the Order Online button. The Happ Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 784-9200.

The Happ Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 2175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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