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The Happ Inn

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2014 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Happ Inn is located on the Southeast corner of Willow and Happ roads, Northfield, Illinois.
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2014 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It took 20 minutes for someone to take our order, 15 more minutes to get our cocktails (which were wrong), and much longer for our food which was marginal at best. Server treated us like we were a bother. We will NEVER go back.

SG
vipScottG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good overall, but $23 for a tossed cobb salad with chicken is borderline outrageous.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The ambiance was warm and inviting

GS
vipGerryS
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Happ Inn continues to be one of the Best Neighborhood restaurants in the North Shore!!!! The best service, staff, drinks and food selections!!!!

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vipTori
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noise level in the tent is unbearable for us, but inside it is delightful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outdoor meal with family. Good food. Great service. Thank you!

BM
vipBobbiM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very pleasant and THANKED US for dining!

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vipIndiangal
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always good!
Cocktails were great and our waitress and Jesus made our visit wonderful.

SR
vipStephenR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Did not like the tuna tartare special appetizer.

GS
vipGerryS
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Happ Inn provide us an outstanding dining experience this weekend!!! Our server, Kim, was fantastic! You must go and experience the HAPPy of the Happ Inn!!!!!

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ColleenK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the Happ Inn. The food is always great, the servers are good and there is always a crowd. Our daughter is Gluten Free and they are SO accommodating.

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vipSandiK
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Have been here several times. Food usually good. But this reservation was not acceptable. Our group of 7 people were seated. Waited approx 10 minutes till waitress came to our table. She only brought us 4 rolls for 7 adults. Had to ask for more. We complained that we were cold and waitress said air turns off and on. One of our guests went up to front to complain. We placed our order. Appetizers came and one of our guests 3 times had to ask for hot sauce and we are still waiting for it. Overall our experience was not a good one.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Better than average food, reliable service, solid drinks in a good atmosphere, even for a relatively quiet Monday night. One of the better, more consistent options in the North Shore suburbs

GS
vipGerryS
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My theater party of 10 guests (close friends) had a wonderful dining experience and outstanding service at the Happ Inn on Sunday evening!!! All of my guests commented wildly positive on their unique dinner selections that evening, and on the great service of Yvette, our server!!!

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vipHappycustomer
Chicago
144 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. A neighborhood gem.

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squirrellover
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. My skirt steak was wonderful. Huge portions!

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vipEmbryo49
Chicago
485 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple, fun, good food, big portions, top service! I loved the pear martini, too. We had four different entrees: salad nicoise, skirt steak, salmon, fried chicken: everyone loved their food. You can’t go wrong here!

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vipLifei
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Orders were not right service just horrible.. who would serve a skirt steak on top of a black piece of garlic bread. It was so burnt it was inedible. Not running back there anytime soon

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vipSheldonP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food all the time. Always a treat to be there.

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vipgary
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, as always. We've introduced friends who have put it the favorite list.

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Although the food at The Happ is good, don't go on a Sunday evening. At 8:00 pm, we had just been served our entree when the waiter asked if we could decide about dessert because they wanted to send the kitchen help home. Shortly after, the staff cleaned all tables nearby and started putting chairs up. Needless to say, the message was loud and clear that we should finish up and leave.

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vipScootergirl
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Grilled shrimp was outstanding

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vipRedheadedsoprano
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful in all aspects. One of my favorite spots. Thanks so much.

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vipAdrianna
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We are never disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Get the chips and guacamole!

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vipMomo
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The food was fabulous I had tuna niscose salad amazing! Husband had skirt steak and said better than Wildfire!

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vipskyrover
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Good food but very slow service.

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vipIndiangal
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a relaxing time and tasty food when we go to Happ Inn.
Service was good. Nice neighborhood spot1

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vipTheBoy
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was not up to par this time as it usually is.

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vipSkokie8307
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Service was responsive. All of the meals were good.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is ALWAYS hopping, and has consistently good food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went to lunch on 2/14 with coworkers. Service was incredibly slow considering it wasn’t that busy. Why did it take over an hour to get soup, salad and sandwiches? We had to ask for the status of the food and asked multiple times for the check. Incredibly disappointing.

GS
vipGerryS
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bar dining experience was a wonderful and fun time!!!! Juan had great wine suggestions and provide outstanding service!!!

PS
PatriciaS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved out experience at Happ Inn, Service and Food we're Excellent!! We'll definitely return and try something different!
Also, it was crowded but not horribly loud which was nice for carrying on conversations!

DG
vipDeborahG
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant and great service and solid food!

GS
vipGerryS
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Happ Inn is a fun, delightful and delicious experience!!! Sandra, our server, was/is wonderful!!! You Must GO to the Happ Inn!!!

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vipGerryS
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Happ Inn is a neighborhood favorite!!! My server Veronica is the Best!!! Happ Inn is a must experience in the Northshore!!!!

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vipHappycustomer
Chicago
144 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow- they were understaffed on this visit. We are regulars and our server missed a few food requests. We will definitely be back and hope this doesn’t happen again.

DC
vipDavidC
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the Tuna steak sandwich!

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vipLizzy
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All was good except the service was a little distracted. Had to ask for something 3 times Otherwise food was good as usual. This is a fairly frequent lunch/dining location for me.

FAQs

The Happ Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. The Happ Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 784-9200.

The Happ Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 2014 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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