The Happ Inn

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1773 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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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Only problem was that meat was not prepared as ordered and had to be returned to the kitchen to be redone.

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P
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Ordered the special on Saturday for dinner - pistachio encrusted trout. The fish was burned. I couldn't believe they would serve something like that. The excuse was that this was the last trout they had. They did not offer to bring me a menu or ask if I would like to order something else. Very odd. In my experience this is pretty atypical. Hope it is not a sign of a coming trend.

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CL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was OK but the service was extremely slow.

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D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choices of dishes. Good services!

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are always extremely good. I do not know what else to say as I have given them 5 star ratings.

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DD
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Mother’s Day madness. Res honored on time and service was great. Too noisy.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch

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CC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an enjoyable morning to celebrate Mother’s Day with my wife and sons. Amazing buffet and service. As expected, Carlos and Debbie (owners) provided another special experience.

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B
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice place. Menu is solid with good seasonal specials. Disappointed with the change in the banana cream dessert. Loved the original with the tick cheesecake like crust. Heard the problem was with peoples expectation when ordering the dessert. Agreed, it was not your typical banana cream pie. Instead of changing it, probably should have just changed the name. The new version is nothing special.

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B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Waited for 10-15 min despite having a reservation.

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OT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I have known about the Happ Inn by reputation for years but this was my 1st visit. Unfortunately my meal was not very good (Fish & Chips - quite soggy and lacked flavor). My wife's burger was "just OK". There are better restaurant choices nearby.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were seated in a small back room crowded with tables and were not well attended to by servers. While drinks were timely the food service took longer than expected. There were 6 of us dining. The seared tuna sandwich was tasted, however the I toasted plain whit bun did nothing to enhance the flavor. The French dip sandwich was grizzly and inedible. The server did remove it from the bill, but it was too late to order something else, as the service was sparse. The 2 salads were plentiful and the chicken sandwich was fine. Fries came cold but were replaced with hot, tasty fries. The atmosphere was pleasant and they did not discourage lingering.

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MT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been to the restaurant before, so we knew what to expect from a crowd and noise perspective. The waiter we had Joe was excellent. The only thing I did not like was being stuck in the back room away from everything. It was a special occasion for my sons first communion, maybe if I noted that I would have got a better spot.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Bday girls dinner

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best turkey burger in the northern suburbs..been there 500 times and thats what i always order...

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MC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great fun and lively atmosphere with great food and fun staff!

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NK
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great choice for a casual business lunch or with friends. They do what they do better than most!!!!

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BM
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing. Best salad dressings out there. Loved the fish and salad we chose. All yum

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BN
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were disappointed in our service and our food. The server was overworked, we were seated near large groups with multiple small children, my fish wasn't cooked and I had to send it back.

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S
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always very good food in a comfortable setting. I've enjoyed the Happ Inn many times over the years and will again.

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ahi tuna tartar. The only bad thing is it’s only served in the bar and not the restaurant. I don’t understand that why don’t you serve it in the restaurant also

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. I am a regular there!

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IG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

chicken was skimpy and whitefish very bland..
better for burgers and sandwiched

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OT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good but not crazy with our waiter. He didn’t do anything wrong - but didn’t have much personality.
We enjoyed the meal and would go back. Hopefully we’d get a different server.

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E
Chicago
431 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50% off bottles of wine on Wednesday! That is more than enough to give 5 stars! This is not fancy dining, but for a moderate level restaurant, Happ Inn deserves 5 stars for everything else. Lively environment, great service, decent prices. The menu hasn’t changed much over time, but it is varied enough. The food quality is excellent with a southwestern bent. My tortilla soup and my wife’s cream of broccoli were great. My Cobb salad was terrific with lots of chicken and all the ingredients you’d expect but with an unexpected Thousand Island dressing that worked! My wife loved her 3 chicken tinga tacos which were deemed abundant and delicious! But 50% off wine! Wow! It’s great!

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S
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dependably good food at a reasonable price. Good service.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Easter buffet very nice.

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GK
Chicago
103 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great time @HappInn.
Solid menu and great service.
Easter Brunch rocked!!!

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J
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was outstanding! Cannot remember her name but she definitely is tops.

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A
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious as always!

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GG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific menu with a "farm to table " freshness. Staff tries to satisfy every request. Enjoyable!

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E
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went 8 people for team lunch. Reserved via opentable. Seated near the bar area. Server seemed overwhelmed by the number of tables she had to cover. Some liked their food choices (the skirt steak, pasta with chicken, but others did not ( terrible veggie burger and not even hot).
One of us had to wait forever to get the coffee refilled.
Some of us went there previously for a special ordered business lunch and that was very good. This time disappointed. Maybe since a 20% tip was automatically added by restaurant to the bill did not make them try their best. We probably won’t be back...

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W
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food as always. Good service

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m
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We enjoy stopping into the Happ Inn when we are out in Northfield. We do wish the menu had more choices, particularly in salads and sandwiches. During this particular visit we had unusually poor service. This hasn't been the case in prior visits where the wait staff has been friendly and attentive.

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G
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Menu is combination of American and Mexican. Good selection.
Server was attentive & knowledgeable about the menu items.
Parking can be tight
Seated promptly on arrival.

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M
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience there. Our waiter was really good and attentive. Food came out in a timely manner. The fish tacos were excellent. We also got flatbread pizza which were so tasty.
Will visit there again.

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JW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The special was fantastic, service was wonderful and I can’t wait to go back.

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ZZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious options for adults and kids. Wonderful bar selection. Family favorite. Carlos and Debbie have crafted another gem!!

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H
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was all good from the very beginning until the end. Great wait staff and great food. A neighborhood gem.

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