The Happ Inn

4.6
2052 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 2052 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChristineD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful evening with friends; attentive service, terrific food.

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mcembry
Naples
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going to the Happ Inn! They treat diners warmly and remember names, etc. The food is always great!

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TaraS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Neighborhood bar with good food, good, service and a nice ambience.

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vipRobertT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food fair and over priced

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vipVicki
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Yikes the prices are crazy for a lunch. My mostly iceberg lettuce salad was $18.95. It used to be less and it used to come with chicken - not any more. My friend got a salad nicoise (sp?) for $18.95 and had to pay $10 more for the tuna. It made me sad because I used to love this place. I guess they are doing it to make up for losses but I'm thinking this might be the wrong strategy. We went to neighboring stores and several people were talking about the ridiculous prices.

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Scott
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu included several great seafood options, we ordered the shrimp and Halibut, both were excellent.

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vipHelena
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience when lights were lowered. Manager was very helpful with open table rewards issue. Friendly staff and good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We have Ben going to this restaurant for years. I know restaurants are struggling and have raised their prices, but the prices for salads went up and now you have to pay for protein, which used to be included.

18.95 is expensive for a salad, 8.95 for tuna makes it 27.00

This is a family restaurant-it would be hard to bring a family of 4 here now

JW
vipJaniceW
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite restaurants, but since I have become gluten free, most of their menu can be prepared gf. I cannot recommend any one dish because everything is wonderful. Also, very safe to eat inside. They have partitioned all the booths.

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Spider
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and friendly service!

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scottw
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food and atmosphere was good, however, the drinks and meal were EXTREMLY over priced...$140 for a couple (4x drinks and 2x meals) without appetizers was way out of line...

MA
vipMASully
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals in its category I’ve had in a long time. They know what they’re doing on burgers and quesadillas. The chicken quesadilla had a homemade tortilla. The bison burger was cooked perfectly — not dry and the horseradish sauce on the side was excellent. Best coleslaw I’ve ever had. So kudos on great tasting casual dining.

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vipKLark
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Crazy strict about mask policy, so much so table next to me walked out of the restaurant after having been seated. The fish in the fish tacos was very fishy smelling. Service was very average. Will not be going back anytime soon.

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vipLynneO
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been “dating” for over 50 years (married for 46). Our dates at The Happ Inn are always fun ...the staff is so friendly, the cocktails delicious and the food is always wonderful.

WG
vipWineGirl
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! We will definitely return!

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vipjoenbill
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happ Inn is one of those kind of places that you can really rely on for a wonderful evening. We are most often sitting in the bar area, mostly because we love the casual atmosphere and friendly service plus its close to the cocktails! The food is delicious and the prices are very reasonable. Expect that they will have daily specials and, do yourself a favor, try them! Happ Inn is our "go-to" place; make it yours as well.

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vipGeffK
Chicago
142 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun, always relaxing...the service is wonderful, the menu is always dependable....Carlos and the team are outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food - have been eating here for years.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant!! Our first time visiting this hidden gem and it certainly won’t be our last. Everything from food to service to ambiance exceeded our expectations. Jose did a great job answering our questions about the menu and making recommendations. The salmon was outstanding! It was the perfect cozy spot for a romantic Valentine’s dinner.

DJ
vipDJ1980
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day celebration! The food as always was excellent and the staff is amazing.

GK
vipGeffK
Chicago
142 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, wonderful staff who genuinely care about delivering a great dining experience

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vipLifei
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Not going back!

TD
TeresaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience

CW
CWmw
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food at reasonable prices

GK
vipGeffK
Chicago
142 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Happ Inn. Carolos and the team do an outstanding job. Great food, great service, always dependable.

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mcembry
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Happ Inn! They are handling spacing tables, ventilation, new windows on their porch/patio extremely well! The food and service are always excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to be back inside. It was a great evening.

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vipgerlev
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Happ Inn did a superb job of following Covid-19 protocols. We felt very safe. The food was excellent and we enjoyed our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Considering the covid issue, Happ Inn went out of their way to pay attention to masks, social distancing,

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vipGogolfgrouo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

It was way too cold in the restaurant. In fact we all had to put our heavy coats on to stay warm even after we and another table asked to have the heat turned up. Perhaps they are keeping the building cold to save money.

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KarinT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Happ Inn! Great variety in the menu and friendly service.

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vipDavidT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

a nice lunch in covid environment. I was surprised at how few people were there at this usually very popular Northfield restaurant. people are missing out. Staff was very cautious and courteous. food was delicious as usual.

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vipJill
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! So glad we were able to eat here during COVID. All tables spaced far apart for safety.

DJ
DJ09
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Happ Inn is always a great place to dine. At this time (Covid) the menu is restricted, but the choices are good and the food excellent. The restaurant is equipped with
filtered air, distancing and masks for servers. Thumbs up!!!!!!!

JB
vipJoyB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner out, we hope to support you as much as we can!
Joy

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good For lunch or cocktails and appetizers . Casual spot.

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vipWayneB
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service will be back!!

TB
ThereseB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. We ate indoors and enjoyed the conscientious spacing and detailed attention

JK
JefferyK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, food was delicious, good service, enjoyable experience.

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 2052 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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