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The Happ Inn

4.6
4.6
2393 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 784-9200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Planning a corporate or social event? Host your next function at The Happ Inn. We have private dining spaces that accommodate up to 25 people.

  • Private party contact

    Kelsey Miller: (877) 344-1919

  • Neighborhood

    Northfield

  • Cross street

    Willow Rd and happ

  • Parking details

    The Happ Inn has ample free parking in its attached parking lot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,393 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Suburbs

    Neighborhood Gem

  • North Suburbs

    American

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  1. SK

    SuzyK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We ordered food that never made it out of the kitchen. The waiter himself said he could not explain it either. Once the food hit the table it was very good. We never received an order for a member of the party.
  2. CM

    CraigM

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outside was great
  3. DL

    DavidL

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dependably excellent.
  4. HP

    HPPB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were in a booth which was great. Mostly quiet. Server was friendly, knowledgable and quite efficient. French dip was excellent. Key lime cheesecake was also excellent.
  5. DF

    DanF

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, good food, service, drinks and value. Great place to meet friends.
  6. G

    George

    Chicago

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The service was a bit off from the usual quality. I had ordered soup. Our waiter came by to ask how my soup was. I had to tell him I had not received it yet, after what had been a longer than usual wait. I still very much enjoyed the meal and conversation with my companion.
  7. s

    skniss

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I enjoy Happ Inn for family dining. Chose to dine here tonight for a family birthday. I indicated on open Table and then told hostess we were celebrating birthday, but no attempt was made to bring a treat or even ask us if we’d like dessert. And, we were even presenting gifts at table. I found this disappointing. Otherwise, food was good.
  8. SR

    SRPilot

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, professional service. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend.
  9. R

    Rick628

    Chicago

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My go-to place for lunch. Great burgers, and I love the fish tacos.
  10. m

    maribethd

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We all enjoyed our meals and especially the service fro Moise.
  11. J

    Jeannie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I loved the chicken enchiladas and my husband loves the fried chicken. Both were great! We’ll definitely be back. Always a great meal. I would have ordered a glass of wine but $14 is a bit pricey for me so I stuck with water.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love the food and the service!
  13. FM

    FoodMaven

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are always wondeful!
  14. SM

    SusanM

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! My Willow salad was SUPER good! I ordered it with shrimp and it was healthy and delicious! Most importantly it did not have too much dressing on it which was perfect! Our server was excellent and attentive! Thanks Happ Inn!
  15. w

    warmweatherfan

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was a bit early for my lunch reservation. Was seated promptly nonetheless. Our server was efficient and friendly. Food was terrific. My husband had thee pick three which is soup, salad and slider. Perfect for him. Three of us had a salad- all different. Everything was excellent in preparation and presentation.
  16. B

    Braintrust

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved my experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful salads! Comfortable atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Definitely will go back!
  18. RB

    RickyB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great at the Happ Inn; my daughter's favorite place. The manager Nick was exceptional with making sure we had a great afternoon!
  19. M

    Maddy

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the food, the service, and the ambiance of Happ Inn. It is not always just a wonderful brunch, lunch or dinner......but it is fun to see friends and other "regulars".
  20. N

    Nancy

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent as always!
  21. CB

    ChristenB

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    While mostly enjoyed our meal (salad, burger, cornbread), the service was terrible. Although we’ve be come accustomed to being the only African American folks in a space, it’ll never be alright to receive the type of service that we did. Our waiter was rude, inattentive, and clearly did not want to serve us. We were blatantly ignored by our server, we were lucky that a softer waiter noticed and chose to refresh our drinks and give us assistance. We’ll never be there again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Waiter was pushy, had an attitude and did little to serve us. He presented the check , without telling me that it included a 20% tip ; that is sneaky and unprofessional.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience at the Happ Inn!!!
  25. PA

    PatriciaA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to meet friends and have a great meal. The ambience is excellent! The menu is varied so something for everyone! The service staff is very attentive and helpful. We have been there many times and will continue to meet friends at the Happ Inn.
  26. M

    Mike

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we come we have an outstanding experience
  27. r

    rsh3753

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We were able to sit outside, which was wonderful. Food is very reliable here. The waiter did not seem familiar with some of the menu items, but it could be that he was new. It did take the waiter a while to get water to us and take our order. Again, he may be newish and there may have been staffing issues, like everywhere. Have been coming here for years and plan to return.
  28. G

    Great

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The hamburger and fries were one of the best I've ever had! It was very, very loud. I would definitely come back!
  29. p

    patsk8

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was a little slow for 2:30 with few customers.
  30. d

    dinerboy75

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All around solid north shore spot.
  31. p

    psno

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    enjoyable dinner good service frequent diner ample parking
  32. S

    Spot

    Chicago

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dinner with friends with our favorite entrees. Excellent!!!
  33. N

    Natashax4

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service excellent. A bit high priced on their wine.
  34. S

    Skokieme

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food is very good and the waiter Eric has a real ability to make guests feel welcome.
  35. M

    Maddy

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific - as always!!!!! Food is great and service is wonderful1
  36. RR

    RonaldR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very comfortable and clean. Our waitress, although new, was very pleasant and made dinner a more enjoyable experience! Explained the menu and was very attentive. Food was delicious with nice size portions. We’ll be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic and the food was amazing
  38. JR

    JoanR

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s alway 5 star at the Happ Inn!
  39. m

    maribethd

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were a party of 7 - excellent service and everyone enjoyed their meals. Menu has lots to choose from. Always happy at Happ Inn
  40. S

    Shawn

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    We were there on a Friday night. Atmosphere in the main dining area was dull. Service wasn't great. Looked like they were short staffed. Waited a long time for service and appetizer. Appetizer, flat bread was good. Salmon entree was mediocre, at best. Best part of dining experience was getting 2 desserts to take home. The carrot cake, and vanilla ice cream was good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 2393 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Happ Inn

305 Happ Road, Northfield, IL 60093

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Willow Rd and happ

  • Neighborhood

    Northfield

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The Happ Inn has ample free parking in its attached parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (847) 784-9200

  • Private party facilities

    Planning a corporate or social event? Host your next function at The Happ Inn. We have private dining spaces that accommodate up to 25 people.

  • Private party contact

    Kelsey Miller: (877) 344-1919

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