The Happ Inn

4.5
2155 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 2155 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipHappycustomer
Chicago
160 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem. The food is always good

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Goatcheesefan
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy wonderful dinner.

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vipLadieswholunch
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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luv2eat
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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vipGroovyTraveller
Chicago
153 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us for dinner. My order of skirt steak was delicious. Everyone enjoyed their selection.

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Cooler
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food at the Happ Inn is very good, It is not innovative, but they do what they do well.

I have some reservations about the service. The service was very slow and rather inattentive. Our server was very pleasant, but it just seems as though he was overwhelmed. I'm thinking this is because restaurants cannot hire enough competent help.

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vipMrs312
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food is good but needs some pizazz! A bit overpriced but service was spot on!

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vipGerryS
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come out and visit our neighborhood dining gem, the Happ Inn!!!!

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vipDianeH
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always good

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viptexsunstar
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

As always, food was great. But waiting 15 minutes for a check is beyond ridiculous. Our server was so busy that we finally had to find someone else to get our check. Not sure if we will return soon and we really like the restaurant, but unless we ask for the check when our food is served, it could be another 15 minute wait. Yes, I know that help is hard to find. It looked like there were several servers, however, so that didn't appear to be the problem. And perhaps management needs to help with ensuring that guests get their checks in a timely manner!

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m2me
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious guacamole, enchiladas, Cuban sandwich and Eggs Benedict. A nice place with excellent service.

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WayneG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

he Happ Inn was very good. The selection of food was good. the food we ordered was very good. The waiter was extremely attentive and helpful.

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vipPamelyn
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed lunch with dear friends. It’s a great go-to place.

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JohnM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a great meal, the nicoise salad is particularly tasty with perfectly cooked salmon. Service can be a bit slow, but responsive.

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koumbara
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Food was good though they got some of our orders wrong. There were 6 of us and we were going to share 3 desserts. They brought 4 plates and 4 forks.? We had to keep asking for refill on coffee. They would fill one of our cups and walk away. Hello there are more than one of us drinking coffee!!! And refills on water.... forget it.

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vipDickie
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our reservation was honored. Our server was very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious as always. I split a salad and a hamburger with a friend and it was split it in the kitchen for us. That was very nice and helpful. Thank you. Our friends just moved here from out of town and we brought them to your restaurant. They really enjoyed it. They too will be coming back. Keep up the good work. Thank you

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KristyS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding food was delicious so glad we spent our Friday Night at the HAPP Inn will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was fine, excellent server, good comfort food!

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vipCloverMay
Chicago
103 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The restaurant has become mediocre - the food is okay but nothing to write home about. It used to be much more interesting, flavorful and interesting.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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viptenan
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good server and food.

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carlyd
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal celebrating my husband's birthday! The portions are huge and the food is delicious.

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vipDisappointed
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipMarilynA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing

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vipJimM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great guacamole! My husband had the fried chicken, and said it was great! He had mashed potatoes on the side - wished there had been gravy, too! We’ll be back!

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FrankG
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It had been some time since we had dined at the Happ Inn. We found the noise level a little higher than we would have liked. The service was prompt and friendly. The servings were generous and the food was good.

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vipUKFoodies
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Decided to have a laid back anniversary dinner here on a Thursday night. First, not a single staff member or diner was masked up (not a judgement; just an observation). The restaurant was packed. Food was good (salad was fresh; steak frites were good). Service was SLOW. We weren’t offered desert and decided to get the check and go. Meh.

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KenW
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was very slow because waitress had to many tables. Hostess was pleasant and kitchen was efficient.

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vipglyph916
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the menu here, especially the salads and sandwiches.

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chiharve
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, reliable restaurant and food.

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vipRobertR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They take care of their customers and the food is excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was slow. Had to ask for water several times. Food is always terrific

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vipbobb
Chicago
141 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our reservation was honored promptly and service was done well, though the place was quite busy. The food was tasty and the servers were very obliging for extra requests. One error on the billing was recognized and corrected, and the menu selection was excellent as we have come to expect at this venue.

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MaryP
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Trying to get business back to usual is tough. Good job being short-handed.

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vipStillHungry
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Upper mgt had an attitude when we didn’t want to sit in the “good time” room.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!!

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vipstlgirl
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and our waitress gave great descriptions of the dishes which lead us to be very happy with all our choices for a table of 4.

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 4.5 stars by 2155 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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