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About The Happ Inn

The Happ Inn is located on the Southeast corner of Willow and Happ roads, Northfield, Illinois.

305 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60093
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday the Kitchen is open from 11:00AM to 10PM

Friday and Saturday the Kitchen is open from 11:00AM to 11PM

Sundays the Kitchen is open from 11:00AM to 8:30PM

Cross Street:
Willow

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 784-9200

Website:
http://thehappinn.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Freddy Sanchez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Let The Happ Inn host your next private party or special event. Our private dining spaces can accommodate groups of up to 80 people. Our event coordinator can help you customize a menu and drink package to suit any taste or budget.

Private Dining

Planning a corporate or social event? Host your next function at The Happ Inn. We have private dining spaces that accommodate up to 125 people.

The Happ Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (43)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Great for Lunch (32)
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Good for Groups (32)
Comfort Food (27)
Kid-friendly (27)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Bar Seating (16)
Business Meals (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (12)
Cozy (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Fun (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Healthy (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great Beer (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Live Sports (7)
Authentic (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Nothing fancy was required for my group- just nice round tables, so old friends could gab for hours. We had good food & attentive service. Parking is easy. Several rooms are available for special events or sports watchers.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

The Crispy Chicken sandwich was not. It was over cooked and the slaw had no flavor.

Chicken Tortilla soup was good.

An Arnold Palmer was 75 cent$ more than the Iced tea… the simple addition of Lemonade does not cause a price increase where I come from, unless you add booze.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was fine but a little pricey for bar service and ambiance. I believe there was a different seating area but we were on the bar side. Waiter was quirky - not mean but a little condescending. It was odd. Not sure we would go there again with our family.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always good

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Pam was amazing! Would like to have her again in the future

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The Happ Inn is a real favorite of ours. Had the fish and chicken taco's and they were great. Always comfortable. Carlos and Debbie have done a great job.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We love Happ Inn but the food wasn’t up to par that night. Skirt steak not tasty pulled pork not good

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was slow. Forgot my soup. The fries were cold.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

it seams that the prices have gone up quit about every thing on a hamburger is extra

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were visiting the area and found the restaurant on opentable and decided to give it a try....it was fabulous! Great food and service, and the Banana Cream pie was the best ever, and we thought one of our favorite restaurants in N Y C had the best...not anymore, the Happ Inn is a great place to go in Northfield!!

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This was my second visit with more to come to this establishment. Nice cozy place to have a quite relaxing lunch and not have a high noise level. I had a veggie burger with cheese and avocado that was to die for and my guest had a turkey sandwich with real turkey( not out of a cellophane prepack). Ample selection of Tequila and the house Jimador was excellent. Service was excellent and with a smile from Spomenka

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delish ! Everything we order there is delicious . We are always happy . The service is wonderful too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Really child friendly, my Lily girl enjoyed some ice cream with her dinner

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We just discovered this place and can't wait to go back. The food was outstanding, service even better. We had a party of nine with kids, and Pam took great care of us. Great place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Consistently good food and service. Really like the renovated entrance. It's a great go-to spot for varied menu, good wine and cocktails, and friendly staff.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Birthday treat given to us from the Happ Inn! Very nice.
The wait staff was delightful.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We loved our server, Pamela. She added something special to our evening.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Dependable for good food and service. Eat here often and never disappoints.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was great. Service terrible and then they added 20% tip.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

One of the best things about Happ Inn , is that there's plenty of choices for everyone to pick from
From their barbecue pork sandwich, to their grass fed burgers, and fish choices
We had very good service and felt that the meal was not overpriced
We will continue to support the Happ Inn.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This local gem is a reliable go-to when you want a step up from your average family fare. The dining room was recently refreshed with a soothing palette and sound-dampening improvements. Menu is broad enough to satisfy my picky teenager, my meat-&-potatoes husband and my semi-foodie self.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our waitress, Pam, was fabulous!! She added to our evening of fun and was very knowledgeable about the menu. Everything was tasty, however, I felt my ahi tuna sandwich was on the salty side. Goat cheese app and tortilla soup was yummy. Pork chop was delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was fabulous. Felt a little rushed by our server to order and eat. Food came out so fast we had barely finished our soup. Overall I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We all enjoyed eating here, the food is always delicious, and a nice selection. The waitress was very helpful and understanding of our special requests. Definitely will return in the near future...

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

They did not honor our reservation request. When spoke to the manager his answer was - "we are busy, too bad! " additionally
Our server was very rude.

Very upsetting evening have eaten there before, was excited to introduce it to our friends.
However we will never be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Hamburger was great. So was wine.
Chicken tacos were underwhelming.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always a pleasure dining at the Happ Inn

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

They've expanded their menu which I think is great . I like the enlarged entrance , half wall separating bar from entrance and improvements to the outer eating area. All very positive . Good place to eat with good food

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Brutal service. 1st time there. Not sure we want to go back

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Incredibly fair. Ridiculously small amount of fries served with my sandwich. Very dry and crumbly bun. Less than impressed.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Late night dinner. Warmly welcomed and the apple and honey plate was a lovely touch. Thank you.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great dinner with a great server. Always like the Happ Inn

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

HAPP Inn is a great place to go to and have a great eating experience!!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The Winnetka Library was having a luncheon same day and parking was nearly impossible. My
friend had to park eventually in a restricted area - may have gotten a ticket. We were celebrating an upcoming birthday and the patient waiter surprised us with a candle and cupcake. He was extremely patient with us as we stayed a long time...Happ Inn is a good meeting place because I live in Lake Forest and she lives in the city...it is roughly half way in between. He never hurried us despite a two hour simple lunch. The decibel level at a booth
is quite a bit better than most places we have met.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The Happ in wasn't happening this week. . .
we've been there many many times before so know this was not their "norm"
our server was very slow to approach us after we were seated, and her service did not improve
we wanted to substitute a different fish for the tilapia in the fish tacos (how many articles can one read and ignore about tilapia?)
and we were told the chef would do so for a ridiculous uncharge which we ridiculously agreed to- we asked for nothing else to be changed- the tacos arrived unblackened- then came back a second time without flavoring. What in the world!
The side veggies of brussell sprouts and cauliflower were fair
We'll visit again, but certainly hope this was not a sign of things to come for the Happ Inn

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I was there on a Thursday night with girlfriends! Everyone had a delicious meal and some of us took advantage of the $5 cosmopolitan! Wait staff was friendly and efficient. We were able to stay at our table and chat without being rushed away. Definitely will return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Very enjoyable dinner for three. Fried chicken was excellent, as was the chile reneiros.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Terrible service. Was a bday and staff did nothing
Service unbelievably slow

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Meat loaf and fish and chips are very good. Service was prompt and polite, but not over the top. We were seated in the front bar/casual dining area with many children and others watching sports. I didn't care for the ambiance, as I was hoping for a true dining experience, not a sports bar experience. This was disappointing, as the back seating area looked more like a nicer dining room. I will definitely give Happ Inn another try, but ask to be seated in the back dining area.

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