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The Happ Inn

4.4
1440 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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The Happ Inn is located on the Southeast corner of Willow and Happ roads, Northfield, Illinois.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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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
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Phone number
(847) 784-9200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Freddy Sanchez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Willow
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Parking details
The Happ Inn has ample free parking in its attached parking lot.
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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.
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

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.

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What 1440 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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vipGeffK (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

great menu outstanding staff....Carlos ROCKS!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We eat here somewhat regularly however this time our server was pretty gruff. My friend wanted the chicken and asked if she could have broccoli instead of the potatoes and vegetables. The server said no—-this is what is offered. My friend ended up getting the blackened chicken salad instead. Most restaurants are very happy to make substitutions. It’s not that it wasn’t allowed it was also the way it was said.

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MichaelP (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We always enjoy The Happ Inn. Pleasant atmosphere, wonderful staff, great food. A pleasure!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Flatbread cold
Crab tower mediocre - bland
Fish tacos could have been warmer
Was it because it was valentines??

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vipMaddieN (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This is the second time that we have had the same disagreeable wait person, which makes the experience unpleasant.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

LOVE Happ Inn go there often Only downside was too cold. Had to ask twice for them to turn up the heat. Still too chilly

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CydO (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server Pam was awesome - helpful, attentive and has a wonderful personality.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a great time. Server was excellent as was the food. Were seated in the far back room which was not my first choice but it turned out just fine. Definitely recommended.

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vipBTL921 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We had a wonderful time. Food is great along with the service. One of my favorite restaurants.

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vipCheryl (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

As always, delicious food and great service.

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disgruntledvegetarian (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent service and great food. Our server was outstanding, especially in her interaction with the kids at our table. Everyone enjoyed their soup and dessert and all but one (me) enjoyed their entrees. SO disappointed that their amazing house-made falafel/black bean veggie burger has been removed from the menu. It was a unique and delicious vegetarian option and its replacement really falls short. Our family will still return as it's a neighborhood favorite but now my vegetarian options are limited to salad.

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vipWoodman (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food as usual was excellent but what really made her night was our server, Pam. Kept us in stitches all night with her stories about waitressing bill is 40 years Will make sure she’s there a server the next time we wanna great meal at the Happ Inn

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vipOscar (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

One of my favorites. I had paella, was great.
I always was pleased to be there

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scoz (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Great spot. Always friendly staff, great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Overall, Happ Inn is great for what it is: a casual establishment , diversified menu, great service, good prices, great beers and a fun experience. It’s not upscale or haute cuisine, so it doesn’t match up with those places. But it excels in its genre. Soups, salads and sandwiches are what they do best and it’s a good go-to place.

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Evanstonian (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great evening, as always! Very good food and service, and wonderful atmosphere.

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Qtip48 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great service and great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Always good! Love going here. Pam is the best wait-person ever!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The Happ Inn is a fantastic local eatery and bar. The staff is fantastic and the comfort food is very good. The Bison rib special and the wedge salad with skirt steak were both very good. Extremely happy this joint is near our home. It is now a staple for our family.

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vipChalet133 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Food is always very good. Had chicken tinga tacos and my husband had a burger. Had calamari to start which was great. Try the Sparkling Sunset cocktail - a favorite I cannot get duplicated elsewhere! Our server was super nice, but had a lot of areas to cover. This is not the first time we have experienced slow service here. We asked for drinks which never arrived, then cancelled the order when we had finished our meals. However, we'll keep coming back, the food is that good and value is very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Have they changed ownership?
The turkey burger was tasteless. It came out wrong.
They were not that busy & the waiter disappeared.
Always been one of my favorites.
Will go back & try one more time!

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vipdiningstar (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was delicious and portions were plentiful. Service was a little slow, but the sever was very pleasant. Will go back and recommend it to friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Consistently good food, nice atmosphere, great Happy Hour drink specials.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

The Happ Inn is a wonderful food experience!!! The staff, servers and the chef are all customer focused to provide you, and your family, an enjoyable experience!!!

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vipKDBal (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Great fried chicken!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Frequent dinners. New Years Eve. Poor menu. No steak offered only fish on special menu and regular menu offered no steak either. Understaffed. Skirt steak very tough for all four at our table. Really surprised at how poor a meal it was.

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Laurie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We dined with 3 other adults and really enjoyed our meal. Great menu with many options. We will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

First time here, just dropped by for lunch. Service was really good. Pulled pork was not super, way too smoky- ate 2 bites. The crispy chicken sandwich was cooked well but pretty plain. It was overpowered by the over-buttered bun. Fries were ok but tasted like plain frozen fries.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

An ordinary menu

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vipKenK (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Food predictably good as well as service. Always enjoy our experience here.

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