The Happ Inn

4.4
1693 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Happ Inn is located on the Southeast corner of Willow and Happ roads, Northfield, Illinois.
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MT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife for Valentines Day! As expected Happ Inn was crowded. However food and service were top notch. The banana cream pie was excellent. I made lots of points for a very reasonable price! We will be back.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food for Valentine’s Day with my girl !

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c
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flawless and prompt service.

Standard items on the menu unchanged for years and still a great value.

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i
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was varied and very good. It got very loud in the restaurant and hard to hear.

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KL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal, good service and a really nice time celebrating Valentine's Day a little bit early.

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GJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Wings were inedible. Worse than Buffalo Wild Wings and that’s means awful.

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GE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A frequent dining destination with a variety of menu options and consistently well prepared food. Reservations are always necessary unless one goes at off times—the dining rooms are always packed.

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GS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I had the Southwestern chopped salad which was good, although the lettuce could have been more fresh.

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CZ
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love The Happ Inn...one of our favorite restaurants. We drive over an hour to get there. Well worth it!

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T
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time. Food was very good and the service was as well. We will be back in the future.

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BM
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love this place on so many levels. split a burger and salad--best dressing. Best Oyster Bay wine. We played some cards--it was the first of the thaw break nights. Love it here.

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CS
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable, always enjoyable and always worth going.

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s
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

poor service and food was just ok- salad and sandwiches nothing special

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m
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly and comfortable atmosphere in a casual, kid friendly setting. But, I think it is a little overpriced and the menu is very limited. I would have liked to see more salad and sandwich options.

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R
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food consistently from visit to Visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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E
London
27 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoy this restaurant. We dine here frequently. Highly recommended.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place , good food and service,the owner Carlos is awesome

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DL
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went for the Sunday Brunch but was not a buffet brunch just five items off the menu. The skirt steak was very good but the sunrise burger was lifeless and not prepared as ordered. Service was spotty and slow. Nice space but need to tighten up service and food a bit.

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NN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner (as always): the food was great (a trout special, and the nicoise salad with roasted salmon). Very comfortable atmosphere, relaxed ambience. Our waitress was clearly new, and service was a little ditzy. Fortunately , we were not in a hurry so it was not a big issue.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.

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m
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice neighborhood spot with decent food and portion size. My only gripe is the prices are out of line; high end city prices for a suburban spot. $23 for a tuna Nicoise salad is on the high side! Same with $18 for a 1/2 fried chicken or $27 for steak fajitas. I would go back if the prices were more moderate.

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H
Chicago
105 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this neighborhood gem. It is always good.
There is a variety of choices and I love their Sangria.

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GS
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Happ Inn is my kind of place for a pleasant meal and a fun evening!!!!!

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RF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always love the Happ. Often quite noisy but because usually busy. But enjoy all the menu options.

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D
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time eating at the Happ Inn. Good food -- excellent service!

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ME
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place. Easy access of Edens Highway. Mid-week meet-up spot. Good for people from the city and burbs. Good food. Lots of healthy choices.

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RH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Hair in the food.
Made daughter sick.

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LO
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Moises for great service and all staff..as weekly guests..salads and fried chicken never disappoint..good flavors don’t need so much salt though..please add more shrimp dishes and few simple pasta dishes with olive oil and veggies..thanks👍🏻😜

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KZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

NY Eve dinner. Seated promptly. Veronica, our server was friendly and made great menu suggestions. Food was delicious as always.

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CD
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Ate at the bar and it was great. Nice Martini, good wine, it was Monday nite so we ordered the Poblano pepper special. Delicious with perfect beans and red rice. Service was nice. The owner came around and said hi. All in all a pleasure!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

New Year’s eve with the kids

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H
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We celebrated New Year’s Eve here. We are regulars and love the food. This night was very special. The restaurant was decorated with balloons etc.and Carlos the owner was walking around with glasses of champagne or non alcoholic beverages. It was such a warm atmosphere. We loved being there.

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l
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was good. food was delicious. turkey chili was really good as was turkey burger. Diappointed no peppermint icecream. surprised that you hdrun out at 7:30 pm.
service was good.

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BM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the fried chicken, it was wonderful!
Great service!

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d
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s always good, service excellent, Carlos has always run a tight ship

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good as always. It was Christmas Eve and our waitress was definitely overwhelmed. We would not see her for long periods of time and specifically our dessert and Bill took way too long, especially with antsy kids!

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M
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The Happ Inn remains one of our favorite and most reliable destinations for good food and generally good service. I like their extensive beer menu - though I usually choose the same item, and my wife appreciates their great turkey burgers. Carlos and his wife are generally on site to keep a close eye on service.

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EE
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dining at the Happ Inn! Lunch and dinner are both wonderful. In this particular instance, we came mid-afternoon to sit in the bar and watch the Bears game. It is a wonderful spot to do so. Great drinks, munchies, and perfect service. And seeing our friend Alejandro manning the bar is an added bonus.

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s
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a consistent and nice meal. A pleasant sit down place with a varied menu with good wholesome high quality ingredients and items. We come here at least twice a month for the whole family and everyone can find something they like.

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