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The Happ Inn

4.5
1522 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
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 1522 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food good but by far too noisy!!!!!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Nice place. Diverse and tasty menu. Parking just a bit tight. Our server had very little personality but was prompt and professional. I will return heartily.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful server named Donna F. She appeared at just the right times.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I like the Happ Inn . It's always good. Service is good and food quality is good. Sometimes I think it is a little pricey but generally it is good. My only complaint is the parking lot gets packed at noon so I suggest making 11:45 reservations if you are coming for a noon-time lunch.

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2.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The wait person was very busy & therefore could not give good service .
Food was mediocre at best.
Hostess was rushed and therefore appeared cold & matter of fact, certainly not warn & inviting.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Thought the food was just okay, and a little pricey. Would not go back.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

A wonderful mother's day brunch! Loved the $5 bloody Mary's and mimosas. Loved the buffet portion and the menu portion!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Slow service. Expensive meal. Waitress was not up to the task. It was Mother’s Day. Was hopeful for better.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother’s Day Brunch & it was wonderful! Our waiter was so nice & attentive.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food is actually pretty good for a casual neighborhood place. I especially like their tuna burger and tuna nicoise, and my husband likes their fried chicken. And it's always crowded. So why only three stars? The atmosphere is just so cheesy and suburban. Fake "art" with cutesy sayings on the walls, huge tv screens in most of the rooms. ( pet peeve) ..all paired with pretty hefty prices for food like burgers and salads. At these prices, I want to feel like I'm out somewhere. Not fancy. Just real. The funny thing is, they just redecorated and I feel like they made it even worse.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Disappointing dining experience! Appetizer arrived cold on the first attemp—burnt around the edges on the second! Despite a lot of wait staff, our table of 8 was served very inefficiently. My chair was banged into by the same assistant server 3 times as he was shaking his head and muttering under his breath—and never once apologized for almost knocking me out of my seat! Good food but we won’t come back.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My son was served a burger with mold in the bun. It was gross and very unusual for Happ Inn as all our previous experiences were positive there. I hope their standards are not slipping. No manager came over to apologize even though they knew as they said “sorry” when we were walking out the door. Pretty disappointing visit overall.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We needed a place with easy access to the highway and Happ Inn came to mind. Not only was the location convenient, the food and service were wonderful. Happ Inn has a great selection of salads and other yummy items. And the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Always a treat to go to Happ Inn.....food is delicious and service is great.....be back soon

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Service was incredibly poor. Server was an older woman who didn’t seem like she wanted to be there. Will never return.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The Happ Inn is always an outstanding and tasty experience for evening dining!!!

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food was okay until I found a pretty decent sized bone in my grilled chicken sandwich! Worse, when I told the owner, he wasn’t too concerned at all. Ultimately, our server took my meal off our bill, though it seemed as though they thought I should be grateful for doing that? Bottom line ... very disappointing

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Love the ahi tuna steak sandwich. It is prepared with perfection. I have ordered it the last 4 visits and it is consistently good.
Love the sweet potato fries also.

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3.0Dined on May 1, 2018

fish tacos were unremarkable but the beet quinoa salad was excellent
wine list lacks at least one better wine - how about a nice Cabernet

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Always have a nice meal. Staff is very friendly and warm and food is always good.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We shared the Guacamole appetizer which was a winner. More than ample for two with good chips to scoop it up. Major disappointment were the beef hamburgers. We ordered them medium rare and they arrived well done and dry in overstuffed rolls. We've enjoyed this restaurant in the past,but this was a bad night.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This is my goto favorite restaurant in all of the north shore, it’s not fancy or pretentious, it’s wondful, welcoming, family friendly, date friendly, it’s truly an all around make it what it want kind of place with a menu that hasn never failed me or anyone I’ve ever take there or recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Excellent food and staff. Carlos was very gracious as usual.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Always a good call, food is great, wonderful beer selection. Good value, too. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Waitress was great - attentive to not "on top" of us.
Food was delivered exactly as we ordered it - with all our alterations.
We stayed to talk and never felt rushed to give up the table.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

You can never go wrong with having lunch or dinner here. The food is fantastic great service and Carlos is the best host.

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2.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Over priced salads that sound great but not really

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great waiter...new guy, but very helpful

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Very mediocre. Crab cakes were Luke warm and mushy. Terrible.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The restaurant is comfortable and the food is good and consistent. Wine list is good. Not too loud so good place to decompress for Friday evening dinner. Tables in bar which has live sports on several tvs is a good option for casual - and having dinner at the bar is also a good casual option - bar tenders are especially great. Busy on weekends so pays to reserve a spot

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Love this neighborhood spot. Food is consistently good. I love tuna steak and they have a sandwich that is perfect for me w yummy sweet potato fries.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

This was not our first time at The Happ Inn, nor will it be our last. The food was excellent; the service could not have been better! Carlos' (owner Carlos Nieto) attention to detail and physical presence in the restaurant each time we have been there speaks volumes for how/why the experience was what it was.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Excellent restaurant. Food is always good and excellent friendly waitstaff.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It’s always good!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Lunch with family. Friendly, efficient service and nice menus options. Good burgers and salads.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

There were 9 friends celebrating the birthdays of 2 of the ladies. We had such a nice time with Jason as our waiter. He was patient with our chatter and brought a special birthday cupcake for each of the birthday girls.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Loved our meal. The ahi tuna sandwich was outstanding.
Also the salmon dish.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great Friday night dinner to celebrate a family birthday. We grew from 9 to a 13 person party and they accommodated us-Sarah’s service was great. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Always enjoyable to dine at The Happ Inn! Pleasant atmosphere, wonderful food, delightful wine selections and friendly staff. Our local 'Go To' restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

As always Carlos is a very gracious host. Food is outstanding and can’t wait to return.

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