The Happ Inn

4.4
1555 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
The Happ Inn is located on the Southeast corner of Willow and Happ roads, Northfield, Illinois.
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
What 1555 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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food
4.4
service
4.2
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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H
Chicago
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Even tho the restaurant was very crowded, our reservation was totally honored.

Our waiter was perfect - I think his name was Joe - he was very attentive and helpful and right on top of everything!

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PA
London
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Always wonderful

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O
Chicago
4.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Excellent food and 1 of the best servers ever. This is truly the best overall restaurant I think in the north Shore. It undoubtedly helps that the owner himself is there and visible.

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P
Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

The Happ is a wonderful place to eat!
The staff is professional but friendly, the food is always delicious and consistent and I love the lovely, comfortable ambience!
A great place for everyday dining and parties!

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O
Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

One of my favs, try the paella, is very good, so are the drinks

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Y
Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Stopped by for an early dinner. Service was great, food was excellent and we had plenty of time to catch up. Noise was not an issue at all.

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I
Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

We really enjoy Happ Inn!
Calamari, soups, fish tacos, burgers, and cocktails are great!
Bartender makes a nice Sidecar with cognac :)
Great place to catch up with friends

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BK
Chicago
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

This is a secret "Mexican Restaurant" on the north shore. They let the chef cook up some traditional Mexican dishes. The gazpacho was truly amazing. It's always quiet, reliable quality. They have a full bar. The LWV-WNK holds its Wednesday luncheon series in the private room. I also had a birthday party in that room.

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H
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Neighborhood gem.
Guacamole should b served w the fish tacos.

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t
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

Place that makes you feel like home! Terrific staff & menu.

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OT
Chicago
3.0
Dined on June 25, 2018

Cold Very cool. Had to go outside to warm up

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BT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner as always. Pam was our server and she is fantastic. Can’t go wrong in dining here.

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GD
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

I cam here with my girlfriend the day before his Masters degree graduation. Her mother and my parents also came. The food was pretty good, but we all really enjoyed the fun decorations and overall atmosphere of the restaurant as well. The service was nice, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves so there was a nice energy to the room without it being too loud.

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NM
Chicago
2.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants but they have changed their menu and raised their prices. Food is still good, but not great, as it used to be. Also, no bread before dinner and no salad or soup included with dinner. Worst for us is that they now use soybean oil and also have soy in hamburger buns and my wife is soy intolerant.

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OT
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

Good food. Service was ok. A little noisy at lunch time.

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ML
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

as always - the food was great And so was the service!!!!!! always one of our favorites!

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

Waitress was terrific. Love the food. Location. It was quiet this Monday, somewhat unusual.

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LO
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

GREAT MEAL OF FRIED CHICKEN ,CAESAR SALAD,AND TASTEY PASTA WITH SHRIMP..THANKS AGAIN..GREAT SERVERS ZACH AND DONNA TOO!!!!

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G
Milwaukee
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Party of 10 for fathers day and the service and food where outstanding

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V
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

We love Happ Inn. Always good food and service. Great atmosphere. Nice bar. Never dissapoints.

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H
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

We dine here often. I love their Ahi tuna sandwich which was good, but the portion was half the size.

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J
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 12, 2018

Delightful food
Great waiter
Food served quickly
Lovely!

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

We shared wings and flatbread had drinks wine and vodka. All good on time and delivioud

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m
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

We all enjoyed our food and small round table perfect for 5 people to engage in conversation with each other.

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D
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

Our go to place but service has really declined. Waitress did not get to table for almost 10 minutes and wasn't particularly friendly-- when we didn't order drinks she was clearly annoyed.

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MF
Chicago
5.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

Love Carlos and his staff of dedicated, people pleasers. Great food, local hangout, personalities plus!

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m
Chicago
3.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

The food is good. My Southwestern salad was very good, although under the layer of mixed greens was a lot of plain old iceberg lettuce. I would have liked some more of the mixed greens. My husband had the organic chicken. It was good, not great. Our son had the rib eye steak special which was over $30. The steak was very thin, but tasty. Was it worth the price? I don’t think so. However the biggest disappointment of the evening was that the restaurant took the house salad off the menu. My husband and son both wanted a small salad, but there was none to be had. We asked to speak to the manager to express our discontent, but he never came. The server did come back to offer them either a small Caesar salad or a small wedge salad. This should be on the menu. They shouldn’t have to complain in order to get a small salad.

The service was great. This is a very popular restaurant and we have eaten here numerous times. We were disappointed tonight.

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 31, 2018

Always a pleasure to be there!

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GK
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 30, 2018

Always a great meal created by people who really care.
Carlos and the team are fantastic

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V
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

This is our go to restaurant. Always good! Love the atmosphere as long as Im not in the back room.

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M
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 24, 2018

The food was delicious!
Our server, Gaspar, was the best! Gracious, warm and eager to please.....a standout among waitstaff and an asset to Happ Inn!

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OT
Chicago
4.0
Dined on May 24, 2018

Very nice place

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G
Chicago
3.0
Dined on May 20, 2018

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

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B
Chicago
4.0
Dined on May 18, 2018

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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E
Chicago
4.0
Dined on May 17, 2018

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

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TG
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 16, 2018

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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GR
Chicago
2.0
Dined 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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T
Chicago
3.0
Dined on May 14, 2018

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

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f
Chicago
5.0
Dined 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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OT
Chicago
3.0
Dined 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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