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$20 - $30
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American, Bar, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 September 2022

Since it opened in 2009, The Happ Inn Bar and Grill at 305 Happ Road in north suburban Northfield, at the southeast corner of Happ Road and Willow Road, west of I-94 at Willow Road, has emerged as a popular gathering place for postgame football...fans from several North Shore high schools, including Loyola, New Trier, Glenbrook North, Glenbrook South, Deerfield and Highland Park. Open from 11 to 8 Sunday through Wednesday and 11 to 9 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, it is a busy, buzzy bar serving American pub and comfort food with a covered patio. My wife and I started with bowls of turkey chili with sour cream, onions, pasta and cheddar cheese and a Caesar salad with romaine lettuce, kale, croutons, parmesan and creamy Caesar dressing. For an entree, my wife chose Lake Superior whitefish with rice, grilled asparagus, red cabbage and cherry tomato salad in Champagne vinaigrette served with lemon butter sauce. I was tempted by the grilled jumbo shrimp but I couldn't pass up a 14-ounce grilled tomahawk pork chop with mashed potatoes and peppercorn sauce. For dessert, we were tempted by the key lime chocolate tart but finally decided to share large slices of Dutch apple pie and carrot cake. The Happ Inn isn't a sports bar by definition but it has all the trappings.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 19 July 2022

It's fair to say the Happ Inn is the North Shore's foremost culinary comfort zone. As soon as a guest enters the attractive but casual dining room, the restaurant's familiar charm feels like an old friend. I ordered the Willow Road salad, which was exceptional....Topped off with an addition of medium rare tuna, the signature corn bread croutons, avocado vinaigrette and crumbled goat cheese made this a dish to remember. For dessert, the chocolate chip cookie sundae is a surefire choice. (Always listen to the waitress when she recommends something--especially in this case.) The service here is prompt and friendly, making the Happ Inn a good option for those who still want time to watch a Cubs game after dinner. Prices are fairly reasonable considering the wealthy neighborhood surrounding the Inn. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone, as the menu offers something great for every pallet. I will most certainly return.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022

My wife and I go to Happ Inn fairly regularly. Now that things are getting back to a semblance of normal, the dining room is open and pretty full of diners. my pistachio whitefish was very good, as was my wife's fish and chips. Portions...are generous and service is greatMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 9 March 2022

Everyone was ready to return to normalcy, and the a crowded Happ Inn was proof. We had to wait since we were walk-ins, but it was worth it. Great selection of wine and beer, and a menu that had something for everyone. The vegetarians ate...well, as did the hungry, burger eating contingent. Despite staffing problems everywhere, the food came quickly, water glasses were kept filled, and our server checked up on us periodically.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 15 September 2020

Have always enjoyed The Happ Inn, and have been impressed with what they've done during Covid. Huge tent in the parking lot allows protection from the elements and fresh air, and their food and beer options remain excellent.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 1 September 2020

Thank you, Carlos, for all of your cooks, servers, hosts, etc. The food is always excellent here, the service is always outstanding....and it's even better with the outdoor tent where we can dine outside. The Sunshine Burger will always be my favorite!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 3 July 2020 via mobile

It was so nice to go out for dinner again! We opted to eat inside instead of the outdoor tented area. We felt safe - socially-distant, masks and rigorous cleaning protocols in place. The food was delicious - flatbread appetizer and salmon, whitefish and skirt...steak entrees. Service was exceptional! Thank you Happ Inn!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

Established North Shore restaurant with good food, fun atmosphere, and lively bar area. Been coming here for many, many years. Favorites include skirt steak, chili, guacamole and salsa, salads and especially their southwest ranch dressing. The mashed potatoes were lacking in flavor last night. Cute...birthday dessert for our teenage birthday girls and we enjoy their round tables or big booths.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 December 2019

Come for lunch on a Saturday and get $5 bloody mary's or mimosa's and a fantastic $11 sunrise burger! Carlos is so welcoming and so is that great hostess named Kiley.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 2 December 2019 via mobile

Though we go to Happ Inn on a somewhat regular basis, I realized we have failed to post a review. Happ Inn is a local restaurant with great service and consistently good food. We are most often there for lunch and have not been disappointed....The tacos are generously portioned and tasty. The soups are always good, especially the chili. The Cuban is a favorite with the appetizer quesadillas a close second (the appetizer is a meal portion!). The host/hostess at the door is always friendly and the servers are attentive and helpful. We have not been disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 22 September 2019

Staff was awesome at first entry and was very inviting. Thanks for the beer!!!! Order the corn bread its awesome. Also the Bison burger is off the hook amazing.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 16 July 2019

Our selections this evening were the margarita flatbread , the Pick 3 Combo {soup salad and a slider) and a hamburger. Each item was tasty and we had pleasant service. Not too noisy so we could converse comfortably

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 7 April 2019

A group of us went to The Happ Inn last Friday night for dinner and had a thoroughly nice time. It was absolutely packed but we had booked and were shown to our table very quickly. Our server welcomed us and looked after us very...well. I had the fried chicken and it was delicious- hot, moist and very tasty. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals and I have no hesitation in recommending the Happ Inn to anyone who enjoys good food and service.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Selections nothing exceptional, prices seem high for meal as presented. Overall noisy atmosphere not conducive to quiet conversation.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

We went for dinner. Had burgers and a turkey burger. They were juicy and excellent. We also started with the guacamole which is some of the best I have tasted. We made a reservation and got right in.

Date of visit: November 2018
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The Happ Inn Bar and Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4