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Hank's Farm

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2973 N State Route 71, Ottawa, IL 61350-9401
+1 815-433-2540
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Fort Wright, Kentucky
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our 'go to' place to celebrate all family birthdays/anniversarys/graduations/etc. Everyone loves the salad bar and the entrees are really good!

Thank Jbwinlb
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122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Something on the menu for everyone. Wide variety of options. Dinner entrees include the unlimited salad bar. Yummy. Friend and I enjoyed the highly recommended (by all locals) fried chicken. Done to perfection, just like mom used to make. Portions are beyond generous. Watched the diners and most departed the restaurant with take-home containers. Definitely so for the pasta plates.... More 

Thank trishdf
DeKalb, Illinois
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230 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here tonight. The salad bar was great. I had a 6 oz filet my wife had a pasta dish with filet chunks. Both dinners were really delicious. We will eat here again.

Thank Kurt R
Dwight, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at Hanks Farm for Mothers Day Brunch. We had a 3 PM reservation and I was told this was not too late as they served until 4PM. Unfortunately there were no breakfast items as advertised and the dessert and pastries were mostly gone. The wonderful breads I read about were gone also. We were charged the regular price... More 

Thank Judy C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is over all nice. I enjoyed the food big plates delicious meal. Friendly server. However the moment I walked in I felt like I was in a different time zone. The looks I was getting. I told my friend to look I wanted him see that it wasn't just me. Not a diverse crowd!!! Honest opinion. This seems... More 

Thank Jay L
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82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We were promptly seated on a Thursday night and chose our selections from the reasonably priced early bird menu. Our waiter was excellent and our food was good but ordinary.....just beware of the $3.00 a cup coffee.

Thank ChiCub219
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I am here 2 to 3 times a month, has always been one of my favorites. Go there on Sunday morning or early afternoon for their brunch. Top shelf. Service is fast and very friendly. The servers have been their for years and I owning a restaurant can tell you they don't stay if the place is bad. Great parking... More 

Thank Michael V
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise after many years of not going to Hank's. Although our table was in a poor location (next to the salad bar, on the edge of the access way to the salad bar line), the food was good and the price was right. I had the Oink and Peep (or whatever it's called) that included the... More 

Thank value-one
Dixon, IL
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I have been here twice now. I had read an article about it and we wanted to try it, so we had occasion to be in the area and thought we'd stop in and see if we could get a table since it was fairly early (not much after 5pm). The place was packed, and the guy at the podium... More 

Thank jaffa76
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to eat. LOVE salad bar. Great bread, get raisin bread early. Very memorable family diner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2973 N State Route 71, Ottawa, IL 61350-9401
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-433-2540

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?