Friday, May 19, 2017

The Happ Inn: Family, Friends and Great Food

The Happ Inn Bar and Grill in Northfield, IL

Last week, my husband and I explored a new to us dining option -- The Happ Inn Bar and Grill in Northfield, Illinois. The peppy exterior already lightened our mood even before entering the neighborhood eatery. The interior is casual and welcoming -- just the place where you will be comfortable relaxing for awhile with family or friends!


Interior dining room at The Happ Inn in Northfield, IL

We quickly settled in and started perusing the menu. The menu includes a wide selection of starters, shareable sides, salads, soups, burgers and specialties. The Happ Inn also has a separate dinner menu and catering menu. So much to choose from! While considering our lunch choices, we ordered some of Freddy's Famous Guacamole. Freddy's guacamole truly is famous and one of the favorite items on the menu. We thoroughly enjoyed it and it is a great menu item not only for starting a meal but if you want to stop in for drinks and a snack.

Freddy's Famous Guacamole at The Happ Inn

For lunch, my husband ordered a sandwich, salad, soup combo. For something seemingly simple, the presentation of his meal was artful. We loved that you could get all three items together -- often you can only choose two. He enjoyed a pulled pork sandwich, tortilla soup and Greek salad. A great meal allowing you to have a little bit of everything.

Sandwich, salad and soup combo at The Happ Inn

I ordered the Falafel and Black Bean Burger. Initially, I had intended to try a different burger but upon reviewing the ingredients of the Falafel and Black Bean Burger, I changed my mind. Entirely intriguing!  The burger was piled high with cucumber, tomato, lettuce, onion and tzatziki sauce -- yes, tzatziki sauce! I also ordered a side of sweet potato fries. I always love that option! The burger was definitely larger than I expected. I did not quite know how the tzatziki sauce would work but it really did work for the burger. The burger was enormous -- worthy of a cut in half! I really enjoyed it and would order it again.

Falafel and Black Bean Burger at The Happ Inn

For dessert, we savored a tres leches cake and cappuccino chip ice cream. The tres leches cake was incredibly moist and delicious. The cappuccino chip ice cream was a much needed treat on a hot day!

Tres leches cake and cappuccino chip ice cream

Everything at The Happ Inn is made from scratch at the restaurant except the bread and the ice cream, I was absolutely thrilled to learn that the ice cream is Homer's which is made in Illinois. The service was amazing and the atmosphere was warm and fun -- so a real find for families! Everyone is HAPPy at The Happ Inn!

If your interest is piqued, here are some specials:

May is National Burger Month at The Happ Inn! In addition to their great everyday burgers, they have specials the next two weeks including the Chorizo/Turkey Burger (available Monday, May 15 – Sunday, May 21) with a fresh blend of chorizo and turkey topped with a mix of fresh corn, poblano
pepper, Cotija cheese and spicy aioli and the BBQ Burger (available Monday, May 22 – Wednesday, May 31) with prime beef topped with house smoked BBQ pork tossed in homemade BBQ
sauce and garnished with julienne crispy onion strings. The special burgers are $9.95 and include a side of french fries, sweet potato fries, fresh housemade potato chips or fresh coleslaw.

**Upcoming National Childrens' Day Promotion June 10 & 11, 2017: Childrens' Meals will be priced at $5 from 11AM-4PM each day of the promotion. Childrens' Meals are normally $9.95-$12.95. What a great weekend to give The Happ Inn a try!

**Disclosure: We received a complimentary meal in order to bring this review to you. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.
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