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Hen House Family Restaurant

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6008 S 6TH Rd, Springfield, IL 62703
+1 217-529-3690
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always good. You can never go wrong! Their meatloaf is amazing! They also have cute gifts and old candy that u can purchase. Feels like an old farm house to me. Nice, warm, and cozy.

Thank jojomomma90
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Family run feel with really affordable prices. Food portions were really good for the value and the waitress was very nice. Definitely go if your in the area.

Thank sdickey024
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190 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Ate there one night. Food was good. Two people were basically running the place. The waitress and the cook. Good service.

Thank CruiserIllinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Horrible service. Went with 3 others, they all got their drinks, I waited 15 minutes for a glass of chocolate milk. Ordered a bacon omlette, got some southwestern omlette with onions, green peppers, hamburger. It was gross. My friend ordered anerican fries and got hashbrowns. Won't be going back ever

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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here for breakfast. Staff were all friendly, service was fairly fast, and coffee was both good and plentiful. Like in the title, the food is all basic offerings, but good and filling.

Thank Ksee73
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This is a cute little "mom and pop" place that takes one back to what might have been found along Route 66. It was full when we got there, seems very popular with area "regulars". The staff was friendly. However, our table had not been washed, it was sticky from syrup. The waitress botched an order...no toast that was ordered... More 

Thank Kathy B
Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I really enjoyed my meal at the Hen House. We were staying opposite at the Day's Inn and when we went inside we found it quite quaint and rather 'British' and as British people we were quite taken with it. The food was quite basic but you got a decent size portion and the place had quite a friendly feel... More 

Thank Caroline S
Jacksonville, Illinois
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This diner is a true step back in time. The décor appears to be the same as in the 1996 travel era. The cashier area has books, greeting cards, games and other misc that was staple with interstate travel. The interior is dated but clean and well taken care of. Then there are 4 plastic milk crates by the entrance... More 

Thank cyclonesdan
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Breakfast for eight was served up with a smile. Food and staff is very good and affordable. Nice country cozy place.

Thank triptime4us
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Service was bad, they let the food get cold while it was waiting to be brought to our table, did put in microwave to reheat but then the biscuits were hard. And this was after a 30 min wait. Then had to get someone to run take my money to pay(there were 3 of us in line to pay).

Thank indycar3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6008 S 6TH Rd, Springfield, IL 62703
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-529-3690

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