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1308 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704
+1 217-391-2511
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Springfield has many decent Thai restaurants but this is my favorite. Friendly service, low key atmosphere, wonderful menu. It's not a big tourist hangout ..it's not the kind of place you'd drive by and think you must go in, and parking can be limited. But it's packed with regulars at lunch who, like me, I suspect have tried the various... More 

Thank Denise C
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191 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Mekong Cafe has stopped us from eating at any other oriental type location in Springfield. There is absolutely no comparison. It is astronomically the best oriental food in Springfield! Do not be fooled by the exterior. The food inside is unbelievable! They are also a very nice family and will make you feel at home. I would not hesitate to... More 

Thank Lynnette M
Chatham, Illinois
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was my second time and I felt that my comments now will be more fair. The parking on the back is small, so you may need to wait or find another place to park. The place is not big and mainly serves state employees for lunch (very busy). The menu is a mix of dishes from several asian countries... More 

Thank edge46
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I just ate at the Mekong Cafe last night for the first time and the dining experience was excellent! The parking lot in back is small, but a spot was available. There IS plenty of parking in the area nearby. The staff was super nice to us and the service was on point, they knew what we wanted/needed before we... More 

Thank Tom A
Springfield, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This was a regular stop for me and mine when I still lived in Springfield. Lets put it this way - I don't miss Springfield, but I DO miss this restaurant - so that should say something! It's easy to pass by because of the somewhat shabby exterior - but don't let that fool you! This place is, without a... More 

Thank Stephanie T
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Loving Vietnamese food as I do I always look for Asian restaurants when I travel. Decor and ambiance are not very important to me, which is a good thing here. This is a lunch spot for office workers apparently, and the food is not very authenic. The fresh rice paper rolls were not well done: not tightly wrapped, too much... More 

Thank Gaye E
Springfield, Illinois
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Food is excellent! Locally owned restaurant. My boyfriend and I have been going here for over a year every week. Crab Rangoon cannot be beat! Singapore Noodle dish with tofu and Vietnamese Curry Noodle salad are some of my favorites! Just go!

Thank Laura C
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237 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I am trying different asian restaurants in springfield so I decided to go here. I had the Beef Bao soup and the Vietnamese spring rolls.the print rolls came with peanut sauce and there is soy sauce and hot sauce on the table.My first time having them.Good not great.but a popular item.The soup was Some of the best I have had.the... More 

Thank Jeff M
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

The wonton soup was good, but the wontons have no meat in them, which is fine, as the soup had chicken in it. The shrimp 3 ways dish was ok; too much like sweet and sour though. The chicken mushroom garlic dish was wonderful. The portions were good. The sauces l, vegetables, and meat/seafood was fresh! Will be returning.

Thank Rachel D
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a local gem. They don't do much advertising, but their food is absolutely amazing. The restaurant is small, so don't miss it...but the service is Great, and the food is excellent.

Thank Jeffrey P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-391-2511

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