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Hank's Farm

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2973 North Route 71, Ottawa, IL 61350
+1 815-433-2540
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday Brunch is truly amazing. Don't miss out on this spectacular restaurant. Fresh oysters and perfectly cooked salmon are served. The eggs benedict is served on a toasted english muffin. The egg is a little undercooked for my taste, but my husband loved it, and the pickled herring. Hard to find a better dessert selection available at the dessert table.... More 

Thank jfs6
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was great. We drove an hour and 40 minutes to take friends out for their anniversary. It was delicious! And the desert bar was amazing. Fun part of the trip were the farm animals and the beautiful peacocks. Their gift store is fun to roam around in especially if your to early for your reservations. Definitely will make... More 

Thank kathleennana
Plainfield, Illinois
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews we were excited to try this out of the way place. We were very disappointed! Each of us tried something different and each of us were unimpressed. The salad bar was lacking - basically iceberg lettuce a few fresh vegetables and premade unhealthy salads. The steak was severely undercooked. The country fried steak had more breading... More 

Thank jpaszmsm
Chicago, Illinois
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107 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Hank's on a cold Wednesday evening in February. It is housed with a converted barn, one mile off the interstate. It is easy to get to, and there was plenty of parking. There is a small bar. There is a reasonably large dining room, plus a salad bar line. It was not crowded when I dined, but... More 

Thank nlman1985
Ottawa, Illinois
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy coming to Hanks because of the Sunday buffet. It can get crowded so it's good to have a reservation. The buffet is great! Wonderful selection of meat and also some breakfast items. The dessert table is my favorite. We have been there other days of the week too and ordered off of the menu and it has always... More 

Thank andipat
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Hanks has an excellent brunch buffet! A good selection and food is constantly refilled. Their dessert / pastry area has a huge selection as well! Everything tastes fresh and homemade. Affordable for families.

1 Thank Leslie S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

wonderful food a must visit great service ... if you want food for the next day get the huge rigatoni.The staff was so very friendly lots of fun things to buy and take home like homemade bread . Loved it especially that huge desert tray 😍

1 Thank Laura C
Bloomington, Illinois
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to Hank's and without hesitation, it won't be our last. The food was farm friendly. The portions were significant. The service was outstanding from the time we walked into the door. The raisin bread is a must. We even bought some for breakfast the next morning. We had a cobbler for dessert and it was... More 

1 Thank jtsq2
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

OK food, small buffet. Strongly suggest you make reservations. Brunch was okay. Attentive staff removing empty plates, refilling drinks.

Thank amajbj62
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Hank's is the place for a great salad bar and delicious fried chicken. The service is good and prices are in keeping with the area. Dined there twice on our five day trip to Ottawa, IL. as I can't get enough of their chicken!

1 Thank goingbyebye

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, 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 North Route 71, Ottawa, IL 61350
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-433-2540

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