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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
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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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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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 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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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
Ottawa, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to eat. Whether it's dinner or brunch on Sunday. There are animals that roam around outside. Their salad bar is amazing. We get the family together from all over Illinois for Sunday brunch. I love their fried chicken and steaks.

Thank karla s
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Cute atmosphere. Reminded me of Cracker Barrel. Large portions and home cooked food. Reminded me of southern home cooking. Good, not great. Had the Kansas Strip. Cooked correctly, but needed more seasoning. Staff was friendly.

Thank Yanks22
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Hank's Farm is just south of Interstate 80 of Illinois on rte 71. It is loaded with history. Originally a farm it evolved thru the years to a restaurant/gift shop. The decor is very rustic/country. The entire evening was simply a great experience. A wonderful salad bar. If you desired to do it you could make a meal with just... More 

Thank duke-duchess
Leland, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We eat here a lot. We've had the Sunday morning All You Can Eat Brunch on several occasions. And we go about once a week for dinner. I love the salad bar! All the meals are usually huge portions. It is clean and quaint. The decor is beautiful. Always have great service. You should make reservations.

Thank TiaJean
Melrose, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

What a great time we had here service was wonderful, great drinks, great menu!.Loved the salad bar...endless choices.appertizers were wonderful. We were visiting from Boston MA

Thank cher969
Springfield, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I hate to say, but the least few times at Hanks just wasn't what it used to be...not sure why. The food quality not so great but love to walk around and shop there. Very nice grounds on a cool fall evening.

Thank nursesrock43

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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
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?