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Mekong Cafe

1308 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 391-2511
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This restaurant has the best Thai, Viet and Lao food in Springfield. Other Thai restaurants serve their food with so much heat to hide the like of flavor. Mekong is very flavorful and the service is great. Each meal is cooked to order and with great care. Highly recommend

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I call IL home
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I had driven by their sign for over a year before I convinced my wife that we should give it a try. Now it's her favorite place for Thai and Vietnamese food. The staff is always friendly and make you feel welcome. Food always comes out hot and the portion size is generous for one. We could easily share a... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

I love the food at Mekong! The pad Thai is always delicious, and I have never been dissatisfied with any menu other choice. The owners are friendly and happy to serve you. I only wish they were open on Saturday, as they are only open M-F. My family loves Mekong and eat there often:)

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Springfield, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We just went to this restaurant despite loving Thai food for years. We are not sure how we overlooked the place. We dined in and the surroundings were a bit rustic but the service was pleasant. Not a Michelin 3 Star but tasty Thai. The also offer carry out. I would definitely recommend this place as an alternative to the... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We have been going here for many years but have not thought to share our experience. What can I say? Great food, many choices, friendlyservice, BIG PORTIONS and budget prices. Outside is not the prettiest, but inside, it is very nice. We get the take-out for parties and its a big hit. We live on the west side and too... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Doing errands, wanted lunch but not a burger, Mekong so much better. Big portions, fresh flavor (not full of goo) great spring rolls. The spring rolls are reason to go there all by themselves; as good as the last time I was in Ho Chi Min city.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

I had lived less than 2 blocks away from this place and had no idea. That is probably a good thing for my waistline and wallet, because I would have been here most days. So far, they are my favorite place for pad thai and crab rangoon. Those are the only two things I have ordered. Little more savory rangoons... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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130 reviews 130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This was a great budget , casual Vietnamese meal for five weary business travelers. A bit of a hole in the wall, far from fancy, but excellent food, friendly service, and five happy tummies.

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River Forest, Illoinois
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149 reviews 149 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Mekong Cafe offers a menu that includes both Thai and Vietnamese dishes, and a small sample of Laotian as well (though I have not tried that yet). Generally I fear restaurants like this because they manage to screw up at least one of the cuisines, if not both. That is not the case here. Thai dominates the menu, but both... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

I am never disappointed with this place. Excellent place to eat a d great value. The atmosphere is finer type but adds to the overall experience.

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