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1308 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 391-2511
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
I need MEKONG Rehab...I'm addicted

This is the BEST Thai restaurant in Springfield! OK- so there aren't any chandeliers or crystal fountains. I'll admit, it's a 'hole in the wall, pull out your own chair, paper napkin, you can hear the woks & cooking utensils in the kitchen kind of place'; but when you get your plate...OMG! Nothing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is the BEST Thai restaurant in Springfield! OK- so there aren't any chandeliers or crystal fountains. I'll admit, it's a 'hole in the wall, pull out your own chair, paper napkin, you can hear the woks & cooking utensils in the kitchen kind of place'; but when you get your plate...OMG! Nothing else matters! Even the service is Great!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

At first I was hesitant to go to this restaurant because of how the outside looked. There was a wooden, beaten up sign that said Mekong Café. The parking is located behind the building and there was some random dogs running around. Walking in I was still hesitant because it was dimly lit and there were some dried up, dusty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent Thai food restaurant. But, they are not the fastest service I've seen. If you're not in a hurry, you will enjoy what's in store. I love the spiciness of the Mekong offerings especially the Mekong Spring Roll!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I have eaten here at least three times a month, for lunch and dinner for more than five years. The food is not overly salty or running with gravy. The food is pleasantly spiced and not over-heated with hot peppers so you cannot taste the flavor. Always top quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Doesn't look good on the outside and the interior doesn't offer much more. Casual atmosphere. Friendly and efficient services. Food is delicious. So many fresh ingredients and thoughtful preparation. My favorite is the Thai Salad with beef. Furthest thing from a salad you can imagine. Simply delicious food at a great price. A jewel in the food desert of central... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Went here with a group of ten people. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Doesn't look like much from the outside but the food is top notch. Flavors were balanced perfectly. We tried a little of everything (Thai and Vietnamese dishes) and they were all very good.

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I invited my son and his wife for lunch today and decided to go to Mekong Cafe. Our order was crab rangoon, patia, chicken fried rice and Thai rolls! Man was it all good. You get to choose from mild, medium and hot, super hot for any of the dishes you choose. The servers are so nice and welcoming. The... More 

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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1308 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: (217) 391-2511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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