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

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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
best Thai, Vietnamese and Lao food in town

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
John B
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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Washington, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Zionsville, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 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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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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Springfield, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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 0 - 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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