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Mekong Cafe

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1308 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 391-2511
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Springfield, Illinois
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is excellent! Locally owned restaurant. My boyfriend and I have been going here for over a year every week. Crab Rangoon cannot be beat! Singapore Noodle dish with tofu and Vietnamese Curry Noodle salad are some of my favorites! Just go!

Thank Laura C
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124 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I am trying different asian restaurants in springfield so I decided to go here. I had the Beef Bao soup and the Vietnamese spring rolls.the print rolls came with peanut sauce and there is soy sauce and hot sauce on the table.My first time having them.Good not great.but a popular item.The soup was Some of the best I have had.the... More 

Thank Jeff M
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The wonton soup was good, but the wontons have no meat in them, which is fine, as the soup had chicken in it. The shrimp 3 ways dish was ok; too much like sweet and sour though. The chicken mushroom garlic dish was wonderful. The portions were good. The sauces l, vegetables, and meat/seafood was fresh! Will be returning.

Thank Rachel D
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a local gem. They don't do much advertising, but their food is absolutely amazing. The restaurant is small, so don't miss it...but the service is Great, and the food is excellent.

Thank Jeffrey P
Springfield, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

You won't be sorry. I've been eating at this establishment for several years. Consistently fresh, hot food, perfectly prepared. Staff very pleasant & owner onsite & welcoming. I have had numerous dishes, you can't go wrong. My favorites- crab rangoon, Vietnamese noodle salad (beef) with the peanut sauce, chicken pad Thai. Fabulous!

Thank Acctspd
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

It does not matter what dish you order as long as it has the magnificent brown sauce ingredient that makes the dishes exquisite

Thank ecapa3
Springfield, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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 

Thank PamelaSpeaks
Springfield, Illinois
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank EMcC2
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

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!

Thank Nunngirl
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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.

1 Thank John B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: (217) 391-2511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?