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Mekong Cafe

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1308 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704-3813
(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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Chatham, Illinois
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time and I felt that my comments now will be more fair. The parking on the back is small, so you may need to wait or find another place to park. The place is not big and mainly serves state employees for lunch (very busy). The menu is a mix of dishes from several asian countries... More 

Thank edge46
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

I just ate at the Mekong Cafe last night for the first time and the dining experience was excellent! The parking lot in back is small, but a spot was available. There IS plenty of parking in the area nearby. The staff was super nice to us and the service was on point, they knew what we wanted/needed before we... More 

Thank Tom A
Springfield, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This was a regular stop for me and mine when I still lived in Springfield. Lets put it this way - I don't miss Springfield, but I DO miss this restaurant - so that should say something! It's easy to pass by because of the somewhat shabby exterior - but don't let that fool you! This place is, without a... More 

Thank Stephanie T
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Loving Vietnamese food as I do I always look for Asian restaurants when I travel. Decor and ambiance are not very important to me, which is a good thing here. This is a lunch spot for office workers apparently, and the food is not very authenic. The fresh rice paper rolls were not well done: not tightly wrapped, too much... More 

Thank Gaye E
Springfield, Illinois
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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153 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 62704-3813
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: (217) 391-2511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?