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235 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2245
815-776-9990
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Spot for Lunch

The quirkiness of this place makes it a great spot for lunch. Had the shrimp Po boy it was very good. Also had a bloody mary. It has so many options on the menu definitely will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Egan W
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
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291 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The quirkiness of this place makes it a great spot for lunch. Had the shrimp Po boy it was very good. Also had a bloody mary. It has so many options on the menu definitely will be back.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

OMG. all I can say is the proportion sizes are enormous! The atmosphere is very fun and the burgers are delicious.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We visited Durty Gurts on a recommendation from a local. It was a decent place to get a sandwich. Nothing to rave about, but good. We had the Galena Cheesesteak (heavy on mushrooms) with seasoned fries, the Blue Moon Burger with sweet potato fries (these fries were great), onion rings (skip these, nothing special) & a Mudslide shake (yummy). We... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
704 reviews 704 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
466 helpful votes 466 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

There are lots of entertaining things to do during a three-day weekend in Galena in the good ole summertime. You can eat, shop and visit historical sites. Galena has the most restaurants this side of Chicago. For lunch, none is better than Durty Gurt's Burger Joynt at 235 North Main Street. It is as unique as its signature item on... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My fiance and I were in Galena for a day trip and we stopped in to Durty Gurt's for lunch. I was so excited to see that you could sub any regular patty out for a veggie-burger! My fiance had a regular burger, and I ate the best veggie-burger I've ever had here! The waitress was very friendly, and I... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Don't let being on the Food Network fool you. This restaurant is not good. Their burgers are nothing to write home about and the decor tries really hard to be a "dive." I was really excited to try it, but when I realized it was opened in the late 2000s and built to look old, most of the fun was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great burgers and fun atmosphere. Perfect lunch spot in Galena - friendly service, fast, reasonable price given the size of the entrees and the quality.

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Lisbon IA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I wasn't so sure about the name but the food is AMAZING!! Lots of different menu choices. I had a plain old burger with provolone and mushrooms with a side of cheese soup and still took 1/2 of it home!!! Not overpriced, friendly staff, and conveniently located.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Love this place! Not the fanciest place in town, or even gourmet food, but the sandwiches are delish and HUGE! Three kinds of fries, all nummy, homemade soups, ice cream and great atmosphere! You can always count on a decent meal here!

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Dubuque, Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Foodies love little more than a good burger place, and Durty Gurt's is the best burger place in the Dubuque/Galena area. They have a wide selection of burgers, including some epic ones such as one stacked four half puns patties high, or another that replaces the buns with glazed doughnuts. They also have some other great selections of the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 235 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: 815-776-9990

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?