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205 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2245
815-777-3245
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A little bar in town

This bar is ok as a beer joint, and their food is strictly "bar" food, but it's ok as a quick stop when you're thirsty.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
gapeach26
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This bar is ok as a beer joint, and their food is strictly "bar" food, but it's ok as a quick stop when you're thirsty.

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Dixon, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is a must stop every time we visit Galena. I enjoy checking in on the "albino" frogs in the tank- they are pretty neat. The place is nothing to look at - except the awesome posters in the girls restroom! :) It's always fun tho and the employees are nice! The food is very good!!!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

There's a big sign outside claiming they have the best bloody mary so that drew us in after Christmas shopping there all day. It was ok, not the best. I ordered the steak salad & it was served with Kraft style American cheese cut into strips. Very odd. They don't take debit card so be prepared. Service was less than... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was our first and LAST visit to this restaurant!!! My family and I were excited to emerse ourselves into Galena's historic 'Main Street' shops and restaurants. The presentation of this restaurant on the outside was very appealing. We wanted a fun place to enjoy a wonderful lunch together and to take in the memories. The food was ok: burgers,... More 

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Berwyn, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We usually stop in mid-morning for a Bloody Mary. They claim to be the best and we agree. They serve food, but we have never eaten there.

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Decatur, IL
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Average bar food, it was ok, but nothing to return for. There is nothing more to say. décor was average, shuffleboard table, etc.

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Bartlett, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We went in there for lunch and the food was actually over fried, it wasn't good at all and the soda was flat, I have been to the breakfast buffet but I am thinking things have taken a turn for the worse.

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Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We saw the signs, "Best Burger" "Best Bloody Mary". We were so disappointed! The burgers were over cooked, dry and awful. The bloody Mary's were average at best. And then the bill came. We were told after we already ordered and ate, that it was cash only...it would have been nice to know that before ordering. And then it cost... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We only had bloody Mary's and Tap beer here but we were very happy with both. Large bloody Mary's and ice cold tap beer.... Great way to start the day!

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East Moline, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We ate here Sunday morning for breakfast. They had everything you could think of on there breakfast buffet. Definitely was our least expensive meal we have ever had in Galena! Was very good and will go back for breakfast on Sundays.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: 815-777-3245

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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