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Galena Brewing Company

227 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
815 776 9917
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Ranked #24 of 55 restaurants in Galena
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Tapas, Vegetarian, Brew Pub
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a local grass roots craft brewery using only the best of local ingredients...the only brewery in Galena, and the first to return to this historic brewing town in 80 years. We have six beer styles on tap, seasonal brews, delicious Tapas, salads and sandwiches menu & desserts. Kids menu too!We have taken strides to ensure that our table and bar service is excellent, and we are happy to report that our customer feedback now consistently reflects that quality. Brewery tours each day at 3pm and 6pm by arrangement. Beer tasting flights and full bar. Live music and dancing each weekend Friday and Saturdays at 7pm. All football games on four 55inch flat screens with really cool surround sound on Sundays and Mondays.
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Hard to find restaurants that serve gluten-free food and beverages and was very delighted to find both on their menu. The food was suberb and our bartender was excellent. Very spacious and relaxing restaurant .....will be stopping there again!!!! Thanks again David and the staff!!!

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Highland Park, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have been here several times and am increasingly impressed. I've always had a good meal and great beer. Recently, our waiter, Nick, was outstanding. Happened to be there for the annual Reggae Festival, which was a special treat. Can't wait to go back!

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Dousman, Wisconsin USA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After spending the day exploring Galena, we stopped in for some refreshment. I tried their sampler of all six of their beers (several award winners). All of the varieties were delicious. Having previously read reviews of the food, we decided to eat elsewhere. I would recommend stopping in for beer, however. The space is large and welcoming.

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Coming from the West Coast I expected the beers here to be somewhat boring. I was pleasantly surprised at the hop profile in Annabelle's IPA. Service was very warm and welcoming.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We have stopped here many times. Miner's Treasure ale, Annabel's IPA, and Uly's stout are some of our favorites. They do great seasonal brews too. The food is good but not great. Love their loaded nachos and they have great deals on their wings.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went here because they had a restaurant.com coupon ($25 off -- look for that). The food was good and my wife enjoyed her beer, the service was also good. We were served quickly and it was a nice introduction to Galena. My wife had a flatbread and the kids had pizzas, both were average but good. I really enjoyed... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stopped by at 4:30 and had no wait for a table. Attentive service; great selection of beers including those made there and a nice selection of others. Variety of tastings and flights available. Food and beverages were reasonably priced; sweet potato tots were a nice alternative to the usual fries. Gift shop in the front, of which I am... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food was surprisingly good for a brewery. Good service. We took a tour which was short but fun. Good times!

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This past weekend, I planned a wedding of 300 in Galena and we needed a spot large enough to accommodate 100 plus guests for a rehearsal dinner. They can fit up to 140. The bride and groom chose Galena Brewing Company back in March because of the open floor plan, good beer, pub food and live music. It ended up... More

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Gurnee, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Yes, the best thing on the menu is the beer... and it should be at a brewing company.... BUT it should not be the only decent thing on the menu. The place was clean and air-conditioned, but lacked energy. The bartender ( also our food server) was friendly. Unfortunately, the food lacked inspiration and taste, and quality preparation (as the... More

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