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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
Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

My family went for a night out. The waitress never gave us her name and seemed bothered that we were there. She seemed very grumpy, did not follow through and did not know the menu very well at all. I had a flight of sample beers, which were good. The food was okay, should maybe be just considered bar food... More

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Fredonia, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Really can't complain, but nothing great either. I thought there was not enough to choose from on the menu for food. Plenty of choices for beer and they are good. With all the micro brewery's popping up everywhere there was nothing that made this one stand out. Potion size was proper, prices seem a little high.

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Shorewood, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A flight should be whatever the customer wants. Their policy is a flight can be either the seasonal or their regular brews you cant mix them. Defeats the purpose of a tasting. The music was horrible...on a 50's radio station...put in a juke box..would stay longer to listen to the music we like. The Beer is good..but lacks a "Smooth... More

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