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Galena Brewing Company

227 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
815 776 9917
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Ranked #23 of 54 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
Franklin, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoy coming going to the Galena Brewery and have had a great experience everytime! The management must treat their staff well as they really do a great job. Being a "Beer Snob" I know great brews and their current seasonal double IPA, Fu Manchu is to die for followed closely by their Gold Award Winner, Anna Belle's IPA. Great... More

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Rensselaer, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Walking in, we expected a traditional brewing company with beer and bar food but the food far exceeded our expectations considering the cost. A wonderful selection of simple yet satisfying food and a decent selection. The only thing that surprised us was how early it closed. Wasn't sure if it was simply the night or if it was off-season but... More

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Schaumburg
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I got several beers for a friend of mine and he loved all of the choices I brought and asked me to pick up more for him.

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Stopped by the Galena Brewing Company mid- afternoon for a brew and some appetizers. Waitress was very helpful and provided super service. Very knowledgeable about the beers. Beer selection was typical for a micro-brew pub, the beers were good but nothing special. Appetizers were "meh". Chicken wings were fatty and undercooked, nacho's were basic, chips out of a bag with... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We were with a group of 24. They set us up in the party room which served its purpose very well. The waitress assigned to us was awesome. The food - pulled pork and beef with mushroom was very good. A live band was playing out in the main area that people gravitated to throughout the evening. A very nice... More

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East Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We visit here a couple of times a month. We drive from East Moline, about 90-95 miles away. The beer is superb, the food is also. The Flat bread BLT and baked chicken wings are our favorites. We usually go on Mondays, so Amber is usually our tender/waitress. She's extremely pleasant and fun to talk with. Jeff and Kathy C

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Melbourne, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Great service - our server was such a delight. She was very attentive and gave us a great options for a light lunch. The salad, soups and bread was delicious. We stopped in after a long morning of shopping - so glad we did.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great food and beer! Loved the buffalo wings and the 32oz beer samplers were terrific! Ended up buying some beer to take home.

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Chicago
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stopped in here after wrapping up a day of shopping... and decided to try a couple of their beer flights. The presentation & amount was definitely worth it! It was a great opportunity to try a little bit of everything & really decide what we liked. Our bartender was very friendly & helpful.. he really knew his stuff &... More

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Galena, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Had a great birthday dinner with my husband. Service and food was great. Beer was good. We live locally and should come here more often!

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