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Galena Brewing Company

227 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
815 776 9917
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Ranked #23 of 56 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for lunch and my husband wanted to add to his growler collection. Our food was delicious and we had a nice lunch. Everything was enjoyable.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I stopped to enjoy a few drinks while shopping Galena. I had sangria (which was fantastic) and my husband enjoyed a flight of Galena beers. The bartender was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. She gave great information about Galena and even recommended a few great spots in town. The place was very clean and comfortable.

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Minden, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We recently visited Galena. Had not been there since the 1990's - Galena Brewing Company had not yet been "born". Galena is a historic town in Illinois. It was the first mineral rush city in the US back in the 1820's, with lead being its predominant mined mineral. It was also a prominent brewing town, although that business had died... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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198 reviews 198 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped at the Brewery to sample their beers and hopefully get some good pub grub. We were disappointed in both the beers and the selection of menu items. The wife's brat was the smallest we have ever seen - served on a hot dog bun that dwarfed the brat. Taco salad - heavy on the greens was ok. The... More

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Belleuve
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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22 reviews 22 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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