We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Victory Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Cafe, Sandwiches, Soups
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
200 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-4407
Website
Today
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Description: Victory Cafe is Galena's newest cafe located in the heart of Main Street...
Victory Cafe is Galena's newest cafe located in the heart of Main Street serving up great food in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy our breakfast specialties all day long including fresh baked cinnamon rolls, pancakes, waffles, omelets, and our premium coffee. Don't miss daily lunch specials offering the best from our extensive menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and hot plates. Bring the family and bring your appetite to Galena's new favorite restaurant - Victory Cafe!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 212 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chicken wrap was great!

First time diner while strolling through Galena. We were seated right away in this historic building which was bright and cheery. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. He was attentive without being over bearing. I had the chicken wrap and fries, and both were very good - I highly recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Lainie H
,
Chicago, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We only stayed in Galena 2 days and ate at this restaurant twice. The first day we had breakfast there. They open at 6am! The breakfast was basic but a good value for the money. The second day we had lunch. A lot of the restaurants don't open until 11am. This is a good choice because they are open 6am... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Illinois
Level Contributor
94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

as we were strolling, a fellow recommended we go to Victory Cafe for breakfast. You know right away it's a locals place and staff and diners addressed each other by name. I had bacon waffle which was good but would have been better if served hot vs warm and with warm vs room temp syrup. My husband's eggs were fine... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We got our food so fast I almost couldn't believe it. But when we were done, there was no sign of anyone to give us our bill, so we had to wait around for that. Nice regular portion for eggs and toast dishes. The have a 50+ menu, so that's a nice thing. Overall fine breakfast. Very social atmosphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

First time diner while strolling through Galena. We were seated right away in this historic building which was bright and cheery. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. He was attentive without being over bearing. I had the chicken wrap and fries, and both were very good - I highly recommend this menu item! My date had a small garden salad... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sugar Grove, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This place is great for breakfast and lunch the owners take great care in preparing homemade meals and the best soup in town

Was this review helpful? Yes
minnesota
Level Contributor
144 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

we stopped in early on Memorial Day and enjoyed a fine home style breakfast. The service was excellent and friendly. The Owner was behind the counter working. Everything was very nice!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rolling Meadows
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The staff and food are good as most people say. No one has mentioned that the food comes rather slowly. We eat here fairly often for breakfast. If they're not busy, it's usually about 20 minutes after you order, that your food comes. If they're busy, which is often the case on weekends, expect to wait a half hour or... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
155 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Average diner food in an average diner. Great service but really lacking in any wow factor. Seating is cramped and the interior is nothing special. What they miss in atmosphere and great food, they make up for in location. In the middle of the downtown Galena strip, you can't beat the proximity to near buy parking and stores. Salad was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago
Level Contributor
50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Stopped here for breakfast before leaving town.we saw the cinnamon rolls on display in the window the day before which is what drew us in I had eggs bacon and toast and it was fine. Nothing special and it was really greasy. Hubby had country fried steak which he enjoyed but again nothing special. We also ordered a cinnamon roll... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The staff are friendly and work their butts off! Owners are super friendly and top notch!Food is always served hot and fresh, with a great selection and they will work with you to modify anything or get you what you want! They never let me down. They cater now too! Awesome selections and will work with you to put together... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Victory Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Victory Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Victory Cafe

Address: 200 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: +1 815-777-4407
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American, Cafe, Sandwiches, Soups

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-4407

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Sandwiches, Soups

Description

Victory Cafe is Galena's newest cafe located in the heart of Main Street serving up great food in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy our breakfast specialties all day long including fresh baked cinnamon rolls, pancakes, waffles, omelets, and our premium coffee. Don't miss daily lunch specials offering the best from our extensive menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and hot plates. Bring the family and bring your appetite to Galena's new favorite restaurant - Victory Cafe!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Victory Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?