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The Market House Restaurant

American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Pasta, Soups
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204 Perry Street/120 North Main, Galena, IL
815-777-0690
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth the climb up the stairs.

My friend and I had great dinners. We did have to climb up and very steep set of stairs but it was worth it. I had grilled shrimp (delicious) and she had scallops (cooked perfectly). I do wish the shrimp were a bit bigger but there were plenty on the plate.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Penny D
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Melrose Park, Illinois
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Melrose Park, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

My friend and I had great dinners. We did have to climb up and very steep set of stairs but it was worth it. I had grilled shrimp (delicious) and she had scallops (cooked perfectly). I do wish the shrimp were a bit bigger but there were plenty on the plate.

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East Moline, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me and my husband frequent this place often , they have the best crab salad I have ever had! The service is always superb here. We will continue to stop in here when visiting Galena!

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Tremont, IL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My husband has the friday night special, all you can eat fish & chicken. He said it was good, I had their supposedly

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great signature crab salad sandwich and homemade portabella mushroom soup. Great view and very friendly waitress. Couldn't ask for a more pleasant experience.

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Galesburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The weekend of 2-28 was a busy one in Galena. Most of the downtown restaurants were booked up and we were running out of places to choose from. On the main street, in an upstairs window we saw a sign "The Market House"....up the alley and up some stairs, a few turns and there we were! Very nice staff, very... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Ate here for the first time after trying to find a place to eat on a Friday night. Every place was packed called here and was able to reserve a table for 13. Upon calling in they never asked for a name so when we arrived they were a bit confused. Got seated in the back and it was freezing... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This little restaurant is run by women who are very empathetic to needy causes in town and around the area. They regularly donate portions of the profits for various charities or participate in fundraisers. So, since moving to the area in 2009, we have gone here perhaps 5-6 times, hoping it would knock our socks off. However, the food is... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Tourists party of 7; 4 adults, 3 kids... Decided to try this restaurant after reading reviews on trip advisor. This is where you go if you are game for an adventure OR you are a local. This place is retro-fun! The location in itself is an adventure. A small door in the middle if Downtown Galena with stairway to...an adventure.... More 

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Viewed the menu online and thought we would check the place out. The place definitely has character and many items on the menu. I ordered the all you can eat fish/chicken Friday night special for 13 dollars (excellent price). It came with a salad, crackers with liver pate, and choice of potato. All were good, especially the pate. I had... More 

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Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This restaurant has one of the most interesting and innovative menus I have ever seen. The tuna was delicious and I can't wait to go back and try more of their fine fare.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 204 Perry Street/120 North Main, Galena, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: 815-777-0690

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Pasta, Soups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?