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The Market House Restaurant

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Seafood, Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Pasta
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204 Perry Street/120 North Main, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-0690
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Brunch

Stopped in witha couple of friends for bloody mary's and brunch. The drinks and food were good however the server wasn't very friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Shannon T
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Bartlett, Illinois
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Bartlett, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Stopped in witha couple of friends for bloody mary's and brunch. The drinks and food were good however the server wasn't very friendly.

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Stillwater, MN
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Had a very nice meal there around Valentines. the wait stuff was very fun and really added to the experience Very historic building.

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Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

On top of delicious food, the staff and owner were incredible. The were so kind and patient with an elderly couple. Absolutely an awesome experience to get to witness selfless caring! Amazing! Go see them!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Salads are fine. Reminds me of what my mom would order 40 years ago. Fresh food so that is a plus. Drinks were super pricey. Felt claustrophobic in there. The street view is not anything to mention. If you are over 60 you will rank it highly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place was quaint, even by Galena standards. Many locals sitting around the bar. There was fortune telling machine that only cost a penny. Haven't seen anything like that since my childhood. The menu was pretty retro too. First course was a basket of crackers accompanied by homemade liver pate. My husband had the all you an eat Friday fish... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I like this spot. The owner is very personable. And they donate to a local charity of choice every month as well. The food is very good I like the seafood items. It is up a long staircase off the main street and was a little hard to find. We had to ask people to find it but the meal... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

After having their specialty Tavern Burger and their wonderful chocolate mousse, I purchased a carry-out order of their Crab Louis. Those are three reasons why I believe the Market House is one of the best places to enjoy lunch in Galena.

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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

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 204 Perry Street/120 North Main, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-0690

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Pasta
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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