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100 Bouthillier Street, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-776-0240
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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  • 320
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent breakfast, excellent service

We ate at Otto's for breakfast & I had the quiche and fresh fruit. My wife had a cheese omelet. The quiche was light and fluffy and had great flavor and flakey crust. Service was excellent. Our food arrived quickly, never had to wait for drink refills and they brought the check without a wait... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
bob s
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Wisconsin
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English first
Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We ate at Otto's for breakfast & I had the quiche and fresh fruit. My wife had a cheese omelet. The quiche was light and fluffy and had great flavor and flakey crust. Service was excellent. Our food arrived quickly, never had to wait for drink refills and they brought the check without a wait (a pet peeve). Parking was... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice place with friendly service, the menu isn't too big but what they do they do well. Has a very local, small town restaurant feel. It didn't quite live up to the hype and I'm not the biggest breakfast food person, but it was a good meal at a fair price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Went for breakfast had read good reviews, busy but had a pleasant area to wait for table. The dining areas were very nice and homey. Our food was delicious and did not have to wait very long for our meal, efficient and friendly waitstaff.

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a charming place across from the old train depot on Galena's east side. Great food, friendly service, moderate prices.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We ate at Otto's two years ago and decided to go back. We got there a few minutes after two PM and they close at 2. They were very nice to let us in. I had the daily quiche and my husband had the chicken/cranberry sandwich. Also had the coffee cake for desert. The food is delicious and felt comfortable... More 

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Dubuque, IA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I visited Otto's on a Friday night. We were directed there by the Trip Advisor reviews. I have to say it was one of my best dining experiences. The restaurant is located on the other side of the river. Offers plenty of parking and no crowds. The owner, John was a very nice host. Offering samples of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Awesome breakfasts!!! Across from the railroad station and off the busy, main street. Small, intimate and the staff was very nice, service was excellent, breakfast was served hot - not always the case in many places. We did not have dinner here, but the menu was INTERESTING and I regret we did not get the chance to return. It WILL... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I had the best dinner we have ever had in our 20+ years of vacationing in Galena, Illinois at Otto's Place. We had always assumed that the restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch, but were delighted to see that they serve dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings. We were seated upstairs in a very cozy... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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132 reviews 132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Are you kidding me? There is a reason Otto's Place is rated #1 in Galena. Great fresh homemade food, fast and friendly service and a very clean rustic ambiance. They are open until 2PM on weekdays and hold dinner service Friday and Saturday. If you are traveling to Galena, thru Galena or near Galena, you should spend the time to... More 

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Mankato Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We enjoyed a great breakfast here. The service was outstanding, the mimosas were tasty and the food was great. If you need a place to relax in Galena this is it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Bouthillier Street, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-776-0240

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?