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Otto's Place

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100 Bouthillier Street, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-776-0240
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Tuesday
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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, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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  • 310
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food with a homey feel

Of course it's in an old building all the buildings in Galena are old but it is not downtown it's on the east side and sits across the street from the old train depot right on the galena River It is only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights and then there are only a few entrees to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Annie C
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Of course it's in an old building all the buildings in Galena are old but it is not downtown it's on the east side and sits across the street from the old train depot right on the galena River It is only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights and then there are only a few entrees to choose... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My wife and I went to Otto's because of the reviews on Trip Advisor, and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is a small one, right across from the old train depot on the east side of the river away from the bustle on downtown Galena, yet within easy walking distance. We had a cozy table on the second floor,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We love Ottos for breakfast. It is consistently great. I cannot eat eggs and they offer a variety of other options. My egg eating brothers and husband love the griddle and quiche options. Yum:)

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Rock Island, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My husband and I have always enjoyed Otto’s Place for breakfast during our weekend getaways to Galena. We decided to have dinner there this past Friday night and not only was the food delicious but the owner John and his staff went above and beyond being gracious handling a medical situation with kindness and compassion. We returned for breakfast on... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Cannot say enough great things about "Otto" and his friends who run this restaurant. From the moment we walked in the door, we felt like old friends. We had an absolutely delicious breakfast, well worth the wait, especially on the comfy couches with Otto's sunrise cocktails! Enjoyed all of John's stories and especially the history behind the building, and Otto... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

What a great find. We went here based on the many positive online reviews and we were not disappointed. We normally like to mix it up when in a new town, but given our great experience here on Saturday, we returned here on Sunday as well. The food was great (I got an omelette and a side of banana bread... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Just returned from a trip to Galena with a group of girlfriends. Read the reviews for Otto's so had to try it. Went for a late breakfast on Saturday and knew from the moment we walked in the door, it was the best decision all weekend. We felt like old friends from the instant we were greeted at the door.... More 

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Woodbridge
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

On a rare occasion, we visit a restaurant while on a rambling road trip that almost makes one want to up and sell the farm and move to that locale where a restaurant can be accessed (ha!) This was THAT kinda place! Otto's Place. Directly across the street from the old train station that Ulysses S. Grant left from to... More 

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Clarinda, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Excellent breakfast . . .great dining experience . . . loved our morning! Very personable waitress staff . . . .loved the vibe . . .and we wish you enough!

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Des Moines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

First off, need to warn people, they don't serve lunch Saturday and Sunda, only breakfast. I was disappointed as I was hoping for lunch food, however that being said, the food was awesome! I had the breakfast tacos. They were delicious as were the side of potatoes. My husband loved his bacon stuffed pancake with egg on top.

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?