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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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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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  • 370
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  • 89
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 3
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small, cozy and friendly.

Went for breakfast. Service was attentive, informative and fairly quick. The food was fresh and choices were a little more than the usual breakfast fare. We were greeted and seated by one of the owners who helped us with our choices. All the staff were friendly. Had one of the best experiences... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went for breakfast. Service was attentive, informative and fairly quick. The food was fresh and choices were a little more than the usual breakfast fare. We were greeted and seated by one of the owners who helped us with our choices. All the staff were friendly. Had one of the best experiences eating out at Otto's Place!

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Midland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very good stuff for Galena! Not a big breakfast guy but they are killer! They do need better drink choices

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Galena, Illinois
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It's a small somewhat "campy" place but the ambiance and food is outstanding. We normally eat on the second floor. We enjoy their tacos loaded with goat cheese and other goodies. This place is one of our favorites in Galena.

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Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went here after having some less than thrilling meals in Galena and were SO happy we found this place. The breakfast was amazing and as someone who is Gluten Free, I was extra happy to have toast here with my breakfast! The service was great, the ambiance was wonderful. It might be because its not on the main stretch... More 

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Hull, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The 4 of us had a variety of breakfast and lunch items - and everyone was very very happy. It is great to visit a restaurant where the owners take such care with their menus and preparation. Why didn't we come here on our prior visits? I took a second order of the turkey chili back on my walk up... More 

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Galena, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

As a resident of Galena, this is where we go all of the time! Breakfast, lunch and Friday/Saturday night dinners are all wonderful. I love the quiche and biscuits and gravy. I noticed a reviewer complained about the biscuits being dry...even demanded that they change their recipe! How about just not ordering them the next time if they are not... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I understand that someone needs to be number one, but this restaurant can not be ranked that high (or if indeed it is, I am not sure what that says about the other restaurants in the area). We went there for breakfast and our omelets and pancakes were not good at all (no salt, ingredients either poorly prepared or of... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I was in town with 4 girlfriends for a weekend visit in early August and we had dinner at Otto's. The food was excellent but it was the friendly staff that made our dinner unique. John and the crew made us all feel welcome and special. John even sent us home with a complimentary bottle of wine. That was a... More 

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John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

You and your friends were a pleasure and joy to wait on! Thanks for paying us a visit and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Galena! I hope your friend who wasn't able to join you is feeling better! John More 

Middleton, Wisconsin
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Down the hill from U.S. Grant's home, next to the railroad tracks and Grant park Stands Otto's Place. There is not much else around this old building that contains a restaurant that occupies two floors. My wife and I had breakfast there twice on our recent visit. Sitting upstairs we were able to see downtown Galena across the river. Their... More 

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John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us! Our made from scratch corn beef hash and our home made quiche are two of our most popular items! Glad you enjoyed your visit! John More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My wife and I were in town for the weekend to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary. We started out the weekend at Otto's for breakfast, that was so original and tasty that we made a reservation for dinner that night. I had the breakfast taco's that were so good, I thought about them the rest of the day. The servers... More 

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John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It was fantastic that you joined us 3 times in 2 days! We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves and that we could be a small part of your special Anniversary weekend! Here's wishing you Enough and many more Celebrations to come! John More 

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?