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Otto's Place

100 Bouthillier Street, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-776-0240
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Ranked #1 of 56 Restaurants in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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English first
Grayslake, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We love Otto's! It's not on Main Street so I don't think some people know about it. Food is always delicious and unusual. Love the creative dishes and always am pleased with my meal. Staff is wonderful,friendly and makes you feel welcome.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is our breakfast place when we visit Galena. Delicious and original menu items like sweet potato hash. Fast friendly service. I love the atmosphere of this Victorian era building.

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midwest
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere is really nice, great street presence on the opposite side of the river. The staff was friendly and accommodating. No problems with service. But we came for the food which I think was average. The local cheese plate app was great but the salad and pasta just weren't what I expected after hearing and reading about Otto's. Tried... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. I am pleased that you enjoyed the environment we created and our guest service. I applaud your memory and admit that mine isn't as good. I can't really comment much on a review that you just posted from a visit 7 months ago back in May. We do have many regular customers who come for... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

2 mom's looking for quiet fine dining getaway - thought we had to have reservations, stopped anyway... So glad we did! Had room for us. Best meal in a very long time. From drinks, àppetizers, dinner to the "made to order" ..... Fresh, warm upside down pineapple cake. We left feeling giddy for having happened upon such an exquisite meal.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was an amazing dining experience in every conceivable way. From the ambiance, to the food, to the unbelievable service--Ottos is pure Galena. The decor is warm and inviting. Our meals were delicious. The wine and whiskey list is absolutely perfect, and John was gracious to bring us samples of the wines. But it is the warmth and spirit of... More 

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Arlington Heights
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Just simply classic atmosphere, very pleasant. Our meals were outstanding; wine selection = perfect, prompt wait staff. Hours are limited so make sure you focus on planning time to enjoy, you will not want to rush through this experience!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had breakfast at Otto's one morning after having 2 days fill of the complimentary breakfast offered by our hotel. It was warm and cozy on a very cold day, our server was very friendly and attentive and our omelettes were very good. Coffee wasn't bad but, like most everywhere in Galena, was brewed too weakly. That, and the suggestion... More 

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Elmhurst, IL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We decided to try Otto's for the 1st time as we were about t depart Galena. It was cold inside but the food and service were excellent. We enjoyed the outdoor view. We would go again.

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Galena, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Great service, great food and lovely atmosphere. They have a wonderful view & you can go upstairs and sit on the couch & relax chatting with friends.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The great thing about Galena is the warmth and kindness of the people. This did not fully come through in this restaurant. When I walked in I was given a menu and sat myself down upstairs. The waitress was sweet and on point, but nothing to write home about. I ordered th egg tacos and a side of toast and... More 

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Additional Information about Otto's Place

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

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