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Embe

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233 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
815-777-2323
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11:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Also has a fully stocked bar.
Good for:
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
best soups and sandwiches

we love this place. so friendly and the best for a simple meal. crazy beer selection too. one of these times we have to try the bread pudding, it's got quite the reputation!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
donlor82
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Aurora Il
Good for:
  • Late Night
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Aurora Il
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

we love this place. so friendly and the best for a simple meal. crazy beer selection too. one of these times we have to try the bread pudding, it's got quite the reputation!!!

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Edinburg, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Stopped in for a glass of wine while my friends went to get the car to pick me up. I'm recovering from a broken foot and had walked as far as I could. I was the only one there for most of the fime and although I tried to engage my waitress in conversation she was cold and aloof.

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Oswego, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

So glad they were open until 1 am on Friday night. Although, when they say you have to leave at 1 am they mean it! The Galena police were outside to enforce...

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Nice atmosphere, lots of tv screens for sports, etc., great wine and spirits list, fantastic homemade soups and salads.

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Moline, Illinois
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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

To be honest, all my wife and I have had is their bread pudding (and a couple drinks)...ON THREE DIFFERENT OCCASIONS in one year! Yes, it is that good. We have referred a number of others and they too feel Embe has the very best bread pudding they have ever tasted. If you don't know what about bread pudding, just... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

What a great experience. From the time we walked in a were greeted by Charlie, to the time we left it was a great experience! The beer selection is amazing, the drink selection is great (and reasonable), the food is out of this world...all gluten free. The bread pudding, if you do not try this there is no hope for... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great place for lunch. The sandwiches and soups are excellent. I've had the DAVE and the CARYN. Both excellent sandwiches. The soups are always good. I had the pastrami chowder soup. It was very tasty! The sandwich with the chips and a nice ice tea or adult beverage make for a nice lunchtime meal.

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Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Ok, I admit it: I have a weakness for bread pudding. So, when we walked by Embe and saw a sign showing that they had a lunch special which included bread pudding, I was definitely interested. However, even though the bread pudding is excellent, make sure that you have room for a sandwich and some soup. My husband and I... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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148 reviews 148 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The soup and sandwiches were very good. We all enjoyed our lunch, however their prices are extremely high. My wife had the 1/2 sandwich with soup special, I had a full sandwich and we each had tea for $32 including tip.

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Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

After a huge breakfast at our B and B, we really didn't feel like lunch, but the sign here for bread pudding caught our eye and it was delicious! The owner was very friendly and shared her thoughts about the history of the town as well as shops we should see while there! Good beer too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: 815-777-2323

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Description

Also has a fully stocked bar.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?