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Embe

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Sandwiches, Healthy
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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: Lunch, Late Night
Description: Also has a fully stocked bar.

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  • 51
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just like home

Had a late evening snack and really enjoyed the food and service. The waiter's mom was the chef and came out to speak with us. We thanked her for a delicious meal. The bread pudding is just fine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
BernBag
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Marion, Illinois
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Marion, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had a late evening snack and really enjoyed the food and service. The waiter's mom was the chef and came out to speak with us. We thanked her for a delicious meal. The bread pudding is just fine.

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Mary is genial hostess who prepares the food from family recipes. The bread pudding with rum sauce and "real" whipped cream is the best we have ever had. The blue cheese soup was tasty and a great way to end the day.

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Gresham, OR
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We found this restaurant accidentally while looking for another (which turned out to be closed). My husband had the pastrami sandwich and said it was one of the best you've had. I had a cup of the cream of mushroom soup and the bread pudding, both of which were excellent. They were served by a friendly server.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The bartender was very accommodating and knowledgeable. Enjoyed the combo that was playing the night we were there. The ambiance was...meh.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you roll into Galena late (i.e. after 9:30pm), EmBe will be your only choice for someplace to eat, and maybe drink. They stay open until 2:00am and serve food until they close. The menu is limited to sandwiches, and standard pub fare, but what they have is very well prepares and delicious. It is a small place, but that... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We stopped here for a quick late lunch. We enjoyed the "Almost Famous" Charile's Way pulled chicken sandwich and the Embe salad. Both were very good. The sandwich was very tasty and the salad was delicious and very fresh.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Not much on atmosphere, but the best home-made bread pudding around - at least within 30 miles. Especially good at midnight!

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Warrensburg
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I had read several reviews on here that raved about the bread pudding. My mom is a huge fan so I decided to give this place a try. We lucked out that we hit a day when you got a free bread pudding with purchase of a sandwich and beverage. I had a cup of blue cheese soup with carrots... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Love the Embe salad with house dressing!! Fresh greens with mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, candied nuts, etc. So tasty!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Liked the healthy food with a twist. Super nice and accommodating employees, very attentive. Don't have kids menu but they were able to point out some kid options. I had an original soup with artichokes-delicious and a sandwich with some cabbage and ranch sauce. My husband's sandwich was also delicious.

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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: Sandwiches, 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?