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Embe

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen, 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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Sun - Sat 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Description: Also has a fully stocked bar.

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great drinks and sandwiches

The 4 of us were looking for something light but tasty with a drink. The drinks were awesome and the food really tasty. Glad the innkeepers over at the Stillman suggested this little gem.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Timothy5
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Hull, Massachusetts
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had so many choices in Galena, and always like to try little cafes. My wife had a salad topped with chicken, mandarin oranges, cranberries, and nuts, she was not happy with the chicken part. She was expecting grilled sliced or diced chicken, but rather got "pulled" chicken that seemed more like a rotisserie chicken you get at the grocery... More 

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Hull, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The 4 of us were looking for something light but tasty with a drink. The drinks were awesome and the food really tasty. Glad the innkeepers over at the Stillman suggested this little gem.

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Middleton, Wisconsin, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I was not a fan of this restaurant. The ambiance is all wrong and way too dark (not in a romantic way). The food was okay, but they do have good cole slaw (I'm not sure if it was homemade or Sysco though). We had awful service because there was just one server and a bar tender. It's a pretty... More 

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped for a short stop and it turned into most of the evening. We were looking for a place to chat with friends and this was the place. We had already eaten so we missed out on what looked like good food. The band that was playing was a nice touch to the atmosphere. The service was outstanding. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My Wife and I stopped in this bar / restaurant late on an August Saturday night. The band was doing it's best and we were thirsty and hungry from a day of scenic motorcycle riding. We split a corned beef and slaw sandwich on a sourdough bun that was fantastic and really hit the spot ! It came with some... More 

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Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Came to downtown Galena later in the evening had an appetizer and some brews at a bar, walked around and found ourselves hungry...after 9 and no kitchens open. Went into Embe on a Monday at 10:15. Found that the kitchen was open and a full menu! Food was great, people nice. Great end to a great day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The whole town of Galena closes at six at night. We went on the Amelia's ghost tour at 9pm and it was about the only place open to eat and drink when we were done. Awesome vibe inside!! Chips and queso was great! If you go make sure to ask for the blueberry "drink". They also have cherry but were... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great atmosphere! Drinks are fabulous, martinis to die for! You have to go, if you haven't! Haven't had the food there, but what we saw come out for others looked really good.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The food here has always been par none. Sincerely, always consistent and fresh. I appreciate their interesting menu.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Excellent white russian. The bartenders made sure my glass was never empty. The live music wasn't metal, but it rarely is...

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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, Delicatessen, 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?