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Embe

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American, 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: Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Also has a fully stocked bar.

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  • 107
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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 7
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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
Great food

They have a bread pudding that is to die for. I have eaten there every time I go to Galena, weekend stay or day trip and always get bread pudding! One time they were out :-(

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
alsace226
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Morton, Illinois
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Morton, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have a bread pudding that is to die for. I have eaten there every time I go to Galena, weekend stay or day trip and always get bread pudding! One time they were out :-(

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Thank alsace226
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to kill some time before a tour. Very cool place. The bar tenders were really nice and friendly. Decided to try the mushroom soup and I'm so glad I did. It was so good. I would like to come back and have lunch the next time we're in town.

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Thank Jennifer P
Peoria, Illinois
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stools for chairs with no backs is uncomfortable. Mushroom soup was excellent. My group of 9 seemed to enjoy their food. It was just really a spot for small groups and quick meals. one server for the restaurant it seemed and she seemed rushed (no wonder). Just surprised it wasn't nicer seating and better service as I had heard great... More 

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Thank Star2014
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stopped in for a drink and to watch the football game. The staff was very friendly and the bar was very comfortable. The food was amazing!! Homemade, fresh sandwiches - and an AMAZING bread pudding for dessert!

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Thank cbhicks
Villa Park, IL
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102 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people who work here (David the bartender) and Mary (the owner) are simply fantastic. The food is simply scrumptious and the bread pudding is literally divine. David makes the best martinis!!!! Most definitely my go to place for sandwiches in the Galena area. Just opened armed type of folks here. GET THE BREAD PUDDING!!!

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Thank CityGalIL
Galena, Illinois
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Incredible home cooking in a fun environment when a band might be playing in the evening. great for lunch or dinner in a bar like setting.

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Thank mtnmortician
California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Ah, a chilly evening and the end of a long day of adventure, and our sister wanted Bread Pudding again, and it was available at EMBE. They have such a limited menu that I had to cajol them into making me a Jingle Bell, hot chocolate (from a packet) with Peppermint Schnapps and whipped cream. Just right! A dark, cozy... More 

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Thank IrisheyesinAmerica
Guildford
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Mushroom soup was to die for, sourdough would have completed delight but bread fell short. Sandwich was excellent and we had bread pudding which was gorgeous . Good fast service by very pleasant staff and good value. Happy to recommend and would happily go there again.

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Thank Brightononthepatio
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I eat from here all the time for lunch and dinner, as I work just a few storefronts down the street. They are absolutely fantastic, and I can't recommend them enough. Great sandwiches, and their bread pudding is fantastic... I don't even like bread pudding, but I like theirs!

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Thank Synnaria
rio, il
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

their signature soups are SOOO good! Waitstaff is very friendly & it's a fun atmosphere. menu is diverse, cocktail list impressive.

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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: American, 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?