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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Also has a fully stocked bar.

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  • 83
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best lunch I've had in awhile

The cream of mushroom soup with artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes should not be missed. Great sandwiches also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Marsha E
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Geneseo, Illinois
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Geneseo, Illinois
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The cream of mushroom soup with artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes should not be missed. Great sandwiches also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The soup was amazing and the server was very friendly! We loved the menu and the decor was really nice.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nice place downtown during the week as most of the downtown goes to sleep around 5-6pm. Just had drinks but the clientele was fun. Just across the street from the famous Desoto Hotel.

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chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Our B&B suggested this place for lunch. Perfect. Sandwiches come in 2 sizes and the chips were fantastic. Martini was very good. Service was quick and attentive. All good here.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Food was great. Friendly staff. Had a free bread pudding offer which was outstanding. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

The food was preety good. My only complaint was that our waitress seemed she was in a hurry to get us out of there. I believe she wanted to go out with her friends, as I heard her discussing this with another waitress. We may give this place another try.

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Geneva, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

tried few new drinks incl Lou Ferigna which had chamborg, midori and citrus vodka and good and not too sweet. Dave was a great bartender. sandwiches were tasty but appetizer menu limited. for a bar I was looking for loaded nachos or the like. Musician we heard was entertaining and played the acoustic guitar. Open late and serve all hours... More 

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East Moline, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

We ate here for a quick lunch and was very good . I had the ham and Swiss and my husband had the corned beef. We also had the bread pudding which was fantastic ! Service was perfect! Will definitely go back , especially for the bread pudding !

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Moline, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a small place, but the food has big taste. I had "The Refrigerator" which was very tasty, but the best part....the bread pudding! A mountain of whipped cream hid the warm, gooey pudding that satisfied my hungry for something rich and sweet. It is an absolute must!

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Galena, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Very small place with a very surprising and delicious menu....food is awesome!!!!! Very surprising for "bar food".....isn't even close to ordinary bar food

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Additional Information about Embe

Address: 233 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-2323
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Healthy

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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?