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233 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
815-777-2323
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Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Wilmette, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Small dark and Formica topped tables. Small but nice bar. Good location on Main drag with good hours.

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had lunch here on a Saturday that was Country Fair weekend. We stopped in a little before noon and were seated immediately. Service was friendly and fast. Our drinks were never dry. The food was very good and our waitress's recommendations were spot on. It was nice to find a place that specialized in something other than burgers! Some... More

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Arrived for lunch on Labor Day, as the lunch crowd was winding down. Had good sandwiches served with pickle and slaw. Interesting was that sandwiches had two sizes; regular and sensible. Sensible was just the size I wanted. We had one of each, with drinks, iced tea, I think, and the bill with tip was around $20.00

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Carpentersville, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Been going to Galena for 25 years. Not sure when Embe opened, but I think it's pretty new. Stopped in for lunch before leaving town and was pleasantly surprised. The service was exceptional. Our table was cleared and sodas refilled, food came quickly. Staff was pleasant - even offered us bottles of water to take with us as we were... More

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Pekin, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Embe was the only place open with food after 9. The atmosphere was really young, but still friendly. They really take a fresh approach to food, just wasn't our taste.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Looks like a bar, but tastes like a gourmet restaurant! Excellent soup and warm bread pudding make a nice lunch on your shopping excursion.

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Elmhurst, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I had the daily special salad it was rather small but fresh and had fruit & pecans, no meat for $8.95. I ate at the bar for lunch and had 2 servers check on me yet service was a bit slow. With the younger of the 2 having a bit of an attitude. I had to ask for more coffee... More

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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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Healthy

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