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Embe

233 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
815-777-2323
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Ranked #16 of 56 Restaurants in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Healthy
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Also has a fully stocked bar.
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Also has a fully stocked bar.
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Chicago
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106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We’ve gone to EMBE’s a few times in the last couple of years; as a couple, as a family of four and with a group of nine. There was no difference in food quality or service on any of those occasions. When we walked in last week it had been months since our last visit. Mary, part owner, cook, and... More

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Sterling Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We read the reviews on trip advisor and decided to try Embe. From the front of the restaurant it is difficult to tell if it is open if there are not customers sitting by the window. This is a soup, salad and sandwich restaurant but they serve until at least 10 pm. The sandwiches are excellent. Did not try the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Went to EMBE on recommend by the Trolley Tour guide. we decided it was the best meal we ate during our 3 day stay in Galena. I had the Screaming MB - so so good. a very nice selection of beer. we were just sad that we were not in town long enough to go back. Make this on your... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is amazing. We were sent in for drinks by Chris at Chocolat next door. He said they have great sandwiches and the mushroom soup is wonderful. We had the Fat Elvis martini and black forest cake martini. Both were dessert worthy. Laynie is the best bartender! :) everyone in town knew Laynie. She recommended Dillon's for breakfast, which... More

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Ringle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Tasty salad and sandwiches with flare! Nice atmosphere & service. Beverages were refreshing. Cocktails available.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you need a sandwich for a picnic downtown or for the winery, this is a great place to stop first. Just ask them to wrap it up nice and tight!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed two sandwiches, blue cheese soup, and bread pudding. Great wine & beer selection. Extremely friendly staff. It was extremely reasonable and tasty!

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Ate lunch here twice during our recent 3 day visit to Galena.A shop owner recommended-we frequently ask shop owners for dining advice.Menu offerings include sandwiches,salads,soup & appetizers.On our first visit we both had the house speciality cream of mushroom & artichoke soup.There was a daily special entree salad-Strawberry Daquari Salad-sliced fresh strawberries,candied pecans,dried cranberries and bleu cheese on a bed... More

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Elizabeth, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I had lunch here over Christmas with several women family members after a morning of shopping downtown Galena, after the sign board tempted us with their cream of mushroom, artichoke and sun dried tomato soup (delicious). I returned simply for a bowl of soup several months later. Most recently, a friend and I met at Embee's for lunch. My friend... More

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Freeport, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Lucky me! I was there on Sweet Tooth Wednesday, so my delicious salad was followed by their signature bread pudding. As a woman dining alone, I am sometimes treated like a freak, but not at Embe. They made me feel welcome and at home.

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