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Embe

233 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
815-777-2323
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Ranked #15 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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English first
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was the first place we ate when we got to town. The friendly waitress and the great food made it difficult for other places to compare.

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Farmington, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

OK, we had eaten at another establishment before getting to Galena. We wanted dessert. The lady at the visitors bureau gave a few suggestions, an Embe was on her list. I myself was looking for something simple, cake, pie, ice cream, all of the above........My wife and I were accompanied by our adult daughter and future son-in-law. We found Embes... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

locally owned. chef made very healthy and tasty sandwiches, salads, soups. Would definitely come back

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Chicago
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108 reviews 108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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