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129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
815-776-0614
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Place For Lunch

Our first day in town and we arrived in Galena about noon after driving six hours without a meal and we checked the menu here and there appeared to be a good crowd and so decided to try. We tried the gyro place which was quite tasty and generous and a huge BLT, really could be a meal for two.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Ballwin, Missouri
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Ballwin, Missouri
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Our first day in town and we arrived in Galena about noon after driving six hours without a meal and we checked the menu here and there appeared to be a good crowd and so decided to try. We tried the gyro place which was quite tasty and generous and a huge BLT, really could be a meal for two.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast here and it was the best omelet I've had in a long time. They had a large menu with a lot of variety. Also, they had a machine to squeeze oranges for juice which was fun to watch and delicious to drink. The menu had quite a few types of juice on it, but we only had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Busy in the morning, short wait time. Fresh orange juice made in their juice machine. My husband had a skillet that he enjoyed.....eggs over medium were prepared correctly. I had an omelette with tasty hash browns. Large portions and average prices. We would return.

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were actually on our way to another restaurant when we saw the Golden hen and thought we would give it a try. The establishment was very clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. The portions were very good too ... as were the prices!

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I took my children and their friends. Never again. Menu says it's homemade but it's just bought from one of the food suppliers and warmed up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

At there for lunch around noon wanted a light lunch, we got that and more. For less than 20 bucks my wife and I got more food than we could eat, service top notch

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Lisle, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Golden Hen Cafe is a nice place to grab breakfast. If you're an early bird, they open at 6 am. I had the Denver omelet; it was nicely done and the portion was generous. My wife had the French toast and has pleased with it. You have a number of choices for breakfast in historic, downtown Galena; the Golden... More 

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Sandwich, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The food was good and our server was friendly and helpful. Our meals were delivered in a timely fashion and we were able to eat and continue on with our shopping. The decor is dated, but don't let that keep you from stopping. Everything was very pleasant.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We love breakfast places, so looked forward to this well reviewed breakfast place in the middle of down town. On a Friday morning during high season we were almost alone which surprised me. Any place that offers cheese blintzes has my vote. My wife ordered them and they were good, but far from the best I've had. I had a... More 

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Bonfield, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

All four of us enjoyed our lunch. Very conveniently located in downtown Galena. Waitress was very personable.

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Address: 129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
Phone Number: 815-776-0614
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: 815-776-0614

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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