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The Golden Hen Cafe

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129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
815-776-0614
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Diner Breakfast

Very friendly staff. Good food, diner-type. They serve breakfast all day. Portions are very generous (including 5-egg omelettes). Still touristy-prices. $25 + tip for two breakfasts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
mgerber18
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Chicago, Illinois
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Gilman
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice for lunch and were delighted with the variety on the menu. The sandwiches/soup are fresh and tasty. The omelets are fluffy. Service is with a smile.

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Thank Linda S
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff. Good food, diner-type. They serve breakfast all day. Portions are very generous (including 5-egg omelettes). Still touristy-prices. $25 + tip for two breakfasts.

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Thank mgerber18
Deer Creek, Illinois
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

One of the better priced lunches in town. $13.95 for 10 oz Sirloin, potatoes, vegetables, and salad. Sirloin cooked unevenly, Odd choice of potatoes being only hash browns or special french fries but both were excellent and cooked perfectly. Excellent California Blend vegetables grilled. Simple salad consisted of iceburg lettuce, shredded carrots and red cabbage. Fresh but waterlogged. Service poor.... More 

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Thank Steven E
Greenfield, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The Golden Hen is a gem of a place in downtown Galena, right on main street. It's got delicious food, fast service and must try the orange juice. The omelets are to die for and the biscuits and gravy are great too! Enjoy

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Thank Maggie F
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Very busy place, good service, reasonable prices, average food. Had turkey sandwich and bean soup. Food is fresh and hand made not prepackaged. Good place for simple home style lunch in casual simple setting.

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Thank Darwin H
Morton Grove
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place swerves an awesome breakfast. We have eaten here many times and the food is consistently good. Make sure you visit here. You won;t regret it.

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Thank Nicholas B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Amazing breakfast! I had the France, french toast with apples, raisins and pecans. Was very good. Hubby had eggs, hashbrowns and toast. Cook to his liking. Loved the fresh squeezed orange juice. All the employees were hard working and attended to our needs. Very impressed with the service.

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Thank Kelli M
Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Our server did a great job. Everyone is very friendly here. We ate here for lunch (but we all had breakfast). The servings were large. Two of us had their benedicts, and another had traditional eggs, hashbrowns, etc. Everything was great. The hollandaise sauce was very good, and the potato pancakes, that were the base of one of the benedicts,... More 

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Thank Donna K
Berwyn, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This was the first time we have eaten here. Was a little worried at first, as no one came up to us to offer coffee. They were very busy and once the waitress realized we were there, she couldn't have been more wonderful. Our breakfast was great!

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Thank Kathleen S
Lake Villa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Actually went back twice to this restaurant, the food was so good - have been here before but this was my husband's first time. Try the bacon waffle - it was fabulous!!!

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Thank Diane S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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