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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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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
Good food and great conversation

We when for breakfast, the waitress was very friendly. The food was good as expected and the service was fast. They offer fresh squeezed orange juice (the real thing. You can see the oranges in the machine while the juice is squeezed). The highlight of the breakfast was getting to know the owner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Streamwood
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English first
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped for breakfast. My wife had Biscuits & Gravy and I had the Meat Skillet. The biscuits were very light and fresh and the gravy was just the right consistency with spot on seasoning. My skillet meal was perfect with a short stack included. Both dishes had that good homestead country taste. Even though every table was occupied, the... More 

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Bridgeview, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stopped here for Lunch while in Galena, The Food was GREAT. Service Staff was very friendly I would highly recommend this restaurant while in Galena.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

While the food was good and plentiful, the service was terrible. And they were not overly busy. The waitress would pass by and not check to see if we needed anything. We had to ask for silverware, drink refills and didn't get the bill until we went to pay.

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Easton, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went for lunch and were pleasantly surprised that we could order breakfast anytime of the day. I had pancakes which were very light and fluffy. The prices were reasonable and the wait staff are friendly and accommodating . We would go back on our next visit to Galena.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great food with reasonable prices. The wait staff was friendly. We ate her twice during our five day stay in Galena.

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Streamwood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We when for breakfast, the waitress was very friendly. The food was good as expected and the service was fast. They offer fresh squeezed orange juice (the real thing. You can see the oranges in the machine while the juice is squeezed). The highlight of the breakfast was getting to know the owner Peter. He is very friendly and charming.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had lunch upon arriving in Galena. Our first choice had no tables available. We had a delicious lunch and came back before we headed home for dinner. Wait staff are all pleasant and attentive. Food is so yummy. I had a grilled chicken salad for lunch and it was so good. The chicken breast that came on the salad... More 

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Davenport Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were just looking for a cheap diner for a quick lunch. The meal was fairly cheap but the food was bland and nothing better than average if that. I had a reuben that was pretty tasteless, my wife had dried out chicken sandwich. Also even though there were only 5 tables seated at the time it took about 30... More 

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Ballwin, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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

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