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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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  • 53
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food and very friendly service!

Good food and plenty of it! Our sandwiches came with a cup of soup, fries and slaw. The restaurant was very clean . I would go there again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Pogo07
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Orland Park, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Ordered the BLT. My friend had more bacon on her eggs benedict than what was on the sandwich. It was OK. Nothing really spectacular.

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Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Good food and plenty of it! Our sandwiches came with a cup of soup, fries and slaw. The restaurant was very clean . I would go there again!

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Shorewood, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great start to a fun day. Family friendly, yummy food, accommodating staff. They make their own blintzes. They let me substitute the hash browns for a blintz.

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Genoa, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I give it a 3 for cleanliness. We stopped for lunch. Husband had a broiled chicken sandwich of some sort (said it was "Okay"), I had a patty melt - stale bread - questionable meat patty. Told DH it tasted like I had put too many breadcrumbs in the meatloaf at home. Not like a hamburger at all. Couldn't taste... More 

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Lake City, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The service was very poor, and the description of food was even worse, I would not recommend this resturaunt at all,

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The place was nice and the food was okay. My son had the french toast which was huge and good. No wow factor just decent food.

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Bartonville, IL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The skillet breakfast was hot, fresh & delicious! They even served complimentary rice pudding! Yummy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This place is a gem!! I love breakfast here. I've had a few different things on different occasions and all have been great. Plus their rice pudding is the best I've ever had! Try it. You won't be disappointed!!

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Cute little restaurant in an old, small, quaint river town. The restaurant matches the town perfectly. They close at 3:00 pm. They specialize in breakfast and offer fresh squeezed orange juice. I must say our lunches were just average, not terrible just not great.

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Streamwood, Illinois
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

looks like a good place for breakfast. Ordered lunch & they served a chicken salad sandwich on a HARD biscuit!!!!! They titled the sandwich chicken salad on Panini. Don't think they know what Panini bread is or how to make it.

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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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