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The Courtyard Restaurant

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DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL
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7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast - Great Value

The Courtyard Restaurant has an excellent breakfast menu (a lot of variety) at very reasonable prices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve S
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Lake Mills, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent breakfast if you are staying at the Desoto House. The service was very good and it was an average cost breakfast for the area.

Thank John S
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Courtyard Restaurant has an excellent breakfast menu (a lot of variety) at very reasonable prices.

Thank Steve S
Valparaiso, Indiana
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158 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

As the title gives away, we had a great breakfast here. The atmosphere is nice, the service excellent, and the menu choices many. They also offer a full scale brunch on the weekends.

Thank NotRealHoosiers
Bloomington, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is a convenient place to eat breakfast if you are staying at the DeSoto House Hotel. The food is average........not a lot of atmosphere/

Thank Deb G
Des Plaines, Illinois
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120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The Courtyard restaurant is located in the Desoto Hotel, on the Main Street in Galena. We stopped there for breakfast. The food and the service was wonderful. A beautiful room in this old hotel, made for a wonderful breakfast.

Thank RobJudi
Galena, Illinois
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I never met a buffet I didn't like, and the Sunday one here is very good. There is an excellent selection of hot and cold foods, a carving table, and a make-your-own omelet service. And the price is right around $15.00. While the room has high ceilings and an airy feel, the tables on the floor are just a little... More 

Thank savory-toothed-tiger
Platteville, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The breakfast menu is extensive and wonderful. A nice selection of choices from skillets to creative pancakes, waffles, and french toast. Service was good.

Thank LivelyLaura
Burlington, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Cute Breakfast Courtyard. The Desoto House is beautiful. A bountiful selection of items on the menu. I wish I could have tried several, but settled for a skillet, which was very tasty. The coffee and juice were great. The waitstaff were prompt and friendly.

Thank Sandra O
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The Courtyard looked very inviting and quaint so we dined here for breakfast. The staff was either under-staffed for the day or just doesn't offer adequate coverage. We waited a very long time to be served, two times had to get up to find someone, and we are very patient people. The coffee was as thick as oil, and was... More 

Thank sirhcl
Naples, FL
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This 161 year old hotel has the lobby right on Main Street and you can also walk down a hallway that overlooks the Courtyard Restaurant and also has doorways into shops on the Main Street. A delightful way to shop on a rainy day without going outside and getting wet! The courtyard restaurant was a stop for seven ladies who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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