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The Courtyard Restaurant

DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL
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Ranked #26 of 56 restaurants in Galena
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

During our two night stay, we are each morning at the Courtyard Restaurant. Instead of being offered the tired, "free" breakfast buffets that you usually find, the options at Courtyard were outstanding. We had free breakfast daily since we booked the mid-week hotel special package. No scrambled egg buffet here. Ordering off the menu, we had a Florentine Omlette, Eggs... More

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Rock Island, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The food here was pretty good, and it was reasonably priced - about $10/person. We ate here because we stayed at the DeSoto house. Staff was nice and food came pretty quickly.

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Arlington Heights
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The Courtyard Restaurant is part of the De Soto House Hotel. We had package deal and breakfast was included for the one day. I had an omelette - vegetable. Well prepared and served with hash browns and toast. Delicious. Service was polite and efficient. Never had to ask for coffee, wait staff checked on all the tables frequently.

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Chicago, Illinois
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397 reviews 397 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Courtyard restaurant in Galena's DeSoto House Hotel is a great place for breakfast, before you begin a day of shopping and viewing the sites of one of the nation's most historic communities. It is an attractive location, the ground floor of an enclosed four-story atrium with 19th Century paintings on the walls and antique fixtures. They serve breakfast daily,... More

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Huntley, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Delicious breakfast. More than we could eat. Very friendly staff.Service was prompt. Beautiful location is an enclosed artrium

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Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Impressive interior atrium space in the core of the historic DeSoto. 19th Century paintings on the walls. Ancient clock and light fixtures. The server was pleasant and kept the coffee coming, but the meal took forever to arrive despite the room being almost empty. I had the pancakes; the wife had eggs. Portions were large, but not flavorful. Next time... More

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Hennepin, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We eat breakfast here every time we visit. We watched the video on the history of the Desoto House. When you sit in the restaurant & think about what happened where you are sitting you can't help but be impressed. Many favorites at this restaurant. Never had a bad meal!

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The buffet is good but the belgian waffles are out of this world! Melt in your mouth -- always get raspberries and strawberries to put on top. Breakfast at the courtyard, before all the shops open is always on the top of my list of things to do in Galena.

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Galena, Il
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Now that the holidays are over, the deccorations are taken down, I am thinking back to the wonderful memories of yet another year.Perhaps one of my most favorite memories is the Breakfast with Santa at the De Soto House. The ambience of all the decorations, the wonderful staff and the great Brunch/Breakfast with all the delicious food(always warm, I might... More

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I've always made a point to stop at the breakfast buffet on Sundays we are are visiting. The ham off the bone is a nice addition. Nice selection of fresh fruit, pastries are so-so.

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