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The Courtyard Restaurant

DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL
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Ranked #32 of 54 restaurants in Galena
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Feb 23, 2014
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6 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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
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 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Stopped in for breakfast and was very pleased with the service and food. Would definately go back again..

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