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DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL
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7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and great staff!

Both the food and the staff were excellent! Our waitress, who we had on two occasions, was our "unofficial" Galena tour guide!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
Mark G
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Grinnell, Iowa
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Grinnell, Iowa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Both the food and the staff were excellent! Our waitress, who we had on two occasions, was our "unofficial" Galena tour guide!

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Carroll, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Food was prepared well and served hot. Very nice setting in the atrium of the Desoto House. I would go back.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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652 reviews 652 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
429 helpful votes 429 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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