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Benjamin's

103 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036
815-777-0467
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Ranked #46 of 56 Restaurants in Galena
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were in on a Sunday afternoon and sat at the bar for drinks. The bartender was an older gent, maybe an owner, and he was just the right mix of attentive, but not in our conversation. He offered to take a picture of us since it seemed like we were out on a special day. They had a good... More

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Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Food was just okay, not hot and just barely warm. Good wait staff. Have eaten here on several occasions but food has never been this quality.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Unpersonable waitress, however amazing food and drinks! Fish bowl sized Bloody Marys. Great fries, burgers and Reubens were the best we have ever had!

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Wyanet, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I stopped here for dinner. He ordered a burger and I ordered the Reuben. Both we pretty good and we enjoyed the fries. A group for the Ghostly Pub Crawl arrived and as a result we pretty much become non-existent. It then took over 20 minutes just to get our check and we weren't willing to stay... More

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Algonquin, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Started our ghostly pub crawl here, and while waiting for tour to start, got some good stories from the bartender. Would have liked to spend some more time here.

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Algonquin, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Part of our Ghostly Pub Crawl. We enjoyed chatting with the bartender before the crawl started! She was great & full of stories of her 28 years of experience. Don't be afraid to chat with strangers. You'll hear some of the best stories!!!

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Roscoe, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The place on the outside looks very inviting. Inside, the hostess was very friendly. She boasted about this wonderful buffet they have. Two people in our party got the buffet. Not only were the eggs green, yes green, they were "out" of half of the stuff the hostess mentioned was on the buffet. I got a burger that looked great,... More

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Marion, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The bacon cheeseburger was pretty good but the fries were greasy. The fish sandwich was kinda bland and greasy. But you can color the paper table cloth!

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went by for lunch on July 4th. The greeter and servers were friendly, but the waitress wasn't around much. Overall we got taken care of though, it seemed like other folks were pitching in a lot (maybe we had a new waitress). We checked out the buffet and I got it for the salad and pulled pork, but the... More

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Sherrard
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stopped in for a couple drinks.. Bar was very dull feeling and awkward. Bartender was nice though. Might of felt different if I was there for dinner?

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