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Benjamin's

103 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036
815-777-0467
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Ranked #40 of 54 restaurants in Galena
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Creston, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We've been going to Benjamin's for years and always had a good meal... The last 2 times going there was not good.... They're menu was printed on a sheet of paper and there wasn't much to choose from....They use to have a great selection and now it's down to a piece of paper... I hope they can turn it around... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Very slow in service. They ran out of table napkins and they had to give us paper towels. Granted we were Asians..we still needed silverwares-we were not provided with one. We had to searched for them ourselves. Our burgers were overdone and the fries here were unacceptable. I don't think they are worth $10

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Central Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a great place for families, or anyone who likes to color! Every table has a white paper table cover and crayons, so you can create to your heart's content. The prices are reasonable too. If you have kids, you really should visit.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a great place to stop by for a drink. We had the house speciality, Bloody Mary and it is superb! It comes spicy, strong and loaded! The bartender is wonderful!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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94 reviews 94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Have been to this place before and always like it. Visited it for lunch at a time when it was extremely busy. Although crowded, the service was good and the food (chili and breadsticks) was also good. Santa was making his rounds in the restaurant and it was fun to see his interaction with the kids. We stopped in later... More

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Rockton, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We visited here yesterday for lunch with sister and brother in law. They have a very small lunch menu (unless they had a special smaller menu for the Night of the luminaria)so I went with a cheeseburger and fries. The cheeseburger was good except for the dense type of bun they had it on. Way too much dry bread, I... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

They make a big to do about the bloody Mary's. They are so so but pricey but you do get 6 grilled shrimp in them.

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Hanna City
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This restaurant had been recommended to us. Stopped in for a Friday afternoon lunch with another couple. Waiter described several of their specials, which came out nothing like he described. Overpriced for just okay food. Probably would not return or recommend to others. Disappointed.

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Anacortes, WW
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch in a torrential downpour. We were seated by a window. I had to go to the car in the pouring rain and get my wife her coat as it was so cold. Our guest ordered the $15 dollar Bloody Mary with shrimp. The celery and green onion and lime were "brown" with age. Disgusting! We decided... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Good location, right on main. The food was reasonably priced and delicious. Nice table by the window with views of main street.

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