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Benjamin's

103 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036
815-777-0467
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Ranked #45 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
Wyanet, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Hanover
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128 reviews 128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Haven't been there in many years. It was a good place to get a beer and burger or sandwich. Recent visit tells me that it will be the last. Very limited menu, terrible lunch buffet and unfriendly wait staff. Big disappointment.

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La Grange, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Benjamin's restaurant is centrally located in downtown Galena. Galena is itself a fun tourist town with tons of "Specialty shops". A shoppers paradise. Shops that specialize in T-Shirts, shops that specialize in believe it or not Root Beers of every type, and souvenir shops and clothing shops, etc. Getting service at Benjamin's was below average, but once we found a... More

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Fredonia, Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Went for lunch. Seemed old but well kept. Food was very good and portion size was proper. Prices seemed a bit high but average in this small town. My family and I left full and satisfied.

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