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Benjamin's

103 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036
815-777-0467
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Ranked #44 of 55 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
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Rock Island, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went here for drinks. They had no specials to speak of, and had poor service and selection. Overall it seemed like a dirty place with not much going for it.

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Minonk, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

waitress was friendly and attentive, we ate lunch on a Saturday, not too crowded. don't get the buffett at lunch, not worth the price. Hostess was a bit on the snotty side.

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Maplewood, MN
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was part of a group and our meals needed to be pre-ordered. We ordered so-called Chicken Milano described as chicken breast baked with grilled onions, crimini mushrooms and sweet peppers for $16. It sounded safe but the execution was flawed and the predominant flavor was a sour earthiness, think dried mushrooms reconstituted in vinegar that rendered the plate almost... More

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Northern IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been visiting Galena for many years now, and Benjamins had always been a favorite place for a late morning early afternoon Bloody Mary. This trip was no exception. However, this time it seemed different. They were lacking in presentation and content. There were four of us so we ordered two of the ultimate Bloody Mary's and two with... More

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Huntington, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We only stopped in for a pick me up. Their Bloody Mary's come with a skewer of 4 shrimp, celery,pickle and cheese!! Wonderful!!

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