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The Generals' Restaurant

230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036
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Ranked #19 of 56 Restaurants in Galena
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We dined here last Saturday evening. We had occasion to meet the chef the previous evening and asked him for a recommendation for our meal the following evening. He told us to try the Prime Sirloin ($28) which we did. For starters we had Angels on Horseback (house specialty), shrimp wrapped in bacon and grilled. They served this with a... More

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Wilmington, Illinois, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We eat at Generals' Restaurant every time we visit Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena. Food, drinks, service, atmosphere are very enjoyable...recommended!!!

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Iowa City
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great restaurant and town to visit. We have eaten at this restaurant many times. It's got fantastic blue cheese soup and known for their bloody Mary's. I always eat Turkey wraps and ice tea to drink. Very good. There is no extra ambiance here but reasonable prices and a great location. By the way Katie is our favorite waitress. Always... More

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Plainfield, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Wide selection of food and wine. French Onion soup was delicious and the wait staff was incredible and friendly.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had dinner across from the hole located in the wall during renovation into which the "The Lady in Black" apparition disappears. We did not observe any "lady in black" but we had some very good food. One of the earlier reviews suggested getting a table by the window to observe the people on the street. The reviewer was confused... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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422 reviews 422 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The first time we visited Galena, the Generals restaurant in the DeSoto House Hotel was open. And the food was delicious. The last time we visited Galena, the Generals restaurant was closed. Too bad. This time, it was open. Good for us. The decor has changed and the menu has changed, too. All for the better. With so many outstanding... More

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Big Canoe, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

While recently in Galena, IL we decided to visit The General Restaurant in the Desoto House Hotel. As it was, we were one of the few folks in the restaurant and the service overall was very good. Quiet with nice music in the background. However, when it got to the reason we were there, to dine, I was a bit... More

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Freeport, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had a mid-week overnight at the Desoto House Hotel. We had dinner at Generals Restaurant and the food was wonderful. The service is very prompt and the waitresses were really helpful and always had a smile on their face. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a good place to have dinner while in town.... More

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Loves park
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This establishment is located in the Desoto House Hotel, downtown Galena. My wife and I have stayed at the hotel many times but never patronized this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised! The food was very good, the service was excellent and the wine list was above average. The roast Duckling is exceptional! Don't buy all the hype about other restaurants... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Lots of variety for everyone from burgers to seafood and streaks. I had a crusted salmon with blueberries and strawberries reduction sauce which was very good and my girlfriend had scallops over linguini that was excellent. Great Selection of wines and lots of history here in the Desoto Hotel. The General is located in the lower level of the hotel.

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