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The Generals' Restaurant

American, Eclectic
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230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-0090
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This restaurant is at DeSoto House Hotel
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
EXCELLENT!!

We had our wedding reception at the DeSoto house and the general's restaurant catered. It was very very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Deidra J
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Verona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Food was good but not extraordinary. Staff very accommodating. Drinks were generous for the price. Would probably stop there again.

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Shorewood, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The food is decent pub fare, the chicken tacos were excellent. The staff is always courteous and responsive. Do not sit outside on a warm day as the vent from the kitchen is under the outdoor seating area and you not only are subject to the smell but also the heat.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had our wedding reception at the DeSoto house and the general's restaurant catered. It was very very good.

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Waupaca, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had my birthday dinner at the General's restaurant. I had the pretzel crusted walleye that was excellent. My wife and I split a Cesar side salad and it was wonderful, tasty and plenty to share. Asparagus and fingerling potatoes were tender and flavorful. We topped the meal off with a strawberry caramel cheese cake to share.

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King, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Excellent food and service at a reasonable price. Restaurant located in the Desoto Hotel which is a really fun place to explore after dinner. Pretzel crusted walleye was fabulous. My husband and I had not one complaint. Best meal we had during our stay in Galena

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Most hotel restaurants are average. This restaurant has a very appealing ambiance, great food, and an historic setting in a hotel once used as U.S. Grant's Presidential Headquarters. Many other famous people have also stayed in this building. If you are in Galena, make sure to have lunch or dinner at The Desoto Hotel. The main level Green Street Tavern... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Very good food. Great service. Good prices. A hidden gem in the heart of downtown Galena. Do yourself a favor and have lunch or dinner here. You will be happy you did.

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Spring Grove, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Wonderful service. Excellent, distinctive cuisine. avoid the desserts, which are excellent....but only because you'll too full.

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Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews 115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Arriving at the Desoto hotel you feel the history. The dining room has Beautiful brick and wood beams. Pictures of generals all around. We had appetizers cheese and sausage tray delicious. The soups and salads were classic and well done. We had steaks and pasta all delicious. The staff were courteous and friendly. We had a really enjoyable meal here... More 

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Monroe
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food was tasty with a great selection. Service was fast and friendly. The view out over the golf course is breath taking.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-0090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Eclectic
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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