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The Generals' Restaurant

American, International
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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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Anniversary Dinner

Went to The General's Restaurant to celebrate our anniversary and had an excellent experience. The food and service were great, and the location inside our hotel meant not having to walk outside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve S
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to The General's Restaurant to celebrate our anniversary and had an excellent experience. The food and service were great, and the location inside our hotel meant not having to walk outside.

Thank Steve S
Valparaiso, Indiana
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158 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Underwlemed by the dining experience, which is too bad. The setting and ambiance are nice, the menu promising, and the service as pleasant as could be. But the food was average at best, especially given the price. The icing on the cake, and we didn't' have any dessert, was when they said the kitchen had run out of sour cream... More 

Thank NotRealHoosiers
Orland Park, Illinois
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We always stay at The DeSoto House when we visit Galena several times a year. This time we decided to eat at The Generals'. It's located in the lower level of the hotel. It was great. They butcher their own steaks which are terrific. The Walleye was also. The setting is wonderful and the staff is attentive. We dined there... More 

1 Thank TWB3rd
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Had Saturday night anniversary dinner here. Blackberry ribs and steak. Dinner and drinks no dessert under $70. Ribs and steak were perfect. Asparagus was skimpy but very good. Reservations probably a good idea on the weekend.

Thank Darwin H
Bloomington, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The food was delicious, the service was good. We were staying at the DeSoto House Hotel, so after a day of shopping and exploring Galena, we enjoyed eating downstairs in a quiet atmosphere with friends.

Thank Deb G
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Had a glass of wine at the bar on a Friday afternoon and it was nice. Came back for lunch the next day, a busy Saturday afternoon, and the service was slow and food just ok. Sat outside for the sun, but unfortunately the kitchen vents cooking smoke from immediately underneath the narrow side patio, so we left smelling like... More 

Thank 4thStageTravel
Platteville, Wisconsin
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

What a wonderful meal and service at The Generals' Restaurant. Our starters, bleu cheese soup for me and a gorgeous spinach salad for my partner, were exceptional. I got a taste of the vanilla bean vinaigrette dressing on the salad and it was to die for, a great combination of sweet, creamy, and tart. Never had bleu cheese soup before... More 

Thank LivelyLaura
Pella, Iowa
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great atmosphere, wonderful food. Highly recommend eating at this restaurant. Great to be in such a historic place. Interesting to see all the historic figures that had been at the DeSoto House Hotel.

Thank BruceVW
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Went to this restaurant expecting a great meal, given its location and prices. Our server was rather aloof and not very helpful. I ordered the Caesar salad, which had dressing drizzled on and tomatoes....never saw that before. My "medium rare" steak was closer to medium well done. At the end of our meal, we weren't even asked if we wanted... More 

1 Thank ChrisD0304
Okawville, Illinois
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The General's Restaurant in the DeSoto House Hotel is a place you'll want to go to enjoy a delicious meal, good service and a relaxing environment. The food will please your pallet, and you will want to return. We started the meal with an appetizer of Maryland Jumbo Crab Cakes, which were excellent - moist and very tasty. For our... More 

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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, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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