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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: Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Another Hidden Gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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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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Milan, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I recently dined at the General's Restaurant at the Desoto House Hotel and had one of the best meals I've ever had in Galena. I live here so I've had many dining experiences here. This is the first time I've been there since a major flood damaged the restaurant a few years ago and I was wonderfully surprised. The atmosphere... More 

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Montgomery, IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stopped in for a lite lunch on afternoon, and had a nice lunch. It was just what we wanted. My family of 3 ordered a bowl of chili for my daughter, portabella mushroom sandwich for my wife, and I had the club sandwich. All of us enjoyed our dishes, and we were seated in the back dining room by... More 

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Wales
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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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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