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The Generals' Restaurant

230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036
815-777-0090
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Ranked #13 of 54 restaurants in Galena
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
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- Apr 16, 2014
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Big Canoe, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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28 reviews 28 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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Peoria, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We had a group of four, stopped in for a quick lunch and were surprised to see the carolers. Such a good touch. Our table ordered the hamburger, pulled pork sandwich and 2 orders of chicken wings. All were great.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The food was excellent!! There were 5 of us, 3 of us had the filet for dinner and it was fantastic. Cooked exactly how we asked for it. My son had the pretzel crusted walleye and he also loved it. My older son is a very picky eater for 18 years old and wouldn't eat anything off the menu so... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I liked it a lot. Laura, our server, was the best. Food was very good and prepared as we ordered. Drinks and food were served efficiently and with a little fun.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The food and the service are great in this restaurant in the basement of the Desoto House. The dining room would be a nice place to eat even without the possibility of a ghost joining you for dinner. Yep, it's haunted, supposedly, even with a doorway that was discovered hidden in a wall during a renovation where the "Lady in... More

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Highland, IN
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Beautiful decor, attentive service and the BEST fish I ever ate. I would come here to eat every time I am in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My sister and I stopped here for dinner and had the filet mignon bruschetta. We both ordered it. It was amazing!! I really love this restaurant. The staff was friendly and fast. It's in the basement of the Desoto House Hotel. The whole place is full of history and ghost stories!!! Recently finished and beautifully decorated!! Worth the money!!! A... More

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