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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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Hours:
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 26
    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
Most recent review
Historic location classic fine dining

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
Mahalo123
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Chicago, Illinois
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Iowa City
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18 reviews 18 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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Murphysboro
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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656 reviews 656 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
432 helpful votes 432 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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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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