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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 #18 of 56 restaurants in Galena
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Plainfield, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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385 reviews 385 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 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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Big Canoe, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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