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The Generals' Restaurant

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

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Historic hotel with a very good restuarant

Food was tasty. Reasonable prices. Staff was attentive. Nice atmosphere. We were able to sit by the window with views of downtown and all its historic buildings. The DeSoto House Hotel has a lot of history. They have a TV room that you can sit and watch the history of the place which proved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
carolyn b
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Moorhead, Minnesota
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The service was good but the food was not very special. I had the scallops which was served with white rice and no sauce. My husband had the walleye which was good.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food was tasty. Reasonable prices. Staff was attentive. Nice atmosphere. We were able to sit by the window with views of downtown and all its historic buildings. The DeSoto House Hotel has a lot of history. They have a TV room that you can sit and watch the history of the place which proved to be quite interesting.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Clean and spacious. Pleasant staff. Good variety of dishes for meat eaters, though limited vegetarian choice. The portion sizes were good. Great place to pop in and have lunch. Food was fresh and tasted nice.

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Lisle, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

In a tourist haven like Galena, choices for eating abound. The General's Restaurant in the Desoto House hotel is a great spot for fine dining. Because tourists are the primary diners, casual dress is appropriate. The menu includes all the items you'd expect at a fine dining restaurant and the prices are reasonable. I had the New York strip steak... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We continued to be surprised by the economical places to eat in Galena. My husband ordered Walleye which he said was the best he had ever had. Still not being too hungry after a lunch I ordered a bowl of delicious baked onion soup and a salad. Bother were wonderful

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stayed at the Desoto and had a 50 dollar give card for the restaurant so we gave it a try. Glad I had 50 to burn as it is not a place I would return to. Cream of brocalli was fair and didn't seem home made. I had the suggested BBQ ribs and the were dry. A few good... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My daughter and I enjoyed a quiet dinner downstairs in the restaurant and sat near the wall with the "Woman in Black" plaque and opening. We both ordered steaks and were pleased with the quality. I would recommend to anyone looking for a nice place to eat.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Since we were staying at the DeSoto House, it made sense to pop downstairs for some lunch before heading out to shop. We had a front booth, and watched the comings and goings of the folks outside. Had a pulled pork sandwich, which was the day's special. Companion had a salad. Both were good, with generous portions for the price.

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Jackson, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The food was mediocre, fish was out of a box and salad was out of a bag. In such a historical building with amazing character they could benefit by investing in a chef!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Food was good but not extraordinary. Staff very accommodating. Drinks were generous for the price. Would probably stop there again.

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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
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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