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Paradise Bar & Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Grill
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205 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2245
+1 815-777-3245
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hudson, Iowa
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is your quintessential bar and grill. They have excellent burgers and again enjoyed mine very much. Something to note, they don't take credit, so be prepared to pay with cash.

Thank Matthew U
Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Expecting something "paradise" or enjoyable had been our intent. Unfortunately, the Paradise Bar & Grille was very disappointing. The dining area is something out of a church basement or 70's restaurant (unintentionally retro.) The food is nothing special and it feels out of place in the downtown area, especially with all of the tables smashed together. Service was mediocre. PARENTS... More 

Thank Dawn M
Manchester, Iowa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

My husband had the burger which he said was very good. He loved the toasted bun. I had natchos supreme which was very good and huge.

Thank Nancy B
Clear Lake, MN
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited mid afternoon on Halloween for a bloody Mary and a little bite before the distillery tour. Had to wait a bit for beverage and food service, but one waited upon drinks snd food arrived promptly. Bloody Mary's were nicely done, had a small Potosi brewery's on tap beer, also a good thing. Quesadilla order had 4 tomato tortillas filled... More 

Thank Suedrs
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We looked forward to pizza but were very disappointed when it came to us on a cardboard just like you get frozen pizza. It tasted like they embellished a frozen pizza with some extra cheese. Styrofoam plates were what we ate on...NOT fun or yummy at all. They had three people playing slot gaming machines who were loud and obnoxious... More 

1 Thank Craig O
Appleton, Wisconsin
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261 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This bar/restaurant needs some decorating to make it more fitting to the Galena historic district. The building is old, and as it is, it looks like a pool hall where they replaced the pool tables with dining tables (the pool table lights still hand at one end of the room). The initial service was good. Our drinks were served quickly... More 

Thank Jane K
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Went there for the Sunday brunch buffet and many items were cold. They could use a little more variety and some more space as it was very tight to try to get around other tables and people around the buffet. The Bloody Mary's were very good though.

Thank Joanie M
Galena, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We eat here quite often. The food is always good and it comes out fast. They have great nightly specials that are all great! Monday-Tacos Tuesday-Ribs Wednesday Spaghetti-Thursday Chicken-Friday-Fish. I have had every special one time or another and they are all great and you can' t beat the price. Linda the owner and the rest of the staff are... More 

Thank victoria c
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant for lunch. Busy of course, average bar atmosphere of course, and average experience to boot. The bacon and turkey wrap and chilli I had was kind of bland and my husband said the same about his grilled chicken breast sandwich with fries was about the same. Not horrible, just nothing to make the... More 

Thank SirDane
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Some food was OK but nachos were disgusting. Bottom layer of chips was soggy with cheese. When we said something the waiter got mad at us.Flies were all over. Find another place

Thank bkcangel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-3245

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?