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Victory Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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200 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2244
+1 815-777-4407
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Galena, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a local, Victory is my place if I want to have breakfast out. Being just me, I prefer sitting at the counter, grab the paper or chat with people I have come to know on my occasional visits. There is the typical variety of breakfast items. Some with a twist from the chef. All good. Prices are reasonable. Family... More 

Thank Linda B
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was excellent but the food was hit or miss. I had the basic dinner fare of eggs and hasbrowns, which were exactly as one would expect from a diner-style restaurant: slightly greasy but tasty. My husband had a soup and sandwich combination. He said the pastrami sandwich was too salty but the chicken tortilla soup was superb.

Thank Whitney K
Troy, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate breakfast here before a day of sightseeing. The homemade cinnamon roll was wonderful! Traditional breakfast was served quickly and hot, and coffee and tea were filled promptly. Definitely recommend!

Thank Corgilove56
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I stopped for a snack; I had blueberry pie that was underbaked and had a soggy crust, and the blueberry filling was very glue-like. My friends liked the rootbeer floats, though.

Thank 99SusanK
Elgin, Illinois
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Galena for the Country Fair. We were in the mood for breakfast. There are alot of restaurants along Main St. in Galena. This one looked like what we wanted. Not over priced, just a good eggs and bacon breakfast.

Thank Jonny C
Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service. Clean restroom. A variety on menu. Hamburger and fries good. Allowed to share a burger

Thank 3109Barb47
Peoria, Illinois
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to try it out. It's not a huge place, very busy, very crowded with great food! Wait staff could be a little friendlier, but that doesn't take away from the taste of the food, only the star rating. The biscuits and gravy are the bomb! It's a good place for breakfast.

Thank cancuncooled
Farmer City, Illinois
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I were in Galena for the weekend and ate lunch here on Saturday. I ordered one of the salads with a cup of their blue cheese soup. Yes, blue cheese soup! It was spectacular! The toasted nuts and cranberries on my salad along with their house made dressing were spot on. My sister got the Ruben and... More 

Thank MMDM_321
Peoria, Illinois
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Open 6am-2pm and served breakfast all day. We arrived at 1pm on a Tuesday and were promptly seated. I ordered the tuna sandwich and she ordered a chicken wrap. The food was delicious but service was quite slow.

Thank JM1485
Sioux City, Iowa
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a lunch stop for us on our trip through Galena. Good home cooking and alot to eat. We really thought this was worth the money!

Thank Larry I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2244
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-4407
Victory Cafe is located in the heart of Main Street serving up great food in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy our breakfast specialties all day long including fresh baked cinnamon rolls, pancakes, waffles, omelets, and our premium coffee. Don't miss daily lunch specials offering the best from our extensive menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and hot plates. Come and enjoy a delicious bacon-infused bloody mary or mimosa with your meal Bring the family and bring your appetite to Galena's favorite restaurant - Victory Cafe!

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