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Victory Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner, Soups
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200 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2244
+1 815-777-4407
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in for a great breakfast prior to hitting the shops! Great service, delicious foods and a very reasonable price point.

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Thank megansbrowning
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a small area with tall ceilings and it was very very loud. The staff did not seem to be bothered by a screaming baby and children running around vigorously while people were eating. It took them 45 minutes to cook an order of french toast and Order of eggs and toast. Besides that the food was great the prices... More 

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Thank Nichole G
Naperville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really wanted to love this place. I forgot the pancakes were recommended and ordered a Reuban sandwich. It tasted like a salt shaker! My husband had a grilled ham and cheese which was tasty. The service was excellent and I would try it again.

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Thank Melanie W
Waterloo, Iowa
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We haven't found better omelettes anywhere. The dining area is small, so late risers will have to wait for a table. Really good cinnamon rolls and pies. Wait staff is cheerful and fast.

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Thank McHove
New Lenox, IL
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband,72 years old, said the burger was the best he had ever had, and we have traveled a great deal. The staff was also very friendly and accommodating.

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Thank marykfig
Glenview, Illinois, Usa
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat at the bar, had trouble getting a server. People sat after us were waited on first. But once we got a server she was very nice. Breakfast was good except I ordered pancakes and asked before I ordered if they had sugar free syrup. When my cakes came I was told they ran out. Really....on a Sunday at... More 

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Thank Deborah H
Illinois
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We smelled the food as we walked up and it just drew us in! The breakfast was outstanding. I had the blueberry pancake (it was bigger than my plate!) My husband had an omelet and couldn't stop praising it. The service is above par. All the servers were friendly, competent and constantly scanning the entire area.

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Thank ITravel286
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am well-traveled around the world this place should be on your bucket list, Great staff and even better food at a great price nothing can beat it!

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Thank Howard O
Princeton, Illinois
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our kids came to IL for their honeymoon and we visited lots of towns throughout the week. While we were in Galena, we ate at Victory Cafe and we each enjoyed our food! The restaurant was a little loud, but that's to be expected right at lunch time. The waitress recommended a soup and we did not take her advice... More 

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Thank Shirley M
Milan, Michigan
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We almost couldn't find this place because there is a north and south 200 Main Street. It's at 200 North... My veggie omelet was very well done, but my husband's sausage was spectacular...and I'm not usually a sausage person. We wanted to try the very interesting looking syrup, so I ordered a short stack. We got one pancake, but it... More 

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Thank Marsha M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner, Soups
Meals
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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?