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Otto's Place

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100 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2302
+1 815-776-0240
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quaint place to eat and relax by the train station. I had the grilled chicken sandwich on a pretzel bun and it was good, husband had the egg tacos and liked them, just wished there were more than 2.

Thank Joanie M
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wanted to try Otto's because of Tripadvisor and when we got there, there were many empty tables but they said we had an 1-1/2 wait. I didn't understand but knew I was not going to wait that long!

Thank Ann C
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

I am sorry that you were not able to experience the wonderful world of Otto’s Place! For informational purposes, what time of day did you attempt to visit? How many were in your party? 1? 2? 6 or 7? I would have to question your phrase of “many empty tables”. We are a small 2 floor restaurant. We seat 44... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I know there are many wonderful places to eat in Galena (and we looked at each one within walking distance of downtown) but I must say Galena has a LONG way to go when it comes to Vegan/Vegetarian options (minus salad options.. that gets really old quick)!! We were happy with the menu at Otto's Place and absolutely loved the... More 

1 Thank Annette K
Palatine, Illinois
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent breakfast...charm, history, provenance, There were give of us and each had a different but excellent homemade breakfast. Check out the cinnamon buns.

1 Thank Noisy41
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got there at 1:15, not knowing they closed at 2. They said we could go upstairs to eat, but then the cook said no. They turned us away. Kinda stinks, we wanted to go there because of TripAdvisor.

3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Homer Glen, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Otto's Place for lunch on Day 1 of our 3 day Galena trip. Otto's is very quaint. We had the mushroom soup and house salad. Both were excellent. We decided to try the pumpkin cheesecake - it was fabulous!!

1 Thank crissyann1
Effingham, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the scramble ham and cheese Benedict, it was amazing. My daughter had the breakfast tacos Great taste! Most go back

1 Thank Kathy S
Wilmette, Illinois
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located away from the main street of Galena but within walking distance, we went here for lunch and had a very good tasty meal. Nice setting along the river away from the crowds.

1 Thank Neil F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful breakfast with excellent service at a historic building in an historic town. Looks like a wonderful lunch place, too.

Thank John T
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our 4 day stay in Galena. I recommend you call ahead and make reservations (even for breakfast) on weekends or in high season. The restaurant was very noicy Sunday morning, not as noisy Monday.

Thank 607kimmy

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-776-0240
Breakfast and Lunch

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