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233 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2226
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in for an evening meal our first night in Galena since this eatery was not busy. We quickly saw the reason. A very limited menu. We decided to stay since the other places we all quite busy. The food was not bad and the service was ok, but the limited menu will prevent us from going back.

Thank Sherlock1958
Appleton, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were two couples who came to enjoy Galena for a few days! After a three our car trip to Galena we found parking and walked the Main Street of Galena! The couple we were with had been to Galena numerous times and recommended Embe for our first lunch stop! We were greeted by staff and shown to a table!... More 

Thank mpg0815
Mansfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is non-bar food in a bar. My husband and I ordered their mushroom/artichoke soup which was fabulous! It is also open late which is a plus. Highly recommend

Thank nrscass
Orfordville, WI
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar has excellent soups. We stop in here when we visit the country fair in Oct. Soup is always good, but everything else is expensive. That seems to be the trend with Galena.

Thank wisatv
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here on Wed. and will thinking of their Embe salad and turkey salad sandwich until my next trip to Galena. I' am a pretty fussy diner, but this was the best salad and turkey salad sandwich I have had in a decade. So worth a trip back.

Thank mlmccahill
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible experience last weekend .... We had a large group and from the minute the bartender took our order he was so rude. We have been coming to Galena for years we will never go back to Embe again or recommend it to anyone!!

Thank Deb S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a light dinner, and their soup of,the day sounded good. It was excellent, as was two other soups on their menu. Very nice ambiance also.

Thank Beverly J
Spring Valley, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for Lunch and found a wonder menu. We enjoyed the Beef & Cheddar Sandwich, Spinach Salad, and topped it off with some Warm Bread Pudding for Dessert. All delicious !

Thank D3_Scouter
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for some after dinner drinks and watched Monday night football. Bartender was really nice as was the crowd in there. We had a fun time.

Thank jslup5
Lanesboro, Minnesota
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150 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Back in time with Rock and Roll late 60 and early 70's-- paints on the wall-- music playing in the background--Food was OUTSTANDING the soup cream of mushroom with artichokes and sun dried tomatoes YUM. Homemade bread pudding and whipped cream also home made..the whole menu is start from scratch. Don't miss this while in town.

Thank DJBaker5155

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Bar, Soups, Pub, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2226
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: 815-777-2323
Also has a fully stocked bar.

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