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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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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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148 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A first stop as soon as we get into town we head to to Embe for homemade cream of mushroom soup. Now we know they have delicious house made Apple pie shots and the best ever chocolate martinis.

Thank Jesse S
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in as part of a pub crawl we just did on our own. The drinks were great. Personally I liked the Fat Elvis but everyone liked their drinks at our table. The wait staff were great, too. The atmosphere in the place was fine, too. I would go back.

Thank Robert G
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I stopped in for an afternoon cocktail. I had Sangria for $8. He had Jameson and ginger ale for $7. Drinks were good. Just two other customers in the place when we were there, and I noticed one of them had the egg salad which looked delish and well presented. Place appeared clean . But the oddest part... More 

Thank luckygal29
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate a late lunch/early dinner here and the sandwiches were fabulous, very unexpected given the bar atmosphere. The only thing that bothered me were the number of flies. I am always leery when a restaurant has so many flies but loved the food!

Thank Danelle O
Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Not all the restaurants in Galena are open for lunch so we picked this one by default and we're pleasantly surprised. We both had "strawberry" salads. The proportions were generous and the dressing was great. Had to save room for bread pudding. Glad we did.

Thank Marshall H
Galena, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We are locals and Embe is always first on the list with my wife and I for lunch out. If you like home cooked soups, special sandwiches and inviting ambience, you'll enjoy yourself.

Thank Gerald M
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

The homemade soups were good, just a bit salty. The sandwich was average. The waitress we had was not friendly at all and we felt we were interrupting her day just to be waited on.

Thank Todd G
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

We stopped here for lunch after it was recommended to us by a local merchant. It was the perfect break from downtown shopping. We both had very good salads and I had the recommended sangria. All was very good.

Thank tctraveler2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Bar, Soups, Pub, Healthy
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?