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$$ - $$$American, ,
233 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2226
+1 815-777-2323
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“bread pudding” (49 reviews)
“sandwiches” (46 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
233 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2226
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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
Reviewed July 19, 2016

We stopped in after hearing nothing but raves about their bread pudding. Absolutely deserved! Almost like my mother made. Wish we had dined there for other meals. What we saw come out of the kitchen looked incredible. Promptly greeted when we sat down. Efficient service....More

Thank KayBee1975
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Stopped in somewhat late on a Friday night. Had great food and good cold beer after a long day of travel. The staff was awesome and took great care of us. I would recommend.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

A sign outside of Embe advertised gluten free cream of mushroom soup with artichokes and sun dried tomatoes. Sounded fab so I filed that info away for the next meal we would eat out in Downtown Galena. We patronized this bar-type establishment later on in...More

Thank B W
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Was in need of something quick but not fast food. A coworker of mine suggested I try out Embe. Ordered the Lisa So Rare - which is a cold, rare, prime rib sandwich with a light horseradish mustard, with your choice of wheat bread or...More

Thank TimBucky31
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Quick and inexpensive! Service was great, food was great and QUICK! Location was on main street, so it was a perfect place to stop in for a quick bite to eat and continue shopping!

Thank Bridget T
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Embe for a quick lunch and were pleasantly surprised. It is not a very large place, so get there early. The bartender was nice and prompt. My wife and I both ordered sandwiches. They were both great (I forget...More

Thank Gallopingghost_77
Reviewed July 6, 2016

good sandwich, but a noisy bar. owner kept interrupting us about scheduled guest for that night, try other places if you can

Thank mike m
Reviewed July 6, 2016

This place served delicious food! They even made my husband a special egg salad sandwich! The bread pudding is fantastic!

Thank Vicki H
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Well done on the pastrami , crunchy roll, and Maui onion kettle chips. Quick service on a weekday. The bread pudding was wonderful. Not sure how they fit entertainment in this small bar.

Thank mhesshome
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
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: +1 815-777-2323
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