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The Golden Hen Cafe

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129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife had a turkey sandwich and I had a reuben. Both choices were average but the included fries were crisp, salted nicely and tasty. The table had not been cleaned well; the ketchup bottle was sticky and nearly empty. Service was average. We would not go there again based on the lack of cleanliness. If we had seen the... More 

Thank GetBurns1
New Berlin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Old style diner, complete with counter. I can't say I had the food, only stopped in for a light bite to eat during my day of shopping. Had the homemade chicken rice soup. It was very good, perfect light lunch.

Thank D K
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Some wanted breakfast/ some wanted lunch. I wanted endless coffee!!! Lol We had a great time in the historic district of Galena and no one wanted to leave the area for our last meal there. We opted for the Golden Hen Cafe and really enjoyed our lunch / breakfast !

Thank Janet L
Jackson, Missouri
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a place to eat. We went for lunch and had salad. That could be the issue. It could be a great place for breakfast but I'll never know

Thank Craig030
Naperville, Illinois
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch. The food was basic diner food.The food was pretty good but I felt it was a little pricey for what we got. I had a salad that was pretty good but mainly iceberg lettuce. Service was fast.

Thank kmm8086
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh orange juice is delicious! Endless coffee that's not bad. Overall good food and service but not exceptional. My daughter and I enjoyed the quaint surroundings.

Thank Virginia J
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Galena 6 times. I have ate here 3 times and will continue to come here before checking into our hotel because the breakfast is delicious. The only reservation I have is the waitresses I have had the last two times are not very service oriented. Both did not remove extra coffee cups off table to make... More 

Thank Danielle H
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plus is that they open at 7AM,so that you can beat the tourist traffic. The food such as omelette s and hash browns have no sodium added. This is very helpful if you ate on a low sodium diet. Portions were filling. Service was great!

Thank Frank T
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139 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has a small town feel to it. It is not very big but you do get your money's worth for your meal. they also have a machine that squeezes the orange juice for them. our glasses were done one at a time. Neat to watch. meals were tasty and you did not have to wait long. only open for... More 

Thank buminj
St. Paul, MN
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211 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here and we're rather disappointed. Our waitress was not a happy person. It was as if we were intruding on her. Our order was messed up and we were missing things. It was not busy so not sure why this happens. The food was just basic diner food. We did not get refills on drinks unless we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: 815-776-0614

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