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The Golden Hen Cafe

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129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
+1 815-776-0614
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

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...More

Thank buminj
Reviewed August 7, 2016 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...More

Thank 2gothere
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

I hate to give bad reviews but it was not crowded but slow. Messed up order twice, did not prepare as asked. Will be finding another breakfast place the rest of our trip for sure.

Thank Tim K
Reviewed August 5, 2016

This is the second time we have eaten here. Good food, generous portions. Staff was very friendly. Food served quickly.

Thank Findlay56
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

This was our only disappointing meal on our whole trip. German potato pancakes were just circle hashbrowns, gravy tasted like it came from a can.

Thank bjsteinberg
Reviewed July 25, 2016

LOVE the atmosphere and the staff! They make the best omelettes that I have ever had! The menu is extensive and everything looks good! I am a local who will happily "fight the tourist traffic" in order to come here. There is no doubt in...More

Thank Patti H
Reviewed July 20, 2016

We arrived about 9:00 am on a Saturday, wasn't too busy, but filled quickly. The waitress was very good, giving us ideas not only for breakfast, but on things to do in the area. Breakfast was good; if you order an omelette, they are made...More

Thank suki6451
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Expected much more from this place given the location in a historic tourist destination city. Waitstaff never smiled at anyone while we were there. There was an older gentleman working there literally barking out orders to the staff. Food was overcooked. Beverage refills had to...More

Thank KayBee1975
Reviewed July 18, 2016

The salad was swimming in water, burger very oily, and slaw wilted and unable to be eaten. The bathroom clean and manager gave a 20% discount when told of the poor food. We will not return no matter the price.

Thank Cynthiaschumacher
Reviewed July 15, 2016

We had a delicious breakfast with a good variety of choices. It was fun to watch a machine make fresh squeezed orange juice. I would recommend it.

Thank emld75
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August 12, 2017|
Response from Denis K | Reviewed this property |
I paid by credit card when dining there in June this year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 815-776-0614
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