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The Courtyard Restaurant

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DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL
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7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Illinois
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104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you leave here hungry after breakfast there is something wrong! The food is good, well prepared and certainly plentiful. Good place for breakfast.

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Thank Luv2Go6
Oak Forest, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful courtyard, great food and staff. We ordered from the menu but they have a great looking buffet, at least on the weekends.

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Thank Sharoncccc
Appleton
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287 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had breakfast as part of our midweek package: Omelet, fruit or potatoes, muffin or toast, juice, coffee. We could not finish it....so very good. And the staff was so friendly.

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Thank Judy B
Champaign, Illinois
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Enjoy breakfast in the covered courtyard of the oldest operating hotel in the state of Illinois. The food was very good, service was awesome and very reasonably priced. Enjoy reading about the history of the building and area

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Thank dave8157
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Went with friends for a late (for us) dinner. We ate in the bar area and had a really nice time. Nice but small selection of beers on tap. Had the onion haystack appetizer. Enough food for 4 to enjoy and prepare for the entrée. Very lightly breaded with a tempura like texture. Good (and I don't like onions)!! All... More 

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Thank Herv M
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

My wife and had breakfast in the Courtyard restaurant both mornings of our stay, so we had a chance to sample 4 different choices. All were excellent and the service was great.

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Thank 940compass
Delavan, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

It's a lovely setting in this old hotel's courtyard. I had a beautiful salad with mixed greens, strawberries, glazed onions, candied pecans and salmon. The dressing was to die for. It was a vinaigrette made with vanilla bean. Delightful

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Thank Pam K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Excellent Lunch experience, limited menu but some excellent offerings. Enjoyed the atmosphere and personal attention of the staff.

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Thank Mike F
Mooresville, Indiana
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Service was spot on and I could not ask for a better breakfast. The biscuits and gravy deserve an honorable mention, very good.

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Thank DLFIndiana
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Ate in the courtyard for breakfast which was included in the room price. Service was very friendly and fast. My omelette, however was very dried out. Looking at the other reviews, this was probably isolated incident. I did skip the breakfast on my second morning and ate somewhere else.

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Thank Amanda H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena

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