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The Courtyard Restaurant

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DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Delavan, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Pam K
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank DLFIndiana
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11 reviews
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.

Thank Amanda H
Bartlett, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Lots of different foods on the brunch menu, ham which was great. My favorite for breakfast is biscuits and gravy, Was ok. Service was awesome.

Thank Angelnblack
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Desoto House and enjoyed breakfast here as it was included in the price of our room. I was not expecting it to be as great as it was! I had the Eggs Benedict and my wife had the french toast and they were both outstanding! Definitely a great place to have a good... More 

Thank cenickell
Lake Mills, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Decent breakfast if you are staying at the Desoto House. The service was very good and it was an average cost breakfast for the area.

Thank John S
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

The Courtyard Restaurant has an excellent breakfast menu (a lot of variety) at very reasonable prices.

Thank Steve S
Valparaiso, Indiana
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245 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

As the title gives away, we had a great breakfast here. The atmosphere is nice, the service excellent, and the menu choices many. They also offer a full scale brunch on the weekends.

Thank NotRealHoosiers
Bloomington, Illinois
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is a convenient place to eat breakfast if you are staying at the DeSoto House Hotel. The food is average........not a lot of atmosphere/

Thank Deb G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
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?