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The Courtyard Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Chillicothe, Illinois
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are there on a Sunday morning, the buffet should not be missed. The price is very reasonable for what they offer. By comparison, we ate there the next day and ordered off the menu. Service at that time was pretty slow. The food was okay but the buffet was much better. David was a very good waiter on... More 

Thank Ken P
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Galena during a recent stay in Dubuque, IA. Had amazing salads at The Couryard Restaurant. Ingredients and dressings were very flavorful. Service was great & the setting was impressive!

Thank Dan M
Libertyville, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here on Sunday morning for the buffet. Just delicious and so many offerings. Right in town....then go shopping.

Thank dreed560
Naperville, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buffet breakfast is delicious and very reasonably priced for the quality of food. The service was excellent as well, we were very happy overall with the experience.

Thank Jackies34
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast and great service in downtown Galena IL. Located in the historic Hotel .History surrounds you as you walk the halls of this building. This hotel also has other restaurants inside it besides being a hotel.

Thank Honeywest1
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast menu choices are extensive. Server was efficient, and food arrived quickly and was displayed nicely. Prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere in the courtyard was bright and welcoming.

Thank Mae45
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and airy setting on lower level of historic hotel. Good service, good food, great serving size, good price. Be sure to walk around hotel (pick up walking tour brochure on main level) and see the ballroom, Green St Restaurant etc). Be sure to visit the little store just off lobby for some good root beer selections.

Thank Illinoisnow
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breakfast is served in the open courtyard of the hotel. Service was attentive and the food was very good. There's also a relaxing TV/Library Room at the mezzanine level telling the story of how the DeSoto House is an historical place where Lincoln gave his balcony speech; where Lincoln vs Stephen Douglas debated; and where General Ulysses used the hotel... More 

Thank esw_917
Wilmette, Illinois
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not gourmet but a good selection for breakfast. Hearty portions. Great service. Pleasant and quiet atmosphere.

Thank Neil F
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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

Thank Luv2Go6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
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?