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The Courtyard Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Manchester, Iowa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the Sunday brunch while staying at the DeSoto House Hotel. The food was great, lots of choices, also a cooked to your request omelet station and a carving station which featured ham and roast beef. Also a number of desert choices.

Thank Nancy B
Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is wonderful but I would not eat in the Courtyard again. My husband and I had breakfast after spending the night at theDe Soto. He ordered oatmeal, which was thin and watery, with the look of instant oatmeal. I ordered the Benedict Florentine. It was bad. The spinach was bitter, the Hollandaise sauce was very thin, flavorless, and... More 

Thank Susanne F
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sunday brunch/buffet at the Courtyard Restaurant is very reasonably priced, and has basically everything you could want to eat. Beverages are included. Hot breakfast items as well as lunch selections, as well as freshly carved ham, beef, made to order omelets, etc. and a nice dessert selection. If you're in Galena on the weekend, definitely do the Sunday buffet.

Thank sue15843
Grandville, Michigan
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303 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a very nice breakfast selection I was impressed both mornings I ate there. The staff is attentive and the plates are a good size. The busyness depends on what time you get there it was one morning but it was just as in a couple other couples and the next morning and the place was full but... More 

Thank The_GR_Blade
Ann Arbor
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Breakfasts are good and large, My room included a coupon for an entree, juice and coffee, with tax and tip included. I didn't try lunch, partly because I wasn't hungry yet at lunchtime.

Thank Joan48103
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Got a free breakfast "internet" deal while staying at the Desoto. Amazing place, good food. Good service.

Thank Dave S
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Very pretty little place for a nice refreshing lunch. Great server, very friendly. Very reasonable prices. I had the ham salad with chicken salad plate. Came with fresh grapes, pineapple, strawberries and melon along with 2 very tasty slices of lemon poppy seed bread.

Thank Connie W
San Dimas
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Saw this place while dining for lunch next door. Decided to try it for breakfast. It was excellent. Had french toast with orange cream filling and fritters with apples. Would definitely go back again.

Thank RetTravelers
Chillicothe, Illinois
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

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