We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Happy Joe's


Ratings and reviews



American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Television

Location and contact

Reviews (119)
Filter reviews
118 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews taco pizza ice cream chicken alfredo salad arcade games thin crust pizza place great pizza friday night downtown galena malts
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 118 reviews
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

This is my second time here the food is good and also have some good deals they had a burger with a pint of beer for only $5.99 that is a good price and also half off appetizer. The service is very good and there...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank shawn0912
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I have eaten at several Happy Joe's over the years but I had no idea what an expansive menu that the current Happy Joe's has these days. This is a remodeled Happy Joe's and is quite nice. I was quite pleased to see a salad...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 762beverlyh
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Our family of six went here for dinner one night. The pizza is terrific! And that’s saying something being that we live in Chicago. Their taco pizza is the best and a close second goes to the Hawaiian pizza. They make great ice cream desserts...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank on2glory
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We were passing through and decided to stop because the one in our hometown closed years ago and we absolutely loved it. It was about 9am and the guy working said the breakfast buffet starts at 930am so we just sat and waited. Turns out...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AngelJ147
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Next door to our hotel which was an added bonus after the challenges of parking in and around Galena, Illinois all day. Our server was friendly. Our food was good and plentiful. Fast, friendly and convenient. We would go back again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank T8722EFclaired
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Nice family restaurant just east of downtown Galena. Went Saturday around noon and wasn’t crowded at all. Service was good. Buffet was good option for kids and price for it was great...$.50! Menu items were good. Pasta dish on menu was very flavorful but portion...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 24aileenv
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Our family stopped in on our way to Rockford. It was a friday night and it was all you can eat fish. I ordered the fish and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was, usually places who do an all you can eat special...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Zambrewzers
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Pizza was cold on the buffet. Service was minimum. wasn't impressed. Was hoping for more I guess. disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tammyfick
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We use to have this restaurant in our town so it was fun to go back in time. We went on a Wednesday night so they have a buffet that night. Food was good. Pizza, chicken, mashed potatoes, salad.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CruiserIllinois
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Was looking forward to dinner on our way home from vacation. We all got the buffer. I bit into the fried chicken, and it was red. So disappointed. They gave us half off one dinner...

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kjfam
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 nearby hotels
Best Western Designer Inn & Suites
763 reviews
.03 miles away
Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
917 reviews
.07 miles away
Grant Hills Motel
106 reviews
.50 miles away
DeSoto House Hotel
664 reviews
.77 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 68 nearby restaurants
Otto's Place
931 reviews
.62 miles away
Fried Green Tomatoes
1,749 reviews
.79 miles away
Root Beer Revelry
232 reviews
.77 miles away
Log Cabin Restaurant
1,303 reviews
.79 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 105 nearby attractions
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
1,454 reviews
.45 miles away
Ulysses S. Grant Home
1,183 reviews
.40 miles away
Grant Park
223 reviews
.57 miles away
Washburne House State Historic Site
61 reviews
.48 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Happy Joe's staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing