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Benjamin's - CLOSED

103 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2221
+1 815-777-0467
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good18%
  • Average20%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible15%
Apr 18, 2015
“A Meal in a Glass”
Dec 10, 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
103 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2221
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Reviewed April 18, 2015

Best Bloody Mary ever! You don't need to order any food as there is, 'everything but the kitchen sink', in it! However, do try their burgers - go great with the history lessons from the locals.

1  Thank Pamela R
Reviewed December 10, 2014

We visited Galena over the weekend, and Benjamin's has a sign in the window that it is going out of business. Looking inside the large picture windows, their inventory is set up around the bar as if it's for sale. It's too bad!! It was...More

3  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed November 25, 2014

Whenever we are in Galena, this is where we have lunch. Great sandwiches, especially the grilled ham and cheese. Good burgers too!

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had visitors from England in October and took them up along the Mississippi thru Dubuque to see the museum there and then over to Galena where we strolled the streets and the shops and had a marvelous lunch at Benjamins. Any time we go...More

Thank Mary Lou C
Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stopped in with the girls for a drink and lunch. The service was friendly and recommended drinks and food. I thought $9 was a little high for a cosmo, but it was good. Lunch was a burger and fries cooked just the way I like...More

Thank flushtoilet
Reviewed November 3, 2014

I want to start by saying our waitress was EXCELLENT and ATTENTIVE and the food was surprisingly good. But the older woman behind the bar which seemed to be the hostess as well did nothing but bark comments to us all evening. "Grab a booth!"...More

2  Thank janice1119
Reviewed October 27, 2014

After the Halloween parade we were happy to find a place open serving food. It was very cold inside, the music was blaring, but when the food got there it was good. Waitress was friendly. I don't want to judge them too harshly because it...More

Thank Mutti_D
Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were in on a Sunday afternoon and sat at the bar for drinks. The bartender was an older gent, maybe an owner, and he was just the right mix of attentive, but not in our conversation. He offered to take a picture of us...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed October 14, 2014

Food was just okay, not hot and just barely warm. Good wait staff. Have eaten here on several occasions but food has never been this quality.

2  Thank alecsgrandma
Reviewed October 12, 2014

Unpersonable waitress, however amazing food and drinks! Fish bowl sized Bloody Marys. Great fries, burgers and Reubens were the best we have ever had!

Thank Randi M
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2221
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-0467
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