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The Generals' Restaurant

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Mon, 6/17
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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Local cuisine, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
American, International
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first night in Galena after checking into the DeSoto House, we decided to eat there ar the General’s restaurant. Our hostess Ann was the most lovely and helpful person we’ve ran into in quite a while. We used our free appetizer coupon we got...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank TheExtensiveTraveler
Reviewed May 2, 2019

Scallops and a 14 oz. Prime Rib. What a wonderful meal! We didn't even have room for dessert. The staff was cheerful and attentive.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank anderson213
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I just enjoyed a very good meal at The Generals’ Restaurant in the Desoto Hotel. We live in Galena and have eaten at virtually every restaurant in town, including the Green Street Tavern (also located in the Desoto Hotel). But for whatever...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Relax742797
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

I booked the reservation a month in advance for Valentine's weekend, requested a specific server and confirmed directly with the restaurant. We arrive, driving through a blizzard to get there, the hostess did not ask for our name when we said we had a reservation....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Parrott_Head83
Reviewed February 9, 2019

My husband and I stopped in at The Generals' Restaurant as a splurge, and the food certainly did not disappoint. We were happy to be seated near the ghost "exhibit"--the once-covered doorway where the lady in black disappears. It's a neat footnote in the building's...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sally1382
Reviewed January 31, 2019

If you can get past the "ghost" exhibit, you will have a lovely meal. The food was delicious and the service was good. The ambiance was very nice as well. I had fish dish and it was very good. My friend had the prime rib...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nelly D
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Stop in for dinner with a friend of mine and all I can say is it was absolutely amazing. We are both from the area and decided it was time to try it out. We both had the ribeye steaks they we're cooked to perfection...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cbelgerk2
Reviewed December 10, 2018

We had a large group for dinner. The food was very good. Ambiance was wonderful. Our server Jeff was amazing. Very fun and competent. The restaurant was very accommodating for one of us who is vegan. They are fortunate to have Jeff on their staff.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robert009
Reviewed November 18, 2018

This restaurant in this historic hotel was wonderful. Th Generals’ restaurant is beautiful. The hostess was willing to share with us the story of the hotel’s ghost and answer our questions. My husband thought his strip steak was one of the best he has ever...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ntegt
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We have ate at the Generals a few times, have had the filets.fish and the dinners are excellent and you cannot beat the value, I would definitely recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2018
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August 9, 2015|
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Response from STOE_dad_of_3 | Reviewed this property |
As the previous reply stated, check with the Hotel and I would do it sooner than later. The restaurant does not have a dress code, actually no restaurant in Galena has a dress code so dress comfortably and realize you will... More
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