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The Generals' Restaurant

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230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
+1 815-777-0090
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I were very pleased with every aspect of our dinner. We had a reservation and were seated quickly. Our server David was polite and friendly. My husband wanted fries (which weren't on the menu) and the server told us that the kitchen is shared by 3 restaurants all owned by DeSoto House so he could definitely get... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate here for our anniversary and it was very good. The restaurant is on the lower level and it's a very nice, romantic spot for couples. We each had steak and vegetables and it was very filling.

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Thank Antonia T
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located downstairs of the DeSoto House Hotel. Very serviceable staff with good food and great ambience. Has a bar and lounge area.

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Thank esw_917
Reedsburg, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for the history and great food - was not disappointed on either account. Ordered the 7 oz filet, butter roasted fingerling potatoes and asparagus, it was so delicious. Only down side was the flatware.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a last minute venue on a busy Saturday night in Galena and happened to find a table for 6 at The Generals. Cheese & Sausage appetizer plate was filled with gourmet cheeses, one type of sausage and the best herbed crackers. Blue cheese came on the appetizer and was also offered in soup form....can not ask for more!... More 

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Thank Mike H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

This is a dining experience with atmosphere. And the food is exquisite without an extremely high price. We never order dessert, but we did here and it was totally delightful.

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Thank Judy B
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We split the filet and lobster and both were excellent. We even had room for their house make French Silk Cheesecake and it was superb.

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Thank 940compass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The service was amazing. Portions were perfect. Everything was perfect temperature. The wait staff was professional and fun filled. Did not feel awkward because we were underdressed tourist. Will absolutely make a return visit.

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Thank Brandon O
Dubuque, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We had a real estate appraisal school in the building and they arranged a sandwich buffet for lunch, and it was fantastic. Fresh meats, bread, veggies, and salad, plus some dessert. Server was efficient and kept our drinks filled as well.

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Thank Robert_Felderman
Frisco, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

On our last evening in Galena, we wanted a special dinner. We found it at the General's in the DeSota Hotel. The ambiance was perfect as was the service provided by David. The Restuarant has a decent wine list. We ordered the cheese and sausage platter for an appetizer and a bottle of Malbec. The appetizer would have been satisfactory... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-0090
  • This restaurant is at DeSoto House Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?