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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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went here for our anniversary supper. We were spending the night at the county inn and suites and they suggested this place and actually gave us a coupon worth $10 off our meal. We also read the other reviews written so decided to try it and we were so happy we did! Our waiter David was... More 

Thank co2dci04
Zion, Illinois
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch and to try one of their highly rated Bloody Marys. Food and service were excellent, prices were reasonable, Bloody Marys were average

Thank frankanddonna2015
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Anne P
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank Antonia T
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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

Thank esw_917
Reedsburg, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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.

Thank winfield_11
Dubuque, Iowa
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 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 

Thank Mike H
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293 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Judy B
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank 940compass
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Brandon O

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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
American, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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?