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The Generals' Restaurant

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230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036
+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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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In the lower level of a 160 year old hotel. An excellent menu--try the duck legs and crab cakes--fantastic. Had the checken marsala this trip and it was excellent--loads of well cooked mushrooms. Service was excellent. Noisy group near our table--atmosphere better when they left. Before leaving walk the area near the front desk which is a mini museum regarding... More 

Thank William S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As locals, we eat at downtown Galena restaurants often. After many times receiving poor service at all the Desoto restaurants and not having been back for a while we gave it another go on a Wednesday evening. We had David as a server and happy we had him. He was so much more personable than other servers in the past,... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My significant other and I had dinner here on New Year's Eve. Started with an amazing bloody mary then the French onion soup was so good. I had filet which literally melted in my mouth it was so yummy! I would definitely return and recommend people to try it!

Thank Kachina G
Delafield, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the hotel for NYE, so decided to eat there as well. They were booked up, so 8:30 was best reservation we could get. We arrived and stood in front of 2 hostesses for a good 10 minutes before they even acknowledged we were there. They merely stated our table would not be ready for a while,... More 

Thank AMKaja85
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Food was good although we had to send back and appetizer for being overcooked. Once it was redone, was delicious. Rumor has it that it is haunted. Service was mediocre.

Thank joannmazur26
Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

My husband and I had dinner here on a Thursday evening in November. He ordered the filet, which was very good, but cooked rare instead of medium rare. He also said the smashed potatoes were very good. I had the ribeye steak. It was cooked perfectly. The fingerling potatoes tasted reheated. The only part of the meal that wasn't excellent.... More 

Thank Susanne F
Rosemount, Minnesota
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We were checking out downtown Galena on an incredibly busy Saturday night. Tons of tourists like ourselves and every restaurant was booked. We checked out the meun at the General and the wait staff offered up the bar area for dinner. The bartender, Nick, wasn't used to playing waiter but was wonderful. As Minnesotan's we know Walleye and would have... More 

Thank Ram8381
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 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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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

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 September 25, 2016 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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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
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-0090
  • This restaurant is at DeSoto House Hotel

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