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“Only if you have time to wait...”

Green Street Tavern
Ranked #21 of 65 Restaurants in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

After a long day of shopping and tons of crowds for Halloween weekend, we ended up at the Green Street Tavern for lunch. Located in the DeSoto Hotel, it was busy and...loud. Entering from the street is highly confusing. There's no greeting station, but we literally ran into a waiter, whom we asked if we seat ourselves. No! Okay, party of 2. We were taken to a table in the back room and seated next to the most obnoxious bridal shower ever. Never have seen so much alcohol on one table and the volume from that group alone... Yikes! 10 minutes after we were seated, a server came to take our drink order. Diet Coke and water. Delivered 10 minutes later. Then 10 minutes after that, she came back and took our lunch order. Fish tacos and chicken quesadilla. 25 minutes later, lunch appeared from a different server. No drink refills (ever). My fish tacos were horrible. Bland and cold. Never again! The chicken quesadilla was average but edible. Our original server wasn't to be seen again until a different server from the last two brought our bill and we asked if we could see a dessert menu, since lunch was half eaten. That server apparently couldn't get it for us, so she tracked down our original server, who stopped by 10 minutes later and said "um, I think there's cheesecake?" Ok great. Another 15 minutes went by - burned raspberry cheesecake dropped on the table. No drink refills (again). Another 10 minutes. A new bill. Are you seeing a pattern? Finally after TWO HOURS, we were finally done with lunch and on our merry way. I could get past the very dated decor and the lack-of-personality wait staff. But 2 hours for lunch? No. It's not like this was fine dining! Never again.

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Thank wanderingslife
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

No atmosphere watsoever, wait staff was inattentive, beef was processed and completely dried out; chewy.

Thank Sue100615
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Very good and fresh; they keep our beverage glasses filled too. The bar looked like a lot of fun to stop in for a drink and snack!

Thank Tammy C
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

My friend and I were exploring Galena and realized we were hungry. We went to the Green Street Tavern about 2pm and while not overly busy at that time of day, there were several people in the restaurant. We both had the Cuban sandwiches and then had dessert. The food was excellent, the service was excellent and the decor was beautiful in the DeSoto house - fun in the restaurant. I would gladly go back!

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Thank Ann W
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Great, friendly service. The bloody marys were excellent. Get the turkey or cuban sandwiches! So great!

Thank cocoasWashington
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