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“Delicious lunch”

The Market House Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 63 Restaurants in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At The Market House Restaurant we focus on the dinner table with homemade food like mom and grandma use to make. We are Family Run by three sisters and a brother and enjoy helping others to share in their good times. We hope you enjoy our quaint and friendly atmosphere and that your experience is one you'll never forget.
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious lunch”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

My wife and I had a very nice lunch in Galena at the Market House Restaurant. The upstairs dining room is small but very nice with a lovely bar. The sandwiches that we had were very good with fresh ingredients. There was a nice choice of beverages to compliment the food.
The Market House is a great place to stop and recover from a busy day of shopping and sight seeing.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Dick W
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English first
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Charming Ambience/ Delicious Food ”
Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has old fashioned charm combined with great food.

The owner even took the time to answer our questions about the building.

We really enjoyed the food and the service, and we recommend this restaurant. Check out the specials before ordering.

Thank Ray R
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Chicago, Illinois
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2,829 reviews
1,585 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,843 helpful votes
“Make room for the Mud Slide”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

There are so many good restaurants in historic Galena, Illinois. How many towns with populations of 3,500 can you say that about? But Galena is a tourist haven with more than 1 million visitors a year so the food has to be good--and it is. Most of the first-rate restaurants we were familiar with were still in business since our last trip to General Grant's hometown. And some new ones have joined the competition for the tourist dollar. One of the good old standbys is the Market House restaurant on Perry Street. Of course, you enter on 120 N. Main Street across from the Elks Lodge. Confused? Just ask. Everybody knows where it is. It's open from 11 to 9 Monday through Saturday and the menu doesn't lack for anything. Start your entree with the salad of your choice and a Cracker Basket with homemade pate and garlic parmesan spread. Create your own combination platter by adding crab Louis salad shrimp, scallops, grilled chicken, grilled duck, BBQ ribs or sauteed vegetables. And that's only the beginning. The menu features beef, pork, poultry, seafood, pasta, burgers, salads and sandwiches. I opted for grilled salmon while my wife had a slow-roasted Reuben. "Save room for our famous mud slide," the advertisement states. It's a dessert you have to save a spot in your stomach for. What's interesting about all of the restaurants in Galena is they each have a signature dish or something they hang their hat on. Market House certainly has its own identity.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Taylor B
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Wheaton, Illinois
2 reviews
“Wonderful place if you are gluten free!”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had a lovely lunch at The Market House when we had our girls weekend getaway to Galena! The main reason we chose this place over the other places was their gluten free menu! The staff was very knowledgable about cross contamination and dedicated fryers, etc. I had the most yummy grilled cheese sandwich on GF bread! If you have Celiac, you know what a treat a hot, cheesy, grilled cheese sandwich is! Our waitress was very friendly, helpful and fast! She made our special day even brighter! Everybody loved their food...it was hot, fresh and delish! Thank you Market House for a wonderful meal!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank JennyB2004
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Naperville, Illinois
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Homemade delicious!”
Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on rainy Thursday night and had delicious meatloaf special! Was perfect! It's family owned and service personable. Owner checked on us few times. Food excellent, portions generous. Had margarita which was fair - recommend sticking to featured drinks on menu.

Thank Pollyanna V
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