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Holy Mackerel

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113 S Main St, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9778
+1 815-858-3636
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Galena, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and service in a very unique setting. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed this experience.

Thank WardandBarb
1 review
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Food was good, service quick, a small intimate chapel turned small intimate restaurant. We loved it and will DEFINITELYreturn when we go back thru this area again !

Thank Tamara A
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

This place is one of my top places to eat. I'm first a fan of good service and Gwen the waitress is second to none in this area. Then comes the the food. OMG, OMG!!!. The baked goods that come out of the kitchen are nothing but heaven. Your meal prepaired by Dan the chef is spot on every time.... More 

Thank Charles G
Apple river
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This restaurant is little pricey but well worth it. The meals are excellent and the restaurant is an old quaint church.

Thank poolqueenAppleriver
Elizabeth, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Holy Mackerel is a great find in our tiny town of Elizabeth. The restaurant is located in an old, tiny church that Dan and his wife have tastefully and eclectically decorated. Definitely call for a reservation before you go - in the off-season they may stop serving early. There is a tin ceiling, which can be loud, but the food... More 

Thank jennifersullivan32
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

We arrived early one evening during an almost total fog drive from Chicago, on our way to Eagle Ridge Resort. What an incredible surprise! This little town in the middle of no where with a restaurant that looks like a church but has charming decor, an interesting history and OMG the best food! We ate so much with the appetizers,... More 

Thank Denise L
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Grew up in Elizabeth and so glad to have this tasty place to come home to. The flatbread app is delicious, the salads and soups good, warm rolls, and delicious seafood. I get the walleye every time. My boyfriend fell in love with the mac and cheese. Rarely room for dessert, but those are homemade and rotate, I believe. The... More 

Thank Breanne E
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Twenty years ago we were married in a church in Elizabeth and years later it has now turned into a restaurant. The building is small but very interesting as to how the owners have decorated and re-arranged the main level into an eating establishment. I ordered the walleye and I have to say, in my nearly 70 years on this... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

What a gem! I had asked a Galena resident for a restaurant recommendation and that led us to this charming,culinary delight. Interesting menu choices, each delicious! We enjoyed heirloom tomato soup, Canadian walleye and stuffed chicken breast, holy macaroni (best ever!) and shared mixed berry pie. Definitely indulge in the dessert. It is all heavenly.

Thank Pat E
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

. On the recommendation of the our innkeeper, we tried Holy Mackerel for the first time. Everything was perfect from start to finish. From the quaint atmosphere to the friendly service, from the appetizer to desert. I had the prawns which were the best I've ever had. My husband had the filet which was flavorful and cooked perfectly. There was... More 

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  • Value
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  • Address: 113 S Main St, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9778
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 815-858-3636

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