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Green Street Tavern

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230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
+1 815-777-0090
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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East Peoria, United States
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138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We stopped here to have something in our bellies before heading to Wine Lovers Weekend. We split a Portabello Mushroom sandwich with no cheese and sweet potato fries. Without the cheese, the sandwich needed some salt, but was still very good, especially the red peppers. The fries were also very good, but some had stuck together in the fryer, making... More 

Thank Jennifer W
East Moline, Illinois
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111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped in Saturday just to get appetizers and drinks while shopping . Just wanted a little something to hold us over till dinner. Was very good and reasonably priced. They have a great selection on their menu . I have ate here in the past and will return again .

Thank jaredsgirl
Joliet, Illinois
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Stayed in DeSoto with some girlfriends and returned to eat here after a day at the wineries. This restaurant has a good variety of sandwiches for a decent price. Would recommend.

Thank mkcro16
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

The food is excellent!! I've had many things off their menu over my many trips to Galena!! They have the best wine in all of Galena!! I'm in this establishment numerous time for food and/or drinks during my stay. Great service!! Gorgeous bar and atmosphere!!! Highly recommend!!

Thank MJStefko2012
Galena, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Love the old bar feel of this tavern. The bread bowl is one of my lunch favorites, as well as a Bloody Mary!

Thank lynnienest
Plainfield, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We came for the history and were surprised by the good food. I had the strawberry/apple salad which was delicious. My son had the white chicken chili and he was very impressed. The service was good. I would stop here again.

Thank Betsy N
Peoria, Illinois
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279 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

My wife and I went to Galena for a Saturday and had a great time. We stopped into Green Street Tavern not knowing anything about the place, and what a find it was. The food was absolutely fantastic. We both agreed we had to come back. Our waitress was also excellent.

Thank Montyd72
DeKalb, Illinois
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Stopped for light lunch and a break from the cold. What a joy, sat in the bar, watched football and had white chicken chili in a bread bowl served with cheese and perfectly ripened grapes. Beer selection was good both the local craft beer choices and diverse taps of 6 on draft. Added to the very nice meal is the... More 

Thank Beth P
Woodstock, Illinois
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We dined at Green Street Tavern the week after Christmas, and during a snow and ice storm. This likely made the place quieter than may be normal, and we were able to sit close to the fireplace. Our initial server knew little about wine and was unable to make a recommendation, though another server took over and was both knowledgeable... More 

Thank RadioRFD
Orland Park, Illinois
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We travel to Galena several times a year. The shopping is fun and the activities are too. Historical sites, skiing, golf. All are there. We love to stop at Green Street for lunch and libations after skiing or for snacks and a rest when shopping. We also enjoy a casual dinner. The menu is broad and inviting. The staff is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?