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Paradise Bar & Grille

American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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205 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2245
+1 815-777-3245
11:00 - 01:00
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McHenry, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was very good, but the atmosphere was not what I would have expected from Main Street Galena. Shared tables with strangers. Needs upgrading decor and tables. BUT FOOD WAS GOOD.

Thank ColleenRV
Cerro Gordo
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the paradise on a very busy day in Galena. We had very fast service and great food. Can't say the place is really nice, just kind of a small bar with no atmosphere but the food is worth a visit if you not looking for fancy!

Thank eckak
Racine, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent food, but told WHEN WE WERE GIVEN THE BILL that they would only take cash. Not a problem but certainly not cool!

Thank Kimberly S
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Paradise Bar and Grille is excellent at making the tourist feel at home in a local bar, and it doesn't hurt that the food is great. I had a swiss and mushroom burger (100% angus) with soup (yummy chowder) and hubs had the rueben (came with a huge stack of fries). That's his barometer of a good food. If they... More 

Thank Rebecca F
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were ultimately disappointed with our visit to Paradise Bar & Grille. The atmosphere did not match the website description. The service was not great and the environment was old bar like. We did not feel welcome. On the flip side..the food was very good.

Thank Jen T
Flagstaff, Arizona
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff acts like they are doing you a favor by waiting on you! This includes the owner. Don't go here; avoid!

Thank lindasprout59
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am writing this review on the toilet because they poisoned me. Literally couldn't make the five minute drive back to the hotel. Horrible service, horrible food, and it's no better coming out.

Thank Derek P
De Soto, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Paradise is permanent item on our things to do in Galena. Good cocktails at a reasonable price in a friendly, clean, down home bar.

Thank Gary m
Rochelle, Illinois
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to go for a Sunday brunch. Place is anything but fancy. You'll eat well for a good price but don't expect good service; they tend to forget you after your first cup of coffee.

Thank deanabingham
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's no sign visible from the outside on the sidewalk, or any other that I could locate that let's the patron know that only cash is accepted at this Mom and Pop-owned bar and grille located in downtown Galena, IL. That's the eye-opening realization that can cause you a bit of indigestion when your meal has been consumed and the... More 

Thank Joseph_Devereaux

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-3245

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