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Otto's Place

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100 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2302
+1 815-776-0240
Wed - Mon 07:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here twice while in town for the weekend. We enjoyed the different types of breakfast options here fromwhat you would normally get for a breakfast joint. It's a quiet place but busy and it makes for relaxing start to the day.

Thank Liz S
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I took a trip to Galena (first time visit). Took a hot air balloon ride and a couple of restaurants were suggested for breakfast, Otto's Place and Dillion's. We decided on Otto's Place. We were instantly greeted and sat at a table for two. The cafe is an older historic building and I noticed at our table... More 

Thank Skunkriverrat
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151 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

ON this visit, Itried something new at Otto's, their blood mary with house made mix. WOW! Really yummy with a nice garnish of olives and pickle. I had that along with the house made corned beef hash which is delicious, not greasy or salty but very flavorful. Hubby tried the sweet potato hash and loved it. This place is a... More 

Thank MLH828
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review! We make our Bloody Mary mix from scratch so they are indeed pretty popular. Our corned beef hash and our sweet potato hash are made from scratch and they are some of our best sellers. Thanks for your support and we look forward to your next visit! We wish you... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food, wonderful wait staff, quiet location across river from downtown (short walk across foot bridge). Call ahead on busy days!

Thank Douglas F
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

We appreciate your review Mr. Douglas! Calling ahead is indeed a good idea, especially on weekends. We hope you will join us again soon! John More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Otto's Place is a great little stop if you're in Galena. There is plenty of parking in the lot across the tracks. The wait staff was very friendly and the wait wasn't too bad (about 20 minutes on a Sunday morning @ 9:30). The wait is even more tolerable considering that while you wait they have some big comfy chairs... More 

Thank Gigas1985
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Our homemade cinnamon rolls are always a big hit and they do indeed go fast! So glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again! We wish you enough! John More 

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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We LOVE this place - great food, service, atmosphere!!! But not children friendly. No changing facilities, no lobby to retreat to with crying children. We had to leave before being served because our toddlers were disturbing others. OK with leaving - but felt a little shamed into it. Again - love this place - but just for adults!

Thank MaryCarol B
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a great restaurant with attentive waitstaff, extremely friendly. Probably the best food in town. Portions are large at breakfast. Just off the beaten Galena main street. Worth checking out.

Thank tjomf
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you next time! John More 

Charleston, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a delicious Asparagus, Mushroom and Swiss Cheese Quiche. Amazing. It was served with fresh fruit.

1 Thank prairierose2
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for breakfast and found the service and food to be quite lovely. My daughter had the bread pudding French toast with a side of crisp bacon. I had the banana bread French toast. Each of our French toast selections was delicious!

1 Thank Grace L
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every weekend when I am in Galena I have at least one breakfast at Otto's. John and Dan have made such a wonderful restaurant! You will find homemade pastries, fresh vegetable frittatas, the best sweet potato hash, hot coffee delightful Bloody Mary and many other delicious items to indulge. For the healthy eaters, you will be happy to know the... More 

1 Thank Taylor-Junius

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-776-0240
Breakfast and Lunch

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