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233 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036-2226
+1 815-777-2323
23:00 - 01:00
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East Peoria, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice vibe. Bartenders were very friendly and welcoming. Perfect place to stop in for drinks before or after dinner. Drinks are fantastic! The peanut butter martini is out of this world and shouldn't be missed!!

Thank aksmalls
Delavan, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to Galena twice and enjoyed it both times. This week's bartender gave me. A great recommendation and laughed at all my husband's jokes :) Friendly to tourists without being too touristy. Check it out!!

Thank kater0926
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in again for lunch, you must have the mushroom soup! drinks from pop to martinis, don't be hesitant on decor as it goes with all they offer, one server but she was efficient (day after Christmas), as you eat and look around, you will see how much of the owners passion and tastes are put into their business, locals... More 

Thank lovetotravel00700
Berwyn, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Embe is the kind of place where you'd expect to find good "pub grub". My husband & I stopped by for lunch on our recent trip to Galena. After our hearty breakfast at Aldrich Guest House, we were looking for something warming and light to hold us over till dinner. Embe's soups that day were their usual mushroom soup and... More 

Thank smmartinek
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Make sure to stop in for good conversation and a bloody mary! We shared a pulled pork sandwich and it was delicious!

Thank jess g
Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

More nice people at this great little bar. We stopped mid afternoon, but from what we saw it's also a good night spot.

Thank Dennis G
Schaumburg, Illinois
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Staying a a bed and breakfast you often don't want a big lunch. On brisk shopping day in a Galena what could be a better choice but a cup of soup. We had a cup of each of the soups that day. Both choices were delightful.

Thank Andrea B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The interior is very hip, the service was so-so, not very friendly for a small town. Our two husbands didn't care for the food, although us girls did.

Thank bamah
Grandville, Michigan
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314 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We visited during a weekday for a late lunch and the wait staff appeared overwhelmed as there was only two of them. We arrived and got one of the last tables and once we were greeted we did get our drinks fairly quickly. It did take them a while to get back to the table to take our food order.... More 

Thank The_GR_Blade
Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We loved the food! The service was friendly and attentive! The place was a clean and cozy atmosphere! Also they serve until 1am if you arrive late to Galena which is good to know!

Thank Viv W

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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
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Bar, Soups, Pub, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
23:00 - 01:00
23:00 - 01:00
23:00 - 01:00
23:00 - 01:00
23:00 - 01:00
23:00 - 01:00
23:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036-2226
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-2323
Also has a fully stocked bar.

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