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233 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2226
+1 815-777-2323
23:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 23:00 - 01:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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21 reviews
8 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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303 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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 10 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
Warrensburg, Missouri
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Staff wasn't knowledgeable about their own menu. Food arrived cold. Was not tasty, for any of us. Expensive. I was sick withing 24 hours. Not sure if that had anything to do with it. But, I questioned one of the dishes.

Thank myobsession
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped in for an evening meal our first night in Galena since this eatery was not busy. We quickly saw the reason. A very limited menu. We decided to stay since the other places we all quite busy. The food was not bad and the service was ok, but the limited menu will prevent us from going back.

Thank Sherlock1958
Appleton, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We were two couples who came to enjoy Galena for a few days! After a three our car trip to Galena we found parking and walked the Main Street of Galena! The couple we were with had been to Galena numerous times and recommended Embe for our first lunch stop! We were greeted by staff and shown to a table!... More 

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Mansfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is non-bar food in a bar. My husband and I ordered their mushroom/artichoke soup which was fabulous! It is also open late which is a plus. Highly recommend

Thank nrscass

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?