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€€ - €€€American, ,
233 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2226
+1 815-777-2323
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“bread pudding” (53 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (23 reviews)
“sandwich” (47 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
233 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2226
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a cold, rainy night, our group discovered this bar. We ended up ordering dinner. Their seafood chowder was superb. The sandwiches and chips are hardy and fillings. Of course, we had to try the bread pudding. Excellent! We'll definitely be back.

Thank jwalt43269
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where do I start? My experience here was the absolute worst. Went for lunch and the place was full. There were approximately ten tables and ten bar seats. One waitress taking all the orders, so needless to say she was very busy. I was with...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking around shopping, we were drawn into this place by a sign in front offering free bread pudding with rum sauce and whipped cream! We were surely glad we ate here. Some of us had a bowl of the Seafood Chowder, it was simply...More

Thank Marilinda69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a turkey sandwich for lunch. Most of the sandwiches come with the cole slaw on the sandwich. Mine was basically only coleslaw. There were 2 thinly sliced deli turkey pieces covered in coleslaw. Not what I would expect for $8. The waitstaff was...More

Thank WendyElvis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an excellent hot ham and cheese for lunch recently and my friend had a "just ok" egg salad sandwich. We didn't have to wait to be seated, but there was just one (friendly) waitress that took a bit of time to keep up...More

Thank Lorrie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch was a last minute decision and what a great decision! The owner (MB) took the time to visit out table and chat. My husband ordered the bread pudding for dessert and although we had never had it before, we would go back just for...More

Thank rob1963t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Embe is like finding the needle in the haystack. My cousin and I chose to try this spot after looking at the menu online. Once we got there, we were warmly greeted and appreciated the decor,especially the Jimi Hendrix painting on the wall above our...More

Thank Kimberly J
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I ate here for lunch. The seafood chowder was perfect for a cold day. The salad was very good as well with homemade dressing. I definitely would go again!

Thank IowaMidwesterner
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

If you ever visit Galena, just be SURE to go here. Empty plates were the end result. Not a single crumb left. The turkey salad sandwich I had, lip-smacking, drool enducing, just yummy (never woulda thought peas would be that little something "extra" to put...More

Thank Priscilla D
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

EMBE is a family friendly restaurant/bar with the best bread pudding I have ever tasted and the seafood chowder rates the same. Our 3 year old grandchild ate the seafood chowder with glee. Everything is homemade. The staff is friendly and attentive and the proprietor...More

Thank kingz00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
Also has a fully stocked bar.
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