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The Generals' Restaurant

230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
+1 815-777-0090
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (26 reviews)
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230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We tried The Generals’ Restaurant for the first time this weekend. The filet was the best steak I’ve ever had. It melted in my mouth...so tender. The bacon wrapped shrimp were very tasty as well. The service was not as great as the food. Server...More

Thank Kristy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quality steak and fish but waited about an hour between being seated and getting appetizer. Then soups came out 5 minutes before entrees. Food was very good. Server was friendly. Not all staff spoke English: asked one woman a question; she waived it off then...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

This was our second year staying at the Desoto house and having dinner here. What can I say besides amazing. They have the best steak I have ever had. I dream about this meal and can't wait to go again next year. The service is...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 30 January 2018

My husband and I ate dinner with several friends here on New Years Eve. The food was very good, with a varied menu that offered something for everyone. The only problem was that it took at least 30 minutes between courses to get the food...More

Thank blanche&milver
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Eating at the Generals Restaurant in the DeSoto House Hotel was an experience to have. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was an enjoyment.

Reviewed 28 November 2017

This is a wonderful place for a quiet dinner in a lovely setting with excellent food. As a vegetarian, I gravitate to the side dishes - which offer a wide unusual and tasty selection. Try the roasted vegetable with kale. My meat-eating fellow diners say...More

Thank Kbbsss
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I had dinner here on a Monday night ! The waiter Jeff was our bartender, waiter, hostess, and entertainment! He was really personable and sarcastic ! We started with a house salad ! The salad had awesome French dressing. My fiancé had...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The food was incredible; and the ambiance was amazing too - loved the peaceful setting and the relaxing music played on the piano!

Thank 1971peace
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We had been told that The Generals' Restaurant was one of the top restaurants in Galena, so we did make reservations for it on a Saturday night. The Generals' Restaurant is located in the DeSoto House Hotel and before you think you can't find it,...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stayed at the DeSoto House Hotel, and visited the General's Restaurant for dinner to celebrate our anniversary while there. The ambiance is very elegant and historic! They had their old restaurant menu on the wall from back in the 1800s, which was interesting to...More

Thank yournamedisplays
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10 August 2015|
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Response from STOE_dad_of_3 | Reviewed this property |
As the previous reply stated, check with the Hotel and I would do it sooner than later. The restaurant does not have a dress code, actually no restaurant in Galena has a dress code so dress comfortably and realize you will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-0090
  • This restaurant is at DeSoto House Hotel
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