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Chez Willy

41 S Seminary St, Galesburg, IL 61401-4802
+1 309-341-4141
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea bass” (3 reviews)
“in town” (4 reviews)
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American, French
41 S Seminary St, Galesburg, IL 61401-4802
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

After a tremendous run, Bill and Brenda have closed. It has been purchased by another restauranteur and chef in town and there are plans to reopen it in another form after the first of the year.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I love this place so much!!!! I can't say enough about the friendly staff and absolute most delicious food in Galesburg!!!! I just love it!! And I'm really said to hear they are either closing or getting new owners.... I love Chez Willy's please don't...More

Thank hmbrazee
Reviewed 8 August 2017

There aren't many small, full menu, fine dining, FRENCH restaurants left in the Midwest. This is a gem. Interesting and varied menu...the usual...but always with some intriguing specials. I had a fish dish--sea bass--there four years ago that I still remember fondly. (Fish? In Galesburg!)...More

Thank Svensota
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Omg my pecan crusted chicken was awesome!! Thank you Brenda!!! And when saw you I was amazed you had not been feeling good. I did not get to you Monday. Great to see you. Always!!!!

Thank McMomn
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We ate there a few times and found that the prices are kinda high. Food is fairly good and the service pretty good.

Thank 719fredd
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The food is way over-priced, and they are definitely far from generous portions. A $10 glass of wine should have more than an inch in the bottom, and we shouldn't have had to wait 30 minutes to take our order and 45 minutes to get...More

2  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great food and drink. Staff was attentive and friendly. Nice atmosphere. I'll eat here again if in Galesburg.

1  Thank RattlesnakeCharlie
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My wife and I stopped in Saturday evening for supper. Service was VERY slow. We spent a good two hours there, and hurried up our final bill and didn't order dessert. Ordered an appetizer of crab cakes. Good, but very small (2 of them). I...More

Thank Eric R
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

First let me say what was positive the fries are awesome. They are thin hand cut not soggy at all. The lunch menu is very limited. The brie burger with onion and truffle mayo was so so. I would have rate it higher but the...More

Thank Fred F
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Large group they handled well. Lots of different drink orders, different meal selections and picky people. Took it all in stride.

Thank micnmac
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 13:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 13:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 13:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 13:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 13:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 S Seminary St, Galesburg, IL 61401-4802
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 309-341-4141
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