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Otto's Place

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100 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-776-0240
07:00 - 14:00
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Wed - Mon 07:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Every time we come in here we are greeted with a huge smile, a joke, and laughter. One of the owners works the front and is super attentive, constantly anticipating what we might need and having his staff hop on it. The environment is historic. It's across from the original train station and on the rail line. The place is... More 

Thank Don F
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were there in the winter. The first floor was drafty and they were not allowing seating on the second floor. Perhaps a visit during warmer weather would prove to be a better choice. We had read the reviews and were excited to sample their fare. Perhaps our expectations were too high. We were underwhelmed with the food. Service was... More 

Thank Saukco11
East Peoria, United States
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141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really wanted to like this place. A year ago I stopped here for dinner but was turned away because they were having a private fundraiser, so we came back on this visit for lunch. It was Sunday and they were only serving breakfast. I appreciated the waitress letting us know this as we sat down in case it was... More 

Thank Jennifer W
Chicago, Illinois
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192 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast at Otto's Place on our last day in Galena. It was the perfect way to end our trip. Otto's Place is across the river from the hustle and bustle of main street and offers a beautiful view of the town. The food was great! It's home-style breakfast food that's just as wonderful as if your mom or... More 

1 Thank Carol D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I usually visit Otto's Place before we road trip back home and this is the perfect place to end a wonderful and relaxing vacation in Galena. The back story is fascinating and the food is delicious! I had the homemade biscuits topped with sausage and eggs and homemade sausage gravy and my boyfriend had the corned beef... More 

Thank Thea L
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202 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The sweet potato hash was marvelous, I could eat that for breakfast every morning. Service was quick and we liked the atmosphere. There were so many amazing items on the menu that we will definitely go back every time we are in Galena!

1 Thank KatherineNoel
Wheaton, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend this for breakfast or brunch/lunch. It has a wonderful back story, great food and a modest philosophy, which is consistently expressed throughout the experience of eating there. Quiet and tastefully decorated, the place has a friendly, young, and efficient staff and the menu offers some unique flavor pairings which work [at least the gorgonzola, apple, bacon omelet i... More 

1 Thank John D
Pelham, Alabama
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in with another couple and we all had different dishes for breakfast and they were all fantastic. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I know it's off Main Street in Galena but it's worth a little walk to go there to have a great breakfast.

Thank Harvey8380
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Christmas Eve morning in Galena. Beautiful. Breakfast at Otto's. Priceless. A fun and hospitable staff. Great drink selection. A frosted cinnamon roll. The food was off the chart good. More than a meal it was a marvelous experience. We get to Galena several times a year and Otto's will be on our list of stops to make. I love Otto's!

Thank indeerev
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, get a table upstairs to avoid the cold draft. Other than that? Just enjoy Otto's. Banana bread french toast? Biscuits and gravy? Quiche? Read the Otto's history on the table, along with their philosophy of good living.

Thank Thronetogether

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-776-0240
Breakfast and Lunch

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