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Otto's Place

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100 Bouthillier Street, 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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This by far was the best breakfast restaurant I visited while in Galena. Full menu with some unique favorites. The biscuit and gravy was as good as it gets. Off the beaten path a little but well worth the time to go and eat

Thank ottowd
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review! We make our biscuits from scratch and we use all organic pork sausage for our gravy. Glad you had a good time! Thanks for your visit and we hope to see you again! John More 

Vinton Iowa
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere. Apple quiche 👌. Great home made breads. And a mimosa to boot. Right by the railroad tracks.

Thank herky907
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

We make as much as possible in house from scratch and we are so happy you enjoyed your visit! Dan makes some sort of quiche every day so there is always something new to try. Thanks for your review and we look forward to seeing you again! John More 

Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 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 

1 Thank Don F
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking the time to give us a review! We always strive to provide a great experience to go along with our great food. Our Specials are always a big hit! Glad you enjoyed yourself and Thanks again! John More 

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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 

2 Thank Jennifer W
Chicago, Illinois
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192 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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 

2 Thank Carol D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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 3 January 2017

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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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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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
American, Vegetarian Friendly
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
View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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 Street, 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?