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) #17 of 50 Restaurants in Galena $$ - $$$ American, , Soups
233 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2226
+1 815-777-2323
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“bread pudding” (49 reviews)
“sandwich” (44 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, Soups, Pub, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
233 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2226
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The bread pudding caught my husband's eye so we stopped here for an afternoon dessert. It was amazing! Probably some of the best I've ever had. It has almonds and raisins in it along with a rum sauce and topped with whipped cream. We also...More

Thank Kara L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a drink and light lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Excellent Bloody Mary and a great selection of wines and beers. I had the delicious mushroom soup and my girlfriend had a very nice salad. Lots of homemade choices and a friendly place...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Stopped in for a quick bite. Service was good as was the food we had a bowl of the soup of the day and queso with chips.

Thank cynwestorts
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We stopped off at Embe's after dinner for after dinner cocktails. All of the cocktails were great. We also shared the bread pudding and that was worth the visit. The staff seemed busy but attended to our drink order. Nice place to just unwind.

Thank Reyna Y
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We went to EMBE twice for drinks. The drink menu was fun. Prices were good and the owner and her staff went out of their way to make us feel welcomed. Clean tables, bar and bathrooms. We loved the staff and the Purple Haze drink!

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Horrible service. horrible food, never ever go their again!!! served other people that were their after us, not friendly at all and pricy for cold sandwiches thrown on a bun. only 2 sides coleslaw was horrible and the chips were gross!!

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Stopped for a late lunch because the sign outside said "house made Mushroom soup with artichokes and sun dried tomatoes". We also ordered the house made turkey salad sandwiches. One of our party has celiac disease and the waitress offered to put her salad on...More

Thank happitrails2me
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I love Embe's artichoke mushroom soup. I had never tasted this anyplace before. They have many other delicious entrees but this is my favorite!

Thank Jane Y
Reviewed 10 April 2017

On a chilly and wet Saturday in Galena, this was a true diamond in the rough -- a blue cheese soup that was phenomenal, staff that were more than helpful -- and if you're into the Beatles -- great wall art

Thank 1jeepett
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We stopped in to grab a bite before heading home. We were surprised by the unique combos found on the menu. The food was excellent. The staff was very friendly!

Thank driesinc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
23:00 - 01:00
23:00 - 01:00
23:00 - 01:00
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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
Also has a fully stocked bar.
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