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The Golden Hen Cafe

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129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
+1 815-776-0614
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I thought the food was good and the fresh squeezed orange juice was great! the service was non existent though. the waitress never came back to check if we needed anything or refills. I thought it was rude and strange for an employee to come around the tables to fill the sugar packets from a disgusting looking plastic bucket, while... More 

Thank richzemail
Elmhurst, IL
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

How is it that neither the cook nor the server noticed the large green growth of mold on my english muffin? To add insult to injury, they charged me for it even after I pointed it out - and they had not told me that requesting an english muffin instead of toast would incur an additional charge! Even though the... More 

Thank pja817
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large group of people and they were very accommodating. Okay food, fresh squeezed orange juice and quick service.

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

This is definitely a greasy spoon diner. It was tasty and came out really quick but not exactly what we ordered. "Pot of Hot Chocolate" for $2.50 is a cup of hot coca made from a powder packet, the skillet was missing the potatoes and had hash browns instead (why order the more expensive skillet instead of an omelet if... More 

Thank KatherineNoel
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Love this place for the best breakfast in Galena. Opens daily at 7am and always service with a smile.

Thank Chris H
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We had lunch here on a busy Saturday. The food was average and the service was disappointing. Took a long time to refill a glass of water. Didn't feel it was a good value.

Thank Vacationer4Fun
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Stopped here for lunch. Their soup was excellent, homemade. Had the grilled ham and cheese sandwich and it was good. Don't usually eat many french fries, but these were excellent.

Thank Bruce G
Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch. He ordered bacon and eggs. I had the hen house chicken sandwich. He enjoyed his, mine was not very good. I ate less than half. I would think an item named for the place would have been much better. Best part of my meal was the iced tea, which I would've liked... More 

Thank Susanne F
Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

great homestyle, made to order breakfast. Had a machine that you could watch your oranges being fresh squeezed into your juice, which was de-lishous....

Thank bamah
Prospect Heights, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

They were not exactly happy to see us come into the restaurant at 2:30 pm on an extremely busy Saturday after the lunch rush. There were plenty of places to seat. The food was okay, nothing speculator or worth mentioning and the service was poor. The waitress were eager to gather in the back near the kitchen and chat, making... More 

Thank Jenn K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-776-0614

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