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The Golden Hen Cafe

129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
+1 815-776-0614
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“eggs benedict” (15 reviews)
“french toast” (14 reviews)
“blueberries” (3 reviews)
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07:00 - 16:00All hours
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129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
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11 - 20 of 281 reviews

Reviewed 22 April 2017

We had a lovely old fashioned lunch here.Good service in a great old building. Don't expect anything fancy, but fairly priced and good food.

Thank AaronFWA
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were there on a quiet Sunday morning for a breakfast before we hit the road back home and were quite pleased we decided to go back downtown. The orange juice was amazing, very fresh! We had a great table right by the window. Awesome...More

Thank ambauer86
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We headed into Galena to check out Main Street and wanted to grab some lunch. Too bad we settled on this place. The service was slow and a bit less than friendly, but the food was just really bad. Got the Mediterranean plate and the...More

Thank AEB_MN
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The food was very good, but nothing terribly special. I liked my chorizo skillet with jalepenos. My daughter's 'The France' french toast was cinnamon raisin bread, with pecans, raisins and fried apples on top. My husband had the sausage patties, which were nice and spicy....More

Thank jfs6
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I went here many times while staying in Galena. The food is always hot and fresh! The service was awesome! I really enjoyed this restaurant and the servers!

Thank lindasprout59
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were looking forward to starting off our day trip in Galena with a wonderful breakfast from The Golden Hen, which was far from wonderful! We raved about our previous experience here in September of 2015 and what a huge disappointment! For...More

2  Thank fyrman46
Reviewed 15 January 2017 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...More

Thank richzemail
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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...More

Thank pja817
Reviewed 3 January 2017

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

Thank ShaleeneH
Reviewed 3 January 2017

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...More

Thank KatherineNoel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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