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The Courtyard Restaurant

230 S Main St, In DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
+1 815-777-0090
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“french toast” (5 reviews)
“pancakes” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
230 S Main St, In DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast here on our last morning in Galena. We dinned on a Sunday morning and they were offering a breakfast buffet which we thought was reasonably priced. The omelets were standard buffet breakfast fare as were the other offerings. Everything was fresh, prepared...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jmechler14
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The breakfast skillets we ordered were so plentiful they could have been shared and still have plenty left over. Service is kind and attentive

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 3Cousins
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Our experience was not much to brag about. The experience was not bad, but we were not impressed with our lunch. Perhaps the lack of other patrons should have been a clue, we were the only table at 12:15 for lunch. The venue was very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 822paulk
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This restaurant, right in the hotel, is a great place to catch breakfast--if you are not in a hurry. The food is fine, the prices fair, but the wait can be interminable. About 15 minutes after we ordered, we regretted our choice to eat there,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rhonda W
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Good food and Good Service....bright room....nice menu with a lot of variety of breakfast items. Breakfast was included in the price of our room (forgot to mention that in my hotel review). Well worth it....not just cereal and toast!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank pcbc17
Reviewed August 20, 2018

There may be an argument over which venue serves the best breakfast in Galena. But there's no debate over which breakfast venue offers the most bright and comfortable surroundings. The Courtyard Restaurant in the atrium of the DeSoto House Hotel not only serves the finest...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This is the perfect place for brunch, a bountiful selection of food and drink. Great place to take all the family or friends.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Ted Sarah H
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Stopped in Galena on a Friday on our way to visit Iowa. Had read reviews and decided on Courtyard for breakfast. What a lovely setting in the middle of DeSoto House. Very historic building. Loved the photos on the walls explaining the building. Breakfast had...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank joannebM9345GN
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Service is very good and everything that we had the two mornings was great. Not many places downtown to get a good breakfast so look for the mid week specials that include your breakfast every morning.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Dan H
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Excellent breakfast!!! Our omelettes were the best we have had . Our server Vicky was excellent too! Make sure you go here for breakfast when you visit Galena. Very historical building

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Susan S
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April 4, 2017|
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Response from Deanna P | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is a brunch buffet. They had several stations and items warming with chaffing stations. We didn't eat the buffet but had other meals like made to order breakfast. Food was all very good. 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 S Main St, In DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-0090
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