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The Generals' Restaurant

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230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
+1 815-777-0090
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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293 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a dining experience with atmosphere. And the food is exquisite without an extremely high price. We never order dessert, but we did here and it was totally delightful.

Thank Judy B
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We split the filet and lobster and both were excellent. We even had room for their house make French Silk Cheesecake and it was superb.

Thank 940compass
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The service was amazing. Portions were perfect. Everything was perfect temperature. The wait staff was professional and fun filled. Did not feel awkward because we were underdressed tourist. Will absolutely make a return visit.

Thank Brandon O
Dubuque, Iowa
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267 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We had a real estate appraisal school in the building and they arranged a sandwich buffet for lunch, and it was fantastic. Fresh meats, bread, veggies, and salad, plus some dessert. Server was efficient and kept our drinks filled as well.

Thank Robert_Felderman
Frisco, Texas
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288 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

On our last evening in Galena, we wanted a special dinner. We found it at the General's in the DeSota Hotel. The ambiance was perfect as was the service provided by David. The Restuarant has a decent wine list. We ordered the cheese and sausage platter for an appetizer and a bottle of Malbec. The appetizer would have been satisfactory... More 

Thank teds759
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We had reservations for our 38th anniversary dinner with another couple. The food was good, though there were a few minor mistakes on our order. There were two parties going on and this may have contributed to the poor service. It took nearly two hours for our food to arrive.

Thank jjean2016
Greenwood, Indiana
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

The General's Restaurant stands up to its reputation. Excellent meal and service. Our group had two of the chicken entrees, the filet and the strip. I would rate all four above average. My strip steak came out overdone for medium rare. It was exchanged quickly and graciously for a perfectly cooked Med/rare steak. The bacon wrapped shrimp are excellent as... More 

Thank DLFIndiana
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate at The Generals' Restaurant during a weekend getaway in Galena. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any visiting this historic town. The DeSoto Hotel is full of interesting history and this restaurant carries on the tradition, the ambiance of The Generals' Restaurant is wonderful! Sticking to its name, the walls of the eatery showcase... More 

Thank Kelsey P
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This Restaurant is in the Desoto Hotel Basement. It was Amazing. The wait staff and the quality of food was first class. There is so much history to this Hotel....a most see when in Galena IL

Thank Janet B
Lombard, Illinois
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I made reservations for dinner with high ecpectAtions. After reading the reviews I was betting the general would be a good dinner choice. Walking in on Friday night to an empty dining room during what should have been the busiest part of the day was a bad sign. I ordered the prime sirloin, and my wife ordered... More 

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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, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-0090
  • This restaurant is at DeSoto House Hotel

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