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Galena Brewing Company

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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227 N Main St, 227 North Main Street, 61036, Galena, Illinois, Galena, IL 61036-2217
(815) 776-9917
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Batavia, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Like what their doing at the brewing co. Keeping things local and supporting good causes. Food and drinks were good and priced right. Service was friendly and attentive. It was freezing in there though.

Thank ssmitho
A TripAdvisor Member
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Arrived with the family at 5:30 on a Tuesday night. Only one other couple in the whole place. Only one waitress who finally snarled at us. They finally found time to put a few tables to set us but no high chairs or boosters, we had to go find them. The food was OK but nothing special. You can find... More 

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warrenbell, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this review

We are grateful for your feedback, and always value our customer's opinion. We also strive to give our customers the best dining experience possible, so this incident is particularly perturbing to us and we are in the process of following up to ensure this does not happen again. We sincerely apologize for the inattentiveness you experienced, and we will work... More 

Byron, Illinois
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Stopped here for a beer- Had a Major Daviess which was a Wheat beer and very good. Did not stop for food but everything looked good. Plenty of seating and good place to watch the Cubs game!

Thank Carol W
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Atmosphere is very open, casual. You can watch the brewers in action. Very good selection of brewery beers and other outside beers. Food is more upscale then you would expect. Very good.

Thank Marie1131
Pine City, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Took the Brewery Tour. Beer and food was great. Kenny our waiter was great! Great customer service. We missed the live music that night.

Thank rtf49
Brookfield, Illinois
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Nothing spectacular... Don't get me wrong decent food for the price... But there is much better to be had. It was pretty slow the staff was adequate but I would not say great customer service. The beer was also decent but with all the craft breweries recently the bar has been raised. Would not be my first choice. But worth... More 

Thank Daniel L
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Listened to a great country/rock band called Ten Gallon Hat, had some great craft beer and even had a twirl around the "dance floor" A great spot to visit while in Galena.

Thank krofamily
Des Moines, Iowa
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

After reading several reviews we decided to eat here. It was a good choice. Service was wonderful and the food was delicious and well priced. You receive large portions for your money. I had the coconut chicken on a skewer with a side salad that looked more like a meal in itself. My husband enjoyed the wings with more than... More 

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit... Pleasant atmosphere and great staff. Highly recommend a visit there. You won't be disappointed...

Thank Ivan R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The beer is quite well-done, but food is only average. Don't go there to eat even though they try to make you feel like you have to buy food. Was not impressed with live music. We ended up at the Grape Escape instead both nights of our trip.

Thank Jane9383

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 N Main St, 227 North Main Street, 61036, Galena, Illinois, Galena, IL 61036-2217
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: (815) 776-9917
We are a local grassroots craft brewery using only the best of local ingredients...The only brewery in Galena, and the first to return to this historic brewing town in 80 years. We have six regular house brands on tap, and five to six seasonal and guest taps, regular & seasonal brews, best baked wings in Galena, salads and sandwiches menu & desserts. Kids menu too! We have taken strides to ensure that our table and bar service is excellent, and we are happy to report that our customer feedback now consistently reflects that quality. Brewery tours Friday at 5pm and Saturday at 11:30am. Beer tasting flights and full bar. Live music and dancing most weekends on a Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Football games on 82 inch and 55 inch screens with really cool surround sound. When the game is on...You are THERE man! We also have a 35 seat party room for hire.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?