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The Market House Restaurant

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204 Perry Street/120 North Main, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-0690
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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155 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good. The service was good. The music was religious. The message was religious. Not judging. Just saying'.

Thank SuperTed19
Appleton, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Our friends told us about this place and said it's a must try! So glad we did! Lunch had choice from full menu plus a nice selection of wine beer and fun cocktails! Beautiful cozy spot in the back is our favorite table! We chose shrimp salad, veggie burger, tuna melt and Ruben sandwich! We all were extremely happy with... More 

Thank mpg0815
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Food was good, cozy atmosphere, and the servers were a ton of fun! If you're not looking for this place you might miss it, as it's upstairs in s building. You won't be disappointed.

Thank bvilla1965
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The food was very good, I had the mushroom melt burger, other's had the flat steak and Rueben, which were equally as good. With the burger and flat steak you got a small scoop of their famous crab louis, it was the best crab salad I have ever had.

Thank Carrie H
Aurora, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Ate lunch here, quaint dining room at the front of restaurant. Had the Beer Cheddar Cheese Chowder, nice and hot and very tasty. Also the crab salad plate was very good. Waitress was very friendly and accomodating.

Thank sparks1201
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We ordered the fried chicken and it was overcooked. The main reason it was overcooked was because they served smallest chicken pieces I have ever seen. I sent it back because it was so tough. The coleslaw was great. I thought our server was wonderful. There are so many good restaurants in Galena. I would recommend passing this one by.

Thank Mari M
St. Louis
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

While visiting Galena and looking for a place to have lunch, we happened on the Market House Restaurant. We hiked up the stairs to a small upstairs cafe. My wife ordered the Crab Louis Salad with sweet potato fries and I had the 1/2 burger with homemade chips. I almost ordered the BLT because I saw one being delivered to... More 

Thank MOflatlanders
Waterloo, Iowa
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The Market a House is a second floor restaurant in a building full of history. We went up for the beer special on Tuesdays. Frosted mugs and ice cold bottle beer for $2.50, it's worth the climb. Our waitress was so helpful and pleasant. We had hand breaded dill pickles. They were really good. Very small space in the front... More 

Thank McHove
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Can't believe it was rated so high! Had the open face crab Louis, fake crab and tasted like it. Wife had the portobello sandwich, very thin piece of the mushroom on a cheap grocery store bun. They served unfiltered city water which had a funky taste. Waitress was ok but could tell it had been a long season and can't... More 

Thank Owen J
Eau Claire
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

It was our lucky day when we stopped in for a beer. The sign on the sidewalk advertised a Tuesday special on on beer and we decided to check it out. We were greeted by the friendliest bartender named Donna. What a gem!! She talked and joked with us. She recommended the food and after looking at the menu decided... 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Perry Street/120 North Main, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-0690
At The Market House Restaurant we focus on the dinner table with homemade food like mom and grandma use to make. We are Family Run by three sisters and a brother and enjoy helping others to share in their good times. We hope you enjoy our quaint and friendly atmosphere and that your experience is one you'll never forget.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?