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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
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Rock City, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have had many lunches here with girl friends and my husband as well. The food is always fresh and delicious. So cool that they donate to a different cause each month

Thank renatahepler
Addison, Illinois, United States
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a mushroom and swiss burger and it was the most delicious mushroom and swiss burger i had ever eaten that day. Their crab salad is also very tasty and i'd eat that forever if i could. the people working there were really great also. I'd go back.

Thank Steve P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very quaint spot in the middle of Main Street. Everything was good but not over the top. The liver pate`/garlic parm butter with crackers to start the meal made me think of my grandmother; she always ate it with crackers and butter when I was a kid. I got the fried chicken, which was pretty good, however,... More 

Thank Micah R
Galesburg, Illinois
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, private back room for large family get-together. Mom is gluten free, and this restaurant is very helpful in offering her great options including dessert choices. We also have food allergies in our family, and really appreciate their attention to that. All in all, the food is good, but it's the service and staff that I would praise most highly.... More 

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Winona, Minnesota
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We dined here on a Wednesday night with another couple. We parked on Main Street so there were probably 30 stairs to climb before we entered the restaurant. Had we parked on Perry St. (in the back) there weren't any stairs. We sat right in front of a window that looked out on Main St. The menu was huge! Each... More 

Thank Sandy D
Madison, Wisconsin
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155 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?