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$$ - $$$American, ,
233 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2226
+1 815-777-2323
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“bread pudding” (52 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (23 reviews)
“sandwich” (46 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
233 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2226
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you ever visit Galena, just be SURE to go here. Empty plates were the end result. Not a single crumb left. The turkey salad sandwich I had, lip-smacking, drool enducing, just yummy (never woulda thought peas would be that little something "extra" to put...More

Thank Priscilla D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

EMBE is a family friendly restaurant/bar with the best bread pudding I have ever tasted and the seafood chowder rates the same. Our 3 year old grandchild ate the seafood chowder with glee. Everything is homemade. The staff is friendly and attentive and the proprietor...More

Thank kingz00
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for hot chocolate and schnapps on a cold winter day and sat at the bar. Drinks were decent but the bartender was a little aloof. With so many competing bars and restaurants in Galena, I would think they would go a little...More

Thank christine102262
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a cold day looking to warm the cockles of our hearts only to meet a couple of ice maidens begrudgingly serving the public. It's pretty basic inside the only distinguishing note being a funky potpourri odour....not offensive but certainly not pleasant.....which actually...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

If you are downtown Galena you must stop in for a Bloody Mary! Whenever we are in town we make sure to stop here! We always have good conversation with the bartenders and others sitting at the bar.

Thank jess g
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a Saturday. Ordered a mixed drink a simple whiskey and coke. Took a sip and it tasted perfumy. The other 3 at the table tasted it and agreed. I sent it back. The bartender thought it was soap. Yuk. Next...More

Thank djmelm0m
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Noon lunch. Good food, mostly sandwiches on the menu with a couple of soup specials. Service was fast. Prices were typical for Galena (a little too high). My only complaint (and this may keep us away in the future) is that there were a couple...More

Thank Kenzee
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped in for a later dinner at Embe. It was a cozy little spot on Main St. There was a nice selection of soups, sandwiches, etc on the menu. I had a BBQ chicken sandwich that was juicy, fresh, and tasty....More

Thank BobbySJR
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful soups, sandwiches and full bar. Had the Cream of Mushroom with sun/dried tomato and artichoke. Fabulous. Brian the bartender was great! Will definitely be back. Oh and the Bread Pudding is to die for, plus Brian assured us it had no calories.

Thank djmelm0m
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Embe Eatery & Lounge is a restaurant and lounge. Besides a fully stocked bar, Embe serves deli-style food. On weekends, there will often be entertainment. We had a bowl of cream of mushroom soup which came with fresh sliced French bread. We also tried the...More

Thank Allen21096
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2226
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-2323
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Also has a fully stocked bar.
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