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129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
+1 815-776-0614
07:00 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this place for the best breakfast in Galena. Opens daily at 7am and always service with a smile.

Thank Chris H
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here on a busy Saturday. The food was average and the service was disappointing. Took a long time to refill a glass of water. Didn't feel it was a good value.

Thank Vacationer4Fun
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch. Their soup was excellent, homemade. Had the grilled ham and cheese sandwich and it was good. Don't usually eat many french fries, but these were excellent.

Thank Bruce G
Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch. He ordered bacon and eggs. I had the hen house chicken sandwich. He enjoyed his, mine was not very good. I ate less than half. I would think an item named for the place would have been much better. Best part of my meal was the iced tea, which I would've liked... More 

Thank Susanne F
Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

great homestyle, made to order breakfast. Had a machine that you could watch your oranges being fresh squeezed into your juice, which was de-lishous....

Thank bamah
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

They were not exactly happy to see us come into the restaurant at 2:30 pm on an extremely busy Saturday after the lunch rush. There were plenty of places to seat. The food was okay, nothing speculator or worth mentioning and the service was poor. The waitress were eager to gather in the back near the kitchen and chat, making... More 

Thank Jenn K
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The service was a little slow here. The food was good. We didn't have to wait long at all for a table which helped because we were starving. The only negative thing I have to say about it was that the women's bathroom was extremely filthy. It didn't look like it had been cleaned at all before we got there... More 

Thank Jessica B
Dwight, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Good food. Ample portions. Reasoanble prices. Attentive server. Could use a little sprucing up. Sort of a "local" feel.

Thank theinrich999
Clinton, Illinois
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A bit pricey I thought for breakfast but well worth it! Very good, homemade food! Lots of variety, would definitely return.

Thank Illinois1995
near Milwaukee, WI
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207 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

After checking out a number of menus along Main Street, we opted for the Golden Hen Cafe. We were greeted warmly. Breakfast is available all day. I had a grilled veggie sandwich. The meal also included soup (salty broccoli rice), fries, and cole slaw. All were good, but not exceptional. My companion had breakfast--eggs, canadian bacon, hash browns, and pancakes,... More 

Thank CityHiker73

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-776-0614

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