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Chef Ivo's Place Inc - CLOSED

515 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2352
+1 815-777-8500
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
6 Jan 2016
“Hot Sauce at your Peril”
28 Sep 2015
“Lunch at Chef Ivo's”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
515 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2352
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

Absolutely fantastic hot sauce emporium stocking literally hundreds of types. Not just burn your tongue types but excellent dipping sauces and spreads, too. WARNING! There is a small sign cautioning that samples of a dozen or so REALLY hot sauces at taken at one's own...More

Thank NotRealHoosiers
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Great bbq here, very generous portions, choice of great bbq sauces and meats. The sweet potatoe fries can be a little undercooked at times and I don't recommend them. Everything else we've ever had has been very good.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Chef Ivo's place has great ribs as well as other items on the menu to please both young and young at heart. The choices of sauces are plentiful. Service was quick and friendly.

Thank Charissa M
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent BBQ and friendly staff. A little on the expensive side, but that's what happens in a tourist town. My wife claims it has one of the best salads in town.

Thank Hawksfanatic
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Galena is a wonderful town to explore. We took our time and stopped for lunch at Cheflvo's -- it was very good.

Thank rollinsthomas
Reviewed 15 June 2015

So sad to hear that the restaurant closed this weekend. Food was really good. Neat decor, too.. and the winery on the lower level is a bonus!

Thank SATBeditor
Reviewed 29 May 2015

If you like barbecued or smoked foods, you might like this. Otherwise stay away. The pictures of the burgers look great, but they're smoked, premade, and extremely well done. It was like overcooked meatloaf. I think my wife had a pork sandwich which was buried...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Probably the best BBQ you can get in the area, Chef Ivo's specialty lies in the sauce. His wide array of homemade BBQ sauces go perfectly with the meats. The menu features a number of delicious options and Chef Ivo himself is known to make...More

Thank Tyero
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

We'd never been here before, but stopped on our most recent visit to Galena. I had brisket tacos and my husband had the turkey breast meal. The food had a great smoked flavor, and our waitress was really friendly. The food took a little longer...More

Thank Formerteacher2
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I have had some great food from this place, but the chef has to be there. He also owns a spice shop down the road (worth visiting itself, this shop is truly even better than the restaurant). Unfortunately this means he is sometimes not in...More

Thank Austin W
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2352
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-8500
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