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The Generals' Restaurant

230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
+1 815-777-0090
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there to celebrate an 89th birthday. We absolutely loved it. The food was very good. The server made the evening for us. The atmosphere was really nice. It was quiet --easy to talk which is not common these days. We will be back....More

Thank EKS0577
Reviewed 1 week ago

Five stars for this exceptional restaurant! Anthony ,our super friendly waiter, gave superb service! The food was out of this world! I had the filet and my husband the ribeye steak and both were done to perfection. The salads and sides were delicious. Wish we...More

Thank set2go52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another restaurant understaffed in a holiday weekend. There were only two waiting staff for a full restaurant. We waited more than an hour for our food. At least 20 minutes just for our soda. Our waitress said it is common for this place waiting that...More

Thank ST7140
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a light supper of appetizers, soup and salad. ALL REALLY GOOD!! We will return for other food.

Thank 462billiew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many outstanding restaurants in Galena, just what you would expect of a historic community that relies on a thriving tourist trade for its livelihood. Entertain 'em, feed 'em and put 'em to bed. Historical sites, attractions, restaurants, hotels, bed-and-breakfasts...Galena has them all. My...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and excellent service. Love the martini flight and the crab bisque was the best we have ever had. Pretzel encrusted was was very good. Quiet and relaxing. One of the three restaurants in the DeSoto house. I believe this is the oldest operating...More

Thank fable16
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Covered this lovely restaraunt in yreview of he Desoto House hotel. EXCELLENT food and service! They were a bit busy when we arrived but we were seated in a timely maner and it just kept getting better!! Our server, Anthony was very helpful and attentive!...More

Thank Kim Y
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I have a friend who lives in the Galena area no when I visit we usually end up at the General, in the Desoto House for dinner one night. I am never disappointed! My companion and the pretzel crusted walleye which I have had in...More

Thank crownct938
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Great meal and they accommodated our vegetarian requests. Generous portions and pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Collette K
Reviewed 22 June 2017

A beautiful atmosphere in an historic hotel. Dimly lit and quiet, this restaurant offers fine dining. The food is excellently prepared. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Curt K
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10 August 2015|
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Response from STOE_dad_of_3 | Reviewed this property |
As the previous reply stated, check with the Hotel and I would do it sooner than later. The restaurant does not have a dress code, actually no restaurant in Galena has a dress code so dress comfortably and realize you will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-0090
  • This restaurant is at DeSoto House Hotel
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