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Green Street Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
+1 815-777-0090
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch and we chose two different soups, an amazing salad and a sandwich. It might have been the best salad I ever ate. Baby spinach, strawberries, mandarin oranges, glazed nuts and a special vinaigrette dressing. The soup was Cream of Bleu Cheese. It was excellent. Just enough cheese, not so much as to overwhelm. Be sure to read... More 

Thank Saukco11
Chicago, Illinois
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192 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice lunch at Green Street Tavern. The food was decent and the atmosphere was super cozy. Definitely a great place to take a break from shopping on main street and enjoy the historic building.

Thank Carol D
Wheaton, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch. Very good food, friendly service. A bit pricey. Located inside the oldest still running hotel in Illinois the Desoto Hotel. Nice to look around after eating.

Thank debraguenther
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Green street tavern is a great place to stop and have a drink and appetizer while shopping or to have lunch. We were guests at the DeSoto House Hotel so we found ourselves there on several occasions. We stopped when we wanted a quick bite to eat or a quick drink. The bartenders are well versed in making a variety... More 

Thank Deanna P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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153 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner on our first night in Galena, a Monday night, when a lot of the restaurants were closed. We all enjoyed our food. We particularly liked the cheese curds. The sweet potato fries were pretty soggy. Otherwise, the sandwiches and a taco salad were all good.

Thank Anne W
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in with family for a quick bite. Right on the main strip, with a window view. You enter through the Desoto. The had a more affordable menu. The food was so so. I didn't really like the cheese curds, the were half mushy/liquid and solid on the inside and not crunchy enough on the outside. I think they were... More 

Thank Katie J
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and amazing service. Shrimp tacos were very good. Have never been here before but we will be back!

Thank RuebIowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

There were 4 of us for a later lunch. Took awhile to get the waitress for drinks. I had the fish tacos with the crispy onion rings. My wife had club sandwich and sweet potato fries. The fish tacos were just ok. Needs more seasoning as they were somewhat bland wrapped in a so so tortilla. The clubs sandwich was... More 

Thank Taz1040
Channahon, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were directed by a shop owner to eat here. Fantastic food and service, beautiful setting as it is connected to the DeSoto house hotel. Great portions for a reasonable price!! Can't wait to visit again!

Thank Chmsak
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The cheese curds were cubed! How cool! The cheese steak sandwich on a pretzel bun was unlike something I had ever had before! Our waitress was friendly and attentive!

Thank Melissa G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?