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Durty Gurt's

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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235 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2245
+1 815-776-9990
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Rochelle, Illinois
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband got a burger and I got a salad both items were very good. I have a hard time getting past the toilet bowl theme of the restaurant. My husband wants to go back for the food but the mental image of toilet bowls just turns my stomach. If the whole toilet bowl theme doesn't bother you then go... More 

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Thank deanabingham
Garwin, Iowa
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245 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The breaded pork loin (Wop Chop) looked delicious, but was incredibly bland. The Great Rubanski was ok, too much for the small bun. The Miami Grouper Melt looked wonderful also, but again lacked seasoning! The cheese curds where pretty good. The fries needed salt too. All in all a very disappointing meal. The service was wonderful!

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Thank Phyllis B
Iowa City, Iowa
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to Durty Gurt's on many occasions and cannot say enough good about the food. Incredible burgers and the adult shakes are awesome too. Service is also usually very fast.

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Thank bschweig
Northbrook, Illinois
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very nice restaurant that isn't just another touristy restaurant. This really does a have a local dining ambiance even though it is located in the heart of the tourist trap area. The portion sizes were great for splitting if you don't want to overeat. Staff was very friendly and made this a very pleasant experience.

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Thank Nbkgman
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Reuben sandwich and cheese curds had zero taste. The cod sandwich was ok but nothing special. We should have got burgers. Service was ok but slow. No toilet paper in the bathroom.

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Thank Valerie H
Galena
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been eating here for years. The portions are more than enough, price is good, and foodmit great! Love the atmosphere too. Love it!!

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Thank Ginny F
Pewsey, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bit of a dark and dingy interior with fairly worn and lived in decor. Service is friendly and the food is good, if a little basic. Good value and worth a visit.

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Thank Charlie L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and service was excellent! We had 7 small children with us and one server. She was awesome. Only disappointment...we had hoped to take some family pics in front of the cut out faces. They had a table set up directly in front of that area with a family having lunch. I would like to see that area left open... More 

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Thank Juanita S
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Abundant amount of food served. We went for lunch. I ordered the kitchen salad and my husband the cheeseburger and sweet potato fries. We split both dinners( no extra charge). All was delicious and the service was good too

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Thank Behealthy48
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

You must try the burgers. There's a burger for every pallet. Be sure to use your smartphone to take pictures of all the great and cute sayings on the wall. If you not that hungry try a hand made milk shake in stead just like the old days.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-776-9990

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