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233 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2226
+1 815-777-2323
23:00 - 01:00
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Hilliard, Ohio
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick bite. Service was good as was the food we had a bowl of the soup of the day and queso with chips.

Thank cynwestorts
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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237 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off at Embe's after dinner for after dinner cocktails. All of the cocktails were great. We also shared the bread pudding and that was worth the visit. The staff seemed busy but attended to our drink order. Nice place to just unwind.

Thank Reyna Y
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to EMBE twice for drinks. The drink menu was fun. Prices were good and the owner and her staff went out of their way to make us feel welcomed. Clean tables, bar and bathrooms. We loved the staff and the Purple Haze drink!

Thank Paul D
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Horrible service. horrible food, never ever go their again!!! served other people that were their after us, not friendly at all and pricy for cold sandwiches thrown on a bun. only 2 sides coleslaw was horrible and the chips were gross!!

Thank Karen K
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Stopped for a late lunch because the sign outside said "house made Mushroom soup with artichokes and sun dried tomatoes". We also ordered the house made turkey salad sandwiches. One of our party has celiac disease and the waitress offered to put her salad on a bed of lettuce and assured her that the turkey salad was safe. The food... More 

Thank happitrails2me
Galena, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love Embe's artichoke mushroom soup. I had never tasted this anyplace before. They have many other delicious entrees but this is my favorite!

Thank Jane Y
Kankakee, Illinois
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

On a chilly and wet Saturday in Galena, this was a true diamond in the rough -- a blue cheese soup that was phenomenal, staff that were more than helpful -- and if you're into the Beatles -- great wall art

Thank 1jeepett
Genoa, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We stopped in to grab a bite before heading home. We were surprised by the unique combos found on the menu. The food was excellent. The staff was very friendly!

Thank driesinc
East Peoria, United States
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150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Recommended by our innkeeper when we said we wanted something "llight," we were happy with this restaurant. The restaurant felt more like a bar serving sandwiches on a Friday night, rather than a restaurant with a bar. As such, the waitstaff was sufficient - took our order, brought our food, filled our drinks once - but nothing special. Luckily, we... More 

Thank Jennifer W
Batavia, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Stopped in while visiting Galena. Coolish day so had soup and sandwich. Both were fabulous. Hadn't planned on having a martini but couldn't resist after chatting with bartender. They were wonderful too. Just a nice, friendly place to stop in and have some really high quality food.

Thank Lois P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Bar, Soups, Pub, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
23:00 - 01:00
23:00 - 01:00
23:00 - 01:00
23:00 - 01:00
23:00 - 01:00
23:00 - 01:00
23:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2226
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-2323
Also has a fully stocked bar.

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