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The Golden Hen Cafe

129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
+1 815-776-0614
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“eggs benedict” (16 reviews)
“french toast” (16 reviews)
“blueberries” (3 reviews)
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129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There was nothing special about this place but it was fine for a quick in and out breakfast. The food was fine, nothing really great or really bad. Our waitress did her job but was not friendly at all compared to a lot of the...More

Thank Renee V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We got the basics - eggs, pancakes, French toast. No complaints. Waitstaff was friendly. Atmosphere was clean and nice.

Thank Abby-packerbacker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us ordered different dishes, and all three were NOT what the menu described. WE could not eat the meals. When I went to pay the tab, the young man asked me how I liked the food and I told him that it was...More

Thank terriy0ung
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were the only ones there today at 7:30 and no one was there when we left at 8:15. Service was good. Since we only had eggs and bacon & sausage, it would be hard to mess those up. They were OK. VERY reasonably priced

Thank Bob7261
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for breakfast early to avoid crowds. We were seated by a very courteous host immediately. It took 3 coffee cups before I got a clean one. The coffee was fine but nothing special. I opted for a simple breakfast of French toast, eggs...More

Thank debby k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service was wonderful You must try and try the orange juice. There is a fresh squeezed juice machine in the front. Fun to watch and the best juice. We tried biscuits and gravy and French Toast Very pleased with both

Thank RosiePeoria_Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very busy restaurant on the main street in Galena. they serve a full line of breakfast items including fresh squeezed orange juice. Both my wife and I were pleased with the service, menu and food. We would not hesitate returning

Thank marine1967
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 10:30 on a weekday and we were greeted and seated. The coffee was good and my guest enjoyed her benedict. I had the three meat skillet. They used chopped up krinkle cut fries that were rock hard. It had more gristle and fat...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The food is ok.... nothing to write home about. Breakfast potatoes were hard and cold. Pancakes were good.

Thank MadcityJan
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We visited here on a sunny June day with lots of visitors in Galena for shopping. For lunch I requested the Pork Souvlaki entree, and my wife had their Chicken Salad Sandwich. The diner was busy when we arrived, and there was a moderately long...More

Thank Denis K
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12 August 2017|
Response from Denis K | Reviewed this property |
I paid by credit card when dining there in June this year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-776-0614
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