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The Golden Hen Cafe

129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
+1 815-776-0614
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“eggs benedict” (15 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
“blueberries” (3 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There's a lot of character in the building but it definitely needs updating! The French toast with raisin bread is amazing! Veggie Omelette was good (not great! Service was quick and very friendly. The small family vibe is the feeling you get inside. Coffee was...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had an excellent breakfast at The Golden Hen Cafe during my trip to Galena. Had a broccoli and cheese omelet with fresh fruit and toast.

Thank prairierose2
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was okay. Food was so so, the service was okay. I felt like the interior need a bit of a makeover.

Thank Paca S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here the last day of our vacation! Saw they had an OJ machine and got one. It was amazing! I got the eggs Benedict and my mom got the vegetarian skillet. The Benedict was great. It came out to be $30.00 for the meal,...More

Thank Joclyn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Galena to celebrate our anniversary and decided on this place for lunch, so disappointed. We were seated at a table in a book by the window, very tight fit, there were insects and cobwebs in the window, a fork,...More

Thank Debbie F
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We had a lovely old fashioned lunch here.Good service in a great old building. Don't expect anything fancy, but fairly priced and good food.

Thank AaronFWA
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were there on a quiet Sunday morning for a breakfast before we hit the road back home and were quite pleased we decided to go back downtown. The orange juice was amazing, very fresh! We had a great table right by the window. Awesome...More

Thank ambauer86
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We headed into Galena to check out Main Street and wanted to grab some lunch. Too bad we settled on this place. The service was slow and a bit less than friendly, but the food was just really bad. Got the Mediterranean plate and the...More

Thank AEB_MN
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The food was very good, but nothing terribly special. I liked my chorizo skillet with jalepenos. My daughter's 'The France' french toast was cinnamon raisin bread, with pecans, raisins and fried apples on top. My husband had the sausage patties, which were nice and spicy....More

Thank jfs6
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I went here many times while staying in Galena. The food is always hot and fresh! The service was awesome! I really enjoyed this restaurant and the servers!

Thank lindasprout59
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
  • E-mail