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The Golden Hen Cafe

129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
+1 815-776-0614
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“pancakes” (25 reviews)
“french toast” (17 reviews)
“panini” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was totally surprised by this place. The prices were really good for this area. The service was very good and the food was plentiful and most excellently prepared. The chicken motif was great. We come to this city at least once a year and...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered a sandwich (panini) to take with us so we didn't have to interrupt our shopping (!) - delicious - with fries and cold slaw. Yummo!

Thank Tullyo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Greasiest breakfast my wife has ever had. You expect that from a small diner, but this was bad. I had to use my napkin to blot it off the plate for her. She didn't want it after a few bites and had part of my...More

1  Thank NorthShoreDoc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast with the family while visiting Galena. This place is always busy, especially in the morning. The menu is big and the food is really good. Staff was nice and the wait to get in, isn't bad at all. They even call...More

Thank Kelsey W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now this place is more like it. They have an extensive breakfast selection, including blintzes, all kinds of waffles and skillets. Our food was served fast, hot and good. Much better than the Victory Cafe.

Thank billharrison56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had breakfast here for two. Classic diner breakfast eggs were good, omelette was good, toast decent, bacon only OK, overall decent. Service was fine, price was OK, overall average experience. If you spent the night in town and want an average breakfast this is your...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best banana pecan pancakes I've ever eaten in my life. Light, fluffy, flavorful. Light and fresh hash browns with a perfect crispness. Great coffee, they have one of those large, industrial size orange juicers that I loved sitting next to, the smell was wonderful....More

Thank 3Cousins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A big menu is available and you can have breakfast for lunch. Everyone can find a favorite. They are only open for breakfast and lunch. Old style lunch counter is available. Service was prompt and our food was good.

Thank FiveOaks61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing. Reviews we read seemed like it would be a great place for breakfast. But.....the staff was very unfriendly and food awful. My husband said his skillet was the worse ever. I had an omelette and it was mediocre. Would never recommend this place

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten here a few times in the past and was always satisfied with the service and the food. Mostly low-end stuff like sandwiches, gyros, breakfast, etc.

Thank Kevin E
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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, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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