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The Courtyard Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL
07:00 - 11:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 11:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 13:00
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Rantoul, Illinois
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is the Desoto House Breakfast area, although you don't have to stay there to have a wonderful, filling meal. They offer a wide variety of breakfast options and the price is within reason. The food is fresh and the staff is courteous.

Thank trib_ona
Geneva, Illinois
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

My husband and I got breakfast at the Courtyard Restaurant as part of our DeSoto House Hotel package. The food and the service are both great at this restaurant. My husband loved the sirloin steak with the eggs--as well as the gravy with the biscuit. I was totally satisfied with my eggs, toast, and fruit. The service was friendly and... More 

Thank tks617
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were guests in the Desoto House Hotel over the New Years Eve Holiday Weekend. The Courtyard seems just as it says. It has the feeling of a Courtyard or Marketplace. You can see shops and the hotel rooms overlook the Courtyard. We were there during the holiday season so it was decorated in style for the Christmas holiday. The... More 

Thank Deanna P
Manchester, Iowa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had the Sunday brunch while staying at the DeSoto House Hotel. The food was great, lots of choices, also a cooked to your request omelet station and a carving station which featured ham and roast beef. Also a number of desert choices.

Thank Nancy B
Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The hotel is wonderful but I would not eat in the Courtyard again. My husband and I had breakfast after spending the night at theDe Soto. He ordered oatmeal, which was thin and watery, with the look of instant oatmeal. I ordered the Benedict Florentine. It was bad. The spinach was bitter, the Hollandaise sauce was very thin, flavorless, and... More 

Thank Susanne F
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Sunday brunch/buffet at the Courtyard Restaurant is very reasonably priced, and has basically everything you could want to eat. Beverages are included. Hot breakfast items as well as lunch selections, as well as freshly carved ham, beef, made to order omelets, etc. and a nice dessert selection. If you're in Galena on the weekend, definitely do the Sunday buffet.

Thank sue15843
Grandville, Michigan
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322 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a very nice breakfast selection I was impressed both mornings I ate there. The staff is attentive and the plates are a good size. The busyness depends on what time you get there it was one morning but it was just as in a couple other couples and the next morning and the place was full but... More 

Thank The_GR_Blade
Ann Arbor
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Breakfasts are good and large, My room included a coupon for an entree, juice and coffee, with tax and tip included. I didn't try lunch, partly because I wasn't hungry yet at lunchtime.

Thank Joan48103
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Got a free breakfast "internet" deal while staying at the Desoto. Amazing place, good food. Good service.

Thank Dave S
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Very pretty little place for a nice refreshing lunch. Great server, very friendly. Very reasonable prices. I had the ham salad with chicken salad plate. Came with fresh grapes, pineapple, strawberries and melon along with 2 very tasty slices of lemon poppy seed bread.

Thank Connie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena

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