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The Generals' Restaurant

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230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-0090
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good although we had to send back and appetizer for being overcooked. Once it was redone, was delicious. Rumor has it that it is haunted. Service was mediocre.

Thank joannmazur26
Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner here on a Thursday evening in November. He ordered the filet, which was very good, but cooked rare instead of medium rare. He also said the smashed potatoes were very good. I had the ribeye steak. It was cooked perfectly. The fingerling potatoes tasted reheated. The only part of the meal that wasn't excellent.... More 

Thank Susanne F
Rosemount, Minnesota
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were checking out downtown Galena on an incredibly busy Saturday night. Tons of tourists like ourselves and every restaurant was booked. We checked out the meun at the General and the wait staff offered up the bar area for dinner. The bartender, Nick, wasn't used to playing waiter but was wonderful. As Minnesotan's we know Walleye and would have... More 

Thank Ram8381
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went here for our anniversary supper. We were spending the night at the county inn and suites and they suggested this place and actually gave us a coupon worth $10 off our meal. We also read the other reviews written so decided to try it and we were so happy we did! Our waiter David was... More 

Thank co2dci04
Zion, Illinois
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went for lunch and to try one of their highly rated Bloody Marys. Food and service were excellent, prices were reasonable, Bloody Marys were average

Thank frankanddonna2015
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were very pleased with every aspect of our dinner. We had a reservation and were seated quickly. Our server David was polite and friendly. My husband wanted fries (which weren't on the menu) and the server told us that the kitchen is shared by 3 restaurants all owned by DeSoto House so he could definitely get... More 

Thank Anne P
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My husband and I ate here for our anniversary and it was very good. The restaurant is on the lower level and it's a very nice, romantic spot for couples. We each had steak and vegetables and it was very filling.

Thank Antonia T
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Located downstairs of the DeSoto House Hotel. Very serviceable staff with good food and great ambience. Has a bar and lounge area.

Thank esw_917
Reedsburg, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Stopped in for the history and great food - was not disappointed on either account. Ordered the 7 oz filet, butter roasted fingerling potatoes and asparagus, it was so delicious. Only down side was the flatware.

Thank winfield_11
Dubuque, Iowa
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Looking for a last minute venue on a busy Saturday night in Galena and happened to find a table for 6 at The Generals. Cheese & Sausage appetizer plate was filled with gourmet cheeses, one type of sausage and the best herbed crackers. Blue cheese came on the appetizer and was also offered in soup form....can not ask for more!... More 

Thank Mike H

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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
American, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-0090
  • This restaurant is at DeSoto House Hotel

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