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Holy Mackerel

) #1 of 8 Restaurants in Elizabeth ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood
113 S Main St, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9778
+1 815-858-3636
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
14 Apr 2017
“Pleasant Experience!”
10 Nov 2016
“Truly unique seting!”
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113 S Main St, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9778
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Reviews (39)
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Excellent food and service in a very unique setting. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed this experience.

Thank WardandBarb
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Food was good, service quick, a small intimate chapel turned small intimate restaurant. We loved it and will DEFINITELYreturn when we go back thru this area again !

Thank Tamara A
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

This place is one of my top places to eat. I'm first a fan of good service and Gwen the waitress is second to none in this area. Then comes the the food. OMG, OMG!!!. The baked goods that come out of the kitchen are...More

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This restaurant is little pricey but well worth it. The meals are excellent and the restaurant is an old quaint church.

Thank poolqueenAppleriver
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Holy Mackerel is a great find in our tiny town of Elizabeth. The restaurant is located in an old, tiny church that Dan and his wife have tastefully and eclectically decorated. Definitely call for a reservation before you go - in the off-season they may...More

Thank jennifersullivan32
Reviewed 19 December 2015

We arrived early one evening during an almost total fog drive from Chicago, on our way to Eagle Ridge Resort. What an incredible surprise! This little town in the middle of no where with a restaurant that looks like a church but has charming decor,...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Grew up in Elizabeth and so glad to have this tasty place to come home to. The flatbread app is delicious, the salads and soups good, warm rolls, and delicious seafood. I get the walleye every time. My boyfriend fell in love with the mac...More

Thank Breanne E
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Twenty years ago we were married in a church in Elizabeth and years later it has now turned into a restaurant. The building is small but very interesting as to how the owners have decorated and re-arranged the main level into an eating establishment. I...More

1  Thank Richard G
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

What a gem! I had asked a Galena resident for a restaurant recommendation and that led us to this charming,culinary delight. Interesting menu choices, each delicious! We enjoyed heirloom tomato soup, Canadian walleye and stuffed chicken breast, holy macaroni (best ever!) and shared mixed berry...More

Thank Pat E
Reviewed 4 October 2015

. On the recommendation of the our innkeeper, we tried Holy Mackerel for the first time. Everything was perfect from start to finish. From the quaint atmosphere to the friendly service, from the appetizer to desert. I had the prawns which were the best I've...More

Thank Anoel60
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are reservations required? we are heading to Galena on 7/24 and are looking to stop on our way there around 5:00.
21 June 2015|
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Response from gwDelavan | Reviewed this property |
Definitely yes!! Its not a very large room, so they strongly require it.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 S Main St, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9778
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 815-858-3636
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