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Otto's Place

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100 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2302
+1 815-776-0240
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07:00 - 14:00
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Wed - Mon 07:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Topeka, Kansas
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here on a day trip to Galena with my daughter based on Trip Advisor reviews. Very nice place with excellent food. She had the cinnamon French toast and I had an omelette with apples and Gorgonzola. Both were excellent. Well balanced and diversified menu with something for everyone. Great meal and the staff was excellent. You may want... More 

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Thank furpie69
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Galena, and especially Otto's! The apple & Gorgonola is a special and always popular! Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again on your next trip to town! We wish you Enough! John More 

Bartlett, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Very friendly staff. Like they've known you for years, Great food! My wife and I shared one of the homemade cinnamon buns just for starters. It was incredible. We shall definitely return here on our next trip to Galena.

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1 Thank Charles G
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Every weekend Dan makes some sort of specialty baked goods and they are always a big hit, especially the cinnamon rolls!! So happy you joined us and we look forward to your next visit!! Thanks for your review and we wish you Enough! John More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The food and service were great. The banana bread french toast was awesome. The brisket hash was also very good. The staff was friendly. I would recommend.

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Thank Jason M
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us! We make the banana bread from scratch and the brisket hash is one of our new items! Hope to see you again! We wish you Enough! John, Dan and Otto! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Loved this place. The food was amazing. I had the egg tacos and my son had the banana nut French toast. After I finished my plate I moved onto my son's dish. (He's 5 so he couldn't eat the whole thing)The French toast was out of this world. The atmosphere was so cozy. I'm looking forward to my next trip... More 

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Thank Kristen K
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us! Those are 2 o our most popular dishes! So happy you enjoyed yourself! See you on your next visit to Galena and Otto's!! We wish you Enough! John More 

Illinois
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

To begin, this place has a wonderful story about how the owners bought and named the place. This story is shared on a card at each table, along with the restaurant's philosophy. This adds to the history and lore of Galena and it made me feel part of something very special. The exterior is historic and beautiful, and the inside... More 

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1 Thank Ms_Lady_Bug03
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We try everyday to make your visit a special one! We wish you Enough! John, Dan and Otto! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Wonderful ambiance, very friendly and attentive waitstaff. Food was great. Husband had the sweet potato hash and loved it!

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Thank litlsandy
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Our sweet potato hash is one of our most popular dishes! So happy that you enjoyed yourselves! We wish you Enough! John, Dan and Otto! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This by far was the best breakfast restaurant I visited while in Galena. Full menu with some unique favorites. The biscuit and gravy was as good as it gets. Off the beaten path a little but well worth the time to go and eat

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Thank ottowd
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review! We make our biscuits from scratch and we use all organic pork sausage for our gravy. Glad you had a good time! Thanks for your visit and we hope to see you again! John More 

Vinton Iowa
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere. Apple quiche 👌. Great home made breads. And a mimosa to boot. Right by the railroad tracks.

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Thank herky907
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

We make as much as possible in house from scratch and we are so happy you enjoyed your visit! Dan makes some sort of quiche every day so there is always something new to try. Thanks for your review and we look forward to seeing you again! John More 

Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Every time we come in here we are greeted with a huge smile, a joke, and laughter. One of the owners works the front and is super attentive, constantly anticipating what we might need and having his staff hop on it. The environment is historic. It's across from the original train station and on the rail line. The place is... More 

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1 Thank Don F
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking the time to give us a review! We always strive to provide a great experience to go along with our great food. Our Specials are always a big hit! Glad you enjoyed yourself and Thanks again! John More 

BARABOO
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were there in the winter. The first floor was drafty and they were not allowing seating on the second floor. Perhaps a visit during warmer weather would prove to be a better choice. We had read the reviews and were excited to sample their fare. Perhaps our expectations were too high. We were underwhelmed with the food. Service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-776-0240
Description
Breakfast and Lunch

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