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The Golden Hen Cafe

129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
+1 815-776-0614
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“eggs benedict” (16 reviews)
“french toast” (14 reviews)
“blueberries” (3 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food and service was wonderful You must try and try the orange juice. There is a fresh squeezed juice machine in the front. Fun to watch and the best juice. We tried biscuits and gravy and French Toast Very pleased with both

Thank RosiePeoria_Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very busy restaurant on the main street in Galena. they serve a full line of breakfast items including fresh squeezed orange juice. Both my wife and I were pleased with the service, menu and food. We would not hesitate returning

Thank marine1967
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at 10:30 on a weekday and we were greeted and seated. The coffee was good and my guest enjoyed her benedict. I had the three meat skillet. They used chopped up krinkle cut fries that were rock hard. It had more gristle and fat...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is ok.... nothing to write home about. Breakfast potatoes were hard and cold. Pancakes were good.

Thank MadcityJan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here on a sunny June day with lots of visitors in Galena for shopping. For lunch I requested the Pork Souvlaki entree, and my wife had their Chicken Salad Sandwich. The diner was busy when we arrived, and there was a moderately long...More

Thank Denis K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cute place with great food, great service and great menu/drinks. Get there early as it is popular.

Thank prattyc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate breakfast at the Golden Hen on Sunday morning. It is only open from 6am to 2pm each day, so it is a breakfast/lunch place only. My wife loved her eggs benedict (veggie) and actually had 3-4 choices in that category alone. The menu...More

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 14 June 2017

It was average. Not much to say. Umm, we ate early afternoon, they were out of the first two things we ordered and service was a little slow. I think they were concentrating on closing not serving.

1  Thank Dan B
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We were here on the Sunday morning of Memorial weekend. We walked in and there was one person sitting at the counter. We sat at a table. What was neat and caught my eye was a gal running a big cool juicer, making fresh squeezed...More

Thank Barb B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Since there are so many excellent restaurants in Galena, I'd avoid this one except maybe for breakfast. We had lunch there because the menu looked extensive with many different types of food. My California salad was made with iceburg lettuce out of a bag topped...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
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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