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The Golden Hen Cafe

129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
+1 815-776-0614
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (25 reviews)
“french toast” (17 reviews)
“panini” (6 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Had breakfast here for two. Classic diner breakfast eggs were good, omelette was good, toast decent, bacon only OK, overall decent. Service was fine, price was OK, overall average experience. If you spent the night in town and want an average breakfast this is your...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The best banana pecan pancakes I've ever eaten in my life. Light, fluffy, flavorful. Light and fresh hash browns with a perfect crispness. Great coffee, they have one of those large, industrial size orange juicers that I loved sitting next to, the smell was wonderful....More

Thank 3Cousins
Reviewed 6 October 2017

A big menu is available and you can have breakfast for lunch. Everyone can find a favorite. They are only open for breakfast and lunch. Old style lunch counter is available. Service was prompt and our food was good.

Thank FiveOaks61
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing. Reviews we read seemed like it would be a great place for breakfast. But.....the staff was very unfriendly and food awful. My husband said his skillet was the worse ever. I had an omelette and it was mediocre. Would never recommend this place

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I've eaten here a few times in the past and was always satisfied with the service and the food. Mostly low-end stuff like sandwiches, gyros, breakfast, etc.

Thank Kevin E
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch wasn't expecting much. Hubby ordered grilled ham n cheese sandwich. I ordered a Greek salad. Salad was huge, couldn't quite eat it all. Hubby said sandwich was good. Ham was tasty and he liked the fries. He's a bit particular about...More

Thank Geri W
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We really enjoyed The Golden Hen. We had breakfast here twice and both times it was very good. Restaurant is clean and servers are friendly.

Thank Kerry J
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was busy with barely a table open on a late Sunday morning. Service was OK, staff could be more attentive as they pass by your table. The omelette I ordered had bacon, ham, and sausage along with cheddar cheese but the bacon was extremely...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

There was nothing special about this place but it was fine for a quick in and out breakfast. The food was fine, nothing really great or really bad. Our waitress did her job but was not friendly at all compared to a lot of the...More

Thank Renee V
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We got the basics - eggs, pancakes, French toast. No complaints. Waitstaff was friendly. Atmosphere was clean and nice.

Thank Abby-packerbacker
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12 August 2017|
Response from Denis K | Reviewed this property |
I paid by credit card when dining there in June this year.
12 August 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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