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The Generals' Restaurant

) #19 of 50 Restaurants in Galena ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, International
230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
+1 815-777-0090
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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17:00 - 21:00All hours
American, International
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
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Reviews (124)
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1 - 10 of 123 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful atmosphere in an historic hotel. Dimly lit and quiet, this restaurant offers fine dining. The food is excellently prepared. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Curt K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our anniversary trip to Galena and really enjoyed it. This is a romantic restaurant perfect to celebrate an anniversary or just to enjoy a nice fancy meal. Great food great service will return.

1  Thank Mannycalavera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a hidden gem! We had been to the bar upstairs at the DeSoto house and this visit went to The Generals... so good! I ordered the filet and it was delicious. Our waiter Jeff did an excellent job and was very personable-- will definitely...More

1  Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the DeSoto House and along with our package was a certificate to eat here. So we had dinner here on a Friday night. I was surprised it wasn't busy but the day was on the cool side and rainy most of the...More

1  Thank MeryMeCo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been dining at the DeSoto Hotel's General's Restaurant for many years. Most recently we held our employee and board members Christmas party in December of 2016 The dining and beverages were very tasty and well presented. Often it's difficult to please a large...More

Thank _snapshot2
Reviewed 18 May 2017

My wife and I had a lovely dinner...nice atmosphere...quiet. Both of our meals were very good. My wife had the stuffed chicken breast and I had an excellent steak. Recommend.

Thank David B
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing food! Sunday after church kind of lunch. The fried chicken breast was delicious. All the sides were like Granny used to make. Worth the drive! The staff was friendly and know how to get it done on a busy Mother's day Sunday!

Thank Shelli Estep T
Reviewed 14 May 2017

NY strip steak, cooked perfectly along with vegetables, potato, and homemade garlic cheese bread. The service was also great with friendly local advice for area attractions. Overall a great experience...highly recommend. Will visit next time through

Thank gearhd72
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Whenever we stay at the Desoto hotel we love to dine at the Generals Restaurant. The food and service is always good and the restaurant is beautiful. We have dined at other restaurants in Galena but this is our favorite. On this trip we had...More

Thank JEANNE3543
Reviewed 27 April 2017

All four of us ordered different entree's. All agreed their entree was excellent, as was the service. Those who drank alcoholic beverages were not disappointed. The General's is a lovely darkened room with heavy drapes and large mantled fireplace. Tall ceilings - lovely and comfortable.

Thank TraciBrayMedium
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Our kids have made us a reservation for our 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 20th ,2015. I`m wondering if it is possible for us to stay on the 3rd floor facing Main Street ? Also is there a dress code at any of the restaurants in the Desoto House?
10 August 2015|
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Response from STOE_dad_of_3 | Reviewed this property |
As the previous reply stated, check with the Hotel and I would do it sooner than later. The restaurant does not have a dress code, actually no restaurant in Galena has a dress code so dress comfortably and realize you will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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 61036-2227
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-0090
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at DeSoto House Hotel
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