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The Generals' Restaurant

230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
+1 815-777-0090
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stayed at the DeSoto House Hotel, and visited the General's Restaurant for dinner to celebrate our anniversary while there. The ambiance is very elegant and historic! They had their old restaurant menu on the wall from back in the 1800s, which was interesting to...More

Thank yournamedisplays
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My friend and I ate dinner in the General's Restaurant both nights that we stayed at The DeSoto. This is fine dining for sure so if you love to have wonderful service and beautifully set tables this is the place for you. A few of...More

Thank DeeDee G
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had an enjoyable meal in their quite large dining space downstairs in this historic hotel. My wife enjoyed the salmon and I had a good burger. They specialize in steak and also had quite a few good sounding fish dishes. Excellent cheese cake for...More

Thank billharrison56
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We did not stay at this hotel. We spent the day touring downtown Galena, Illinois. We made reservations for dinner at The Desoto Hotel. There were nine in our group. The food was excellent as well as the service.

Thank MaryEllen M
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The bread they serve with an herb butter before the meal is cloud soft, warm, delish. The ambiance is elegant and sophisticated, but warm and inviting. The Walleye my husband ordered was a huge filet and beautifully cooked. My salmon with a blackberry sauce was...More

Thank 3Cousins
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Rich in history, old world charm and quiet. The six of us could actually carry on a conversation. Nice wine selection and a full bar. The menu offered enough selections to make everyone happy. Two of the guys had the walleye and it was excellent....More

Thank FiveOaks61
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We ate at The Generals' Restaurant two nights in a row. The pork chop was excellent, The French Salad was amazing with bleu cheese dressing, Chicken Alfredo was fresh and steaming hot, cheese platter was enough for four people and the chocolate cake was excellent.

Thank Tena S
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This place is lovely, and *extra* fun if you attended a ghost tour prior to dining ;) Excellent service (everyone, but especially our server), the pianist was so much fun...but the food! Oh! the food! I had the most delectable filet mignon cooked *perfectly* rare-medium...More

Thank ExpectMiracles2017
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We went there to celebrate an 89th birthday. We absolutely loved it. The food was very good. The server made the evening for us. The atmosphere was really nice. It was quiet --easy to talk which is not common these days. We will be back....More

Thank EKS0577
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Five stars for this exceptional restaurant! Anthony ,our super friendly waiter, gave superb service! The food was out of this world! I had the filet and my husband the ribeye steak and both were done to perfection. The salads and sides were delicious. Wish we...More

Thank set2go52
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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
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • This restaurant is at DeSoto House Hotel
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