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The Generals' Restaurant

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230 S Main St, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2227
+1 815-777-0090
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Rantoul, Illinois
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great food, moderately priced. The food was fantastic and the dining room appearance it top notch. Be sure to bring friends, because there might be a ghost sharing your space. There is an eerie feeling when you are the only people in the dining area, but more fun then scary. Worth the stop and be sure to have the great... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Great cocktails, excellent food, and attentive and very friendly staff. Teri was our server and she was excellent.

Thank jim1049
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

In the lower level of a 160 year old hotel. An excellent menu--try the duck legs and crab cakes--fantastic. Had the checken marsala this trip and it was excellent--loads of well cooked mushrooms. Service was excellent. Noisy group near our table--atmosphere better when they left. Before leaving walk the area near the front desk which is a mini museum regarding... More 

Thank William S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

As locals, we eat at downtown Galena restaurants often. After many times receiving poor service at all the Desoto restaurants and not having been back for a while we gave it another go on a Wednesday evening. We had David as a server and happy we had him. He was so much more personable than other servers in the past,... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My significant other and I had dinner here on New Year's Eve. Started with an amazing bloody mary then the French onion soup was so good. I had filet which literally melted in my mouth it was so yummy! I would definitely return and recommend people to try it!

Thank Kachina G
Delafield, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were staying at the hotel for NYE, so decided to eat there as well. They were booked up, so 8:30 was best reservation we could get. We arrived and stood in front of 2 hostesses for a good 10 minutes before they even acknowledged we were there. They merely stated our table would not be ready for a while,... More 

Thank AMKaja85
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Food was good although we had to send back and appetizer for being overcooked. Once it was redone, was delicious. Rumor has it that it is haunted. Service was mediocre.

Thank joannmazur26
Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

My husband and I had dinner here on a Thursday evening in November. He ordered the filet, which was very good, but cooked rare instead of medium rare. He also said the smashed potatoes were very good. I had the ribeye steak. It was cooked perfectly. The fingerling potatoes tasted reheated. The only part of the meal that wasn't excellent.... More 

Thank Susanne F
Rosemount, Minnesota
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were checking out downtown Galena on an incredibly busy Saturday night. Tons of tourists like ourselves and every restaurant was booked. We checked out the meun at the General and the wait staff offered up the bar area for dinner. The bartender, Nick, wasn't used to playing waiter but was wonderful. As Minnesotan's we know Walleye and would have... More 

Thank Ram8381
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went here for our anniversary supper. We were spending the night at the county inn and suites and they suggested this place and actually gave us a coupon worth $10 off our meal. We also read the other reviews written so decided to try it and we were so happy we did! Our waiter David was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
  • This restaurant is at DeSoto House Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?