Where to Eat in Galena Illinois


Food & Drink




Galena has some very good dining options. We recommend:

Fritz and Frites: At 371 Main St., this cozy bistro serves a combination of German and French specialties titled East of the Rhine and West of the Rhine. Therefore, they offer schnitzels and sauerbraten and cassoulet to steak frites. They have great desserts as well. The service is excellent.

One Eleven Main: I really enjoyed this casual spot for dinner which features local and seasonal ingredients. The salmon dish was excellent.

Otto’s Place: Enjoyed this great spot that is open for breakfast and lunch. The quiche was a perfect choice. Across the river at 100 Bouthillier St., it is nice that it is away from Main St. and all of the shops and tourists.

Other recommended spots include Golden Hen Cafe at 129 S. Main for breakfast and lunch. They have a huge selection of egg dishes, pancakes, crepes, waffles, soups, salads and sandwiches. Perry Street Brasserie at 124 Commerce St. and Fried Green Tomatoes, for Italian specialties, at 213 N. Main are also popular.

Good friends, were there recently and recommend Durty Gurt’s for great burgers and their “Thick Boozy Shakes” and the Log Cabin Steakhouse , a  family-run institution in town since 1937 with steaks, seafood, martinis and some Greek items. They loved the filet!