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Paradise Bar & Grille

American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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205 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2245
+1 815-777-3245
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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De Soto, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Paradise is permanent item on our things to do in Galena. Good cocktails at a reasonable price in a friendly, clean, down home bar.

Thank Gary m
Rochelle, Illinois
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good place to go for a Sunday brunch. Place is anything but fancy. You'll eat well for a good price but don't expect good service; they tend to forget you after your first cup of coffee.

Thank deanabingham
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's no sign visible from the outside on the sidewalk, or any other that I could locate that let's the patron know that only cash is accepted at this Mom and Pop-owned bar and grille located in downtown Galena, IL. That's the eye-opening realization that can cause you a bit of indigestion when your meal has been consumed and the... More 

Thank Joseph_Devereaux
Spery, Iowa
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129 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Server was good and friendly, we just had the bone-in wings and soft drinks. Very good, perfect heat and flavor. We would return and try the burger for sure!

Thank thbergs
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wound up at the Paradise because everywhere else was closed. We walked into this sleepy looking bar for lunch and weren't expecting much. We were greeted by a gentleman who seemed to be the owner, a friendly man who was kind and attentive to my elderly mother. I had chili and it was excellent. Definitely the midwestern version, green peppers,... More 

Thank ChicagoJbrody
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is not high end but the food is good and well prepared. You also get a lot for your money. If you don't care about ambiance it is a great way to save money.

Thank Jojocola
Boscobel, Wisconsin, United States
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Food okay, service hours human and very pricey for the most part, much more impressed with Durty Gurts!

Thank Debbie F
Hudson, Iowa
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is your quintessential bar and grill. They have excellent burgers and again enjoyed mine very much. Something to note, they don't take credit, so be prepared to pay with cash.

Thank Matthew U
Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Expecting something "paradise" or enjoyable had been our intent. Unfortunately, the Paradise Bar & Grille was very disappointing. The dining area is something out of a church basement or 70's restaurant (unintentionally retro.) The food is nothing special and it feels out of place in the downtown area, especially with all of the tables smashed together. Service was mediocre. PARENTS... More 

Thank Dawn M
Manchester, Iowa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My husband had the burger which he said was very good. He loved the toasted bun. I had natchos supreme which was very good and huge.

Thank Nancy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-3245

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