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Victory Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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200 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-4407
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ordered a BLT Chicken wrap that had about 1 oz of chicken in it and most of that was fried breading. My friend ordered the large hot dog and said it tasted like it was from a gas station. Both of us are not picky eaters but were very dissatisfied with this cafe.

Thank Lisa B
Spery, Iowa
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129 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super-friendly staff, fast service, large portions. We had fuel to spare to get us through lunch! I had the Main Street Special-hashbrowns, onions, cheese and two perfectly cooked eggs with gluten-free toast! Couldn't eat it all! Husband had the benedict and was quite happy with his as well. Love this type of home-town diner, hearty meal and hospitality to spare.

Thank thbergs
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will probably end up there if you are staying in Galena, and Otto's Place has a 45 minute wait. This is one of the few breakfast places in Galena and they know it. And be prepared for a plate of Ho-Hum with a side of Mediocrity. The first thing we noticed on the menu was that if you split... More 

Thank Ms_Lady_Bug03
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The Victory Cafe staff was absolutely AMAZING for my wedding. We had our rehearsal dinner Friday night at the cafe itself, the food was delicious, the service was outstanding and the environment was cozy and nicely decorated. When it came to the wedding, Victory was absolutely outstanding. I couldn't believe the support they offered. They were at the venue to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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192 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We stopped in on a whim and had a great lunch! This is a cute little diner that had great food in a small-town atmosphere.

Thank Carol D
Roscoe, Illinois
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Morning in Galena doesn't offer a lot of choices for breakfast. Victory cafe is right on Main Street. The cool fact about that place is - building is almost 200 years old. It has its charm looking at it from outside. Inside is just an average diner, with kinda old and tired tables and chairs. Staff is good and friendly.... More 

Thank JackDelores
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We came in from the sub-freezing temps and thawed to a cup of good coffee. 1.38 per cup, which would be 1.50 after tax. That's all I have. Breakfast menu looked inviting...

Thank Thronetogether
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

My sister and I stopped at Victory Café for breakfast during our December visit to Galena. We both ordered the Eggs Benedict. It was tasty and we ate it all but it is not the best Eggs Benedict that I have ever had. The sauce was not as rich and decadent as it could be. Next time I would try... More 

Thank elpasokib
Des Moines,
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Stopped here for breakfast to begin a day of shopping. We had the Victory benedict, bacon, eggs, hash browns and pancake (dinner plate sized). All perfect after night of drinking. You know, some of the restaurants are pretty pricy in Galena and it is refreshing not to pay an arm and a leg for a meal. My coffee was refilled... More 

Thank JennJann
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We enjoyed a delicious lunch here. The sandwiches we ordered were filling. The server was friendly and welcoming. The restaurant was nearly full, but not loud. We would eat here again the next time we visit Galena.

Thank Sparkplug9902

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-4407
Victory Cafe is located in the heart of Main Street serving up great food in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy our breakfast specialties all day long including fresh baked cinnamon rolls, pancakes, waffles, omelets, and our premium coffee. Don't miss daily lunch specials offering the best from our extensive menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and hot plates. Come and enjoy a delicious bacon-infused bloody mary or mimosa with your meal Bring the family and bring your appetite to Galena's favorite restaurant - Victory Cafe!

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