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The Market House Restaurant

204 Perry St, Galena, IL 61036-2268
+1 815-777-0690
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab louis” (24 reviews)
“fried chicken” (18 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
204 Perry St, Galena, IL 61036-2268
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If the much-hyped crab salad was the real thing, there's no way they could serve such large servings as they do and charge so little. Some like it. I don't. The menu is [too] large. Better to do fewer items and do them well. They...More

Thank Kenzee
Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant offers a variety of gluten free items. I was there for the dessert only. It was fabulous. The owner served us and she was delightful. The main street entrance had lots of stairs but the entrance from the street behind was easier. This...More

Thank Whirlie63304
Reviewed 6 days ago

Some of the food options in Galena are a tad pricey. The Markey House mostly avoids that and offers good food at reasonable prices. We have eaten here many times and have always had good service.

Thank James W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really disappointing. Seemed like a good choice but was sorely disappointed. Ate dinner and it was one of those meals you felt like you shouldn't have had to pay for. Food not good at all. Room small and waitress older and over worked. She made...More

Thank Whitney S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband has celiac disease. Market House has quite a few gluten free options, including dessert, and we felt very comfortable with their knowledge about avoiding cross-contamination! The food was good and the staff was very helpful and friendly! My husband loved the ribs and...More

Thank Little Catholic M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great service. Owner is on site most days and you are always greeted warmly. The restaurant is on the second floor above a shop. There is a front and back entrance. Perfect spot from which to view parades, but get there early! I...More

Thank 1whoknowsT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is very neat and provides a cool view overlooking Galena's main street. Made a reservation but definitely wasn't needed, as it's a fairly small diner like restaurant. The burger I ordered was good, and they had various options for gluten free patrons as well,...More

Thank Danajs24
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The food was good. I didn't get into the Crab Louis. We split the brownie dessert. Nice attentive service. It wasn't crowded when we were there. Nice location. Fresh ingredients. The ketchup seemed a little suspect - not deep red. The sweet potato fries were...More

Thank ScenicSights
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The location is on the second floor and overlooks the street below which is interesting if you can get a window table. Its Diverse menu and everything has little touches that make the food great. Someone in the kitchen knows what they are doing. Fried...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Great place for lunch but I wouldn't come here for dinner based off of the menu plus it's a tiny place. I thought the food was good but the waitress yelled at a guest for turning off a fan above her table since it was...More

Thank Roberta A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Perry St, Galena, IL 61036-2268
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-0690
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At The Market House Restaurant we focus on the dinner table with homemade food like mom and grandma use to make. We are Family Run by three sisters and a brother and enjoy helping others to share in their good times. We hope you enjoy our quaint and friendly atmosphere and that your experience is one you'll never forget.
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