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Otto's Place

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100 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2302
+1 815-776-0240
07:00 - 14:00
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Wed - Mon 07:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ok, so there was no "Please wait to be seated" sign and the guy looked at us like we were from Mars when we walked in, but I could be a lot more put off and still climb a mountain to eat at Ottos! I had the special...Andouille sausage scramble on grit cakes with tomato gravy. OMG! SOOOOOO yummy! My... More 

Thank Darci F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food and service were fine. The view of the river and Galena was nice. The cinnamon rolls were quite good but I didn't enjoy the icing. The quiche and bacon were very good.

Thank Kevin L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous. !!! May you have enough peace and good good. May you have enough patience to wait because its well worth it!

Thank Heidi S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Otto's place has history and charm - located across from the former train station in the heart of Galena, it is just steps away from the river and beautiful Grant Park. They have simple, down to earth recipes and friendly staff with great service and a smile! A winner every time!

Thank WIGigi
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We try to make Otto's feel like 'home' from our food to our service. Glad you had a good time! Thanks again! John More 

Racine, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history and karma of Otto's is enough to go there alone. In addition, we had a wonderful breakfast. A little pricey for eggs, but for the location it's not out of range. Personable, friendly staff.

Thank Kimberly S
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Kimberly! We try to keep our prices in line with the quality and freshness of the meals we prepare. I think you will find that our prices are actually less than the restaurants on Main Street. We work very hard to ensure that everyone feels at home at Otto's. Thank you so much for joining us!... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is fairly new. They use good ingredients like roasted tomato and gruyere in their frittatas. You can actually find gluten free and even low carb options here! They had gorgeous bakery items as wwll, even though I didn't partake. The coffee is definitely better than average.

Thank jfs6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled to Galena for an eagle tour. We arrived the day before and were looking for a place for lunch and decided on Otto's. Just outside the center of town, across the river. Take the pedestrian walkway through Grant park. Otto's is a comfortable place, in a very old building with an interesting history (you will have to read... More 

Thank Spdpmd
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review! So happy you enjoyed your visit to Otto's! Hope you got a chance to see a lot of Eagles! John More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to go to Otto's Place today from reviews. We've been to nearly every breakfast place in Galena and we're cautiously optimistic that we could find something to fit our lifestyle(low carb) despite the boasting of delicious high carb options like homemade quiche and cinnamon rolls. My husband ordered a la carte(ham steak and 3 eggs over medium) and... More 

Thank Erin C
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Erin! We make every attempt to ensure that people have a relaxed and enjoyable time, and we try to make sure that every meal is properly prepared. We hope you will join us again on your next visit to Galena! John More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

They have something for everyone! Came here during a recent trip to Galena. It was busy but the staff took great care of us and the food was great!

Thank Sarah L
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us Sarah! We appreciate your review! John More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you want a fabulous omelette or delicious quiche prepared with farm fresh eggs, join the local folks at Otto's.

Thank Peggy S
John S, Owner at Otto's Place, responded to this review

Thank you so much Peggy!! We love making people happy!! We wish you Enough! John 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-776-0240
Breakfast and Lunch

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