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The Golden Hen Cafe

129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
+1 815-776-0614
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (25 reviews)
“french toast” (17 reviews)
“panini” (6 reviews)
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7:00 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We tried twice to go for breakfast to the Golden Hen Cafe and both times there was a closed sign in the window. We were well within the regular hours, so that should not have been a problem. Maybe the next time that we are...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just wanted something quick & easy and this filled the bill. We shared some soup and half a panini and left satisfied. Waitstaff quick and nice.

Thank joanahr2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were looking for a place to get some lunch. We had looked at menus at the different restaurants, which are posted on their windows. We decided on The Golden Hen when he seen breakfast was offered all day. He had the...More

Thank Kasey926
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not impressed dirty carpet on the floor. Too tiny of tables. We sat right by the door and had to eat with our coats on it was freezing. Everyone around us was getting their food and they came in after us. All we ordered was...More

Thank handprintskompany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our 2nd time. Had the vegetable Skillet and my sister had the crepes. Everything was great. Fresh squeezed orange juice! Good size servings. Very friendly staff.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I was totally surprised by this place. The prices were really good for this area. The service was very good and the food was plentiful and most excellently prepared. The chicken motif was great. We come to this city at least once a year and...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We ordered a sandwich (panini) to take with us so we didn't have to interrupt our shopping (!) - delicious - with fries and cold slaw. Yummo!

Thank Tullyo
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Greasiest breakfast my wife has ever had. You expect that from a small diner, but this was bad. I had to use my napkin to blot it off the plate for her. She didn't want it after a few bites and had part of my...More

1  Thank NorthShoreDoc
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Went here for breakfast with the family while visiting Galena. This place is always busy, especially in the morning. The menu is big and the food is really good. Staff was nice and the wait to get in, isn't bad at all. They even call...More

Thank Kelsey W
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Now this place is more like it. They have an extensive breakfast selection, including blintzes, all kinds of waffles and skillets. Our food was served fast, hot and good. Much better than the Victory Cafe.

Thank billharrison56
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13 August 2017|
Response from Denis K | Reviewed this property |
I paid by credit card when dining there in June this year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2224
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-776-0614
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