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The Courtyard Restaurant

DeSoto House Hotel, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2274
+1 815-777-0090
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“french toast” (5 reviews)
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7:00 am - 1:00 pm Hours
$$ - $$$
DeSoto House Hotel, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2274
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good breakfast came with a hotel stay. Full menu available. Buffet on Sunday. Busy but good wait staff.

Thank stevebyrne113
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We had the midweek breakfast package. I had The DeSoto House Skillet and my husband had the Blueberry Danish Pancake. Both were delicious and so was the coffee! We had the Sunday Brunch a long time ago and it was delicious as well. We will...More

Thank krise1985
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Visited here on a Sat while staying at the hotel. The breakfast was overall just okay and nothing spectacular. My eggs were over cooked and not everyone’s food came out at the same time. The service was slow and not very quick to refill your...More

Thank Dragons30
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Before we left for home on Sunday, December 10, we always make a pit stop in downtown Galena for breakfast. Admittedly, the place we usually visit was closed for some odd reason. In hindsight, we are glad that was the case. We knew that the...More

Thank Jas P
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We had a great experience with their Sunday brunch. The food was very good and a good variety. Included beaf and ham. The room is charming. The hotel is very historic. The price of $15 was very reasonable. Our server Megan really enhanced the experience....More

Thank Robert009
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We did not stay over, but ate there. The times were noon, 2:00, 4:00. We went at 4:00 and there was a good variety, but some things were starting to dry out. It was tasty, but not the best brunch I have wanted. Champagne was...More

Thank travelprone67
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We went into the DeSoto House to see the beautiful lobby. The woman at the desk was so nice and informative--took our picture on the stairway. she recommended the restaurant for lunch. We all had the Italian roast beef. It was devine and the service...More

Thank szymanskimom
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Food service a crusted walnd atmosphere were first rate, Pretzel crusted walleye was excellent. The scallops prepared just right, and the cheese cake was divine.

Thank Manfred A
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is a great space with plenty of history going for it and documented on the surrounding walls. We had breakfast which was included with our stay and it was more than one would expect at a hotel breakfast.

1  Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Our breakfast server totally ignored us for a very long time, before finally coming over. The house-made chocolate milk was bitter. One omelet came out cold, so we had to ask to have it heated; they did so, but the hash browns were still cold....More

Thank Reiner S
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4 April 2017|
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Response from Deanna P | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is a brunch buffet. They had several stations and items warming with chaffing stations. We didn't eat the buffet but had other meals like made to order breakfast. Food was all very good. 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: DeSoto House Hotel, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2274
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-0090
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