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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 good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“french toast” (5 reviews)
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DeSoto House Hotel, DeSoto House Hotel, Galena, IL 61036-2274
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We were staying at the DeSoto and had breakfast at the Courtyard Restaurant. The meals were very large portions. The french toast is made with cinnamon bread and they have pretty much anything you would want for breakfast.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Interesting ambiance in lovely lunch location inside the Desoto Hotel. I had French salad, which was tasty and generous. Found the service to be sketchy, however. Friend had to ask for soup a couple times. Waiter seemed distracted.

1  Thank stardust1229
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast here with friends and was impressed with the overall experience!! The sausage and eggs were great and the atmosphere was like no other. The history of this place is worth checking out and while you're there, grab a great meal!!

Thank Kyle 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, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
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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