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Stella's Cafe and Catering

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100 N Main St, Stockton, IL 61085
+1 815-947-2080
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Freeport, Illinois
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268 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped here on a business lunch. They had a steak sandwich. It was a real steak not just thin strips. You could have fries or a choice of soups. I had the basil tomato soup. All for $8. Wow it was huge and juicy and full of flavor. Very well done. Wait staff was right on top of it... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kev521
Stellas_Stockton, Owner at Stella's Cafe and Catering, responded to this review

Love that you loved it. We try to offer up the best we can while keeping it affordable. We too love our staff so thank you for your kind words. Andy McGovern More 

Galena, Illinois
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A unique space for a restaurant. Service was fast and friendly. My husband had steak. I had seafood bisque. Mine was ok..really rich...steak was good.

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Thank Twiggy1949
Stellas_Stockton, Owner at Stella's Cafe and Catering, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to Stella's. We attempt to meet everyone's taste and sometimes that isn't 100% accomplished. Sorry the bisque was rich but it is one of our best sellers so odds are we won't be changing it, but we offer other soups and I know we can make you happy. Very glad your husband enjoyed the steak. We... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

After leaving a weekend away in Galena we've often looked for breakfast on the way. Today we stopped at a very quaint and homey "Stella's". The menu is basic but in this case basic isn't meant as a complaint. The menu keeps the overpriced fluff out of the way and focuses on a good ol' American Breakfast. We ordered Steak... More 

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Thank Erin C
Stellas_Stockton, Owner at Stella's Cafe and Catering, responded to this review

I myself enjoy discovering small places that thrive on creating good food combined with good service. I appreciate every customer that visits Stella's because you are what keeps us going. Thank you for your kind words. Andy McGovern More 

Rock City, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great space and really delicious fresh food. Spent a brunch here catching up with an old friend before we headed out to a couple wineries in the area.

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Thank renatahepler
Stellas_Stockton, Owner at Stella's Cafe and Catering, responded to this review

We love that you enjoyed your visit to Stella's and it provided you the atmosphere to catch up with friends. Please visit us again and thank you. Andy McGovern More 

Galena, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The meals and service were outstanding. We asked for a seating at 8 am and all was ready for our arrival. The location is a few blocks south of highway 20 the main drag but well worth it.

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1 Thank VICTOR086
Stellas_Stockton, Owner at Stella's Cafe and Catering, responded to this review

We are thrilled when customers are able to celebrate in the house of Stella's. We work hard to make your event as enjoyable as possible and to provide you the best that we can offer. It takes great customers as yourself to allow us to do that. Thank you. Andy More 

Manhattan, Illinois
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We found Stella's by accident while wandering to Galena. The restaurant is nice and airy, high ceilings, nice photography on the walls, warm colors. We were greeted promptly and told the specials. Not being super hungry, I went with the soup and salad combo while my wife had a sandwich. The portions were more than ample and the food was... More 

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Thank John P
Stellas_Stockton, Owner at Stella's Cafe and Catering, responded to this review

We love all of our customers and want the experience at Stella's to always be a welcoming surprise. Thank you for your kind words. Andy More 

Lena
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I ate here several years ago for a club lunch, and it was very good food. I don't remember it a lot, but think it's about time to try it again.

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Thank wingsofjoy77
Stellas_Stockton, Owner at Stella's Cafe and Catering, responded to this review

We hope you come and try us again. We are always cooking something up in the kitchen. Andy More 

Schaumburg, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome restaurant with that small town feeling! Great service and great food! We had breakfast there and I'd definitely visit again.

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Thank shaneandgina
Stellas_Stockton, Manager at Stella's Cafe and Catering, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We pride ourselves on being able to provide a great dining experience for our customers. More 

Freeport, Illinois
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Stop for breakfast. Prices are very reasonable. Breakfast was very good. Hash browns were done the way I like them. I will be going back again!

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1 Thank DortD
Stellas_Stockton, Manager at Stella's Cafe and Catering, responded to this review

We look forward to your return and thank you for your review. More 

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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I just happened to be in Stockton again, having my car repaired at Barkau's Chevrolet around noon. Naturally I was going to have lunch at Stella's. I had been there once before with one of my sons - today it was a different son but the same beautiful building that I really enjoy!! And the food! Delicious! and such generous... More 

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1 Thank Ann B
Stellas_Stockton, Manager at Stella's Cafe and Catering, responded to this review

We love that you enjoyed your visit and hope you return again. Thank you for your kind words. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 8
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 15:00
Monday
06:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 15:00
Thursday
06:00 - 15:00
Friday
06:00 - 15:00
Saturday
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 N Main St, Stockton, IL 61085
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Stockton
  • Phone Number: +1 815-947-2080
Description
This restaurant has a new owner & new name. (and AWESOME food!)......restaurant under the old owner was called Karen's Kitchen & Catering

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