Explore the amazing dining options in Galena and Jo Daviess County during your getaway. Take pleasure in the elegant cuisines of the finest Jo Daviess County and Galena dining options. Our dining provides great selections including friendly bistros, supreme chop and steak houses, an assortment of cafés, specialty coffeehouses and diners. Indulge in a variety of fares including American, Greek, Mexican, German, French, and Italian.
Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill in The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
866-284-7474 – 9853 US Hwy 20 West, Galena, IL 61036
Rich interior handcrafted in Ireland. Hand-cut steaks/chops, salmon, shepherd’s pie, traditional fish ‘n’ chips. Outstanding wine selection; great draft beers.
Galena Brewing Company
815-776-9917 – 227 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
Brewery/restaurant, beer tastings, soups, sandwiches, wraps; brewery tours, gift shop, live music. Open 4 p.m., Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m., weekends.
Gobbie’s Sports Pub Pizzeria
815-777-0243 – 219 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
Featuring homemade Chicago-style thin, pan, stuffed pizza in a friendly, sports pub. Plasma TVs. Karaoke. Live entertainment nightly. Outdoor patio.
Green Street Tavern & Restaurant at DeSoto House Hotel
800-343-6562 – 230 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
Serving your favorite cocktails, snacks, sandwiches, salads, dinners. Hand-cut steaks to fresh seafood. Enjoy our dining room, tavern, outside patio.
815-776-0240 – 100 Bouthillier St., Galena, IL 61036
Otto’s Place is the off-Main Street alternative for locals & tourists seeking a quiet, peaceful retreat with exceptional, unique food.
Sunset Grille – Chestnut Mountain Resort
800-397-1320 – 8700 W. Chestnut Rd., Galena, IL 61036
Perched high atop a wooded palisade overlooking the Mississippi, the restaurant features a 1,400-square-foot outdoor dining deck and breathtaking views.
815-777-8883 – 300 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
Experience Galena’s most exciting Japanese restaurant and sushi bar. The ultimate oriental dining experience. Full bar, open daily except Tuesday.
Fritz and Frites
815-777-2004 – 317 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
French and German classics bring flavor and flair to the palate in a European-style bistro. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
Vinny Vanucchi’s “Little Italy”
815-777-8100 – 201 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
“A Taste of the Old Neighborhood.” A tri-states tradition for more than 23 years. Serving classic Italian dishes, family owned.
815-776-9950 – 230 N. Commerce St., Galena, IL 61036
Authentic Mexican cuisine, in business since 1978. Breakfast and lunch served in summer months. Closed Mondays. Catering available.
815-777-9066 – 975 Galena Square Dr., Galena, IL 61036
A real Mexican restaurant. More than 100 authentic entrees; gigantic selection of Mexican/American beers. Lunch/dinner specials. Mega-Margaritas. Music Friday/Saturday.
Fried Green Tomatoes
815-777-3938 – 213 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
Prime steaks, fresh scallops and homemade lasagna paired with a ‘Wine Spectator’ award-winning wine menu. Outstanding service and atmosphere.
The Holy Mackerel
815-858-3636 – 113 S. Main St., Elizabeth, IL 61028
Masterful menu by renowned Chef Dan Kretschmer. Attentive service in a charming, historic church. Exquisitely fresh, simply prepared food.
815-777-0393 – 201 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
Galena’s oldest Greek steakhouse since 1935. Hand-cut aged Angus beef. Specialties include prime rib, seafood, ribs, chops, saganaki (OPAAA)!
Perry Street Brasserie
815-777-3773 – 124 N. Commerce St., Galena, IL 61036
Best little restaurant in Galena. Consistently receiving outstanding reviews for food, service & dining experience. Featuring AcroAma Blends organic seasonings.
Timmerman’s Supper Club
815-747-3316 – 7777 Timmerman Dr., East Dubuque, IL 61025
Fine dining with panoramic view of the mighty Mississippi River and valley. Lounge with dance floor/DJ entertainment on weekends
Council Hill Station
815-777-2711 – 6521 N. Hill Rd., Scales Mound, IL 61075
1850’s site: general store/railway station, silo, woolen mill on river. Food, 90-plus beers, live music year-round. Summer barn dances.
815-776-0700 – 125 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
Featuring live music Wednesday – Sunday all year! Full bar with more than 60 different beers, plus wine, martinis and cocktails.
The Grape Escape
779-214-0003 – 242 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
Wine/martini lounge, craft beers. Live music Friday, Saturday, and Quiz Show Sunday. Bloody Mary bar. Gourmet apps until last call.
Jamie’s Wine Studio of Galena
815-777-0207 – 209 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
Intimate wine and martini bar and fine wine shop. Unique selection of wines, spirits, and gift items. Saturday wine tastings.