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Victory Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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200 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-4407
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here while shopping. I had tuna on a croissant and a cup of Denver cheese soup. My hubby had the chicken strips. We both enjoyed our meals & would eat here again.

Thank Laf419
Rockford, Illinois
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135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only negative event on my girls weekend. After shopping for a few hours we decided to stop in for something to drink before we ventured on to do more shopping. There were five of us so they seated us at a large table. When we informed the waitress we were only having beverages, well....lets just say our service stopped. She... More 

Thank Pottman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good variety of breakfast items. Standard fare, good food. Friendly atmosphere and service. Fair prices.

Thank Susan G
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Average food. Tasted like simple processed food and not made in house. Menu is common diner food, sandwiches and soups and salads. Excellent service.

Thank Vacationer4Fun
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried the pancakes, cinnamon French toast, eggs, and hash browns and all were great! The service was fast and friendly, so this is a must go for breakfast in Galena.

Thank PKnutson1124
Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My teen daughter and I were in Galena for a girls' weekend and checked out Victory based on Tripadvisor's recommendation. We were not disappointed! Delicious, prices were good, and we got a sneak peek at "General Grant" while he had breakfast before going too work.

Thank suzyq228
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for soup & salad for lunch during a day of shopping! Busy place, but they seat you in no time and the food comes very quick! Our soups were delicious!! Very friendly staff too!!

Thank Teresa C
Downers Grove, Illinois
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202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We overhead two women raving about this diner so we tried it over Otto ' s and Little Tokyo (our first choices). Not our best decision but again not worst either. It was very busy. Although there was nothing wrong with the food or prices, it was average diner food. Server was pleasant and quick. Had turkey Ruben basket and... More 

Thank jwoge
Galena, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

As a local, Victory is my place if I want to have breakfast out. Being just me, I prefer sitting at the counter, grab the paper or chat with people I have come to know on my occasional visits. There is the typical variety of breakfast items. Some with a twist from the chef. All good. Prices are reasonable. Family... More 

Thank Linda B
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The service was excellent but the food was hit or miss. I had the basic dinner fare of eggs and hasbrowns, which were exactly as one would expect from a diner-style restaurant: slightly greasy but tasty. My husband had a soup and sandwich combination. He said the pastrami sandwich was too salty but the chicken tortilla soup was superb.

Thank Whitney K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-4407
Victory Cafe is located in the heart of Main Street serving up great food in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy our breakfast specialties all day long including fresh baked cinnamon rolls, pancakes, waffles, omelets, and our premium coffee. Don't miss daily lunch specials offering the best from our extensive menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and hot plates. Come and enjoy a delicious bacon-infused bloody mary or mimosa with your meal Bring the family and bring your appetite to Galena's favorite restaurant - Victory Cafe!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?