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The Market House Restaurant

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204 Perry Street/120 North Main, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-0690
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To visit this restaurant you climb a set of stairs and walk into what is almost being behind a bar. As the person said you're here to bartend? She was joking of course. This is a family run small restaurant with a bar. When we walked in for dinner, I thought oh-oh we are in trouble. This could be farther... More 

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Thank Dave C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hats off to the ladies who own and run this establishment. Drinks, appetizers and main coarse were exceptional.

Thank TravelingFamily416
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu for all taste buds. Priced very reasonable as well. Good service as well. Family friendly

Thank ottowd
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry to say, this place is really bad. I know that small towns don't offer gourmet food, so I was expecting a simple breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast. The bacon was cold, the eggs were rubbery, and the toast was the cheapest bread available from Wonder Bread. Place smelled a bit moldy. Sweet waitress and my Mom's cake... More 

Thank ChicagoJbrody
Rock City, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have had many lunches here with girl friends and my husband as well. The food is always fresh and delicious. So cool that they donate to a different cause each month

Thank renatahepler
Addison, Illinois, United States
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I ordered a mushroom and swiss burger and it was the most delicious mushroom and swiss burger i had ever eaten that day. Their crab salad is also very tasty and i'd eat that forever if i could. the people working there were really great also. I'd go back.

Thank Steve P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was a very quaint spot in the middle of Main Street. Everything was good but not over the top. The liver pate`/garlic parm butter with crackers to start the meal made me think of my grandmother; she always ate it with crackers and butter when I was a kid. I got the fried chicken, which was pretty good, however,... More 

Thank Micah R
Galesburg, Illinois
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Nice, private back room for large family get-together. Mom is gluten free, and this restaurant is very helpful in offering her great options including dessert choices. We also have food allergies in our family, and really appreciate their attention to that. All in all, the food is good, but it's the service and staff that I would praise most highly.... More 

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Winona, Minnesota
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118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We dined here on a Wednesday night with another couple. We parked on Main Street so there were probably 30 stairs to climb before we entered the restaurant. Had we parked on Perry St. (in the back) there weren't any stairs. We sat right in front of a window that looked out on Main St. The menu was huge! Each... More 

Thank Sandy D
Madison, Wisconsin
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201 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The food was good. The service was good. The music was religious. The message was religious. Not judging. Just saying'.

Thank SuperTed19

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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
US$8 - US$30
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Perry Street/120 North Main, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-0690
At The Market House Restaurant we focus on the dinner table with homemade food like mom and grandma use to make. We are Family Run by three sisters and a brother and enjoy helping others to share in their good times. We hope you enjoy our quaint and friendly atmosphere and that your experience is one you'll never forget.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?