• Generals

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Generals Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.desotohouse.com
  • Phone: (815) 777-0090
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Tim Heinze
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Linda Wickler directly for any catering inquiries
  • Private Party Facilities: Four additional meeting rooms are available, with capabilities ranging from 10-40 people. From start to finish our professional staff pays close attention to detail and insures the service you expect.
  • Private Party Contact: Linda Wickler (815) 777-6816
  • Entertainment: Featuring the piano playing of Aaron Alexander every Saturday evening.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street and Green Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Enclosed four story parking facilities
A word from Generals
Generals' Restaurant is named in honor of Galena's nine Civil War Generals. Our menu features many house made specialties as well as hand cut steaks and seafood. Join us and enjoy Historic ambiance that boasts original Galena brick and beamed ceilings.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was very good. Place was decorated very nice and was a little hard to find. Also was a very quiet for a Saturday evening. We were the only ones dining the whole while we were there. Upside was we had a piano player all to ourselves and he was very good."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "The service was very good, we sat next to the wall where the Lady in Black disappears. This is more of a family oriented restaurant. Wine list is very limited. The Walleye is delicious, pass on the bison ribeye. I had to send it back. Overall a good place."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Lovely place for a quiet dinner with friends. Food is quite reasonably priced for a restaurant in a touristy town."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food was very good but I didn't really like the atmosphere. I felt like I was in the basement of the hotel (and we were) and the dining areas were separated into rooms which was a bit strange."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We live in Des Moines, IA and frequently visit Galena. We love Galena and all its shops and restaurants. This is the third time we have eaten at Generals. It is our favorite restaurant in Galena. My husband is a history buff and so loves the ambience of the theme of the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The mood was romantic. Having stayed at the Desoto House Hotel many times we usually trekked to one of the other establishments downtown for dinner but chose The General this time instead, and were pleasantly surprised! Great food, and excellent service all the while being entertained by the Pianist at hand that evening providing a great selection of jazz standards and requests. A great experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I selected the Generals through Open Table because it was easy to make reservations online and I liked that. As a result we were seated immediately and all our dining needs were met enthusiastically. They had a special to commemerate the evening and it was a well domne event. Thanks for helping to make the holiday and my 5th anniversary a success."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
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