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Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, Galena, IL

Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

4.6
4.6
386 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa offers nine distinctly different dining venues located on the resort property. Chefs Randy Hoppman and Chad Myers in our award-winning Culinary Department create innovative cuisine based on Midwest traditions utilizing local products. Our signature restaurant, Woodlands Restaurant & Lounge, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Affording fantastic lake views with seasonal cuisine based on Midwest local products. Serving steaks, seafood, vegan dishes, with an extensive wine and craft ale list.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary European
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (815) 776-5050
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Randy Hoppman
  • Catering
    Offering a variety of dining and catering options.
  • Private party facilities
    Unique dining accommodations up to 400 people in private rooms overlooking Lake Galena. Custom menus are suggested including our very popular Bacchus Wine Cellar Dinners.
  • Private party contact
    Michelle Sproule: (815) 776-5028
  • Neighborhood
    Galena
  • Cross street
    West Wachter Drive
  • Parking details
    Complimentary hotel parking available with handicap accessibility
  • Public transit
    Resort shuttles are available for all of our golf villas and distinct homes.
  • Entertainment
    Woodlands Lounge offers live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm to 12am. Woodlands Restaurant offers acoustical guitar on Saturday nights and live jazz piano during Sunday Brunch.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 386 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

386 Reviews
  1. KristyB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a delightful with wonderful service. The Valentines Day special was great!

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  2. HappyatEagleRidge

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We have enjoyed the Woodlands Restaurant & Lounge in the past and hope this one evening was just a one off. Last time the prime rib was outstanding, as was the rest of our choices. This evening the beef was extremely over-cooked. Luckily our waitstaff informed us and we made alternate choices. The bison tartarre appetizer was enjoyed as was the creme brulee. Staff was extremely polite, helpful and made the evening more enjoyable (thank you Sue, Jack and Andrea). I write this review not to criticize but to encourage ER to watch that oven temp in the future - the prime rib is usually excellent!! We'll be back.

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  3. HappyatEagleRidge

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good - our party had the prime rib and the short ribs w gnocchi. All excellent. The homemade salad dressing was appreciated. But the homemade banana nilla cheesecake was incredible! So happy to see made from scratch menu items. Our server, Sue, was attentive but not intrusive. Bar staff was great too

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  4. JaninElmhurst

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal with great service. It was the perfect way to end our stay in Galena and of course we will be back soon!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and beautiful views. Looking forward to going back!

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  6. CharleneC

    Chicago

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful as usual. We had a great time and our server Chris was WONDERFUL!!

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  7. ArleneD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, and service was great. Can't wait to go again..

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  8. MartiE

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for a quiet overnight stay as we love Galena! First time at Eagleridge resort & Spa, Woodlands restaurant & it was a perfect meal, service & staff was great! Will definitely be back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We recently enjoyed the breakfast buffet at the Woodlands, so today we decided to try the Sunday brunch to celebrate the holidays with our family. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the overall dining experience! There are so many items to choose from! We loved the made-to-order omelets and fresh fruit. My wife had the hand carved turkey with mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce; she went back for more! The turkey was moist, and the mashed potatoes had lots of butter. Both of us tried the creamy salmon & pasta which was wonderful! The service is always great, and we were seated by the windows overlooking the lake. We’ll certainly be back again soon!

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  10. BostonBruins4

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and a great view, what more can you ask for at breakfast? The omelet chef does a really nice job.

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  11. Propertyowner

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The snapper fish special was outstanding Service was excellent

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday brunch was fantastic! And a great view. Highly recommended.

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  13. BostonBruins4

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not an exceptional brunch, but very present food, with great views, friendly service, and an enjoyable overall experience. The buffet had the breakfast basics, and the omelet chef was great.

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  14. ronaldB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent but menu was very limited compared to what was posted on open table. One waitress appeared to be covering all of the tables with minimal backup from the manager. Overall it was very good!!

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  15. PaulaS

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience start to finish. Featured soup was cream of mushroom and was delicious. I had filet mignon and husband had steak frites. Both of our meals were outstanding. We each had a slice of cheesecake for dessert mine was plain with strawberry drizzle, husband's was salted caramel...both were very good. Delaney our waitress was beyond fantastic!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the dinner was great. Would definitely recommend.

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  17. eatout8out

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there for our anniversary. The wait staff was very considerate. They seemed to have told their entire staff that it was our anniversary. Everyone wished us well. The food was very good. We had one issue and it was resolved quickly

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  18. Food2Wine

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique menu and very tasty. We really enjoyed the BLT appetizer. Hubby had the pasta bar which was yummy! We’ll be back!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Filet was amazing! Steak bites was amazing! The service was great! No complaints!

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  20. jamesk

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    First problem was being ignored upon arrival. One waitress spoke with another guest, one disappeared to get a take-out pizza, and the third seemed to be doing accounts. None of this would have been insupportable if any of the three had bothered to acknowledge our presence. Next problem was wilted lettuce. I don't mean my salad wasn't crispy fresh, I mean it was withered and all shriveled up! When I sent it back, which is something I never do, waitress didn't even bother to apologize. Entrees were OK but greatly over-priced. You'd do better eating at one of the much better restaurants in town.

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  21. Cardinalsfans52

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit, but it won't be our last. The food and service was excellent, plus it happened to be all-you-can-eat pasta night. Each order is individually prepared right in front you. The butternut squash ravioli was amazing.

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  22. K2Review

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very attentive. Warm focaccia bread was scrumptious. Caesar salad was just what I hoped it would be. Salmon was moist and perfectly cooked.

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  23. KimH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the braised short ribs. Delicious!! Good food and wine!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dinner was incredible! The host, Jack, recognized us right away due to the reservation I made on Open Table. The food was great! We ordered the steak which was incredible, the chicken Dijonnaise salad, and two kids meals that even the adults ended up picking at, too! We loved our experience so much, we are getting carryout from the restaurant here again tonight and canceling our other reservations downtown.

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  25. CharleneC

    Chicago

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Tried the brussel sprout appetizer for the first time. Wonderful!! Chris was our server and she was great as usual.

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  26. KimK

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time visiting the Galena area and Eagle Ridge Resort. Our first meal was at the Woodlands and the quality of the food and wine was superb! Service was excellent especially Jack who made sure our experience was top notch (suggesting alternative wines when the one we wanted was out of stock, stopping by our table to ensure we had everything we needed). Thank you for a great evening!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant is overall nice in the servers were good. Initially, we had a problem at check-in, because the host was hard of hearing or just plain stupid! The food is what you would expect at a Restaurant of this level. Our server was good and check back frequently. Overall, I would recommend this if you are in the area however I would not make a special trip. Eagleridge is what it is and is over priced.

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  28. TonyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the prime rib buffet and it was excellent. The prime rib was perfectly prepared and the mixed vegetables were tasty and cooked to perfection.

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  29. georger

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comfortable atmosphere with delicious seasonal choices.

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  30. Quags75

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was amazing. From the food to the service to the view of Lake Galena. Had the tomahawk pork champ which was terrific.

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  31. DanielM

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is always outstanding and friendly! Food and deserts are delicious. Had the all you can eat prime rib. Excellent but would've liked a couple of more veges to select from. Ambiance is nice and scenic.

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  32. ElyseL

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was great. Our waitress, Sue was outstanding. We we’re staying at a local VRBO and she was finding out all sorts of information for us. Would definitely return.

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  33. SherylH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the food and the decor. Nice to have a restaurant near water

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  34. Joan

    Chicago

    102 reviews

    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Jack was amazing! He had great menu descriptions and recommendations! Pork was good but a little dry. My husband got their pasta bar and loved it!! He loved that he could choose his ingredients! Waitress seemed confused and slow. I think she was new. Just glad Jack checked on us!!

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  35. CharleneC

    Chicago

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great meal and wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive! Will definitely go again. :)

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  36. Propertyowner

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service by Chris Salmon portion was large and well done Crab cakes were good too as a meal with a side salad We were in a hurry and Chris was on top of getting us taken care of in a timely manner but not rushed

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  37. Propertyowner

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chris our server was excellent as always The wine we like was out of stock. The menu needs to have more than one fish item.

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  38. Dubuque

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife & I like the Woodland because the food, service, atmosphere is always impressive. The Manager, Jack is always making sure the seated guests are enjoying themselves and happy with the dining experience. We drive over from Dubuque and we look forward to the next dinner already!. Jack & Sarah from Dubuque.

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  39. willc

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Great experience. Large portions.

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  40. Propertyowner

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good Limited Menu with only one seafood selection Service was very good

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FAQs

Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (815) 776-5050.

Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is rated 4.6 stars by 386 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

444 Eagle Ridge Drive, Galena, IL 61036

Additional information

  • Cross street
    West Wachter Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Galena
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary hotel parking available with handicap accessibility
  • Public transit
    Resort shuttles are available for all of our golf villas and distinct homes.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Randy Hoppman
  • Entertainment
    Woodlands Lounge offers live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm to 12am. Woodlands Restaurant offers acoustical guitar on Saturday nights and live jazz piano during Sunday Brunch.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (815) 776-5050
  • Catering
    Offering a variety of dining and catering options.
  • Private party facilities
    Unique dining accommodations up to 400 people in private rooms overlooking Lake Galena. Custom menus are suggested including our very popular Bacchus Wine Cellar Dinners.
  • Private party contact
    Michelle Sproule: (815) 776-5028
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