American Dining

Jo Daviess County is full of great places for American dining. During your visit, make sure to check out some of the amazing American restaurants in Galena/Jo Daviess County! Whether you are in the mood for a mouth-watering burger, a delicious wrap, sandwich, the finest steak, pork chops or fresh seafood, you will find excellent American food in this small town!

American Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor

815-777-3121  -  102 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036

1846 shop features original cabinets & old-fashioned fountain. Popcorn, candy, lunch, Coca-Cola merchandise, coffee bar. Best ice cream in town!


815-745-2800  -  143 E. Main St., Warren, IL 61087

Old-fashioned phosphate sodas, malts, shakes, sundaes and 16 flavors of Chocolate Shoppe ice cream, plus burgers, hot dogs & sandwiches.

Charlie’s Place

815-591-3501  -  213 Jefferson St., Hanover, IL 61041

All-day breakfasts; homemade soups/specials; Friday all-you-can-eat walleye; Saturday, ribs. Sunday-Tuesday, 7-2; Wednesday-Saturday, 7-8; Sunday brunch, 8-1.

Chef Ivo’s Place

815-777-8500  -  515 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036

Galena Canning Company’s Chef Ivo brings his flavor to the table incorporating the taste you love at an affordable price.

The Courtyard Restaurant at DeSoto House Hotel

800-343-6562  -  230 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036

Lovely four-story atrium serving breakfast daily. Join us for lunch (Sat. & Sun.) and for our wonderful brunch on Sunday.

Eat at the Cove in Galena, ILThe Cove Restaurant

815-492-2700  -  14A158 Canyon Club Dr., Apple River, IL 61001

The Cove Restaurant is located on Apple Canyon Lake with spectacular lake views from every table.

Durty Gurt’s Burger Joynt

815-776-9990  -  235 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036

Great food, GREAT service, reasonable prices and a fun atmosphere.

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa – Paisanos

800-892-2269  -  444 Eagle Ridge Dr., Galena, IL 61036

Serving piping hot pizza, Italian sandwiches and salads. Italian style cafe – eat in or carry out.

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa – Spikes Bar & Grill

800-892-2269  -  109 Eagle Ridge Dr., Galena, IL 61036

Enjoy spectacular views of The General golf course and countryside while dining at Spikes, Midwestern cuisine in a casual atmosphere.

eating at eagle ridge resort in galenaEagle Ridge Resort & Spa – Woodlands Restaurant & Lounge

800-892-2269  -  444 Eagle Ridge Dr., Galena, IL 61036

The Woodlands features Midwestern regional favorites in a comfortable room with spectacular lake views. Enjoy fresh seafood, aged steaks, pastas.

Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill

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.

The Generals’ Restaurant at DeSoto House Hotel

800-343-6562  -  230 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036

Named in honor of Galena’s nine Civil War generals, this restaurant offers casual dining with Galena’s ambiance/historic charm.

Eat at Galena's Goldmoor InnGoldmoor Dining

815-777-3925  -  9001 Sand Hill Rd., Galena, IL 61036

Simple elegance describes this dining experience. Unmatched Old World décor, diverse wine cellar, premier service complements our chef’s creative cuisine.

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.

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.

Galena's Log CabinLog Cabin

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)!

The Market House Restaurant

815-777-0690  -  120 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036

Galena’s best kept secret, overlooking downtown! Serving lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. Homemade food; steaks, salads, seafood, burgers. Full bar.

Mid-Town Marina

815-747-3310  -  285 5th St., East Dubuque, IL 61025

Full-service marina, restaurant and lounge on the Mississippi River in East Dubuque. Open year round. Closed Monday & Tuesday, Oct.-May.

The Olde Hotel

815-745-9966  -  108 S. Railroad St., Warren, IL 61087

Casual/elegant dining in a 150-year-old hotel. Off the beaten path, worth the drive! Home of M&H BBQ. BBQ done right!

One Eleven Main

815-777-8030  -  111 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036

Great chefs working with local producers to provide the flavor of Galena’s culinary past, present and future. Local flavor cuisine.

Otto’s Place

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.

Stella’s Cafe & Catering

815-947-2080 – 100 N. Main St., Stockton, IL 61085

Offering excellent ambiance, exceptional food and decadent desserts. Homemade soups, fresh-baked bread, serving your catering needs. Follow us at

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.

Taste Country Marketplace

815-747-6656 – 14877 US Hwy 20 West, East Dubuque, IL 61025

Family-friendly restaurant serving you as much local, food, wine, beer and spirits as possible. Large banquet facility available.

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.

Welcome Inn

815-858-2254  -  102 N. Main St., Elizabeth, IL 61028

Great food, good atmosphere. Located in the middle of Jo Daviess County.

Woodbine Bend Championship Golf Course

815-858-3939  -  3500 E. Center Rd., Stockton, IL 61085

Offering fresh, delicious entree choices plus all-you-can-eat fish/seafood buffet on Friday, prime rib on Saturday & our homemade specialty pizzas.

When it comes to dining American in Galena/Jo Daviess County, this small historic town has plenty to offer. There are so many great restaurants to choose from! Experience the history and the finest foods!


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