Galena Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Galena Trip Guide

On the Galena River, this bustling historic town features century-old buildings housing shops and restaurants; some 50 inns and hotels welcome travelers for vacation getaways.


Otto's Place.
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Fritz and Frites.
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Where to eat

American Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor Keep an eye out for the black-and-white awning to find the old-fashioned specialty dessert shop. (815) 777-3121

Fried Green Tomatoes Choose from Italian classics, such as gnocci, lasagna and osso buco. And don’t overlook the namesake appetizer. See reviews and ratings. (815) 777-3938;

Fritz and Frites A quaint European cafe serves a full menu of both French favorites and traditional German dishes. See reviews and ratings. (815) 777-2004;

Galena Kandy Kitchen Find wood barrels filled with saltwater taffy and handmade chocolates at this legacy candy shop. (815) 777-0241;

The Great American Popcorn Company Flavors include Freakin’ Hot, Louisiana BBQ, Kitchen Sink and Cinnamon Toast. See reviews and ratings. (877) 777-5676;

One Eleven Main Local and seasonal ingredients take the spotlight at this smart dinner spot. Cuisine is hearty and high-end, running from burgers to glazed duck breast. Start with beer-chedar fondue. See reviews and ratings. (815) 777-8030;

Otto’s Place Cafe and Lounge Stop in for an old-fashioned breakfast or lunch. Banana bread French toast and veggie-goat cheese fritattas are worth waking up for. See reviews and ratings. (815) 776-0240;

Perry Street Brasserie A European master chef uses organic products in a menu that changes monthly. (815) 777-3773;

Vinny Vanucchi’s Little Italy The inspiration for the Italian menu came from co-owner Deb Coulter’s grandmother, who always seemed to have a pot of sauce on the stove and basil in the house. See reviews and ratings. (815) 777-8100;


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