The Market House Restaurant was established in 1982 by three women and was originally located on the corner of Perry Street and Commerce Street.  At that time the restaurant was known as The Market House Tavern and served a limited menu.  Some of the original items can still be found on our menu today; our Famous Homemade Crab Louis Salad, Galena's Number One Half Pound Tavern Burger, along with Beer Battered Onion Rings and the best Oven Roasted Reuben you’ll find in the Midwest.


   In 1984 we relocated to 204 Perry St. off the cobblestones.  We are situated in one of the oldest buildings in Galena, the “Captain Reuben Brush Building” which is constructed of “Galena” brick.  With this move additions were made to the menu to accommodate for the growing clientele.  Sitting in our ‘Main Dining Room’ you will be intrigued with the patterns of the original tin ceiling while you enjoy your meal as you look out over ‘Historic Downtown Galena’.  Sit at our solid Mahogany Bar and refresh yourself with one of our many Specialty Drinks, a glass of Wine or a Bottle of Beer served with a Frosted Mug along with enjoying a cup of Homemade Soup, a light appetizer of Breaded Dill Pickle Spears, Almond Breaded Duck Tenders, Grilled Shrimp or a number of others.


   The building was built in 1836 by James Speer and S.B. Herron Contractors, but the ‛Garden Room’ was not enclosed until the mid 1900's and then finally finished in 1993. This room has been home to many private birthday gatherings, engagement parties, wedding celebrations, baby showers, high school reunions, family fun and individuals just looking for a quiet dining experience.  Choosing to dine in our naturally lit ‘Garden Room’, you will be surrounded by a limestone and brick wall, live greenery and windows that look out to the heavens.


   Bring in your family and friends by walking along the cobblestones to find yourself at our original entrance 204 Perry Street, or enter directly off of Main Street at 120 North Main.  Park on Bench Street and you’ll find all day FREE Street Parking with NO steps!  Any way you choose it you’ll find yourself enjoying Fine Food & Spirits, not just at a place the locals talk about but also where they dine! 


   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.  We serve Lunch and Dinner Monday through Saturday 11 am to 9 pm and we’re closed on Sunday, the Lord's Day for family time.  Join our e-mail list to receive monthly information on our upcoming events or leave a comment on our face book page, and please let us know if there is any way that we can better serve you.



Enjoy your time in Galena and God Bless You.


Laura DuBord and your Market House Restaurant family



One Great Restaurant with Two Entrances to a Quaint Location

204 Perry St. & 120 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036 

 815 - 777 - 0690


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