Dining in public and socializing are a little bit different this year after COVID-19 changed almost everything as we know it around the globe. Fortunately, as things begin to look up, our small, local businesses are getting the support they need to be successful in the future. And, we now have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor dining in Galena! Below are some of our favorite places in town that offer outdoor seating so you can enjoy delicious food, drinks, fresh air, sunshine, and each other’s company from a distance!
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8 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Dining in Galena
Brunch & Coffee
1. Trolley Depot Coffee & Tea Co
Make some time to experience some community time at the local coffee shop on S Commerce Street, Trolley Depot Coffee and Tea Co. Enjoy deliciously brewed coffee, specialty espresso drinks, tea, blended drinks, ice cream, and pastries at this eclectic spot.
Their outdoor seating allows you to see all the action happening around Commerce, with views of the trolleys as they depart from right next door!
2. Vinny Vanucchi’s
Transport your tastebuds to a casual, stylish patio in Italy, except not quite! Vinny Vanucchi’s is on Main Street in Galena, just around the corner from our B&B! Enjoy a delicious pasta dinner at this Italian Ristorante and take in the peaceful setting on a brick patio with brightly colored umbrellas for shade on a warm day!
3. Campeche Restaurant
What’s better than a little sunshine and a margarita? Have your own personal fiesta when you’re enjoying some of our favorite Mexican food on the outdoor patio of Campeche on N. Commerce Street! The friendly hospitality, delicious food, colorful décor, and bright blue fountain make for one of our favorite outdoor seating spots.
4. Gobbie’s Sports Pub & Eatery
One of the best places for outdoor dining in Galena is Gobbie’s Sports Pub and Eatery. It offers plenty of shade for a warm summer afternoon in Northern Illinois and an abundance of greenery for the perfect setting while you indulge in some of the best Chicago-style pizza, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and other pub favorites!
5. Miss Kitty’s Grape Escape Wine & Martini Lounge
Celebrate the weekend and try the Grape Escape’s outdoor area for some evening drinks. You can also listen to Galena’s best live bands there from Thursdays through Fridays. Or, you might enjoy their Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Buffet every Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
6. Champagne on Main
One charming outdoor patio in Galena that you should check out is Champagne on Main! Decorated with dreamy string lights, this is the best place to sip champagne with your best friends. They offer an extensive list of vintage and non-vintage champagne, sparkling wines, and top shelf-spirits!
7. Galena Cellars Winery and Tasting Room
Combine fresh air with Galena’s finest locally made wine, and a peaceful outdoor setting. Galena Cellars Winery and Tasting Room is a fantastic spot to spend a relaxing afternoon after shopping the Helluva Half Mile on Main Street.
We also recommend that you visit their vineyard at some point during your stay! Admire the rows of delicious grapes and gorgeous vineyard views, just 15 minutes from your accommodation at Farmers Guest House.
If you visit Galena in March, you’ll have the opportunity to try 250 varieties of wines, craft beers, and spirits at one of the biggest wine tasting events in the state of Illinois, Wine Lovers’ Weekend.
For more best outdoor dining spots, you can explore this list of great places to sip and savor outside around Galena Country!
8. Experience the Best B&B Breakfast in North America
Make yourself at home at the top Galena bed & breakfast, Farmers Guest House, and you’ll find out why it’s been named the best breakfast! Start each Galena morning by dining outdoors in our garden and having a hearty breakfast to fuel you through your vacation adventures.
If you’re already dreaming of our oven-baked frittatas, blueberry French toast, fiesta oven omelets, and mimosa bar, check our availability and plan your foodie getaway to Galena today!