Galesburg Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Galesburg

April 14, 2018 Darwin Bolte

Galesburg is a city in Knox County, Illinois, United States. This city is forty-five miles northwest of Peoria. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 32,195. It is the county seat of Knox County. Galesburg is home to Knox College, a private four-year liberal arts college, and Carl Sandburg College, a two-year community college.
Things to do in Galesburg

1. Landmark Cafe

62 S Seminary St, Galesburg, IL 61401-4803 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 309-343-5376
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 311 reviews

Landmark Cafe

Reviewed By marjieP - Michigan

We had the Tues night special...fresh sea bass that was the best I've had in a decade. A lovely salad with handmade poblano dressing, veggies done just right, and a strawberry, chocolate , whipped cream dessert. So good ,! We were so glad we found this treasure, with a real chef, lovely ambiance, cute decor, great service..it's worth going to Galesburg for this...but looking at all the other neat shops downtown, we'll come earlier and explore shops too next time

2. Innkeeper's Roasted Coffee

80 N Seminary St, Galesburg, IL 61401-4814 Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 309-344-2625
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Innkeeper's Roasted Coffee

World class coffee house and roasterie, cafe that also serves breakfast, lunch, and baked goods. Fast casual counter service and drive through.

Reviewed By NanaDeDe

While visiting family in town, they suggested we go to this great coffee house for breakfast!
( even though our hotel had breakfast) innkeeper was delicious!
We all had quiche, which was heated up after it was in display case. Crust would have been better had it came out of oven !(would have given a 5 had I had crunchy crust.
We had flavored coffee which was wonderful!
We definitely will be back on our next trip!!!

3. Uncle Billy's Bakery

87 S Seminary St, Galesburg, IL 61401-4802 Takeout, Seating Breakfast +1 309-342-6111
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Uncle Billy's Bakery

Reviewed By chaslin19 - Sacramento, California

While on a train trip, we had a layover in Galesburg and had a couple of hours to kill so we were walking to an antique mall we had heard about when a local stopped us. Somehow knowing we were from out of town (California)...must have been how we were dressed, he told us about a good restaurant and Uncle Billy's Bakery. We didn't have time for lunch, but we never pass up a good bakery and boy, was it good. We ordered a great selection of cookies, all excellent and reasonably priced and enjoyed them over a cup of coffee. If we are ever in Galesburg again, we will be back.

4. Lim's Ice Cream Shoppe

975 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401-2577 Seating +1 309-342-1810
Excellent
55%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Lim's Ice Cream Shoppe

Reviewed By Shawn J

This small place is where you want to go for a nice sweet after a good meal . The staff was nice and they had many flavors to chose from . Wish there where more place like this around

5. Baked

57 S Seminary St, Galesburg, IL 61401-4802 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 309-297-4267
Excellent
86%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 80 reviews

Baked

Reviewed By LKennedy23 - Schertz

A happy surprise on a recent trip to Galesburg Illinois! Gourmet pizzas by the slice or by the pie. Delicious crust (I usually prefer thick, but their hand tossed thin crust is divine). Unusual toppings like...potato? Yes, and it's delish. Goat chees and herbs. Num Num. Great little place. Would definitely recommend. I also enjoyed the eclectic décor. Mostly retro with a little modern and a little shabby chic thrown in.

Note: order at the front counter and a friendly staffer will deliver to your table.

6. Packinghouse

441 Mulberry St, Near Amtrak Station, Galesburg, IL 61401-4953 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 309-342-6868
Excellent
44%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
8%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 178 reviews

Packinghouse

Reviewed By Sharon K K - Urbandale, Iowa

Looking for a great lunch spot after picking up our grandson from college in Peoria, Illinois and stopped in this quaint historic area. The homemade soup and salad bar were excellent. The wrap our grandson enjoy delicious. And the cinnamon rolls great and we have a to go box to take home to his mom and dad! A definite place to stop. They are open for dinner, too.

7. Rib Shack

1815 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401-1302 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available American, Barbecue Dinner +1 309-344-1915
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Rib Shack

Reviewed By William E - Dahinda

I have been enjoying the ribs at the Ribs Shack for about 40 years. It's a relaxed restaurant where you can lick the sauce off your fingers. I have tried the BBQ chicken but have to say the beef is the best around. Just the right amount of smoke and tomato. Pair the ribs with the slaw or fries and you will have a meal you will keep coming back for for 40 years. Eat in or carry out, it's the best.

8. Iron Spike Brewing Company

150 E Simmons St, Galesburg, IL 61401-4640 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 309-297-4718
Excellent
44%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 166 reviews

Iron Spike Brewing Company

Reviewed By Joe S - Pekin, Illinois

We were heading home from Moline and decided to stop in Galesburg for lunch. I remembered about this brewery and decided to check it out for ourselves. Beautiful building, a former fire station, they did a great job fixing it up. The food is good and the beer is great. Staff is wonderful and the bartender is entertaining. Glad we stopped. We will be back.

9. Acapulco Restaurant

1576 N Henderson St, Suite B, Galesburg, IL 61401-7036 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern Dinner, Lunch +1 309-345-0066
Excellent
64%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Acapulco Restaurant

Reviewed By h0rning - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

We stopped on our way out west. Excellent authentic Mexican food. You can tell the owners take pride in their business. Very friendly and giving their patrons extra attention. Would highly recommend!

10. The Pizza House

132 E Simmons St, Galesburg, IL 61401-4607 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 309-343-8376
Excellent
54%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

The Pizza House

Reviewed By Terra F - Avon, Illinois, United States

They have awesome pizza! The prices are great! I have never had a bad experience here. We usually get a medium taco for my husband and I to share and we have leftovers. My children share a medium and also have leftovers...and they are teenagers. Filling, good prices, great service!

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