I checked this out this morning for the first time. What fun! Of course 99% of the Galena reviews were from Chicago & the 'burbs. As you'd expect, some were unfair, but overall I agreed with the majority of restaurant reviews (we eat out about 4-6 times a month). Not surprisingly, most Chicagoans don't "get" the concept of a town of 3500 that on tourist days can become many, many, many times that, and often unpredictably. Then they'll have all they can do to get through the winter, especially if they gear themselves strictly to the tourist trade and don't have a local base. As my husband says, "we have a Galena budget and the restaurants have Chicago prices." (As many small, somewhat isolated towns the jobs aren't much and don't pay much.)
That said, I think that most of Galena's restaurants are very inconsistent; so much so that I hesitate to recommend one with too much praise, even those I love to go to and consider the owners to be personal friends.
One thing that cracked me up ... several places listed under restaurants were not, in fact, restaurants (some were B&Bs that do not have a restaurant at all, just breakfast for guests, one is a gas station/booze store that does have a Subway outlet, but don't know anyone who'd call it a restaurant). I think a third, maybe half, were restaurants that have not been in business for years. For someone planning a visit here it would be very misleading.