Galesburg IL

While Galesburg is most known for its railroad history, locals know it as a delicious town for food. Top Value Reviews named Galesburg one of America’s 30 great small towns for food lovers. Whether you’re looking for an original dish, some international fare, or a good slice of pizza, you can find it in Galesburg.

Iron Spike Brewing Company is a microbrewery located in a refurbished firehouse. Their menu features fresh made flatbreads and delicious burgers. The Spike, as locals call it, is a great place to spend an evening out with friends in the Players’ Lounge. The Players’ Lounge is home to a golf simulator, pool, darts, and a second bar all upstairs in the old firemen’s quarters.

Both Iron Spike and The Packinghouse offer unique spaces to dine. The Packinghouse was once a meat packing plant, now converted into top-notch steak house. The restaurant pays homage to the buildings past with elements of the original plant.

Galesburg also has delicious ethnic restaurants. Buenos Aires Bakery and Cafe is a taste of Argentina. Their menu features Argentinian pastries, alongside savory milanesa sandwiches and empanadas. Masa Sushi and Hibachi Steakhouse is the best Japanese food you’ve tasted outside the island. Koreana is new to Main Street, serving authentic Korean cuisine. The area also has several Mexican restaurants, and Haldi Indian Restaurant.

Want to experience more food in Galesburg? Stay a while! Try Landmark Cafe, a slice of pizza, secret recipe BBQ, and all of our delicious restaurants. Shop the downtown between meals and stay the night in one of our hotels or bed and breakfasts. Galesburg has what you’re looking for and what you’re hungry for.


For more information about these delicious eats in Knox County, contact the Galesburg Welcome Center at 309-343-2485 or

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