The Peever takes on Galesburgs dining experience:
I like Macs Place on Tuesday and Friday nights. They have the best salads on their salad bar in a 500 mile radius. And the ribs and prime rib arent bad either.
Ive always liked Old Peking. Their green beans are the best in the world. And you cant beat their buffet. Besides, one of the waitresses is my girlfriend, she just doesnt know it.
I still like breakfast at The New Friendly Cafe on Lincoln St. The Mexican omelet is one of my favorites, as is the farmers skillet. For your money theres not a better buy between here and Montgomery, Alabama.
The Landmark is one of the only places in town that features something a bit different. I get tired of wings and hamburgers. They always have a diverse menu that they change fairly often. A bit pricey, but well worth it. And I like the fact that a lot of the good-old-boys hang out there. I like to throw food at them.
McGillacuddys is the nicest bar in town, bar none. You could take the place, set it in downtown Chicago, and not miss a beat. If I were them, Id have a more diverse menu and feature a Rueben sandwich, reminiscent of the Downtown Lounge, topped off with a glass of Killians Red, or Leines Red. But since Im not them, I enjoy what they have.
Upscale and city-like, The Innkeepers is mainly for sweet eaters and coffee connoisseurs, although I understand theyre serving sandwiches. Since I been laying off the sweets, I dont make it there very often. Too much temptation. Whoever is doing the baking is doing a really nice job. A great addition to downtown Galesburg.
For Mexican I like Jalisco. Im partial to the chicken chimichangas and the enchilada Guadalajara. And the margaritas arent bad, either.
The noon meal at Swedoughs is a well-kept secret. Its always good and fairly priced. And Swedoughs is now smoke free. It smells like a bakery for the first time in the 25 years Ive been going there. The waffles are a real treat in the a.m., as are the apple, cinnamon glazed donuts.
For pizza, I go to Hammers. I prefer the Sicilian Garden Variety. I think its the best Galesburg has to offer. I often get it to go. Im a bit antisocial. We have a lot of mediocre pizzas in Galesburg. Remember, this aint Chicago.
Delinos is an oft forgotten eatery at what was the Cottage Professional Building. They specialize in sandwiches and desserts, two of my favorites. They do a really great job and are well worth a visit.
I stop fairly often for a carry-out lunch at the Joy Garden. I like a lot of their dishes, and you get plenty of it. I usually have enough for two meals. Its not much of a dine-in place, but for your money, you cant beat it.
LaGondolas is another great sandwich place. I often get spaghetti or ravioli, which in Galesburg is about as good as it gets. Their bread is excellent. The family feast is a good buy.
So, sorry if I didnt mention you. The above may be sorry that I did. At any rate, Bon Appetit!