Otto's Place

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This quaint restaurant is haunted by Otto Sallman, the namesake of the establishment. A former tenant and café owner, his apparition has been seen walking the railroad tracks adjacent to the building. The current owners believe he is a welcoming spirit, who simply intends to greet customers to his old place of residence.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

100 Bouthillier Street
Galena, IL
United States

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42.4123125, -90.42882150000003
Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Galena, IL (0.3 mi.)
Saint Donatus, IA (6.7 mi.)
Menominee, IL (7.4 mi.)
Hazel Green, WI (8.3 mi.)
Scales Mound, IL (10.0 mi.)
Bellevue, IA (10.6 mi.)
Benton, WI (11.1 mi.)
East Dubuque, IL (12.2 mi.)
Elizabeth, IL (12.4 mi.)
La Motte, IA (12.7 mi.)


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