Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.friedgreen.com/
  • Phone: 8157773938x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday thru Thursday
    Dinner Served 5:00 - Close

    Friday & Saturday
    Dinner Served 4:30 - Close

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Steve Roussel
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Fried Green Tomatoes offers a wide range of customized catering services. From full-service to dinner to go, please visit friedgreen.com for complete information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Fried Green Tomatoes offers several semi-private areas seating from 6 to 10 guests. Please call us to book your group dinner of 10 or more people at 815-777-3938.
  • Private Party Contact: Katie Wienen 8157773938x
  • Special Events: We offer private rooms to accommodate your large group - please call us at 815-777-3938 and we can create a customized menu for your group. Fried Green Tomatoes offers worry free transportation to and from the restaurant for your group; inquire about our executive shuttle for your group by phoning us at 815-777-3938. Have your party at Fried Green Tomatoes and create an event they will be talking about for weeks!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Diagonal
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes proudly serves Prime Steaks and boasts a Wine Spectator Award winning wine menu. Outstanding service and an inviting atmosphere make Fried Green a must stop while in downtown historic Galena, Illinois. Fried Green Tomatoes is the place for steak, fresh scallops, and homemade lasagna. Reservations accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT have booster seats or high chairs. Corkage fee $10.00 per bottle. We are a multi-level dining facility, please e-mail us at dinner@friedgreen.com to request first floor dining.
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Fried Green Tomatoes reviews from OpenTable diners
188 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (105)neighborhood gem (86)romantic (79)fit for foodies (67)notable wine list (57)good for groups (49)hot spot (36)kid-friendly (12)great for lunch (11)vibrant bar scene (10)scenic view (9)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • ..everything was perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Absolutely perfect for our 18 anniversary dinner we try to dine there every year to celebrate!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fried Green Tomatoes Galena, IL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I had not been to Fried Green Tomatoes since it moved from its location south of Galena. We had looked into the windows on our past visits to Galena and the restaurants decor looked very nice with the old buildings brick walls exposed. I made a reservation two months in advance asking for a window table. When we got there a half an hour early, table was available right away. However we were disappointed that it was on the second floor which is a very different decor from the lower level with painted walls and no brick decor. We were also placed at a table between two windows which offered us no view. I assumed a reservation two months in advance would provide a table in the main dining area. The food, wine, and service was great
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yum!
    Sara
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I have been coming to Galena for years and this is a great restaurant! Delicious dinners for everyone in our group!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fried Green Goodness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We chose a busy night to dine in Galena because it was the night of the annual Halloween parade. We were seated right on time on the 3rd floor near a window where we could watch the parade as we dined. Our server was friendly and most accommodating. We started with the signature fried green tomatoes which were more breaded than I've had in the past but very good. The walleye prepared and served on a plank was cooked just right. My husband enjoyed his steak and shrimp and even commented on how good the red potatoes tasted. The meal was topped off with a complimentary birthday french silk ice cream scoop. Overall, we really enjoyed our total experience at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steve
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent evening. Great food and service. We had reservation for Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 the busiest night of the year. We arrived at 5:25, our table was ready. Service was prompt and helpful. We had a great meal and out on the street at 6:30 for start of parade.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food in Galena
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We enjoyed out visit to this restaurant. Service was excellent. Our group had filets, shrimp, and scallops. All were very good. The bread was fantastic, warm with fresh cheese on top. Salad that came with entrée excellent. Would definitely come back next time we are in Galena.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third time not the charm.
    cr2ic
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was my third time at Fried Green Tomatoes, and I have to be honest in saying that the first two were so much better. I like the first floor so much more and was disappointed not to get a window seat as requested with our reservation. The window seat was available when we were being seated, I asked for it again, but we were not given that table for some reason. Instead, another couple was seated there right after we were seated across the room. Oh well. The food was excellent. The ambience, on the second floor, is so different than the first floor. Even though the waitress was fine, the waitress I had the first two times was perhaps one of the best I've ever had. So, this third experience was fine, just not superb.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • upperbench
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    excellent as always! We live near this restaurant and always use it as local favorite ... especially when entertaining houseguests.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • upperbench
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and always head to Fried Green Tomatoes for a perfect dining experience! Always consistently excellent!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • orchid413
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Friendly, vibrant restaurant with excellent service and easy location right on Main Street. Can be a bit noisy when crowded.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly Recommended
    JDST
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Excellent food & service. Will come back when in the area again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very very good!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    If traveling to Galena this is a must for lunch or dinner. We started with mussels and warm bread. Then salad with their homemade dressing. The main entree was some of the best we've had. Help was very friendly, service was exellcent. Our waitress was very helpful with the menu. I would highly recommend this place for any lunch or dinner. And the hostess treated us like family. We will be back next time were in town!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Manley
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was great and wonderful service. Just a super We WILL go there again. Keep the Escargo & carpaccio on your menu and if you really want to wow me add oysters rockafeller on the menu.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best in the Tri-State Area!
    Tom1971
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Fried Green Tomatoes has everything that your looking for in a great restaurant. From the great food to the exceptional service, no one comes close to Fried Green Tomatoes. I highly recommend to everyone to visit and see for yourself that this is the best dining experience you will ever find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our food was wonderful!! The wait staff was very good, courteous, and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable dining experience
    Galenabound2
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food and ambience of this restaurant is remarkable. We have eaten here many times and always leave wanting to come back. They have an excellent wait staff that will fill every need.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovegalena
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We love this restaurant whenever we come to Galena always come to Vinny's as they have great Italian food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Dorie
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food was good but our server was not interested in serving us.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    AnniversaryGetaway
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellent on-line reservation set-up. Food was excellent. Server was attentive. I had the Jack Daniels Porterhouse. It was more than enough and was prepared just right. My wife had the bone-in Rib-eye. It was also very good. Nice beer and wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • luvitorleaveit
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Reservations were for 7:30 pm . Our table wasn't ready. We sat at the bar for 40min. The man at the front gave the three of us a free drink, that was thoughtful. Long wait.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everyone was very personable . Love going here for dinner! Scallops were outstanding. Steak not to good:(
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Whenever I am in Galena, I have to have at least one meal at Fried Green Tomatoes. I have been dining with them 10 years and will continue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED It! Great Place! Great Food!!
    Rina
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Beautiful place, friendly staff, very relaxing and the food was excellent...will visit again...next time we visit. Loved It.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Visit To GFT
    GreenFriedTomatoVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Last night we ate at GFT due to an overwhelming number of friends who recommended it to us. It was our anniversary weekend. Very busy, but we got sat right away with our reservation. We were greeted kindly, sad right way and then blown away by Stacey our server. She was kind, sweet, and prompt. Everything she recommended was amazing. We had the Sweet Chili Shrimp Appetizer, the featured wine, Lobster Raviolis (to die for), had the special 18oz Ribeye (cooked to perfection) and finished the night with 2-Capachinno's and the Apple Cobbler Dessert. As we left, I spoke to the man at the door and told him about our wonderful experience. He happen to be the owner who beamed with pride and shook our hands. GO to GFT! You will love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum! Excellent all the way!
    DEB2171VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I were in Galena for our anniversary and tried Fried Green Tomatoes based on the recommendations on TripAdvisor. We weren't disappointed! We started with the fried green tomatoes, which are lightly breaded and baked with mozzarella cheese and a small amount of red sauce - very good. I had Osso Bucco, which was fabulous. My husband had an excellent fish. Service was very good and the atmosphere was friendly and warm. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vac2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food. Always a new surprise on the menu. Great staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is 4 th year we come to Galena and we make this our evening meal stop. Lee Sa waited on us and she was great. See ya next year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Culinary speaking the quality was lacking compared to the price. The steaks we ordered were extremely undercooked. We sent them back and I swear the put them under the heat lamps for 5 minutes them brought them back to us. The mashed potatoes were good, but the best part was the bread. We did order a good but over priced bottle of wine. Service was lacking and the vibe was geriatric. We were there for our anniversary and the hostess congratulated us but then put us at a less them desirable table. Over all, I would not go there again or recommend it. WAYYY over priced!
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  • luv2eat
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Whenever we visit Galena we always stop at Fried Green Tomatoes. It has never disappointed us, and we come from a family that owns 3 restaurants in the Chicago area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service - fair food!
    CBK99
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My wife and I dined here for my birthday on a Friday night; we had reservations and upon our arrival we were promptly seated. Our server Peter introduced himself to us and was extremely attentive through out the evening, he even brought us a complimentary birthday sundae at the end of our meal after my wife mentioned we were celebrating! But unfortunately, our meal was just ok. We started off with their signature fried green tomatoes-nothing really special! They were a little heavy on the cheese and breading. But we are glad we tried them! For dinner, my wife had the cedar plank walleye and I had the pork osso buco. Both were generous portions but both were under seasoned and the bottom line was that we both have had better meals.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience!
    Foodie2
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My husband & I really enjoyed our dinner at Fried Green this last weekend! We've been there before several times, and keep coming back. The food was deliciously flavored...we both ordered the steak and shrimp over potatoes, and we both ordered our meat "medium". My husband's steak was correctly done, with some nice pink inside; but mine was well done, dry, and very gristly. Not sure what happened, but the potatoes were "to die for", and the shrimp was done just right. LOVE the house bread, too! This meat experience hasn't thrown me off from going there again...all of my meals up until this time have been excellent. So I figure the chef just had an "off" night, and we all have one of those every so often! I still highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great.
    Chefandlady71
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The only complaint we would have would be that my husbands steak was a bit under-cooked. Ordered medium rare and steak was cooked rare. My husband is a chef, so he still ate the espresso steak-but was underwhelmed with the rub. My food was a fabulous gluten-free! The GF bread was tasty and my pork and risotto was amazing. Wine was also very good. Other than the little biff with the steak....we were pleased with all. We will return, and suggest. Thanks for the great experience Fried Green Tomatoes. :) The service was outstanding as well. Great waitress!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Gem
    Galenalovers
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My husband and myself had dinner there for the first time 10-5-14. I had the Salmon and my husband had the Lasagna. Both entrees were wonderful! The atmosphere was quaint, very open but romantic. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service and food
    whocares
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Not our first time at FGT, but certainly our last. Bad service, food cooked poorly (and sent back twice), just horrible experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT WAITER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our waiter made our trip - he was just a pure joy!!!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than I remember!
    MoonRiver1VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The last time we dined at this restaurant it was at their former location. Well, fast forward to 17 years later, everything was better than ever! My husband and I both had their pork filet - the best we have ever tasted. Their old standby appetizer called the fried green tomato is still as delicious as we remember. Definitely a must try when you are in Galena!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    ChicagoGirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service was great, food was excellent, pricing a bit high but worth it for what you get. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find. Great food.
    ivnap7224
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We couldn't have been more pleased with the service and the food. Our waitress was energetic and informative, even made a couple recommendations. We would definitely dine again if we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fried Gresn Tomatoss, Galena
    Awesomefishdishtimes2
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    First time there, definetly would go again. Started with fried green tomatoes, not bad, similar to eggplant parmesan. Wouldnt order again. Generous portions; we had the walleye and pesto salmon, absolutely delicious. Side order of mashed potatoes enough for four people. Ended the evening with a birthday sundae compliments of Fried Green. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Meggs
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    There were three of us for dinner and we were celebrating our friends birthday. The service, meal and ambiance were wonderful! Our server really made sure that we had a great time and made our friends birthday really special. We are local to galena and would highly recommend this restaurant! Thank you for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet