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: Joe Kuhse
  • 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
157 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (101)romantic (61)neighborhood gem (57)fit for foodies (51)good for groups (43)notable wine list (39)kid-friendly (14)hot spot (13)great for lunch (9)scenic view (9)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Fried Green is absolutely fantastic! Wonderful food, drinks, atmosphere, and the best hospitality! A must in Galena.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant evening with family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Spent the weekend in Galena and had dinner for four with a couple of bottles of wine for a little over $220. Excellent value. The flat bread app was a little dry, escargot was very good with nice bread. We had Veal Parmesan, Halibut Special (2), and lobster ravioli. All were very generous portions, well cooked and thoughtfully presented. The entrees included salad (large portions) and more bread. We will eat here again when we are in Galena.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sensei 6
    JoeS
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We eat here every time we come to Galena. We love the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fell short of expectations
    Bernz1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food is overpriced and just ok. I'm not usually picky. Tomato & Artichoke Lasagne sounded great but was tasteless and practically inedible. I sent it back & was still charged a hefty $20! We also over ordered not being told the entrees came with salads until after we ordered. Bad communication on their part. We also wanted bread before our meal and was told we had to wait. Not fun when you have hungry, restless kids. Despite no high chairs or boosters, servers were very friendly towards our toddlers and gave them free ice cream. No kids menu available and also over ordered for them thinking they were bringing us smaller portions. Bottom line, it was a very expensive night for an pricy, average-at-best meal/experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Delicious. Great flavor with every bite. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We frequent FGT and it is consistently good. Fred and Katie both are tuned into high levels of customer service and it shows. This is a local gathering place as well and Fred greets and meets you like a friend!! I always recommend !!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our waiter was very good. He was personaable, efficient and helpful. The food was excellent, and we were able to share a meal. More than enough food even though we split the meal. We definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    One of our favorites - consistently good food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Night!
    gjd612
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The atmosphere was very nice. The service was attentive without making you feel hovered over. The food was excellent. The lasagna was as good as claimed. Extremely nice evening and dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cadi54
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Group of four and all of us were very pleased with our food and service. We were seated immediately upon arrival. Nice ambience. Got louder as more people attended but not annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refined but casual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It's nice when you can go to a restaurant that makes you feel you are dressed in a suit or dress, yet you can wear short and a t-shirt. Fried Green Tomatoes in one such place. We enjoyed our meal, which was prepared well. The wine list is quite nice. Service was perfect and the noise level quiet enough to have an easy conversation, yet with a subtle vibrancy that was very appealing to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our first time dining with you and we were very impressed. We had a wonderful meal and evening. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Galena gem!
    Ingrid
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I love the atmosphere here! Perfect lighting, lovely view out onto the beautiful main street shops in Galena! Our service was flawless and friendly, and there was a nice crowd for a Wed. night. The food, as always, was delicious. They have a really nice menu with a variety of great options for foodies, and a pretty bar to sit at and relax for a cocktail before dinner. I dine here every time I visit Galena.... My trip isn't complete without it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
    Saslov35m
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food and presentation was great! The service was beyond my expectations. Friendly and professional service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The server was very attentive. The Chef made us Veal Marsala even tho it was not on the menu. It was DELISH!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dkingma1986
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I along with my 79 year old mother dined there on Saturday night, 8/16/14. They accommodated us with a table on the first floor to avoid the stairs which was convenient. We had reservations for 7 and was seated promptly. Drink orders were taken and of course had to get the fried green tomatoes! :) Drinks came quickly, and when the entree's were served, we were pleasantly surprised at the size of the portions. Each entree was very good. All of us had take home! Overall, an excellent dinner though I do miss the ambiance and quirkiness of the old location in the asylum just out of town. Some good ghost stories from that place! :) FGT is a must for dining when in Galena.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We celebrated my mother-in-laws 60th birthday here this weekend and couldn't have had a nicer time. We had a group of 10 people and was given a private dining room. The atmosphere and service was excellent. The food was overall good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good good and location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Located right on Main Street in Galena,and always good food. Not any more expensive than other nice restaurants in Galena. Anyone who has been to Galena has probably eaten at Fried Green Tomatoes!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was good too!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were waiting to give our name for our reservation and the hostess was laughing and talking to a patron, she looked over at us and then went back to her conversation which lasted at least 5-10 more minutes. On her way back, she still looked past us waiting at the podium and spoke with a waiter heading walking with him into the dining room and then came back to acknowledge us. We had put on the reservation that this was for an 18th birthday and there was again no acknowledgement of that. Our waiter was very friendly, but left a sour taste this time with our visit. May think twice about coming back after being here so many times in the past.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ChiefRoadie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was our second time celebrating my daughter's birthday there. We looked forward to the dining experience and wern't let down. 2 adults and 4 teens. We all had a great time. The GIANT ice cream provided for the birthday girl was enough for the whole party to share. We would definately return when visiting Galena.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • my opinion
    bigeater
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was all delicious and our waitress (Gina) was very good. We all took tastes of everyone else's food and we loved everything! :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had dined at this restaurant a few years ago when on a bus tour. It was outstanding at that time. Maybe my hopes were set too high after our previous great experience. The lasagna I had didn't have enough tomato sauce and was very pasty. My husband's "mile high meatloaf" was okay but nothing spectacular. The restaurant is very pricey but seeing as it was our 46th anniversary, thought we would frequent due to our previous great experience. I would not go there again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Little Disappointing
    David
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Fried Green Tomatoes has always been a favorite while visiting the Galena area. We have eaten here about twice a year for some time and always enjoyed a great meal and good service. This time, however, we were a little disappointed. The service was slow and disjointed while the food left something to be desired. Since we have been there numerous times with great success I would still recommend it to others--I'm sure we will be back. They just didn't have the "A" game on for the evening we were there (Saturday, August 2, 2014)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steaks!
    LL208
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We really enjoyed celebrating our wedding anniversary with dinner at Fried Green Tomatoes. We were seated promptly, and our waitress was great. We started with the spinach and artichoke flatbread. The bread and salad were fresh and tasty. I ordered the steak and shrimp, and my husband ordered the filet. We each had a glass of pinot noir, and our bill was under $100. Steaks were cooked to perfection--they got the temperature just right! At the end of our meal, our waitress surprised us with an anniversary dessert! Nice touch. Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dan and Tricia
    DanandTricia
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    From appetizer to dessert everything was amazing! The waitress was wonderful and accommodating definitely will make it a must everytime we visit galena area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Girl's Night Celebration
    queenb
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    As our last night on our annual Girl's week vacation we ate at Fried green Tomatoes. It has relaxing upscale ambience, excellent friendly service. The food is wonderful, beautifully prepared and tasty. Try the signature friend green tomatoes for fun.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bcass
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food was excellent, presented nicely. The server was on her game. She came around when needed. There are so many items on their menu to keep me coming back to try.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Simple
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was great however almost to simple of a menu. Would have liked to have more options.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Hg14
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    High reviews on yelp made me choose this place. We were early for our reservation and they were able to seat us. Our waiter was great, very attentive, but not in an annoying way. It's a cute restaurant with an intimate feel, but our food was horrible. The bread and salad were exponentially better than our entrees. I got salmon, which was dry and had no flavor. My boyfriend had lasagna which had very little sauce and congealed cheese. The food just seemed like it was made from cheap and old ingredients. We will never go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Romantic dinner spot
    Softballmama71
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Another recommendation from a friend that was spot on. Great service, great ambience, and great good. Very romantic spot for a romantic anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Food; Terrible Service
    NotReturning
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was good, but a little overpriced. The service was absolutely terrible. We (only two of us) were seated at about 7:15. It took 15 minutes for someone to take our drink (and food) orders. It took another 15 minutes after that until our drinks, salad, and bread were brought out. There were two or three different waitresses waiting on our table (one took our order, another brought our food/drinks, neither really checked in on us throughout dinner). The restaurant was busy, but by the time we left, there were empty tables around us, so I can't give them credit for being super busy and having a table slip through. Overall, it shouldn't take 1.5 hours for two people to eat dinner. Too many other good restaurants in the area to return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night Out for Two
    Amanda
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It's pricey, but if you are celebrating a special occasion, it is worth it. Our waitress was very friendly and took our picture when we asked her to. The food was amazing! We had the spinach and artichoke flatbread to start (amazing!) then the filet and shrimp for our main course. The mashed potatoes were possibly the best mashed potatoes I have ever had. Very soft. It was also easy to make a reservation. We walked in 15 minutes early and they got us in right away. Galena has a lot of competition in the food department, but Fried Green Tomatoes is worth going to if you're there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The service was good but seemed young and slightly awkward at times. My friends ordered the lobster ravioli which was delicious but my salmon and asparagus was pretty pitiful looking and very overcooked and dry, almost uneatable. I thought it was a family friendly restaurant so I took my 2.5 year old. We went at 5:15 so it wouldn't be too busy. Everyone was polite but there were no highchairs and the waiter seemed like he had never served a child before...ever. Most family friendly restaurants will bring out the kids meal first but this was not the case here, even when I asked for his meal to come out first. The location and ambiance were great though and I would probably go back without my toddler and try something different to eat.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Pokey
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had a reservation for 7' we were seated immediately, we were greeted by Ben and had some beverages delivered very quickly. He made some great recommendations, we ordered many appetizers, which were the bomb! Everyone complimented the meal, the service and it was my 60th birthday, and we were brought a huge dessert in an oversized martini glass that we all devoured how thoughtful of Ben!!! Thanks for making my special occasion even better
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Tipsy Tuesdays!
    MizKrewer
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This was our 2nd time here and both experiences were pretty good. We LOVE Tipsy Tuesdays! $2 glasses of house wine....it may not be the best wine but it has about 15 different wines to choose from. We ordered the special app-red pepper and pesto bruschetta-delicious! My husband didnt like the sauce on the lasagne but the sausage and ricotta mix was well balanced. Chicken dish portions are small and a tad overpriced. The creme brûlée was a great end to the meal. Would definitely go back-great location and staff was very friendly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    spook
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We booked this restaurant as part of our hotel stay. The food was to die for! The portion sizes were better than most places where we live. The wait staff was very friendly and professional. The food prices seemed a little high, but when you got your food it was well worth it. Ten times better than any Olive Garden or Red Lobster.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Filet
    InnatIHregulars
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The restaurant was out of the Jack Daniel's Filet the Sunday we visited - we both had "Just a Filet (6 oz.) instead. It was superbly tender, flavorful and just the right size for visitors who didn't want to take leftovers to their B & B. The mac and cheese, a substitute per my request, could have been creamier and more flavored with the gorgonzola it was said to have. Our server, Peter, was doubling as a busboy this evening but met our every need. He was charming, lighthearted and attentive. We shared the Tiramisu for dessert and it was delicious. I don't know if Peter chose an extra large slice for us because we were sharing but the portion he served us was plenty for two. We love Fried Green Tomatoes and will eat there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ewmcffd
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Only one out of four dishes were above average. Our waiter was efficient but every time he stopped by our table and asked how the meal was tasting he was looking at other tables instead of engaging us. It was annoying.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing appetizers
    Snowdiz
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I love the appetizer choices so much that I ordered two plus a house salad as my dinner. The fried green tomatoes are delicious, and I loved the beef over mashed potatoes served in a martini glass. The house salad dressing is memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate