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Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.friedgreen.com
  • Email: dinner@friedgreen.com
  • Phone: (815) 777-3938
  • 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 (815) 777-3938
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "The food and atmosphere was really nice. I receive an email with the promotion and decided, why not. I am so glad that we did."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Fried Green Tomatoes is an absolute go to while igalena, Il.n "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We love Fried Green Tomatoes in Galena, Il. It's where we go for our special occasions! In fact, we were just there for their Easter Brunch with our friends and neighbors. The food was great, as always. The prime rib was so tender one didn't need a knife. The eggplant caprese salad was delicious and different. I don't want to fail to mention the outstanding service we receive from the owner, Fred and his staff. They are all top-notch! They helped make our Easter a very special day."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the menu, could describe the chef's specials wiithout cheats (like reading off a script & mispronouncing what's available) and offer recommendations. The food was excellent & large portions, yet reasonably priced!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Eaten here many times; food is good to average depending on your order, but service is great. First floor is the nicest for seating; other floors could use some better decor."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Have been to all of the lobster dinners and they are always great...plenty of food and taste great. We continue to bring friends each time and they all want to go back next time until our party grows to 8 or 10. So we rate it 5 star"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "What an awesome evening.Our server was beyond awesome and extremely helpful. My husband is a vegan and our server did an awesome job helping him with the menu. We are always very happy every time we eat there. Makes me want to go there more often."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was a birthday celebration for two. Our waitress, Abby, was beyond outstanding. The food was to die for. We each had one of their specials. OMG!!! Beyond delicious. They even surprised me with a French chocolate ice cream topped with whipped cream and two chocolate wafers. It was beyond.... Well you get the idea."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "couldn't have been better. Had guests for the first time and he loved it! Fred was very generous and we appreciate all you do to kee this a Galena Gem! Kathy Rivera"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I waa very excited for the experience, I had gotten the Sirloin steak which was excellent. My date got the Lasagna which was nothing special."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed when choosing to eat here. The service is exceptional, the food is superb, and dessert is delectable."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Disappointed in our dinning experience with the upstairs closed for a large group, we ate in the room next to the bar which was loud. This was not a Romantic experience that we had hoped for."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The salad was bagged mixed greens with onion and tomato, nothing noteworthy. They promote their Parmesan bread which is a warm loaf sprinkled with dry Parmesan AFTER baking. Why not melt Parmesan on loaf?? New York strip was prepared to correct temp, however again very average quality and flavor. Cappuccino arrived with no froth."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We went as a romantic dinner for 2. The building ambience was lovely. We sat by the window and were able to "people watch" although we spent most of the time talking with each other. The food was superb! Pesto sauce was out of this world and the steak cooked perfectly. Asparagus was not over cooked, very flavorful. The risotto was so creamy. Our server was pleasant and informative. We will return the next time we visit Galena for sure!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We were in Galena for a family girl's weekend which included my 83 yo mother. They were very accommodating with a first floor accessible table. The service and food were excellent."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our waitress was attentive and yet not overbearing. She gave good recommendations. The food was delicious. The atmosphere quiet."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This is our 5th visit to Fried Green Tomatoes and the food is still of excellent quality, service superb and atmosphere good. It is a fairly refined environment yet kid friendly, they made exceptions to the menu for my 9 year old without hesitation. When we come again to Galena, FGT will be on the agenda!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This is wonderful and it is why we keep coming back. The wine selection is also great. The service was wonderful, Abby did a great job serving us."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My daughter and I spent a few days away in Galena, and tried this place for dinner. I had heard about it when my husband and I were there 14 years ago, but never made it there. We were very happy with our meal, service and the atmosphere. It was $2 wine Tuesday, so we both had great wines for only $2. The house Pinot Noir and the house Moscato were both very good. The service was great, as was the salad, bread and our fish dinners. I had the walleye (yummy), and my daughter had the potato encrusted salmon (also yummy). We shared a very generous piece of tiramisu which we enjoyed as well. I highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "FGT came highly recommended by my B&B hosts and the shopkeepers in town. I was warmly greeted and seated immediately. My server was very friendly and took a few minutes to talk to me about the town and how she came to work at FGT. The specials that night were a full lobster boil dinner or a 12 oz ribeye with a wine reduction. I ordered the ribeye. It was a very good choice. The meat was flavorful and cooked to perfection. Every entree comes with some wonderful Italian bread and a fresh green salad with a house made balsamic dressing. I ate every bite. I then had a fantastic tiramisu for dessert . Everything was so good I came back the next night and tried something else. It was fantastic too! I highly recommend trying FGT."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I would highly recommend Fried Green Tomatoes. I was able to celebrate my recent birthday with a small group of friends....and everything was excellent. The service was outstanding....the variety of food we tried was all very good. The surprise dessert was so fun and delicious and plenty to share! going back soon...."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our first trip to this restaurant, and it was fabulous! We attended their recent Lobster Boil and were pleasantly surprised. It was a new experience for both of us on out 10th wedding anniversary. The service was outstanding! We just really had a great time!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Love the lobster and always gather a group and go to Galena for a little shopping, a cocktail and then round out the trip with Lobster at Fried Green Tomatoes...Looking forward to the next one in April."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had dinner here st pat's weekend, fabulous service and terrific food. i had the crab cake salad and it was loaded with crab. My SO had the soup and steak entree. everything was Delicious and great attention to detail."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We like to think we are "regulars", but can't get there enough. We look forward to each visit and have never been disappointed. Fried Green has been one of our favorite destinations with close friends and sneaking out without the kids. Steaks and seafood are always fantastic, appetizers and desserts are worth looking forward to - and the wine and drink lists are very comprehensive. If you are daring, just have the wait-staff bring you a dish they are proud of ... I have never been disappointed and have found many new "favorites" by letting them bring me something I didn't know I liked yet. Still a favorite destination for us. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Dined here on 3-14-14. I had the vesuvio pot pie, which was delicious, and my husband the walleye. Both were great. The fish very light and flakey and the pot pie very sayory. Both went well with a bottle of Malbec. Staff was very attentive and careful to replace any used utenciles between courses which I appreciated."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My wife and I were joined by good friends for a relaxing Sunday evening dinner. We were seated at a round table in the middle of the first floor. We were able to enjoy our conversation the entire evening interspersed with enjoying our excellent food served by Marissa. My wife and I had the good sized perfectly prepared potato crusted Norwegian salmon served with a generous portion of fresh uncut green beans. This was preceded by a cold crisp salad with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. We capped off our dinner with a frozen chocolate muse."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Had a great dinner. Portions are generous. Starters: 1lb of mussels for starter. The sauce for the mussles was fantastic and we eagerly saoked it up with the freshly baked bread. Also sampled a 1/2 order of the fried green tomatoes and they were wonderful too! Main: Consisted of 1/2 lb of Sea Scallops (5 large) that were perfectly seared/carmelized and not overdone (Bravo!). Wife had a lobster ravioli (included a small lobster tail garnish on top). which as wonderful as the scallops were, was probably even better."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have been to Fried Green Tomatoes three times during three different visits to Galena in the past five years and never been disappointed. The ambiance, service and food is absolutely lovely. Our waitress, Jeannie, was so accommodating and kind. If you are planning a trip to this quaint town on the river, DO stop at Fried Green Tomatoes."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Absolutely wonderful! This is my second time dining at Fried Green Tomatoes and I was not dissappointed."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I enjoyed the Surf & Turf although the ribeye was a bit fattier than I prefer. Great service and enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had a nice dinner here over the weekend. We had eaten there once before and were seated in the downstairs room. This time we were seated on the third floor. The third floor lacks the ambiance the first floor has. There is a large bar on the first floor when you entere the restaurant. Good food, good service just a little cold on the third floor. I wanted to keep my jacket on through dinner. Excellent Lobster Ravioli, ok turtle cheese cake (needed more carmel). I would go back if we were seated on the first floor. Overall three stars out of five."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was good but service was poor. We started to time the waitress for times between visits to our table as we were served well after tables that had more people and arrived after our group. The mixed drinks were bad as well; tasted like pure liquor."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Been to FGT many times over the years. We love the food and the consistent quality. I've never had a bad meal there. Cusps to the chef for always cooking the steaks to our desired level! We will be back again for sure."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I spent the weekend in Galena and this place was recommend by a co worker of hers, I made the reservation on the Mon before with no problem getting one for my desired time. The restaurant was easy to find and the atmosphere was nice with a not too dimly lit dining room that had that Romantic feel with a touch of Refinement . The waiter was both pleasant and attentive in offering a wine list and to inform us of the specials. We ordered a bottle of wine, an appetizer and entrée's and had a wonderful dinner. The food was fantastic and was reasonable priced for this area, I would definitely recommend this restaurant. All and all a place that I know I will dine again next time I'm in Galena...Golf Weekend Anyone !!!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We have been to a lot of eating establishments over our 50 yrs. of marriage. They range from close to our home in Dubuque to as far as Russia. Green Fried Tomatoes has always been on our special dining place. It's always clean the staff is always very friendly and the food is always great. Just keep up the good work and keep up with the menu changes to offer new things...Thanks"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It seems hard to find a restaurant that makes scallops the way, I like them to be. My wife and I have been makin a Galena trip once a year for the last 5 years. The "Fried Green Tomatoes" has yet to let me down."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were there for our anniversary. Reservations are a must. We were seated right away. The waitress was prompt and had helpful menu recommendations. The bread was fantastic. Our entrees were excellent. That night there must have been a water shortage as our water glasses remained empty most of the time. That has not been our experience on previous visits. The decor, the street views and the ambience were great. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a great meal, there was nothing to complain about at all. The salad was good, the fresh bread with infused olive oil was just amazing, I asked for another loaf. I had a sirloin that was cooked to perfection and my wife had the lobster ravioli. The ravioli was to die for, it could have been the best bite in Galena. I would go back here to celebrate any special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I dined with good friends taking advantage of the restaurant's lobster promotion. we had an excellent meal with three of us ordering the lobster and my wife ordering the lobster ravioli which came with half a lobster tail. Everything was excellent, and our server, Abbie was pleasant, professional, and did an outstanding job not only taking care of us but anticipating what we would need during our meal. It had been awhile since we had been here and we have to return sooner rather than later. It was a most enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 2/16/2014