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
157 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (94)romantic (65)neighborhood gem (62)fit for foodies (58)good for groups (47)notable wine list (46)hot spot (21)kid-friendly (12)scenic view (8)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (6)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect late night restaurant
    Mbkreads
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Fried Green Tomatoes was just what we were looking for in late night dining. After having a late lunch we were in no hurry to eat another meal. We loved the atmosphere, food, and drinks. We would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Danaann
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Super entres - especially the lobster ravioli! Delicious bread!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    chefsue
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The entire evening was awesome. Stacey, our server, was outstanding. The food exceptional. Great wine list. And the birthday dessert was enough to feed all 7 of us. Will definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a letdown
    Ellen
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The restaurant was very disappointing. The fried green tomatoes were not of the "dusted with flour, salt and pepper, and quick-fried" of the South. They were heavily breaded, with tomato sauce and a lot of cheese. They were actually tomator parmesan. We ordered $32 bone-in ribeyes, medium, and they were raw inside, just seared on the outside. Quite tough, too. We had been looking for a wonderful Saturday night dinner and ended up crossing this one off our list. The service was very good, but the food was definitely lacking.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Galena dining!
    upperbench
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great dining in a fun, clean and well appointed historic building in downtown Galena, IL. Highly recommend the food and service! Outstanding restaurant!
    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 LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome fine dining
    David
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My fiance and I have been to fried green many times and it is truly one of our favorites. Amazing food and service outstanding wine list and all around great experience. It is one of the best restaurants in Galena and I would recommend it hands down
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gathering Place
    Deeingalena
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in Galena. The owner is friendly and goes out of his way to make every guest feel at home. The food and wine and desserts are outstanding. It is our favorite place to meet friends, enjoy a great dinner and a great place to bring our visiting guests. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant, the owner, the staff and the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food outstanding service
    Kasey
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The atmosphere is element without being stuffy, the food is excellent, the service superb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SUPER FANTASTIC
    Happycub
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food, service, and price were 3 in 1. This place was amazing. The Green fried tomato appetizer was out of this world. The pineapple / Mango martini was refreshing. The service was impeccable. My family and I will be to Galena and we will definitely be back to eat. THIS PLACE IS A MUST when attending Galena.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Biglucy007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great service, waitress a sweetheart! Cheesecake divine. A bit noisy. Lovely building.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snp56
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I went to Fried Green Tomatoes while on our weekend getaway for our first year anniversary. The service was great, everyone was kind and fast. I had a steak with crab cake and it was very good. My husband had the walleye with pecan topping and was not impressed. The bread and oil they offer with salad was very, very good! Over all we enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always exceptional food
    Rdbqpaul
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We enjoyed a pleasant Friday night with 2 excellent entrees, a wonderful, friendly waiter (native of Serbia) and a great mango martini. I had the terrific lasagna and my wife enjoyed the lobster ravioli. This is one of our favorite tri-state restaurants. It's always excellent food and dependable,prompt and competent service. Love the house dressing and bread, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great. Service was excellent. Food very very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • $2 Tuesday wine
    emende1
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My husband had scallops that he said were done perfectly. I had a flatbread that was only so-so. Crust was overdone (and I like it really crisp) topping was barely warm. It was very busy and so noisy I could hardly hear my husband across the table. Tin ceilings and brick walls do not absorb sound well. Our waitress was great! We will try a new place next time and try this one again at a later date.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Sojo31
    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
    Gaza
    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.
  • Great from start to finish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I highly recommend. Great flavors throughout and everything was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty
    grumstom
    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
    Foodie
    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
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    • 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!
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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
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    • 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