Fried Green Tomatoes

4.7
3380 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Fried Green Tomatoes proudly serves 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 are a multi-level dining facility in a historic downtown building. For the dining enjoyment for all of our guests, we do not provide highchairs or booster seats.

We try our best to accommodate your requests but we do not guarantee certain tables.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Things were off to a rocky start when our waitress went to the table next to us 4 times, before even acknowledging us. Took myself to the bar and ordered us our drinks. After that our waitress profusely apologized and the restaurant took care of our drinks. Such a nice gesture! Food was DELICIOUS! Will be bsck

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AlMcG
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately at our reservation time. The waitress was prompt and courteous, and the food was very good. We were very satisfied with the entire experience.

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Matas
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly. We were waited on quickly, and our dinner came out in a timely fashion. I got the 4oz filet with 4 shrimp, and it was the best filet I have ever had. My husband got the Lasagna, and of course he bragged on that. We will be back.

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VickiW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this restaurant! The physical building and facility are awesome, and the staff is great from the hostess to the servers to the bus staff. But the food is incredible! Of course we ordered the fried green tomatoes for an appetizer and they were great. But, the entrees were outstanding! The cedar plank walleye was so good and the New York strip special for the day was very tasty. I can't say enough for this place and I can't wait to go back to try something new.

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MeganM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and the service was exceptional! A MUST if you are in the area! Make reservations, they fill up fast and for very good reason!!

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GoGo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat when I come for the weekend to galena. Absolutely delicious! Wonderful service and great atmosphere!

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Susan
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected, the food and service was exceptional. Fried Green Tomatoes is always our go-to dining place when we’re in Galena. Another wonderful culinary experience!

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Hepners
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food is outstanding. Staff were all amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had made a reservation for the covered patio and ended up being the only customers out there. Our server was excellent - personable and welcoming, knowledgeable about the menu and excellent at being attentive without being intrusive. The cedar plank walleye was excellent and beautifully presented as was the spicy seafood pasta. We had the opportunity to meet Fred the owner who came out to check in with us and we really enjoyed chatting with him. We always visit Fried Green Tomatoes when we’re in town and will continue to do so.

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KarinB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our entrees were delicious! I had the Chilean Sea Bass which was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Both food and service! Bailey did an awesome job!

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andrewpeter
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Slightly overpriced in my opinion, but solid food and really good service.

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vipKak1616
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!!!

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vipGrouponPro
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was very attentive and the atmosphere was great. Felt like I was in Italy. The food was decent but not great —quite frankly I believe that they use cooked shrimp and just boil them instead of cooking with raw shrimp. We had a shrimp and filet mignon dinner and the shrimp had zero flavor. There was no seasoning no olive oil nothing. Almost like they had boiled them in water. The steak was very tender. The lasagne was decent but not great. I suppose for a small country town like Galena, the restaurant was above average, but when I compare it to the restaurants in Chicago and suburbs I would say it’s just average Italian food. It probably is one of the better Italian restaurants within an hour of Galena. The lasagna could’ve been a little bit more crispy on top, like baked in the oven but it was just more soggy.

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vipLauraM
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous experience at the restaurant! The food was so good and the service was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back to try some more items on their menu!

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KariB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful lasagna and lobster ravioli. Can still taste the delicious fresh bread and olive oil. Delicious chocolate cake. Great service. Definitely recommend!

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ScottA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal choice. We're so happy we were told about Fried Green Tomatoes!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive staff, prompt service! Highly recommend!

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service. My wife is gluten free and the staff worked to ensure that she had tasty options to choose from. My only criticism is that the drinks were "meh". Both drinks were bland and felt watered down. That being said, we went there to dine and not imbibe so the former definitely outweighed the latter.
We will definitely return should we once again find ourselves in Galina.

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Wineandseafood
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We took the kids to our special place and they were thrilled. The service, food and location were awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great! Highly recommend it and will definitely eat here again.

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TeresaD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. I always get the lobster ravioli. My husband had the Jack Daniels Porterhouse and it was cooked perfectly. Our waitress was wonderful!

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DWoz
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Fried Green was excellent as usual. This place is a gem! Our server was educated on the menu as well as the drinks and wine list. The sea bass was delicious and had just the right amount of crisp. The scallops were light and excellent as well. Even the children’s items (pizza, spaghetti and meatballs) were loved by our kids.

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ChristineG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome, everything we ordered was amazing!

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NeysaR
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must experience Fried Green Tomatoes restaurant. Service and food was great. Had the crab cakes as an appetizer, so good. Had the shrimp diavolo so so good.

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vipJason
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience for dinner in Galena. Filet cooked and flavored perfect. My wife enjoyed the Crab cake salad
Service was top notch. Definitely would recommend and will be our go to place when we visit again. Ohhhhhh yeah don’t forget the fried green tomatoes. Must try

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CarolynP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and service was great, too! We loved the ambiance and would definitely return when we’re in the area.

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JohnLF
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and exceptional service by Lindsey! Thank you and we will be back!

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! I make sure to go every time I can. Make a reservation!

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Noah
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top-notch service, food, drinks, and experience at Fried Green Tomatoes. Can't recommend it highly enough!

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BobZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, a very nice selection of menu items to choose from. Our server, Alyssa, did a great job and was very nice. We will definitely return!

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vipRunner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was excellent but our server was horrible from not knowing when someone orders a bottle of wine they are the ones to try it not there partner to other Little things Plus the menu on Yelp had prices and when you get to the restaurant there 20% more like a bait and switch

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BobH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating here off and on since 2006. The menu has gotten better over the years with more variety. Not mainly pasta anymore, which suits us just fine. We like it even more than we did 15 years ago. Vanessa, our server, was awesome. Yay for Wine Wednesday!

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AnneT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time at Fried Green Tomatoes! The food was to die for and the service was friendly and attentive.

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AmandaR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and unbelievable food ! Will be coming back 100% steak martini is astounding! The filets are so tender and the fried green tomatoes are fantastic ! The creme brûlée was creamy and addicting ! Love this place ! Great cocktails too!

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vipMonicaR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great!

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KathrynB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server molly was great. The bread here is unbelievable and they’re very generous with it. Pork osso bucco was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience. Aly our waitress was awesome. Took care of my little one, and was great time spent.

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Lakefrontdiner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an absolutely amazing dining experience. The waitstaff was incredibly gracious and friendly. I did not feel rushed through our evening and each element of our meal was remarkable. I decided on the expresso steak. It was probably the best, most tender filet I’ve ever had-melt in your mouth good The flavor was incredible! My husband had the filet and shrimp and also enjoyed his meal.

The building was not the quietest. However, considering it is an old brick historical building with multiple patrons I anticipated the noise level. We took a road trip and stayed in Galena overnight and it was the perfect end to our day!

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Fried Green Tomatoes is rated 4.7 stars by 3380 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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