Fried Green Tomatoes

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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.
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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my5th dinner I've enjoyed at Fried Green Tomatoes and they have never disappointed me.
The service and food have always been top notch. The staff is so polite and attentive. Keep up the excellent attention to detail.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

There is something about this place that my fiancé and I just can’t get enough of! This is our third anniversary trip to Galena and we dine here every single time. The food is delicious and very affordable. We will be back next year!

s
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The mussels appetizer was delicious especially with the chorizo for extra awesome sauce, loved the chicken marsala, the sauce was perfect.

MZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from start to finish thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was awesome.

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and staff were amazing as always.

n
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was excellent and very attentive. The food was excellent.

AF
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend recommended this to us and my husband was a little hesitant as he's not necessarily picky but not really an adventurous eater. He doesn't like seafood and not a big steak eater. We ate steak the night before and he figured there were a few appetizers we'd try and then maybe he'd get the lasagna. Well, this place DID NOT Disappoint. We will be coming back here again for sure! We had the Steak Martini, Fried Green Tomatoes, Lasagna, and Mile High Meatloaf. ALL amazing!!! The flavors were outstanding!

GD
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food? Excellent! I had the filet and shrimp (best I have ever had) and wife had the pasta special (she loved it)! Service started out as an A+ and ended as an A-. (Believe The got swamped with walk ins). We have had dinner here at least once a year for the past 11 years while we vaca in Galena for the week. I would recommend this place on so many different levels, food, service and price is so in line. Love Fried Green Tomatoes. See you next year, if not sooner.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Their lobster ravioli is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten in my life, and my husband said the same of the lasagna. So good! Amazing service as well - and the chocolate martini was to die for! We’ll be back!

SB
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable, great service, awesome food!

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a special anniversary dinner at Fried Green Tomatoes. This was our favorite restaurant of many we dined with in Galena. The ambiance was perfect for a romantic dinner. The food was spectacular and we even got a free desert for our anniversary. We will definitely be back. My husband had a filet and lobster special and I had lobster ravioli. We both loved the meal, salad, warm bread and wine.

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal particularly the mussels we had as an appetizer. We were disappointed in the wine list, especially those available by the glass or half bottle, after the website’s mention of an award winning wine list. This made the difference between an overall “4” and “5” rating.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good was great, server was very nice, great personality but we said we were celebrating a bday and she said she will brung something out. This never happened, it was disappointing. Also mentioned it when making reservation, so 2 attempts and nothing was done.

DR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The linguine and meatballs are not what they were like 10 years ago...dry. ..no sauce and pricey for how much you get.. really noisey there as well.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While visiting Gelena with friends decided to eat dinner at FGT and were not disappointed. The appetizer FGT were excellant as was the meatloaf and the Pork dish ordered by friends. Highly recommend this place if your visiting the area

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately, the food and service were average at best. Our order was messed up a couple times. My husband ordered steak and it was very rare, but due to coatings and toppings it wasn’t something that could easily be re-heated. His scallops were cold in the middle and had to be sent back. I ordered a pasta dish. It would have been good with half as much sauce. Overall, an average but disappointing experience.

BD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Meals very good. Awesome you have vegan option. Wonderful ambiance; but service lacked terribly. Thankfully another server stepped up. Because of this other server, I will come back.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service. Choice was very good for all courses and the wine we chose from the daily specials was also excellent. The ambience is pretty good, we were upstairs, but in true American fashion the meal felt a little rushed for a high end dining establishment. All in all though, very much enjoyed the evening.

M
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One can always count on a good meal here. The menu has many choices to please you tastes.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior from beginning to end. Our server, Molly, was stellar!! We felt as though we were in a very high end restaurant, She is excellent in every aspect of service and an absolutely delightful person. We will return to Fried Green for the food quality, the ambience and when we do we will request Molly as our server each and every time!

MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Molly was an excellent server, the food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

SB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sea bass is outstanding!!

LS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lorraine, from Belle Aire Mansion Guest House. I made these reservations for my guests, and they couldn't stop raving about your restaurant. One of the best in Galena, we send many of our guests here. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Keep up the good work.

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I came away thinking this was a solid hit of a restaurant, but I never felt they hit it out of the park. None of us ordered any alcohol, but I don’t know if that influenced the attentiveness of the service or not. I ordered my salad with dressing on the side, but it came on the salad. The waiter did come over quickly after the salads arrived, and soon brought me a replacement. I had the sea scallops (there were four medium-large ones on a bed of risotto with a few chunks of ham in it). This did allow me room to share a very nice S’mores cheesecake with my husband. Someone else at the table got the lasagna; he finished most of it but didn’t look impressed. For me, I thought it looked too dry and had no extra sauce on it at all; the plate stayed very clean through the end of the meal. We all quite enjoyed the three desserts. The ambiance was fine, but the historic characteristics of the building’s exterior weren’t much present in the interior at our upper-floor location. Overall very nice, but not as special as I was hoping for from the location and price.

CS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were absolutely amazing. Our server was exceptional and very attentive.
Overall an outstanding evening.

HC
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ALWAYS love coming here when in town. This time my husband was unable to make the trip so it was just me & our 4 1/2yr old son. Being from the industry (I'm a classically trained chef who's worked my way into management as well as a Sommelier in training) I am sure that my son is exposed to all sorts of places from casual to fine dining. He LOVED his spaghetti & meatballs as well as our server Val. She just clicked with us & was a wonderful person overall. We definately look forward to the next time we're in town because we'll be doing dinner here again.

CN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

First time dining here after many visits to galena. I expected so much more being reservations were always so hard to come by. Dining experience was very poor. Had to finally tell our server to clear the table after our dishes from drinks and appetizers just sat there . Service was poor food quality was fine but so many better places in Galena ! We will not be back !

OT
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a fabulous dinner. Great appetizer (shrimp) and my filet was melt in your mouth quality. Only draw back our table was slanted, not wobbly just not flat. Overall great food.

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Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Who ever trains staff does a great job....your service is always top of the line.....you actually get the feeling that you are important. thanks so much.
bill

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was great! Fairly quiet when we walked in for our 5pm reservation and I joked I shouldn't have made one, but within an hour the place was packed.

We wanted to try the fried green tomatoes, of course, and loved them, and also the bruschetta, which was great. Then came salads that we didn't know we'd get, and a round loaf of freshly baked bread. All of it was so good but we ordered too much because we feel somewhat full by the time the entrees came.

We both had the filet mignon topped with crab cake and covered in lobster sauce and it was awesome! Even though we were full, we ate it all.

The only flaw in the service was not being offered fresh ground pepper for our salads, but no biggie. It's just that we joked it would be nice when we got our salads, then later we saw it being offered to other tables when they got their salads.

Would say it's a must do if you're in Galena for a few days! You won't be disappointed.

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fried Green Tomatoes surprised us with one of the most delicious meals we've had in a long time. The service is outstanding and we'll be back! Loved it!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful. Our service was very good. Once we ordered the food came out in a reasonable time. We would definitely go back.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was delicious and the service was outstanding. The atmosphere is always very inviting. The combination of it all invites us back time after time.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxing atmosphere. Excellent service. The tomato basil soup was fabulous. One of us had the sea scallops and the other had the sea bass. Both dishes were exceptional. On Wednesdays Fried Green Tomatoes serves each glass of wine for only $3.00, a great deal. We had a perfect dinner for the last night of our Galena vacation. Fried Green Tomatoes is not a cheap restaurant, but it is well worth the price. We would dine there again if we return to Galena.

R
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pork chops ever. Personable server.

SM
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seven of us ate there Saturday night and all loved it. Excellent service, delicious food, fun atmosphere. Started with Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer. Two who do not like tomatoes loved it! The warm bread was awesome as were our entrees. Osso Bucco was huge, shrimp and steak was done perfectly. Will definitely come here again.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The most amazing Blackberry pork ribeye I have ever enjoyed! The garlic mashed potatoes were wonderful well. Highly recommend saving some room for dessert too!

i
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a reunion of college friends and stayed at Galena Territories. I was looking for a restaurant that could accommodate all 12 of us and SO GLAD I chose Fried Green Tomatoes! They took my reservation for 2 tables of 6 and found us a table for 12 instead; our waitress was outstanding, even managing to correctly split a bottle of wine between 4 tickets; and the food was delicious.

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