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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ChristopherN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming for so many years and always an amazing experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food.

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Brod18
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brock was very attentive. The food was great.

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KayO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience2

We visit Galena once a year and have always wanted to try this restaurant but usually end up somewhere else because of the cost. But this year we were there to celebrate our 21st anniversary so we decided to splurge on dinner. We knew the weather was going to be nice so we made our reservation for outside in the evening, wish I would have known better. The temporary tables and chairs that are set up for the outside seating reminded us of our kid's playset. Very uncomfortable and not sturdy, I never felt like I could relax and enjoy my dinner or drinks. We were also put way out in the street so everyone walking by could gualk at us and pretty much walk with in a few feet of our table, we were actually bumped into a few times too, so maybe a temporary "wall" or chains or something could be put up and around the new seating area to keep people from just walking through, again just an idea to help your diners feel more comfortable. We understand that businesses are doing their best during this pandemic but the "social cocktails/appetizer" area was so much nicer and more comfortable than the area for people dining. So in the future we will go back to eating at other places.

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Andy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Fried Green Tomatoes when visiting Galena every year or two for more than 25 years. Every visit has been perfect and it was no different in the time of COVID-19. The contents are high quality, the recipes delicious, and the service top notch.

JD
JulieD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great meal, would definitely return

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vipHarley
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with great outdoor seating area. Glad that we made it part of our trip to Galena

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notsogoodnola
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Given that we are in the middle of a pandemic, I think they are doing well. However the service sas spotty and the chicken dish was overcooked. We have eaten there before and were very satisfied Nd we will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the service was amazing. Even though they don’t have a kids menu they do offer smaller portions or butter noodles for little ones. The restaurant was clean and distanced. We loved it!

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Sweetie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Kori is an excellent waitress. She was above and beyond, attentive to our experience and needs. While Fried Green Tomatoes is a signature dish, it was on the pricier side. Great variety of dishes on the menu. A must try!

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AmandaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food, was pleasantly surprised by the menu options. Definitely one of my favorite spots to visit in Galena.

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Anita
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an exciting place to eat. The waiter was very helpful and courteous. The food was delicious. Great place to eat!

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KellyQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Eating outside because of the pandemic and it was 90 degrees. That was the only complaint and it is out of the restaurants control. everything else was great

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JessB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the whole evening. The steaks were dynamite. Great drinks and awesome wine selection. We will be back!

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EricW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, server was great always there at the right time, even though she was very busy. Will definitely go back again.

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Gram
Des Moines
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a warm evening but the fan helped. We enjoyed the food and loved eating outside.

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JenniferS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great even during this difficult time. Great food. Definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional. They never disappoint

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Kayh
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Fried Green Tomatoes. I had the Expresso Steak and my husband had the Chilean Seabass. They were both delicious. The atmosphere is pleasant and the service was exceptional. We would highly recommend dining here.

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KeaganM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The staff was very friendly.

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Burgus
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service was excellent.

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JakeL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Service was good. Definitely a must for dinner in galena.

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kathleenb
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blackberry glazed pork and the sea bass were outstanding - one of the best meals we have ever had. Amanda is a wonderful server and the outdoor setting was perfect. We will go to Fried Green Tomatoes as often as we can!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Weekend escape from Chicago to Galena, I was super excited about the prospect of fine dining and fried green tomatoes in the same setting. However, this place is NOT fine dining. The fried green tomatoes were barely bar food quality over smothered in cheese etc. the prices were what I would expect of higher end dining in Chicago. I can say that the steak was at least cooked very well!! Medium rare perfectly done. But everything else about my experience was rather sub par and maybe should become a chain to compete with Applebee’s or something. If you’re in Galena struggling for a decent menu, I wish you the best of luck - head to Otto’s for breakfast that I can at least share as overly favorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner! The food was exceptional. Kori, our server was the best. Our drink glasses were never empty and she suggested the perfect wine pairing for my lasagna, which was some of the best I have had.

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vipDebraKayM
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night. First visit. Outstanding service and awesome food. Husband loved the flat bread and meat/ cheese board stating they were the best he ever had. Including the bread! I absolutely enjoyed the fried green tomatoes and linguine pasta. So much food. Too full for dessert but they looked amazing. Clean, good social distancing and cozy for 2. We will return. And highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at FGT for my girlfriend’s birthday. Sat on the back patio and had the best service! And the meal? Simply wonderful. The staff was friendly and super accommodating! For fine dining, this is the best place in Galena!!

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RobertP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had the oso buco and it was outstanding. Scallops were just average. Very noisy when we were downstairs, but upstairs was fine. Average atmosphere, but still ok. Wine list was overpriced for the offerings so we drank water.

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DebbieS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My filet mignon was cooked to perfection. Wine was 50% off so a great deal. Nice crowd with a bagpiper popping i. For a different nag or two.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tasting steak I have ever had. I didn’t think I would like it in “coffee grounds”, but the friendly staff recommended it so I tried it. Absolutely no coffee taste or grit. It was delicious and tender even though I like mine well done. Highly recommend this.

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AnneR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food portions were a little small, but realistically they were what a normal adult should be consuming. No options on the opening salad you get what they bring you already covered in their choice of dressing. Tables are close together so the ambience was a little bit lacking. The food itself was very good, I rated value in a little bit lower as the price point didn’t jive with the close quarters and noise level. Nice restaurant but I would not call it a romantic setting.

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MarieR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We had major issues with our servers distributing checks between parents at one table and children at another table that resulted in significant delays. I have to imagine splitting checks occurs frequently but it seemed like a major problem. Other than that, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was enchanting.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food & great cocktails. Definitely try the “fried green tomatoes”.

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, and the waitstaff excellent. Look forward to our next trip back to Galena to visit again!

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BillJ
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and great service. Best steak I've had in a very long time. Large wine selection

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent as always! I have been eating a vegan diet and I was so pleased that there was a Vegan Ravioli choice on the menu! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!
Susan Barg

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Marcy
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I really expected to have a wow factor. I had the scallops & risotto not much to say about it. So so bland. There were 8 of us so we sat upstairs in a very boring room with very little decor. I ordered some house tequila and it was the worst that I ever had. I can't say that I wouldnt go back but not really much to write about.

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ChristyW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Overpriced and nothing special. Other restaurants in town are less cost and better food.

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JoHa
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have visited Fried Green Tomatoes several times and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and plentiful. We have always been seated upstairs and found the noise level to be where we could have a conversation easily. Our server was very pleasant. Highly recommend and we will be back!

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AmyR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was pretty mediocre. Bill was over 100 before tip for 2 meals plus 1 appetizer and 1 dessert and 2 glasses of wine.

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