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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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service, food wonderful! It was a tad loud, but I think it was a large group just having fun. If I am ever back to Galena, I will be visiting Fried Green Tomatoes!!

AS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

We have dined here on numerous trips. We ate an early dinner before going to the magic show. We were stuck at a table for 2 on the upper level. The table felt more like an afterthought than an actual seat. The food was ok, it has been better on other visits and the salad with black olives and raspberry vinaigrette was odd but so was the messy big piece of bread. Service was good and we had a reservation so no waiting. But, I will probably eat elsewhere on my next visit.

W
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We only had appetizers. 1.The crab cakes...all breading the size of sea scallops and served cold. 2. Fried green tomatoes, their specialty, were horrible. The tomatoes were hard, lot of breading. We had to literally scrape the bottom of the plate for the marinara sauce. 3. The beef carpaccio seemed like it was one piece of beef sliced from a rump roast. You needed you knife to cut pieces from it. 4. The shrimp salad consisted of 4 boiled shrimp on top of a bed of lettuce. It was supposed to come with goat cheese and pecans, which we did not discover until we actually plated our salads. The amount of goat cheese and pecans were in tiny, tiny, pieces on the bottom of the bowl. Needless to say we did not finish our "dinner". The best part of our dinner was the bread and we had to ask for it! What a disappointment this restaurant was.

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

Awesome as usual

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

We were only in Galena for one night and always make reservations at Fried Green Tomatoes. The food was outstanding, as always, the service professional and cordial. We enjoyed a very warm, inviting ambiance that we have come to both expect and look forward to.

MV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was too good, not giving us sufficient time to complete a course before the next one was served. The food was unbelievably good so certainly deserved our full focus. The servers were excellent though, very attentive and made sure our needs were met.

F
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a group of 6 at Fried Green Tomatoes on Sunday night. It was a great experience with a few exceptions. The server was very friendly and attentive, although she didn't inquire about any food preferences (one person didn't eat dairy and doesn't eat garlic). The appetizer of Fried Green Tomatoes surprised us all....it was like eggplant Parmesan with a heavy dose of tomato sauce. We all had eaten FGT at other restaurants, and they were a lighter batter and lighter frying. One person ordered the Crab Cake salad and she was disappointed in the crab cake (mostly filler). The espresso steak was excellent and the Chilean Seabass was superb. All in all, it was a great experience. I would recommend the restaurant to a friend with the above caveats.

GS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding as usual. Filet mignon is the best in the area.

N
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time and our waitress was wonderful. Good food and an inviting atmosphere.

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

Everything about dinner was wonderful! We are planning on eating there again next time we are in town!

KS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Wine
Excellent Service
Excellent Ambiance
Overall Outstanding

SB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Fried Green Tomatoes and hopefully not our last! We were thrilled with all of our choices and the quality of the food. Highly recommend!

TZ
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and friendly staff.

SL
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here for our Anniversary and it was lovely in all respects. Ambiance was the perfect blend of rustic chic, with exposed brick and crystal chandeliers. Dimly lit but not too dark. Great wine specials and exquisite food. My husband had cedar planked walleye and I had the Chilean sea bass. Both were melt in your mouth delicious and wild caught. A luscious creme brûlée topped off a perfect meal. Our waiter, Erik, was excellent as well. We give it a resounds two thumbs up! 👍🏻👍🏻

JF
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Wait staff attentive.

AO
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely restaurant, in an historic setting. The ambiance was perfect! The menu was diverse, with many appealing options. I chose the lobster ravioli, which was wonderful. The staff was very friendly. I would recommend this restaurant. Prices are a bit high for a family dining experience, but this would be a good location for a couple's night out, or just a good place to meet with a friend.

BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fried Green Tomatoes was very good. The waitress was excellent. She explained the specials and a question about one of the dishes a person had very well. We had a party of 7 and she gave us separate checks, which was very nice. Several people had the special, steak with a crab cake. They said the crab cake was a little dry, but very tasty. Salmon was excellent. The pork shank was just okay (per one of the ladies in our group). Overall a good experience. We would go again.

GB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jessie was our waitress. She was very in tune with what we wanted and extremely quick about. Incredible food! Best steak I’ve had in years. Definitely a great place for dinner. Pricey but, worth every dime. Again, thanks to Jessie for some of the best service we’ve had in along time.

PK
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always reliably good, Fried Green Tomatoes came through again. We shared the generous caprese salad as an appetizer, and also enjoyed a split of the romaine wedge. The Mile-high Meatloaf was a repeat pleaser for my spouse and I enjoyed the expresso steak for the first time. I’ll be doing that again. Our guests enjoyed the sea bass and plain filet, complimented with mushrooms. We will be back again soon.

TT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our fish and steak was very good, full of flavors, however I'm disappointed with the lack of any vegetables on the plate for the price you pay. My steak came with one small potato and I was hoping to see at least some greenery as decoration.

SU
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant, the food was excellent and so was the service

BD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the staff, to the food, to the atmosphere, everything was on point. I thought the value was great and the service was fantastic!

AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fried Green never disappoints. The food was wonderful and the service was great.

F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a very special anniversary at Fried Green Tomatoes and were not disappointed! Our food was delicious and well prepared, service was great and we even had a visit from one of the managers during our meal to congratulate us. We would definitely dine at FGT on our next visit to Galena!

BW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding. Can't visit Galena without Fried Green Tomatoes.

SS
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Nice menu with many great choices. Always a pleasure to dine there.

JD
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Galena for our anniversary for a few years now and always have dinner at Fried Green Tomatoes. We have never been disappointed. The food was excellent. The service was impeccable. Since it was Friday we got an excellent bottle of wine for half price. My wife started with their soup of the day and I had the house salad. Both were very good. We then shared an order of crab cakes and the lobster ravioli dinner. We enjoyed both. They then provided a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. We will be going back again next year.

KR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so great and portions were just right. Not too much not too little. We really enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant and our server, molly, was really great! Very friendly, helpful and attentive.

m
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very good. Big bar crowd due $3/glass of wine Wednesdays. Food and service were both solid. Ambiance is rustic/historic chic. Busy center of town scene. Cocktail and wine pours were generous.

P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a very enjoyable dining experience. The food is very good, great atmosphere and nice service. I ordered the pork rib eye which was excellent. I substituted the red potatoes for garlic mashed potatoes but it would have been nice to have a vegetable to balance the meal. My wife ordered salmon which also was excellent but again she would have enjoyed some rice with the meal. My favorite Galena restaurant.

e
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I ordered my favorite dinner - the expresso filet. The filet was good, as usual, but the mashed potatoes were very salty. Please have the chef taste his potatoes before serving. Otherwise, our meal was delish!

D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
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 on September 13, 2019
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!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always recommend this hot spot and recommend getting reservations ahead of time!

s
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
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 on September 11, 2019
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.

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