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Fried Green Tomatoes, Galena, IL

Fried Green Tomatoes

4.7
4.7
4693 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (815) 777-3938
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Steve Roussel
  • Catering
    Fried Green Tomatoes offers a wide range of customized catering services. From full-service to dinner pans to go, please visit friedgreen.com for complete information.
  • Private party facilities
    Fried Green Tomatoes offers 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 - room rental fee may apply.
  • Private party contact
    Lee Sa Hatfield or Fred Bonnet: (815) 777-3938
  • Neighborhood
    Galena
  • Cross street
    Diagonal
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    None
  • Entertainment
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 4,693 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

4,693 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ssssooo delicious, one of the best meals we have had. My husband loved his blackberry pork ribeye and I simply indulged in every bite of my filet mignon with blue cheese and added scallops🤤Of course the fried green tomatoes lived up to their name… We left extremely satisfied. It was a busier restaurant but service was great

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  2. SherryK

    Des Moines

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in town and our favorite. A great place to meet up with your friends especially on Wino Wednesdays!

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  3. Funsands

    Chicago

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Porterhouse Steak w/ Risotto and Spicy Seafood Pasta were so good. Crème brûlée texture was disappointing. Wifey liked her Red Wine, my Manhattan wasn’t so great. This was a good find for a Tuesday night. Most establishments are closed Monday-Tuesday.

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  4. RaymondC

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Brittany was outstanding great food and owner was nice

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here to celebrate a birthday. Food was wonderful, server was incredibly kind, would definitely recommend

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  6. MikeW

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Without a doubt, one of the highlights of our dining experience in Galena. We were greeted in a way that told me not only the host, but our server as well had been notified of our special request. There did not appear to be a bad seat in the restaurant and we were lucky enough to have a window table with a great view of downtown and the oldest house in Galena. So many choices on the menu, but our server took the time to find out our tastes and gave top advice on what to have. Price wise, it is what is to be expected for such great service, food and ambiance. Highly recommended by everyone in our party!

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  7. JonD

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service (Spencer), great value. We’ll be back!

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  8. LindaG

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and atmosphere was fantastic!,

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. The best filet I have ever experienced. The staff was top notch as well. Look forward to eating there again soon.

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  10. DeLynn

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The filet mignon with asparagus was delicious! Even though the first ones brought to our table were overdone, they happily replaced them with properly cooked ones. The crème brûlée was out of this world. The atmosphere was romantic and we loved our quiet table in the corner which overlooked the street below. The perfect evening!

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  11. DavidM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If your looking for fresh food in delicious recipes, this is the place. Everything we had, from the appetizers to the entrees and desserts where outstanding. We had steak, seafood and pasta and all items were outstanding. Service was excellent - not rushed nor slow even though it was busy (Saturday evening). Highly recommended Fried Green Tomatoes in Galena Illinois.

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  12. Penny

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have eaten at Fried Green Tomatoes for many years- even when they were out on Black Jack Rd. They never disappoint! Dinner here is a must!

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  13. PATTIV

    Des Moines

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great as usual. My guests were there for the first time. Robin had the walleye and ate every morsel. Pete had to send pictures to his wife and plans to be back soon.

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  14. SherryK

    Des Moines

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    FGT is our favorite Galena restaurant! Great atmosphere; Fred and his staff are terrific!

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  15. LauraC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Phil was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious and so were the cocktails. The food came out in a timely manner and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service but a little noisier than past visits.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great as always - service, atmosphere, food.

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  18. BarbG

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appetizers and entrees were served in a timely manner. The food was delicious and the servers were friendly and attentive.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! The salad and bread that come with the entrees was lovely. The bread, warm with Parmesan cheese on top was outstanding. We had chicken piccata and Walleye with brown butter and candied pecans. Both were amazing. The service was equally as wonderful. Dining here is a must.

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  20. sparky

    Des Moines

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food and atmosphere was excellent. It appears we had a new young waiter and we had several long waits for him to return. This is very unusual for this restaurant. Hopefully he will improve. I love the Expresso steak.

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  21. Megan

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The blackberry pork loin and spicy seafood pasta were outstanding. The warm, fresh bread is a delicious touch. A $15 corkage fee is very reasonable and the staff, especially our waitress Carly (sp?) were delightful! We would absolutely go back if we’re ever in Galena again.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, service and atmosphere were fantastic. Friendly owner and wait staff made it a very welcoming place. Definitely a place to eat if you are in Galena.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice ambience but the noise level was not conducive to a pleasant dining experience. The fried green tomatoes appetizer was mushy and swimming in marinara… not worth $17!! Entrees were very good however overpriced for the value. . This is our third time dining here while visiting Galena. We will not be returning to Fried Green Tomatoes.

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  24. ardacious

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You never know what you are going to get when you go out to eat in a smaller town. Food was excellent. Great flavor in every dish. Each dish cooked to perfection. Very good wine selection and the best part was our service. Vera was tremendous. Great personality and was on the ball with everything. Would highly recommend dining here. I had the noise level as quiet as we were there on a Tuesday so not very busy but knowing this town that is a rarity.

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  25. PatrickM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They only thing better than the food was the incredible service from their entire staff. You must try their namesake appetizer, Fried Green Tomatoes. Not an inexpensive restaurant, but a great choice especially for a special dinner.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went last night to celebrate my birthday and it was FANTASTIC! We will definitely be back!

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  27. MaryS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious! Will eat here every time I come to Galena!

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  28. JacB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, and atmosphere was fantastic. We will definitely be going there again.

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  29. Kathy

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation for thr 3 of us and were seated right away on time. We started with crab cakes and fried green tomatoes. I had never tried a fried green tomato before and I would not say it was my favorite. The crab cakes were good. The best dish was the chicken marsala. The sauce was delicious! When I head back to Galena I will definitely have to try something else. My friends had a filet and said it was amazing and tender. Great service !

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  30. ChrisD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never been disappointed with service and food. Been regulars every time we’re in town. We even have a favorite server, Madison, that we ask for.

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  31. EagleOne

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak I’ve had in many years!! The bread and apps were outstanding and our server, Brittany hit it out of the park with attentiveness and top notch service! Consistency!!

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  32. RandyS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience was great. Plenty of good food worth taking leftovers home!

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  33. Peoriabrit

    Anchorage

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first meal at FGT. We were so happy that we took our servers recommendation to try the signature dish, Fried Green Tomatoes, as they were delicious. The bread and salad were tasty however our main entree's which were the Chilean Sea Bass and also the Scallops dish were absolutely stunning. Tasty and hot. We will definitely be making FGT a "must do" on our return trip to Galena in June.

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  34. DeniseS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The steak & shrimp was great as was the Chilean Sea bass. The salad & dressing was tasty as well.

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  35. MattS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fred and his crew knocked it out of the park again!

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  36. GaryM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding. My wife’s steak was grilled to perfection. My Sea Bass was beautifully plated and delicious. The service was friendly yet professional. Wish I didn’t live so far away.

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  37. NormF

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service was wonderful but we were charged extra for using Visa. Because of this we won't be back as we only patronize businesses that accept credit cards without charging for it.

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  38. RMP7969

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I had a fantastic dinner! The food was outstanding, and the service was great!

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  39. CarlaB

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the crab cakes to start, the filet and shrimp combo, and the espresso steak. They were all just okay. I wish I would have tried some pasta. The bread and infused oil was delicious. The server was polite and attentive.

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  40. Anniversary

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went twice for dinner during our stay, and both experiences were amazing. The food was great and the drinks were delicious both nights. Upstairs or downstairs, you’ll get to feel the true ambiance of the entire restaurant.

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FAQs

Fried Green Tomatoes is rated 4.7 stars by 4693 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Fried Green Tomatoes

213 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Diagonal
  • Neighborhood
    Galena
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Steve Roussel
  • Entertainment
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (815) 777-3938
  • Catering
    Fried Green Tomatoes offers a wide range of customized catering services. From full-service to dinner pans to go, please visit friedgreen.com for complete information.
  • Private party facilities
    Fried Green Tomatoes offers 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 - room rental fee may apply.
  • Private party contact
    Lee Sa Hatfield or Fred Bonnet: (815) 777-3938
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