Fried Green Tomatoes

4.7
3287 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
What 3287 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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DanieT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best food we had all weekend! Our server, Amanda, was adorable. The fried green tomatoes were delicious! I got the bruschetta salmon. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the asparagus was so yummy. My fiancé got the spinach tortellini. I think it was the best tortellini we’ve ever had. Highly, highly recommend. We’ll be back for sure!

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vipJenni5
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Apps left about to be desired. Main entrees were delicious

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KristyS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience and received a sweet, unexpected surprise for our Anniversary as well. We'll be back for sure. Thank you for going above and beyond!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at Fried Green with friends on New Years Eve and dinner was fabulous! This was a special occasion for us because we had friends with us but we come to FGT every few weeks because we love the atmosphere, staff, and not least of all the food. Fred has really done a great job creating the perfect Galena restaurant...... our absolute favorite!!!!

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PamT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding excellent service. Very nice place to eat. We went on new years eve and it delicious. Very nice place. The best part was my boyfriend asked me to marry him!! It was a magical night. Highly recommended!!!

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MelvinE
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This is the best place to go in Galena! We love FGT and had our rehearsal dinner here a few years ago. My only issue this time around was that I noticed a lot of servers putting their masks back on when they came out of the kitchen. I know it’s sometimes uncomfortable, but every employee should consistently have their mask on fully and correctly at all times.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was my husband and I birthday.

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K124noway
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

There was dead flyes on the window sills and cleaning was subpar.

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Yonitika
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! I’m sorry I forgot the server’s name but she was so polite and kind.

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Always an excellent place to eat!

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GregS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Fried Green Tomatoes. We had excellent food.

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DuaneB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite place to dine in Galena. Very much appreciate the outdoor dining option during the pandemic!

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vipMMMM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food & ambiance overall! Can’t wait to go back!

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TomC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! We will definitely be going back.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Galena a number of times and always try to eat at Fried Green Tomatoes when we are in the area. Food was great, service was wonderful, ambiance was nice. It helped that FGT's owner is challenging their governor's edicts in court and staying open for indoor dining, with appropriate use of masks and distancing. Our server is a single mom with mouths to feed. We felt safe and were more than happy to support them!

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BrianB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, both food and service are outstanding.

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SeanB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great food. My wife and I went for our 10 year wedding anniversary and we were very happy we went here. Staff was excellent and food was so good. Would definitely come here again and would recommend to anyone visiting Galena.

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our first anniversary in Galena, and Fried Green Tomato’s was a hit!!! Food was wonderful, (crab cakes, charcuterie board, Filet + Shrimp, blueberry cheesecake)! Amanda was knowledgeable and very attentive. We also appreciated their commitment to safety with the protocols in place during these trying times. Thanks FGT’s!!!

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timm
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place. Stick to the steaks. Pasta dishes were not very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome dining experience! The carpaccio appetizer was excellent and plentiful. Our porterhouse and chilean sea bass were cooked to perfection and so flavorful. The staff were so accommodating and friendly. Thank you for one of the best meals ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as well as the service! Our favorite restaurant in Galena!

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vipShemp
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job staying safe during COVID. Tables were spaced well, Bottled water and paper menus. Masks worn inside unless eating. The food was excellent as was our server. Her name was Molly. Great dinner!

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Slim
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great value. First time here and we would definitely recommend and go back again.

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AmandaD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Brian was super friendly and very knowledgeable! He recommended the Espresso Filet and he was right on the money! Great flavor, juicy steak with an amazing glaze! He also recommended a few cocktails which were also great! The fried green tomatoes were delicious as was the Caprese flatbread! Very nice dining experience!

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JeffreyG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Staff here is always been excellent. Honestly, we drive 2 hours, from Stoughton WI, just to eat at Fried Green Tomatoes.

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Rebok
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are amazing. This is our go to restaurant when in Galena.

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vipFoodie54
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal at Fried Green Tomatoes! The Espresso steaks were excellent. It has been awhile since I've been to a restaurant that included great bread and a nice salad with the meal. The service was also very good and we enjoyed our evening.

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SherylB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food as always, attentive wait staff. Overall excellent experience.

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JoeD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love Fried Green Tomatoes and our most recent trip didn't disappoint. We had a lovely evening sitting outside in the heated tent. Our dinner was delicious (we had the fish) and the ambiance and service were second to none. We will be back soon (like three weeks away)!

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KindalG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious!! Would recommend this and will go back.

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JeffW
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing.
I had the fried green tomatoes, beef carpaccio, 6oz filet with shrimp and scallops. Everything was cooked to absolute perfection. Our waitress was top notch.
I have absolutely no criticisms. It was amazing and I would recommend to everyone!

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Went for our wedding anniversary.. I'm a chef for 20+ years, so I'm very forgiving of kitchens. I get it. But, sent my filet back twice due to it being off many degrees of doneness. Also started to develop symptoms of shigelosis. Needless to say I will not be returning here.

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padi
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Getaway to Galena.

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TomG
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining here. The food is wonderful and the service superb. Always a favorite of ours!!

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Johannacacher
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dining. Seated in outside tent. A little close but not too bad. Good cleaning delicious dining and attentive service. Yum!

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GregC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Will definitely go back again !

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steph1017
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and the cutest place for any daye night or anything really!! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating our anniversary...food, drink, service made it special.

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vipSuccess1
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Molly our waitress was outstanding made our first visit there want to return The food was wonderful so we returned 2 days later and the food was just as great as our first time I would highly recommend Fried Green Tomatoes as a restaurant that anyone must eat at

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vipJeanE
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is wonderful. We had the spicy shrimp dish and seafood over linguini. Cleaned our plates for sure! The servers were very attentive and so professional. They never disappoint over the many years we have been going. Don't pass it up if you're in the area.

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Fried Green Tomatoes is rated 4.7 stars by 3287 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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