Fried Green Tomatoes

4.7
3343 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 3343 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Brad
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience, food and service. Highly recommend!

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SG42WI
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was amazing. Food came fast and was delicious!! The Fried Green tomato appetizer is to die for, and the Lasagna was fabulous!
Will definitely return when I'm in the area!!

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RobertP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from the time we check-in with the host to being greeted by our amazing server at the table. The food is delicious and well presented.

Our server made sure to ask us how we liked our food and was very attentive throughout the entire time we were dining.

I highly recommend Fried Green Tomatoes when in Galena.

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Robert
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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JohnM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I travel to Galena for the Carpaccio. It is by far the greatest dish. It is always the same and I hope it never changes. With a glass of Chianti this cannot be beat. The rest of the menu will leave you undecided as everything is fabulous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!!!

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JilyD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, authentic, fresh and (did I mention) delicious! The warm bread brought to the table dipped in butter was a highlight of the meal. Do not skip dessert - it's worth rolling out the door!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing place to eat! Staff was amazing, beautiful view, decent priced

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KerriB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only reason I didn't give this restaurant 5 stars is because we ordered the Fried Green Tomatoes as an appetizer and I was a bit disappointed. They were covered and cheese and sauce which was delicious, but didn't leave a ton of room to taste the tomatoes. However, everything else was outstanding. I had the Bruschetta Salmon and my friend had the filet with shrimp. And the Creme Brulee was good too. Awesome historic building and good cocktails. Make a reservation. It's a popular place for good reason.

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EliP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good place to eat. From out of town but have eaten there a couple of times and it has been good both time. Would definitely recommend it to others going to Galena. Nice building and layout in the heart of the city.

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vipLoriH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Fried Green Tomatoes and it did not disappoint! There's a reason it seems to be the most popular spot on Main Street! Great atmosphere, menu service. Our waitress was wonderful - we were a group of four who split a bunch of dishes and she kindly had the kitchen split everything up for us. Will definitely return!!!

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and drinks were amazing. We will be back!

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LisaT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, excellent food, drinks and service. Loved the Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer. I had the scallops and they were cooked perfectly. The steak my husband had was very tender, not chewy, and was delicious. Will definitely be back, noce escape from Chicago and the prices are awesome.

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FrankZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. The food and service were really good and we were very happy we chose to dine here. We will be back for sure!

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RichardR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service
One of our favorite places to dine!
We drive 1 hour and 30 minutes to come here.
It is worth it for an evening of fine dining!

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yummmm
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and atmosphere. Love this place!!

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DawnyT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our food and waitress was outstanding . I would recommend Fried Green Tomatoes whenever you are in the Galena area

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JeanM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious. Would of preferred to sit downstairs but table placing was ok. If we lived closer we would eat there more. Highly recommended.

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julianan
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and felt safe during this time of Covid. Vanessa was fantastic and the vegan meal was great. I would note if a person is Vegan ask them if they don’t want any butter on cheese on bread and vegetables. Very nice evening

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RickM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Of course, the fried green tomatoes are outstanding! The steaks were perfectly done. Our favorite place to eat not only in Galena but just about anywhere!

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ConnieN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a wonderful experience at Fried Green Tomatoes. The food was delicious and our waiter was phenomenal!!!!! Can’t wait until we are able to go again!

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AdnaAl
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in downtown Galena! Would definitely recommend!

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WayneM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to eat. Food is always wonderful and the service is excellent too.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Valentines day

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AnnaP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent dinner. Our server which I failed to get her name was awesome. And the cake bomb out of this world. And she allowed us to take with. A great night cap for later. Excellent

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KylieK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, very impressed with the overall atmosphere, service and food.

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MikeC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porterhouse steak was fantastic. 1st time id ordered it and was very pleased. Usually have the filet when I have steak which is always great. Have had everything on the menu with exception of the espresso steak as I do not like coffee flavored anything. The atmosphere is always fantastic and the waitstaff is best in the area. We drive over an hour one way just to eat at FGT. The restaurant is always clean and so are the restrooms. This visit was our 1st to dine upstairs and it was really nice. Its quite a bit warmer than the 1st floor which was unexpected. We dress warm typically in the winter because the big windows can give a chill, but it never bothers us because we expect it. The building is very old. Im rambling now, but the bottom line is its hard to beat FGT for an excellent meal and experience.

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VisitingCouple
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

This is not our first time at Fried Green Tomatoes and we usually enjoy the experience. However this restaurant is not following any COVID guidelines and that really ruined the experience for us. The kitchen staff was not wearing masks, there was a very loud, drunk party of over 15 people, tables were not socially distanced and they were at close to full capacity. We chose a late reservation and it was our first time dining out in over a year and we debated just leaving when we saw how the business is being run.

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ShereeS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service

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beths
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was spot on, Covid protocols being followed. Food prepared and presented perfectly.

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ChristopherA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great dining experience and will dine here again.

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was amazing and our food was amazing! We will be back when the weather gets warmer for sure!

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Carriem
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. The steaks were cooked to perfection. The shrimp was delicious. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The restaurant is quaint and clean. This was a very enjoyable dining experience. My husband and I agree it's one of the best meals we've ever had.

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LisaO
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were so delicious, service was wonderful and we highly recommend this restaurant!

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was great. Really enjoyed the fried green tomatoes and you can never go wrong when ordering a fillet.

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vipBigcordo
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had nice evening the private room upstairs with friends. Everyone enjoyed the food and the service. Well done Fried Green Tomato’s!

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TimS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best choice in Galena in my opinion! The food is excellent, friendly staff and great serrvice / atmosphere! All of the awards they've recieved are well-deserved!

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BrianC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at Fried Green Tomatoes. Will definitely be back. Food was fantastic. Service was outstanding

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GalenaNeighbor
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband's birthday. He chose FGT based on positive past experience. He chose the evening special: Wagyu sirloin and lobster mac and cheese. The presentation was so nice - he took a photo and sent to our son and his best friend! The mac and cheese came in a lobster shell. He loved it. This is the third time I chose the Espresso steak and it was as delicious, as it was the first two times. Very enjoyable dining experience - again! Thanks FGT Team.

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BarbB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in Galena. So many good things to eat and such a nice dining experience in a cool old Main St building.

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Fried Green Tomatoes is rated 4.7 stars by 3343 OpenTable diners.

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