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Fried Green Tomatoes, Galena, IL

Fried Green Tomatoes

4.8
4.8
3707 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.

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Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

Menu

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What 3,707 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Marko

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoyed dining here but the addition of outdoor seating makes it much better.

  2. MG

    MrsG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an excellent meal! So many gluten free options and gluten free bread! Great service and very reasonably priced. We will definitely return.

  3. FM

    FeedMeWell

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Timely seating. Great martini. Delicious food.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Nice cozy restaurant

  5. LL

    LaLa

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    They took us in early. Asked for and received ground floor table. Our server was very nice. Food good, service good overall good experience. Got super crowded and noisy but it was refreshing to see people out again

  6. J

    Jancathy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, food . Great location highly recommend

  7. IW

    IanW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The food was ok, nothing special. Service was rushed, each course came out almost before we had finished the previous dish even though the restaurant was not busy. Not terrible, but would not return

  8. GZ

    GinaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The fish was incredible and the dessert was so worth it! I would definitely go back!

  9. VB

    VickiB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First time at FG Tomatoes in Galena. When a restaurant is recommended by locals, you know the food will be good. Every item we ordered from the Fried Green Tomato starter to Chicken Piccata, Marsala Chicken & House Pasta was delicious. The BREAD was amazing, my compliments to the staff & chef for great service and food.

  10. a

    alang

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had pork shank . The best i ever had . moist and done perfectly . my wife had pork chop With rasberry glaze . Done perfectly . Not dry like some cooks prepare pork .Waitress could not have been better . WE WILL BE BACK

  11. CM

    CathyM

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very accommodating. Always a great dinner and service! And drinks :)

  12. AH

    AndrewH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brad had amazing recommendations, an awesome attitude, and very prompt service. The food was AMAZING. This isn't cheap eats, but it's worth the price.

  13. L

    Local

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    We thought we would go out for Mother's day and have a nice night out. Noise level was too loud. 40th Birthday party was loud couldn't hardly hear waitress talking. We had a nice time down stairs at the bar was a lot quieter. Good bartender. Don't recommend 3rd floor for dining. Noticed it was nicer atmosphere on first and second floor.

  14. MS

    MichaelS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service was top notch here and all of the staff was attentive! I had the meatloaf and it was delicious! I would recommend Fried Green Tomatoes to everyone!

  15. SS

    StephanieS

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The fried green tomatoes were delicious. Crab cakes on point. Tiramisu light and fluffy. But most of all filet was cooked perfectly. 10/10

  16. SW

    ScottW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a great upscale restaurant with an amazing menu and reasonable prices. The atmosphere is superb and our service was exceptional.

  17. V

    Valentino

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second time having dinner here! We ordered the fried green tomato appetizer which is delicious! My Wife had the espresso filet which is so tender it melts in your mouth! I had the pork steak which was so delicious and tender! Our server Lexi was supper friendly and outgoing! We will always continue to make Fried Green Tomatoes our dinner choice when we are in town! The bonus is a beautiful tented outdoor eating area!

  18. LL

    LindaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Always a special experience. Excellent food, unique/historical ambiance, that “special occasion feeling” .

  19. JS

    JenaS

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, FGT provided exceptional service and delicious food and drinks! Staff is incredibly attentive and the quality of every meal is incredible.

  20. J

    Joanne

    Phoenix

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious fried green tomatoes were reminiscent of eggplant parmesian!

  21. KP

    KimP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I highly recommend Fried Green Tomatoes. I had a reservation for 3 and we were promptly seated. The historic building is beautiful. Our server was great. She was very attentive, without being intrusive. Our diner was wonderful. Both my mother and sister had the fillet. They both said it was the best steak they had ever had. I chose the lobster ravioli, which was also delicious.

  22. DJ

    DinerJJ

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Treated as special clients - lovely, delicious meal.

  23. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal and great service. I’ll be back. (And those tiny peppers in the salad…delicious!)

  24. C

    Christa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fabulous!! From the service, drinks, food and just overall

  25. BF

    BrittanyF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1

    The food and service were great, but the third story dining room was so loud that my husband and I couldn’t speak to one another for the second half of our dinner. Halfway through the meal, a party of 20 was seated next to us and they were extremely loud and using profanity. Definitely not how we expected our 10 year anniversary dinner to go.

  26. G

    Galena

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    All the Staff is awesome! Some in my party got lasagna. Not as good as it was built up to be. I had pork rib with mashed potatoes / it was just delicious but needed more glaze (sauce) as when it ran out, the tender pork needed it to season. Salad and bread were perfect. Drinks were nicely done. Great place all in all.

  27. KM

    KirkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, efficient and friendly service. My wife said her filet was one of the best she’s had, and my seafood pasta was excellent. We’ll be back for sure.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated my Birthday 21 years ago and Celebrated Again We have been there many times in-between Always pleased

  29. DP

    DebbieP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great, drink was great, and our server was above and beyond great!

  30. K

    Klink1959

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambience was just wonderful. The food was so delicious. The service was excellent. A great place to celebrate a special occasion. 👍🏻👍🏻❤️

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fantastic!

  33. BJ

    BrittJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fried Green Tomatoes is a lovely gem of a restaurant in a cute little town! The crab cakes and fried green tomatoes as appetizers are a must! Our table ordered the Tuscan Mac n cheese, fresh sea scallops, and espresso steak and it was all delicious!!! Can’t wait to come back to try other items on the menu!

  34. SR

    SteveR

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    FGTs has the best menu in the tri-states. A remarkably varied selection, something for everyone and deliciously prepared. Everyone at my table ate something different and we all raved about each one. Our server was great and very attentive! FGT is my favorite restaurant because I know I can find something delicious consistently!!

  35. TK

    TomK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been to Fried Green Tomatoes on a couple of occasions. It never ceases to amaze! The food is excellent! The filet mignon is so tender, it can be cut with a fork. And don't forget those fried green tomatoes! Shab, our waitress this time around was outstanding, but we have never had bad service there!!!! We highly recommend!

  36. s

    sparky

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our waitress was very efficient and personable. My wifes steak was to me medium and was medium well, and mine was to me medium rare and was medium. that was disappointing but still very good.

  37. RC

    RexC

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    FGT one of our Galena favorites. A bit pricey but food and service always very good. Enjoy upstairs seating but sure would be nice to dine on main floor occasionally.

  38. t

    tomenlin

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff very accommodating…energetic and happy atmosphere Menu had nice selection and food was great!

  39. C

    City

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun Good food. A lot of food.

  40. Z

    Zecaoc

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Decent. Waitress was attentive. Salads were overdressed. Filet was cooked almost to perfection but chicken Marsala was odd texture/flavor. Potatoes were pretty good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Fried Green Tomatoes is rated 4.8 stars by 3707 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 25 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

  • 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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