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Fried Green Tomatoes, Galena, IL

Fried Green Tomatoes

4.8
4.8
4632 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

7:00 PM


Booked 9 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 4,632 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

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    American

4,632 Reviews
  1. Robert

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. Too pricey to go regularly. A great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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  2. ChadV

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was clueless and clearly unprepared. Filet mignon was gristley and covered in bitter tasting grill char. For the amount of money spent it was simply not worth it and probably wouldn't be back or able to recommend

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  3. Familyeatsout

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good, great service, we will be and are repeat customers!

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  4. MMMM

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place!! Food is top notch along with service!

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  5. EdB61

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, atmosphere and terrific service. Never a disappointment.

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  6. scottz

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit. The staff was professional & pleasant, especially the bartender who served our first round.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Has been fabulous for years! Been coming to FGT w family for 20 years and still great.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was able to get in earlier than our reservation but there is an awesome bar for while you wait. Server was so nice and kind. Food was great!

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  9. MariaS

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had reservations for my birthday dinner. We were sat right away upon arrival and had a table next to the window with a great view of Main Street. Food was delicious and the ambiance was great! Portion sizes were a little smaller than expected but it was still satisfying. Definitely recommend.

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  10. Cookie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is our go-to restaurant for important occasions. This time we were there to celebrate my parents 61st wedding anniversary. As always, they were treated kindly and with respect. The food is top notch. Not a single disappointing item on the menu. My parent are both 91 years old so I have to drop them off and then pick them back up at the door. They are always seated promptly upon arrival and this time, when it it was time to leave, the lovely woman who runs everything walked them out to the car. Exceptional! Thank you, Fried Green Tomatoes for always treating my parents like royalty.

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  11. TerryC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WE eat there 3-4 times a year. The food is always outstanding as is the service. We were lucky to be seated next to the window which was great!!!

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  12. Shorty

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience was very good. Food was very good and plentiful. Atmosphere was very inviting. Friendly staff. Received our food in a timely manner. Definitely would recommend the restaurant to enjoy.

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  13. Jennifer

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had high expectations for this restaurant after numerous recommendations. Our server was so nice, very attentive. In fact, the entire team was on top of it from when we walked in the door until we left. Unfortunately, the food was just terrible. It was more akin to the Olive Garden than a nice authentic Italian restaurant. The atmosphere was equally off- loud - bright. It just wasn’t our spot.

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  14. LarryF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, a wonderful Valentine Day experience. Our waiter, Spencer, was the best. He really took great care of us.

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  15. melissa

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The manager and our server were outstanding! Thank you for acknowledging and honoring my request for a corner table away from the window. The atmosphere was warm, relaxed and inviting. The food was excellent as well. I wish I lived closer so I could come more often. Thank you for a great meal and excellent service.

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  16. Matt

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fried Green is always solid…definitely recommended

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  17. ChrisB

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It seemed casual and comfortable, but the food was a couple notches above that. Special of the day short ribs was tender and delicious. Pasta dish was perfectly spicy as described.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience at Fried Green Tomatoes was fabulous. From our very welcoming and efficient hostess, Mary, to the bartender while we waited for our table, to Regina our waitress. The food was incredible. Our group shared our entrees so we could get a taste of everything-We tried the pork, Mac and cheese and lobster ravioli- all great. The crab cake apps and the fried green tomatoes were perfect. One of the best dining experiences we’ve had locally. Can’t wait to go back

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  19. RaymondD

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a 5 Star restaurant by far! The Seafood Aglio and the Veal Parmigiana are out of this world. This was a memorable meal I won’t soon forget! The staff is to be commended for a job well done and a delicious meal served. Thank you !

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  20. PATTIV

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent. Will definitely return.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Started with the fried green tomatoes and they were great. Covered in cheese and the red sauce was very flavorful. I got the lasagna and my wife got the spinach tortellini with pesto. Both were very good and priced well for the portions. The bread and salad that come with the meal were also a nice touch and our server was knowledgeable and very pleasant. Would highly recommend this place for a nice sit down dinner.

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  22. RonC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place, great service, a bit expensive but the food was blah. My Oso Bucco was cold inside and my wife's fish tasted fishy (e.g. not fresh)

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  23. rodf

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wife had the lobster ravioli & i had the Sea Bass - both delicious! Our waiter was very attentive & helpful can't wait to come back!

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  24. Rachel

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my birthday dinner here and it was amazing

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  25. Jack

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Highly disappointed with food quality, especially for the price.

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  26. terre

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Fried Green Tomatoes are a MUST, they are just superb. Make a reservation as it was busy at 4 pm on a Sat. A bit pricey, but the food is good. Bread is awesome

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  27. Jeff

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, really cool ambiance. Food was outstanding! Had to try the fried green tomatoes and they did not disappoint. Dishes were excellent and our waitress was great! All around great date night!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and quality of food was good. Would recommend

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  29. CWade

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was AMAZING for a quiet romantic dinner. We entered that we had an anniversary on the reservation, we’re placed in the upper level, very quiet. Tables not too close and we had a nice table by the window. Our server was ON IT and she made sure we had plenty of spacing between courses. The fried green tomatoes were phenomenal, the tomato mixed with the cheese and the tomato sauce paired wonderfully. The special we had which was the beef Wellington was cooked PERFECTLY, they had mock tail on the drink menu which was nice for me as a non drinker but still had a nice beverage. Will 100% come here again. All staff was amazing. All food was amazing. Only negative is I didn’t have any leftovers to enjoy. 10/10

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  30. cubbybear

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and friends have been going to Fried Green Tomatoes for years. We have never been disappointed with the food or service! And, the owner, Fred has always been so gracious and kind to us. It’s our special place!

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  31. MarcyD

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of three had an incredibly enjoyable experience from the moment we were greeted, as we walked in the door, to the moment we left. The cocktails were delicious and the food was excellent. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended dining at Fried Green Tomatoes as you will not be disappointed!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Wonderful service. Highly recommend.

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  33. ChristineS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fried Green Tomatoes was everything we hoped for and more! We went there on a frigid -7 degree night, the hosts were very welcoming, the service was attentive, the ambiance was quaint the food was delicious (we had crab cakes, their house bread & olive oil, my husband got the filet and shrimp and I got the espresso coated filet in a port reduction sauce). It certainly lived up to the reviews and expectations we had going into the meal. Highly recommend on your visit to Galena!

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  34. psadels

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The flatbread was great, warm bread with salad was great, chicken piccata was great, veal parm was great, and the crème brûlée was great. Overall, great.

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  35. KrisP

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place for dinner. Don’t miss it while in Galena!

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  36. Verygood

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing! We’ve been there several times over the past few years and they are consistently good! Food, service, ambiance, price point, all terrific! We loved our server too ( Alex!)

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  37. OliviaD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very speedy especially for NYE! We were in and out in about an hour. That was drinks, appetizers...the whole nine yards. Friendly staff and good food!

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  38. RubinaB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and service was excellent! We were seated upstairs and the room lacked the ambience.

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  39. KurtT

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated right on time with our reservation, no waiting. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. My wife and I both ordered New Year's Eve meal specials and they were very tasty.

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  40. StevenC

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As good as I remembered, which is a high standard!

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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 4632 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 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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