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Fried Green Tomatoes, Galena, IL

Fried Green Tomatoes

4.8
4.8
3718 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 33 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

What 3,718 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. SQ

    SuzyQ

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant was excellent in food and service. We were fortunate enough to enjoy the steak martini and chicken Marsala. Absolutely delicious. Our waiter, Joe R. , showed us great service and hospitality. A must stop in Galena.

  2. JL

    JosephL

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always one of our favorite places in Galena. Fairly priced for a resort area. Love the ambiance

  3. DB

    DennisB

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We go there several times a year. Would go more often, but it's a three hour drive, each way, lol. Easy trip from Dubuque however. The last two times, they got us in earlier than our reservation, which is appreciated. Not cheap, but we think the price is appropriate for the food and surroundings. I love the seafood pasta. Will be back again periodically. The biggest issue is parking. Galena is very busy on weekends. Last trip was during the week and it was much easier to find a place. Note that cell service is poor to non-existent "downtown" so check your map before going.

  4. L

    Lizzy

    Palm Springs

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Molly was terrific! Best value, food and service in Galena!!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Espresso Steak

  6. RF

    RobertF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Every visit to Galena includes a meal at Fried Green Tomatoes Always excellent

  7. AV

    AmyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and service!! Great location Will come again

  8. CM

    CMMM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff went above and beyond for my wedding anniversary. It was a wonderful meal and experience.

  9. CM

    CraigM

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great dining experience. Could have been helped with a bit slower pace and less breading on the namesake fried green tomatoes!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Drove from southernMinnesota to Galena for a weekend with my daughter-in-law, mother-in-law and aunt-in-law. The food, drinks, dessert and of course, the fried green tomatoes were amazing! 5 stars all around! We will be back!❤️

  11. EW

    EricaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great and our waitress as well! We really enjoyed being able to dine outside!

  12. CR

    CristinaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food and service is excellent. I would definitely go again. However, the outdoor dining is underwhelming and high tops and a bit uncomfortable. Next time, I will see if I can plan ahead and get an indoor seat.

  13. I

    Illinois22

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have always loved this restaurant. However, this time our server and stupor staff were outstanding. They were attentive and best of all the food was presented to make you want to eat it and the flavor was even better. Totally recommend. Fantastic service and even better food.

  14. JG

    JulieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great dinner! Mike was a great server and our food was tasty! We especially loved our fried green tomatoes.

  15. LS

    LyleS

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Good dinner… down rated since we had reservations at 7:00 and were put on the walk in list..finally seated at 7:30

  16. HD

    HickoryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cannot beat the fried green tomatoes!! The meatloaf was also exceptional.

  17. MZ

    MaryZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, the service and the staff were fabulous. The surroundings are beautiful and guests are treated like royalty. Each course is presented with aplomb and is as delicious as it looks. The whole experience is a treat for the senses.

  18. P

    Pjoe

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed the meal (my wife had the walleye and I had a generous and well-prepared sea bass). The signature dish, fried green tomatoes, we’re OK but not great. The servers were friendly but they hovered a bit. Hope to return one of these days but the distance is significant.

  19. JC

    JoeC

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time dining at Fried Green Tomatoes and we absolutely loved it. My wife had the 6 oz. Filet with four shrimp. I had a special that evening of blackened Chilean sea bass. Both meals were outstanding. We started with the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer. Very tasty and unique. The bread may be the tastiest thing of all!! Salads also good. Portions were large and prices reasonable. Service was firendly and efficient. We will definitely return next time we come to Galena!

  20. TB

    TammyB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great cocktails, bread & oil, expresso steak and dessert! Quickly seated and greeted by waitress with great table side manner.

  21. MP

    MPJ23

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took our son and daughter-in-law to Galena for the first time and we had a great experience. They said it lived up to the “hype” and can’t wait to come back.

  22. GW

    GaleW

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We felt so special. The service was friendly, sincere and just the right amount of attention to us. The food and wine are incredible. This is our second dining experience. The first time we dined there we sat in the dining room on the second level and this time we were on the first floor. Each floor is quite different. Loved the second floor for the romantic dinner feel of it and the first floor for being more loud with happy guests and there are fabulous light fixtures. A beautiful room.

  23. BG

    BarbG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All staff members were courteous and friendly. Our waitress Lisa was superior ! She was knowledgeable of the menu and very friendly and attentive. I especially liked that they had a bus person to remove dishes when we were finished. We were not rushed and thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

  24. DM

    DebbieM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always go when we are in town. The best!!! Don’t miss it.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had to wait a bit for our table and the staff was friendly and courteous. We ordered the fried green tomatoes and shrimp cocktail (mango salsa- not a traditional shrimp cocktail) for appetizers. Both apps were great. The mango salsa was a bit hard to scoop onto the shrimp so forks were needed to scoop it. Ordered the pan seared scallops over risotto and the Jack Daniels porterhouse. Both meals were excellent. Very happy with our choices.

  27. R

    Renee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a party of 4. 1 ordered a porter steak two ordered the meatloaf one ordered the filet mignon. The meal was fantastic. However I felt the star was the staff. Due to Covid many changes have happened in our world. Hospitality and restaurant staff is lacking and are not up to par. This staff was AMAZING. We will be repeat customers due to the staff alone. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

  28. M

    Michael

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  29. SN

    SusieN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my two small town high school girls who cringe at a $50 mean and they loved it! A+

  30. DB

    DanB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the server so very pleasant and helpful in explaining the different dishes.

  31. BS

    BevS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our server Brad was so very pleasant and checked on us several times to ensure our experience was perfect. He also abridged me by answering my questions about the building we were dining in as well as other buildings in Galena. The fried green tomatoes were yummy. Would recommend this establishment for sure

  32. B

    Babette1645

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Stephanie is amazing!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing, the atmosphere was amazing, and the service was amazing. We have the Mile-Meatloaf was the greatest meatloaf I have ever had in my lifetime. Highly suggest going here. We had a pretty amazing experience.

  34. FW

    FrankW

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very enjoyable time celebrating our anniversary.

  35. YT

    YesTheyHaveGreenTomatoes

    Minneapolis

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    I loved the fried green tomatoes, but the crab cakes - alas - a swing and a miss, as the saying goes. They were doughy, dry, and flavorless. Uninspired. My husband had the espresso steak - he said it was delish. I think the chef should go back to the drawing board on those. Overall, our dining experience was terrific, and I'd recommend it to family and friends.

  36. P

    Propertyowner

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Salmon was excellent Chicken piccata was a little light on chicken. Wine was excellent

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our service was excellent and the food was amazing.

  38. VD

    VickyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great. Our second time eating here and will be back.

  39. AP

    AllanP

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding. The service was terrific and the servers were very knowledgeable. The house salad served was extraordinary and the raspberry vinaigrette should be bottled and sold. This was truly our best dining experience in years.

  40. JA

    JanetA

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious. Our server Josiah was attentive and helpful. Excellent wine list. We will return.

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 3718 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 33 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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