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About Fried Green Tomatoes

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.

213 North Main Street
Galena, IL 61036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday Dinner Served 4:00 - Close
Saturday Lunch Served 12:00 - 3 Dinner Served 3:00 - Close
Closed Mondays

Wino Wednesday - $3 Glasses of House Wine
50% Friday - 50% off wine by the bottle (Dine In Only)

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.

Cross Street:
Diagonal

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(815) 777-3938

Website:
http://www.friedgreen.com/

Entertainment:
None

Catering:
Fried Green Tomatoes offers a wide range of customized catering services. From full-service to dinner to go, please visit friedgreen.com for complete information.

Parking Details:
Street Parking

Public Transit:
None

Executive Chef:
Steve Roussel

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.

Private Party Contact:
Lee Sa Hatfield or Fred Bonnet: (815) 777-3938

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer private rooms to accommodate your large group - room rental fees apply. Please call us and we can create a customized menu for your group. Fried Green Tomatoes offers worry free transportation to and from the restaurant for your group; inquire about our executive shuttle for your group by phoning us. Have your party at Fried Green Tomatoes and create an event they will be talking about for weeks!

Fried Green Tomatoes Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Romantic (30)
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Special Occasion (27)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Cozy (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Authentic (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Fun (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Casual (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Business Meals (10)
People Watching (10)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Scenic View (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Kori was the best waitress ever, she was also our waitress last year during our anniversary weekend too and was just as great and really made the experience the best it could possibly be
Thanks
Sean and Barb

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Des Moines)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent place to eat. Whenever we are in Galena we like dining at Fried Green Tomatoes.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing. I had the special which was sirloin with stuffed shrimp and asparagus. It was so delicious. Our waitress was very friendly. The atmosphere was a great vibe with many people around us having a great time. I am definitely coming back here. Best place we ate at in galena.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Large place which accommodates large groups. We were a party of 9. Even though we made the reservation for 8 pm we ended up by string there much earlier around 7 pm. The restaurant was able to seat us at that time. Friendly service. Excellent food. The garlic melted Brie cheese is fantastic! I had the seafood pasta which was absolutely delicious. Same reviews for the pork is so bucco and the various steaks other members of our group had ordered. The place is true to the reviews!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We ate a good meal, had good service, and would eat here again. I really liked the mushroom and kale ravioli (vegan, but really good), but did not love the salmon or carbonara. Fried green tomato appetizer and the roasted garlic and brie appetizer were very good! Would have loved a lot more of the roasted garlic and brie! Our server was very polite and social, and another employee even went out of her way to take several pics of our group! Really nice people!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and great service. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

This is a nice Italian Restaraunt that offers a variety of dishes for every palate. Food was great, service was fast and attentive. Make a reservation. It is a must when deciding where to eat.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We were disappointed in a place we had heard good things about. Our waiter tried valiantly, but it just wasn’t his night—dropped our wine, was unsure of our order, was rushed, awkward, and harried. We’ve all had days like that...it just was a downer on our evening. Food was not flavorful and overall underwhelming. Lovely, family ambiance. Maybe it was an off night for all.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Our experience at fried green tomatoes was great. Our server Regina was amazing and everyone there was very welcoming!! We will definitely be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed our day after Valentine's date very much. We had the mile high meat loaf and it didn't disappoint. Also enjoyed the scallops with risotto. Wished for more scallops tho. We will be back, it's a great place for casual dates with great ambience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Fried Green Tomatoes has always been our favorite place to dine. The food is always great and the service the best. Fred always knows us and makes us feel appreciated. I would highly recommend Fried Green Tomatoes to everyone looking for a great restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful staff, the service was prompt and attentive to the customer needs. The food tasted excellent and was appealing on the plate. Overall a wonderful date and great place to eat.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was excellent as usual!! Unfortunately, service was horrible! It took more than 15 minutes for the waitress to even acknowledge us, although she walked by our table several times. Another waitress felt sorry for us and removed empty dishes and asked if we needed anything between the brief infrequent “visits” by our “waitress!” All in all, it ruined the mood for our “early Valentines Day” dinner!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good wine list

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was only mediocre. We had steaks. Service was excellent. The décor in this place is cold and uninviting. Needs redecorating.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We celebrated my 60th birthday at Fried Green Tomatoes on 1/27/1958. Not an intimate dining spot. They are known for their pasta and steaks. The choice for steaks were 4 oz. or 6 oz. filet mignon or a 20 oz. porter house. All meals come with a house salad and bread. The bread was very light and delicious...dipped in butter and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. The salad was tolerable. No choice of dressing. Everyone gets raspberry vinaigrette. Slow service. Harried wait staff. Delivered wrong drink at the very beginning. Filet was good as was the osso buco, but would not go back. For a more intimate experience, great food and outstanding service, head to Fritz and Frites down the street. Now that is 5-star!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Hands down Marco in the bar was awesome, so much so we came back for a second night in a row.

Food is good as is the wine list.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Molly was a fantastic server that explained the menu and was very attentive. The food was delicious and nice portions.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was good. Horrible service. There 45 min before we even got our salad.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

It was a very nice dining experience. All 6 of us enjoyed our meals very much. Would recommend to all. Wonderful food choices. Slightly higher priced than other restaurants but the atmosphere and extras make it worth it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Spicy, People Watching, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had dinner to celebrate with friends. Our server was fabulous..very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu.
Food was hot and served quickly. Great variety in the menu. Desserts choices were awesome. Highly recommend...food fabulous!!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was amazing. I have the lobster ravioli every time I go there. The warm bread and oil is so good. Service was great and our waiter was super friendly. Always a great meal!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great Food - Fun Staff

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Braised short ribs were delicious! Server was sweet but not as accommodating as the other waitress.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was absolutely amazing. This is our new favorite place in Galena! Only con to our experience was that our table location was next to the front door so every time it opened, we felt a gust of wind. Other than that, this restaurant is superb!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I would suggest they update their menu. Also, add a few more choices to what now exists.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was incredible! Service was good. Nice place for dinner with friends.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Sophie was an excellent and knowledgeable server!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and service. Chef went out of his way to prepare two dishes that no longer on the menu, but I had in the past. Visit there each time we are in Galena.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Upstairs ambience needs major re-work - no music (background) and lighting was fair. Food was ok, not great for the price. Lack of gluten-free & organic options really limits overall experience. Gluten-free bread was a plus.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent atmosphere, excellent food, impressive service

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Was disappointed in the food and ambiance. Had higher expectations after reading other reviews and recommendations from friends.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Enjoyable evening of dining. Judge a restaurant by its bread. Theirs failed. Mediocre. Also fried green tomatoes should be just that not smothered in cheese and sause. Service good. Diverse menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

As always, we had a fantastic dinner at Fried Green Tomatoes! Our waitress was the best and the food was especially good. Thanks to Fred for having the best place to eat in Galena and the tri-state area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fried Green is always a fantastic place to gather with friends and family. It is our favorite place to eat in downtown Galena. We dine there frequently and have never been disappointed!

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very good meal, excellent service, beautiful room and great wine selection!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Three of our meals were good but the fourth was not so. The veal was rather tough. We were on the upper floor and found it very loud.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Celebrating my birthday .. just love this place ..spectacular food

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We were in Galena for an anniversary weekend, and overall found Fried Green Tomatoes one of the better places to dine while there. While it wasn't FIVE STAR, it was good, comforting Italian food. Galena in general does not have a bunch of "Foodie" choices, but has plenty of Italian restaurants, and too many Pizza joints. Not being a huge fan of Italian food, this was a tiny bit disappointing. Also it's very hard to find a place to enjoy a "healthy" meal (with lots of fresh veggies) in Galena. Fried Green Tomatoes was no exception. (for example, the signature dish, was way more cheese and batter than green tomatoes....we would have LOVED tender slices of perfectly fried tomatoes with just a tiny bit of sauce and cheese to enhance the dish. (It was super heavy). All in all, I'd say if visiting Galena, this would be one of the better picks. (along with Vinny Vannucci if you love Italian, old school)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Galena!!! Always exveptional service and food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great Beer
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