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For 2
Fri, 2/23
7:30 PM
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Fried Green Tomatoes

2421 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date (34)
  • Neighborhood Gem (31)
  • Romantic (28)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Italian, Steak
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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.
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Phone number
(815) 777-3938
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Steve Roussel
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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.
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Private party contact
Lee Sa Hatfield or Fred Bonnet: (815) 777-3938
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Fried Green Tomatoes offers a wide range of customized catering services. From full-service to dinner to go, please visit for complete information.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Street Parking
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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!
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 2421 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

My six oz. filet melted in my mouth. Our server, Regina, as well as her trainee, was professional, friendly, and helpful. Best dining experience in town.

5.0  Dined 5 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
Sean and Barb

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

5.0  Dined 6 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.

KioaraFP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 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!

vipMbem (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 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!

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food and great service. Will definitely go back.

Alliesnyd (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 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.

Sara (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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 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.

Vanessa (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

Tom1971 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

MatthewR (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

JimD (Chicago)
5.0  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!

vipJSK1 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Good wine list

vipBiteMe60601 (Chicago)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
3.0  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!

vipChicagofoodie (Chicago)
5.0  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.

Amylove (Milwaukee)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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