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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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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
Good for a Date (41)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
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Romantic (34)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Comfort Food (24)
Cozy (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Casual (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Fun (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Authentic (15)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Groups (14)
People Watching (12)
Hot Spot (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Scenic View (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7, 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 7, 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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 31, 2017

Sophie was an excellent and knowledgeable server!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 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 29, 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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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent atmosphere, excellent food, impressive service

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 28, 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 16, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 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 9, 2017

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

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 8, 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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·Dined on December 6, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food and service was excellent!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and friendly staff!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our waitress was very rude. Our bread came out AFTER our appetizer. The Lobster ravioli tasted like tuna casserole. Some of the worst Italian food I have ever had.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful food and Service. We hosted our company Christmas party here and were not disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fried Green is a gem! Those of us in the area are lucky to have such a wonderful fine dining establishment. The food is simply outstanding but the stars are Fred, Lisa, and Trevor! Keep it up! Can’t wait to return!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Business Meals, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We went to Fried Green Tomatoes many years ago when it was at its original location and loved it. Decided to try it again at its current downtown Galena location and it did not disappoint! We have a large family and they were able to accommodate us for reservations. Stephanie was a fabulous server. The food was exceptional! A we were able to hear each other's conversations... amazing for such a popular place. Will definitely be back next time we visit town!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing place in a beautiful town

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was so overrated. Lasagna was the worst I have ever had. Fried green tomatos were too hard to eat. Salad was only greens

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

My steak was not cooked as I requested. I asked for "medium rare" and it was "medium".

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Restaurant was recommended by a couple of local individuals so we gave it a try. Not disappointed!! Wine list was very nice. The bread, mmmmmmm. And the espresso blackened filet did not disappoint. Best steak in a long while! Oh and the garlic mashed - pure perfection!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

As always, Fred delivers on great food, ambience, and a great dining experience. Lisa makes us feel welcome and special. Such a gem, like no other, anywhere. We love Fried Green and we’re their biggest fans!

BTW...Marcos is a great bartender too!

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

While the food was good, and the service was good, I had specifically asked if there was something that the restaurant could do for our 20th Anniversary dinner to make it special, having driven 350 miles to go there. I never got any kind of response from them and as such, it was a disappointing experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My wife and I loved Fried Green Tomatoes. We got the filet and shirmp. It was wonderful. Service was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very nice staff. Dated decor. Food was good, but surprised by the price point. Menu online is outdated.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Restaurant did an excellent job helping us with our dinner, celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. Our table attendant was Molly, which offered exceptional people skills.

Thank you all

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Cornbread under their meatloaf was too sweet for us but the dish was very nice. The lobster ravioli was the best we've ever had. Beautiful restaurant on a cold evening. Not noisy as if was a Thursday evening but clearly the restaurant to be dining in! We enjoyed our evening very much.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything about our visit was great! The food, the ambience and the service were wonderful. I would definitely go again and would recommend to friends!! The ribeye special was fantastic!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was delicious. Nice variety on the menu. Only disappointment was they were out of the house special wine by 6 pm and also one of the 2 house cab wines.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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