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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/

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.

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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (61)
Special Occasion (55)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
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Romantic (39)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Worth the Drive (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Comfort Food (31)
Casual (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Notable Wine List (28)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Cozy (27)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Authentic (23)
Bar Seating (19)
Good for Groups (16)
Hot Spot (15)
People Watching (15)
Business Meals (14)
Fun (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Scenic View (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Vegan (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Couldn’t have been happier with our meal at Fried Green Tomatoes. The food was excellent. Courtney are server was one of the best servers we have ever had. They made a birthday dinner a very memorable occasion.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our second time at the restaurant. The food and the decor (they had moved since the last time we were there) were everything you'd expect for an upscale, comfortable Italian restaurant. Everything on the menu looked delicious and the food we chose (lasagna and chicken piccata) were perfectly cooked. Our waiter, Kevyn, was friendly, knowledgable and made our date night/anniversary a great one. Thanks again for the food!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Austin was our server-- he was awesome, always smiling and had a lot of patiences. Everyone was accommdating and nice, even though it was an extremely busy night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The espresso filet was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had! We had reservations the night of the Halloween parade and got a table right by the windows so we could watch the whole thing during dinner. Definitely would recommend!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

although our server Sophie was awesome and very friendly , the restaurant seemed short staffed. We waited a while for our food and when it arrived it was luke warm. We went ahead and ate it because it was a while before someone asked how our food was and because we had a show to go to and would not have been able to wait for them to correct it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Wednesday was “Winesday”:which means $3 wine selections which were quite good. I had the beef short ribs which savory and fall off the bone delicious. My significant other had the chicken piccata which was fine, but not very lemony. Service was very solid. Our waiter was attentative without bothering us. Overall a very nice experience.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner; crab cake salad and pork chop. Delicious salad and the pork chop was very tender. Service was very good as well. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We liked the venue, a nice blend of period & modern. Our waitress was attentive, but couldn’t answer questions about the history of the building. We had salmon & scallops, both were delicious! Portions were good for us, but if you are very hungry, add on a appetizer or cup of soup.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our first night dinner spot on a road trip to Galena and we were glad we chose it. Galena is hopping on fall weekends and this restaurant is on the top of everyone’s list. We started in the beautiful vintage bar with a half price bottle of Stags Leap cab, and then moved into the dining room. The whole building is historic and charming with exposed stone walls and vintage copper, all on Main Street. Service was attentive but the server called us “sweetheart” continually. We ordered beef- a steak and the short rib. Both were delicious but the steak ordered medium rare came medium well. We didn’t want to send it back but were treated to comp dessert- thank you! Our flatbread app was tasty too. This is a very worthy restaurant to visit and the ambience is pure Galena. Must stop.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

we were there friday night..our server was the best!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had an amazing time at Fried Green Tomatoes !! Arrived 15 min. before reservations and were very warmly greeted and were immediately seated. Our Waitress, Amanda was wonderful, and very knowledgeable about the Menu, as well as wine list. She provided us plenty of time to peruse the menu, ( first time here). The Fried Green Tomatoes were wonderful, ( there were 4 slices, 2 for ea. of us, then we ordered the Mini Crab cakes, ( 4 on the plate, very tasty). The Pork Orso Bucco was outstanding. Amanda was attentive, and provided us plenty of time between courses. On Friday evenings, the Restaurant offers 1/2 price on everything on their Wine list. We had a delicious Chardonnay, ( chiller provided), and a wonderful Cab. which was decantered at table. Pumpkin Cheese cake for dessert was to die for. Cappuchino's were outstanding ! a most memorable evening. Thank you Fried Green Tomatoes.

Tags: Vegan, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Went to Galena for an annual getaway weekend along with friends. Dinner was superb, excellent service and quality food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very disappointing meal. We went on 3 dollar wine night and it took almost 30 minutes to get our 2 glasses of wine and that is after an attempt to get it ourselves at the bar. Salads and bread arrived after that. Our entree pork osso bucco which was a special showed up before we were done with our salads and it was lukewarm and bland. How they are are rated so highly by trip advisor makes me question their website.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is our go-to place when we want to take our guests out to dine. Fried Green has great food and exceptional service.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The restaurant has an old-world charm about it. Service and Food were very good. Felt a little packed in with the other 2 tops. Would return if we could get a little more privacy. Noise level was fairly high...but it was a Saturday night so they get a pass.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always amazed at the quality of the food served and they have a great chef. Great ingredients cooked the right way equals a wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went to FGT for a bday dinner/ girls night out! The food was on the spot, but the sides were tiny, for all three entrees ordered. Just a tiny small potato and quartered, my friends had 1/4 c of sweet mashed potatoes! What?! However the service was excellent and the food was delicious and cooked well. The tomato basil soup was the best I’ve ever had!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was not our first visit to Fried Green Tomatoes. When we visit
Galena this is part of our destination. Good food and great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Molly was fantastic. Super friendly and very attentive. Espresso Filet was so flavorful and tender. Best steak I’ve had in a very long time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our server Amanda was terrific!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Beautiful historic location, attentive waitstaff and amazing food!! Best steak my husband has ever had and crab cakes were delicious (met this Virginia girl's standards!) Highly recommended!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing experience. We went for my parents' 50th anniversary. We had 3 small children, a vegan and a person with a gluten allergy and they were able to accommodate our every need. Our server Stacy was top notch! Request to sit in her area and you won't be disappointed. The food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect. If you are visiting Galena, this restaurant is a MUST.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

my sisters, cousin and I always go to Galena over the Columbus Day weekend. We have been doing this for approx. 15 years...we always make it a point to eat at Fried Green Tomatoes on Saturday night...the food is excellent and the service is outstanding..the staff is friendly and very accommodating (a few of us have arthritis and they always manage to seat us on the first level)...I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone's dining pleasure...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have never had bad service here. Amazing food and very sizeable portions. Never leave hungry or thirsty!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our table chose a steak, seafood, and a pork special entree. All were delicious with nice side dish choices and a good bottle of wine.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

What an awesome place! Been to Galena many of times and have never had the chance to try this place, I’m so glad I finally made it!!! This place is excellent! The food was awesome l, best meal I have had, great staff, friendly, smiling and right on point with everything. Can’t wait to go back. It’s a must try for anyone who has not been there yet.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Amazing food and great service!!! The food was appropriately priced for the quality. The fried green tomatoes are a must try!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This place never gets it wrong. Great food and atmosphere. A place to celebrate a special occasion or a nice quiet date night. The servers are very friendly. Very nice bar. The noise level downstairs it a little louder with the bar area next to it, but not so much that you can’t enjoy your meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The best food and wonderful atmosphere. The salmon was superb.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went to this restaurant to celebrate our friend’s anniversary. We shared several dishes that were absolutely excellent! We highly recommend the fried green tomatoes and the bread was melt in your mouth delicious! We also had the best maple salmon. Our waitress was cheerful and had a great sense of humor! A perfect night!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This our 2nd time eating here and had another wonderful meal. I had the osso bucco and my wife had the steak and shrimp both were very good. The service was very good again and Friday they have half price bottles of wine

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

One of the best restaurants on Main Street in Galena, IL. Fried green tomatoes a must appetizer. Chicken between fair and good. Try the pork. Pork ribeye one of the best of outstanding entrees. Salmon on menu tasty. Salad with house dressing great. Save room for desserts.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Been coming here for years with a group of eight. Service was terrible, super slow and had to constantly ask our server for things she forgot. Worst part was, one person in our party had extremely undercooked chicken.... it took so long to get a new order that everyone was done. No compensation!! Unfortunately we are not going back, too bad.

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