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Fried Green Tomatoes

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213 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2245 (Diagonal)
+1 815-777-3938
16:30 - 20:30
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Sun 16:30 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 20:30
Fri 16:30 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Barrington, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't bother going to this restaurant if you have a family with kids, they offer no high chairs or booster seats!!!! You might as well just put a sign in the window saying no kids allowed as if this is some high class restaurant in downtown Chicago. Sorry but you are located on Main Street in Galena, get over yourselves.... More 

Thank tiffanyb634
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter and I decided to try FGT on Saturday after the Log Cabin was too busy...SO glad we did! I had the lasagna and my daughter the spaghetti and meatballs. While that alone was amazing, we had a special treat when a bagpipe player stopped in to provide a bit of entertainment! That wasn't enough--a young man from South... More 

Thank Darci F
Schaumburg, Illinois
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a special event occurring during Wine Lovers Weekend. We started with a delicious breakfast at the restaurant. Our shuttle awaited us at the back of the restaurant and then we went to two local wineries where we were never rushed and got to fully enjoy our tasting experience. If they offer this again I highly recommend it! On... More 

Thank SJK1950
North Aurora, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Finally got to eat here!!! Found the staff wonderful and attentive. The food: OMG. So delicious with good portion sizes!!! We had the chicken piccata, walleye, the nightly special and fried green tomatoes. Wonderful meal!!! Thank you!!

Thank Terrisue48
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a Friday night for dinner, to start the weekend with my wife....overall a good experience, but could have been improved. Our waiter was new, and forgot multiple items we had ordered and needed to be reminded. Also, we were seated upstairs and the lighting was bright directly above us and we were seated unusually close to another table... More 

Thank Andy G
Des Moines, Iowa
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a lovely place for an anniversary dinner. The food seemed overpriced for the quality that was received, but it was still good. Romantic atmosphere.

Thank Beth W
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good service. Nice atmosphere that wasn't too loud. Food was very good especially the pork shoulder special and of course the fried green tomatoes were delicious.

Thank Kevin L
Galena, Illinois
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had the opportunity to frequently dine at Fried Green and have never been disappointed. We've dined at the bar and in the dining rooms and have always been impressed with the service and the quality of the entrees. If you have kids, the Tuscan Mac & Cheese is delightful, as is their mile high meatloaf....what are these 2... More 

Thank _snapshot2
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make this a must stop place for dinner ! Great fish, steak and and mashed potatoes cannot be missed. We had Amanda who was one of the best servers ever

Thank Heidi S
Des Moines, Iowa
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152 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop here every time we are in Galena. We sit at the bar, enjoy a couple glasses of wine, and order the muscles which are some of the best we've ever had. Great atmosphere and service. Highly recommend.

Thank SunnySkiesDSM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$35
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-3938
Fried Green Tomatoes proudly serves wonderful 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. Corkage fee $15.00 per regular sized bottle. We are a multi-level dining facility, please e-mail us at to request first floor dining.

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Maple Park, Illinois
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?