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Fritz and Frites

317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
+1 815-777-2004
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“schnitzel” (61 reviews)
“mussels” (43 reviews)
“rouladen” (12 reviews)
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French, German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped on our way through the area. The warm French Baguette 🥖 was very good with real butter The chicken schnitzel was excellent. Our substituted haricot verts were a treat ( replaced red cabbage or sauerkraut) The spaetzle were average. The French and German...More

Thank Willie211941
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many good restaurants in Galena but feel this is the best. Small bistro serving German and French food. Wonderful beer and wine selections and a full bar. I would suggest reservations. We had reservations for two at 5:00 on a Wednesday and they...More

Thank fable16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Choose from an assortment of German or French entrees. Very good wine and beer choices. Chef/Owner Fritz has hit the mark - makes you feel that you're in a cozy Parisian restaurant.

Thank marko89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place was touted as having a French and German menu. We went intending to lean towards French. But the German menu items looked better. The wife had schnitzel and I had sauerbraten. Both were very good.

Thank DKD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best split pea soup ever! And the corn beef and hash outstanding. Not lunch meat style meat etc. My wife had the steak and egg's Benedict and said it was outstanding. You can taste the difference between other "cooks" and this "chef." No a real...More

Thank ClintTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s been over 5 years since I’ve had a cassoulet this good. Crispy duck confit,rabbit sausage and lamb fixed with a great bean stew. Held the heat throughout my meal. Snitzel was very tasty also. Good apple strudel. If in Galena,have dinner here.

Thank Hoages
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best restaurant in Galena! The food is fantastic and well thought out. The best French Onion soup you will ever eat! We wanted to take home a 5 gallon bucket!

Thank subiefan1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am at a lose for words to describe the superior quality of the food and service as well as the ambiance of this wonderful little restaurant on Main Street, Galina, IL. We always are on the lookout for good German food. It is seldom...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Hands down the best restaurant in Galena for what you are paying for. Get the pate, get the soup, get one of many French, German, and most importantly Alsatian dishes.

Thank John L
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We had a lovely experience at Fritz and Frites. The service was exceptional, personal and friendly. The ambiance was cozy with romantic musette background music. The food was outstanding-perfectly seasoned and prepared. We tried the schnitzel with red cabbage-wonderful. The cassoulet was perfectly prepared and...More

Thank Kristine J
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Kirk K
28 October 2017|
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Response from Mac K | Reviewed this property |
Don't know but give them a call. It is a small place and if they do have, I'm sure it will be minimal. They won't be open again until Tuesday evening, 815.777.2004
15 February 2017|
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Response from Peg M | Reviewed this property |
they take dinner reservations (recommended) not open for lunch
13 August 2016|
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Response from StLouistraveler99 | Reviewed this property |
I have three grandchildren ages 8-12. They love the fries, roast chicken, onion soup, a desserts. Whenever we go to Galena, they ask to go there. The staff has always been very welcoming and, since they have nut... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-2004
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