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Fritz and Frites

317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
+1 815-777-2004
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“schnitzel” (63 reviews)
“mussels” (41 reviews)
“rouladen” (13 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 2 days ago

It was our first night in Galena and after we had driven the length of Main St., we found Fritz and Frites. It is not a large restaurant, but when we arrived, it was just the start of the dinner rush. There were only 3...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 6 days ago

Atmosphere: Beautiful place. Has a euro setup so you sit close to each other. You hardly notice it since the tables are appropriately positioned. Good thought went into the design of the interior. I found myself mesmerized by how clean meticulously planned the space is....More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live near Galena and have eaten in most of its restaurants over many years. The friendly, knowledgable staff here consistently serve the best quality food every time - if you like French and/or German cuisine. The chef and owner is accessible, friendly, and appreciative...More

Thank CharlesB95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In town for the Halloween parade and anniversary get away. First meal in town was here, and it was a great way to start the week-end. Food was good, service nice and dessert was insane. Would do it again if we return to Galena.

Thank Manfred A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner here service was great nice atmosphere we both had german dishes so good! I had Schnitzel with red cabbage and spatzel the red cabbage was slightly tart just like my grandmother used to make. My husband had sauerkraut with assorted sausages his...More

Thank Diann R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the venue with French music playing in the background. I had the schnitzel & my friend the steak eggs Benedict. Both were delicious! Our waitress Laurissa was wonderful. Perfect portions for us, but those with bigger appetites may wish to add an appetizer...More

Thank Kim J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming small restaurant with European vibe. German cuisine, with a French flair. Really really delicious.

Thank marilyn w
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had much higher expectations. Started with the onion soup which had a “burnt taste” to it and was luke warm. The Caesar salad had a great presentation, however, the dressing was definitely not homemade. Dinner was the steak frites, which was a hanger steak. Flavor...More

Thank Jeepgirl38
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One does not usually find a restaurant this good in a place like Galena. Very pleasant atmosphere, attentive service, and tremendous food. If you're looking for a lumberjack buffet or a steak the size of a dinner plate, don't go here. If you're looking for...More

1  Thank MarkStevenAnderson
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We were unable to make dinner at Fritz and Frites on Saturday night due to weather complications. But we managed to enjoy lunch there the next day, down at the far north end of town where the residential area begins. It was, in a word,...More

1  Thank Bill D
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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 H | 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
Dinner, Lunch, 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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