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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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Saint Ansgar, Iowa
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Went for a girls weekend! Had a table of 11 and had great service. Everyone loved their food. The lobster ravioli was amazing. We had to have the fried green tomatoes and they were great as well. People loved their flatbreads as well. Fun place right in the heart of town. One thing their website does NOT say is that... More 

Thank MindiV71
Palatine, Illinois
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

I was here with a large group and maybe that affected the quality of the food. I personally don't want cheese on my fried green tomatoes. The lasagne needed more sauce and the chicken marsala did not resemble any form of chicken marsala I have had before. The salad was good, the service was good.

1 Thank Joyce J
Fowler, Indiana
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Service was very good and our meals were delicious - and not overpriced. Would definitely recommend and return.

Thank Bonnie L
Hudson, Iowa
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We've eaten here several times over the past 3 months with relatives - - this is a very nice restaurant, particularly when you look at the size of the town it serves. Great main dishes, good service, an ok wine list, very nice ambience. We would definitely recommend this place and would go again.

Thank iaillini
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Good atmosphere, good service, good food and good wine list. All added up to a good dinner experience and we would not hesitate to go back.

Thank iwouldsay
Galena, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015

"Fred" runs a great restaurant. Check out their (wine friendly) evenings, their carry out dinners, the bus to pick you up or take you to (whatever the plan is)....etc.

Thank Galenasue
East Peoria, United States
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150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

I went to Fried Green Tomatoes for a Saturday night dinner with 5 girlfriends while we were in town for the weekend. I ordered the escargot for the table to share and someone else ordered the signature fried green tomatoes. The tomatoes were popular at our table, crisp and perfectly cooked. The escargot was not good. The cheese on top... More 

Thank Jennifer W
FriedGreen, Owner at Fried Green Tomatoes, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed our Fried Green Tomatoes, but disappointed that we did not meet your expectations with some of your other choices. We will share your review with our executive chef and look to make adjustments based on your input. We value the comments of our guests and aim to provide an excellent dining experience to each... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Our waitress was not that familiar with the menu. Although, the bartendress executed a well made martini. The osso buco was probably made the day before & frozen in some type of spaghetti sauce. Partially frozen at delivery. Otherwise, my wife's fish was good.......

1 Thank Researcher388
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Food was great, service was good! A little pricey, especially the dinner menu, but a definite must-try!

Thank Ann M
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We had high expectations for this place, based upon all the reviews. However, tonight's meal was only average, at best. Started with the Fried Green Tomatoes, which were great. Definitely a good starter. Our main courses were Lasgna and spaghetti and meatballs. Being an Italian restaurant you would think these choices would be at least solid, if not real good.... More 

1 Thank Chicagotraveller100

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$35
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
Elgin, Illinois
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?