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Fried Green Tomatoes

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213 N. Main St, Galena, IL 61036 (Diagonal)
(815) 777-3938
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Fried Green Tomatoes proudly serves Prime Steaks and boasts a Wine...
Fried Green Tomatoes proudly serves Prime 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 do not have booster seats or high chairs. Corkage fee $10.00 per bottle. We are a multi-level dining facility, please e-mail us at to request first floor dining.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 369
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
FGT Great food, excellent hospitality

We had a large group with young children. Service and food were both outstanding. You must try this place. We will for be back every time we're in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
skis44
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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610 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had a large group with young children. Service and food were both outstanding. You must try this place. We will for be back every time we're in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

All the things anyone could ask for! The food was absolutely second to none, and the service was amazing! No pretentious snooty maitre de or servers, just amazingly nice people with a passion for quality. The owner at the door greeting with a smile was a fabulous touch!

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Galena, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I love Fried Green! Our out of town guests always request to go here. We are always treated like family--delicious. The salmon is always wonderful, no matter how it is prepared!

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Marion, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband's birthday was Friday 13 and we decided to make it special and made reservations for dinner. We were seated immediately and were waited upon by Lisa. Lisa was training Kelly that night and Lisa quietly instructed Lisa. We hardly noticed Kelly. Lisa tended to our needs without being intrusive. We had the filet and shrimp and the chicken... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Was surprised on the poor quality of the food but in all fairness we were a large party and sometimes that's hard for restaurants.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Everything was great. I couldn't nit pick if I wanted to. Filet was delicious and the house salad and bread were awesome as well.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This historic eatery has roots in Galena that go way back to when they were housed in the old county poor farm building many years ago. We ate there then, and the food was pretty good! When they moved to Main St., we tried them again, even ordering their signature dish, fried green tomatoes, for an appetizer. We were disappointed.... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Every one visiting Galena in the north east of Illinois should go and have dinner here. Service was extremely good, The Porter house steak was one of the best I have had, and the potato was excellent. My only issue is that the wine list is a little restricted for internal wines, but we found a bottle of Marques de... More 

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Dixon, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went here for the first time and read many good reviews but our experience differed from those. Our server took forever to get to our table and they weren't busy. Salads came with some nasty sause on them that werent aware of. My wife got the filet and I had a ribeye on special that I ordered med. rare... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Really cool ambiance....this restaurant is located in the downtown historic district, and they have done tons of work to expose the old stone walls. The service was great, and the food was really, really good!! Can't wait to go back again!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 213 N. Main St, Galena, IL 61036
    (Diagonal)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: (815) 777-3938

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Fried Green Tomatoes proudly serves Prime 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 do not have booster seats or high chairs. Corkage fee $10.00 per bottle. We are a multi-level dining facility, please e-mail us at to request first floor dining.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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