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Fritz and Frites

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317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
815-777-2004
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 293
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wine & Cheese

Stopped for our anniversary, awesome food, great service and nice relaxing ambiance. We enjoyed a glass of wine and cheese platter for starters and a fine entrée. I will stop back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
greg e
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Montello
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Montello
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped for our anniversary, awesome food, great service and nice relaxing ambiance. We enjoyed a glass of wine and cheese platter for starters and a fine entrée. I will stop back!

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Thank greg e
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has a delightful assortment of cuisine from Germany and France, which includes items like pommes frites (those skinny crispy little fries) to schnitzel. I ate French food and my dinner date had schnitzel. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. They had a great selection of wines at different price points. The meal was reasonably priced and delicious.... More 

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Thank Jennifer J
Lake Mills, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few places I have found that still serves veal wiener schnitzel. Dinner was excellent and the cost was reasonable. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank John S
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small restaurant that does have the two types of food choices. It's always crowded so call ahead of time for a reservation. I love German food but I did not find my pork choice very good. It was dry and didn't have much flavor. My husband tried a French dish that he did not even finish. We... More 

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Thank Dreamingone
University City, Missouri, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything we had here was wonderful and the atmosphere is classy and charming with black and white floors, white tablecloths, and a touch of greenery. The Parisian music playing the background added a touch of romance to make our evening here very special. But the food was the best -- very well prepared roast chicken with potatoes and mushrooms in... More 

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Thank Sandra O
Peoria, Illinois
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

out group of nine had a excellent meal and experience! The house Pate and Steak and Frites were excellent. Desserts delicious! Our server was attentive and made nice suggestions.

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Thank Star2014
Oak Forest, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

get the chicken!!! warning they cook it the french way (in a pot) so it takes 45 minutes. (we either call ahead or order it when we first sit down before drinks.) the german food is very good. good for you bad for them is the location. it is past the main part of town, but easily walkable, so always... More 

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Thank drjoe20152015
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food and wonderful service! We really enjoyed the authentic German fare. The portions were very generous and our server was very friendly and helpful with her recommendations.

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Thank Al B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has the best German food in Illinois. The brats and potato salad are excellent. On an earlier visit, I had the quiche, and it was also top-quality. This is my favorite place in Galena.

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Thank meanoldteacher
Burbank, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We were a party of 17 and they accommodated us beautifully! Wait staff is lovely. The menu is mostly German influenced, not as much French, with standards - sausages and schnitzels - to more unique offerings - lamb shank, salmon, rinsruladen, for example. Nothing very light except salmon and hopefully, a fish special. Full bar and very extensive beer selection.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: 815-777-2004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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