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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 242
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Quaint bistro with excellent food

Its not much to look at from the outside, but had a wonderful European feel inside. The food was wonderful, one of the best sour braten dinners we ever had; rivaled my mother's. We are from a German family. Hostess and wait staff extremely friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
0503RNR
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Sparta, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Toledo
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We arrived in Galena fairly late and had a couple of choices to choose from at 8pm. We picked this restaurant because of the different type of food - German. I had not ever eaten German food before. We came into the restaurant with tshirts and blue jeans, so let me say out of fairness, I felt out of place.... More 

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Its not much to look at from the outside, but had a wonderful European feel inside. The food was wonderful, one of the best sour braten dinners we ever had; rivaled my mother's. We are from a German family. Hostess and wait staff extremely friendly and helpful.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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96 reviews 96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place has a good mixture of French and German food. They also offer a good German beer selection, as well as a good selection of French wine. They food is very good, but not the best German or French i have had. The atmosphere is also good, doing a decent job of mimicking a European cafe. I recommend giving... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Best meal I had in Galena! I loved the options between German and French entrees. I choose the wiener schnitzel and it was wonderful!!! I sampled other dishes from friends and all were equally tasty! Service was great - attentive and friendly. Only disappointment was the appetizer frites. They were shoe string style with no aioli.

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Manteno, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My husband and I visited this delightful French/German bistro for the first time for lunch and we were so pleased to find such a wonderful little restaurant with such a uniquely different menu. The food was absolutely fabulous and our waiter was prompt and personable. I had a Panini style goat cheese with fig preserves sandwich and my husband had... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Fritz and Frites is toward the eastern end of busy Main Street in Galena, and a bit quieter as a result. It's a very nice small bistro serving French and German food in a relaxed atmosphere. The food is excellent, the service fine; it felt like a little bit of France, which we appreciated. The cost was reasonable, the servings... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went for dinner while staying in Galena! We walk it and ask if we had a reservation, but we didn't. We were sat promptly. Serve was very good, and the server told us about some changes to the menu. He told us about the soup of the day which was a tomato herb soup which was excellent. I then... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Fritz and Frites just keeps living up to our high expectations! The apps and soups are wonderful. I had mussels and my wife had the french onion soup. Both are wonderful. For mains she had the schweinschnitzel and I had the roast chicken. She loved the schnitzel and I am always amazed that the chef can get so much flavor... More 

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DeForest, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My husband and I spent a few days in Galena for a short change of scene and we were lucky enough to have dinner at Fritz and frites. We visited the restaurant based on a recommendation from a shop owner in Galena who said they had great German food. Actually the restaurant itself has the look of a French bistro... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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188 reviews 188 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We live near Galena so it came as a surprise that we had not eaten at this restaurant before. We have since corrected that mistaken several times. Fritz and Frites is located at the north end of Main Street and just a bit beyond the shopping area. It is, therefore, just the place for a fine lunch before attacking the... 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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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?