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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 263
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 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
Dinner with girlfriends

Service very attentive. Food was plentiful, above average but I expected more. I had Steak au Poivre salad and expected more peppercorn brandy flavor. Shared mussels

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Service very attentive. Food was plentiful, above average but I expected more. I had Steak au Poivre salad and expected more peppercorn brandy flavor. Shared mussels

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Boise, Idaho
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Fabulous food, service and experience. Was looking for an excellent place for german food and I found it! The sauerbraten was absolutely delicious! I tried the chicken schnitzel and steak and frites my companions had, and they were very, very good as well. The decor, ambiance and service were extraordinary and I can't wait to go again next time I'm... More 

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a very lovely experience at Fritz and Frites. Darling, quaint place with German food. A wonderful dining experience all around.

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Galena, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Casual, French bistro darling place, but with German food. A huge beer and good wine selection. I asked the waiter for a recommendation for beer. Based on what I typically drink, he recommended a German beer that was great! I ordered the bratwurst with German potato salad. The salad was... More 

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Lincoln, Illinois
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was my favorite dining experience in Galena by far! The atmosphere is very French bistro which is well complimented by the German and French influenced menu. We felt like we were dining in a Nancy Meyers movie :) My husband tried the pork wiener schnitzel and I had the salade Nicoise, both very good! Good wine list with wines... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had wanted to try Fritz and Frites the last time we were in Galena, in June 2015, however, the place was closed due to the owners were on vacation. Luckily, this time around, Fritz and Frites was open and are we glad they were. The beer, food and staff were amazing and we'll be coming back to Fritz the... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There is no question that the owner and staff make every effort to provide the very best experience they possibly can. The service was excellent, the ambiance was very nice and the wine was tasty. The food, however, did not measure up to what I had been expecting after reading the reviews. I ordered the "steak au poivre" and was... More 

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Davenport Iowa
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had an excellent meal here. They serve both French and German cuisine with an extensive wine list. The service was excellent, both attentive and knowledgeable. It's a small place with the look of a French bistro. We had the goose liver pate as an appetizer, which was very good. I had the salmon with lingonberry sauce for my entree... More 

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Delicious food and wonderful service at this French/German bistro. Hubby was a little deterred by the lace curtains but certainly enjoyed his meal! We stopped in for lunch on a Tuesday and were so glad we did. Hubby enjoyed the salmon salad with grapefruit and avocado topped with lingonberry dressing. I sampled their delicious onion soup followed by a spinach... More 

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Bridgeview, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The food was simply amazing. Husband and I shared the cheese plate for an appetizer and I thoroughly enjoyed the PEI Mussels in Champagne cream sauce for main dish. They were excellent. Our server, Zach, was very helpful and friendly. I hope to get back to Galena again some day primarily to visit this restaurant.

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
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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