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Fritz and Frites

317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
815-777-2004
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Ranked #4 of 56 Restaurants in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, German
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were in Galena, IL, for our daughter-in-law's birthday and booked this restaurant 5 days in advance. We had a group of 6 adults, so I am glad we made reservations. Most of us had Wiener Schnitzel and we were amazed at how wonderfully it was prepared. They meat was tender and the breading was perfect. The service was good... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

The Schnitzel was nice, the red cabbage very good and the spaetzel fine. And portion size generous! I was all ready for a very good review (for a small town restaurant) ... but then came dessert. Really? Hours old coffee, tea water not hot enough to brew. That's not ok -- and something that should be done right! The dessert,... More

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Lockport, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My wife and I were in Galena to celebrate her birthday recently, and upon arriving just past noon, we headed straight for Fritz and Frites. It is located at the end of town if you enter from route 20, so unless you "go the distance" to the end of the downtown area you'll miss it. We've dined here before and... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A lovely dinner. Enjoy their wide selection of foreign beers. Try the Astra. Escargots de Bourgogne for an appetizer. The Hanger Steak is fantastic if you can catch it on their special.

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Naperville Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

During a girlfriend weekend in Galena, four of us accidentally found Fritz & Frites at the east end of Main Street. We were starving and did not have a reservation, but due to the time we walked in (6 pm) we were seated and taken care of...first great sign of great service. I'm not a huge fan of French food... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a nice, somewhat small, restaurant at the north end of the main drag in Galena. As advertised, the food has a heavy French/Germanic influence, while the restaurant has the somewhat more "formal" appearance and "flavor" of a French Bistro. The appetizers looked intriguing, but we did not have any. We had several of the German selections (Sauerbraten, Rolladen... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Food and beverage was excellent with friendly wait staff. Very relaxing place to eat. We both got German entrees which seemed appropriate with the German settlers in the region.

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

As the name implies: a menu of French and German selections. There were 8 of us so we had a good cross section of the menu. Several of my companions had salmon with a ligonberry sauce and said it was quite good. One person had steak and said it was cooked to perfection. I ordered the mussels which seemed to... More

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chicago, il
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Just like the name implies, the food choices include German & French. We were directed here to find good soup and we happily discovered much more! The cocktails were yummy. The appetizer pate was beyond great. The soup was as good as advertised. The entrées were excellent. Unfortunately we did not have room for desert. We must return! Our server... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The atmosphere was very European. Low lights, no ice, the seating...everything. We had a very relaxing lunch. I had escargot, monsieur crepe with a salad and dressing to die for. My husband had a one time only roast beef sandwich. Our meals were delicious. The service was great and we were there at about 2pm so the place was a... More

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