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Fried Green Tomatoes proudly serves wonderful 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 are a multi-level dining facility in a historic downtown building. For the dining enjoyment for all of our guests, we do not provide highchairs or booster seats. Corkage fee $15.00 per regular sized bottle.
PRICE RANGE
$18 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Italian, American, Tuscan, Central-Italian
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm (one of) the shuttle driver for Frank O'Dowd's Irish Cottage Inn and Suites. People are always asking what I would recommend, and I honestly reply if I have not had the experience myself. I very often hear Fried Green Tomatoes (Galena, IL) come up...in conversation. So,.. ...my wife and I tried it this evening. We started out with Crab Cakes, a White Russian and a deliciously refreshing Black Berry Mojito! Yum! Our meals were the Chicken Marsella and the Mediterranean Sea Bass. Dessert was Tiramisu and Creme Brulee. Very memorable. And thankfully, our waitress, Madison, was a cheerful, vibrant young lady that capped the evening for us. Thank you Madison and Fried Green Tomatoes for a wonderful, memorable evening! I will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait to be seated on a very busy night was reasonable. The ambience, service, and food were all excellent! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have not been to Fried Green Tomatoes since they left their country location and moved to Main Street. We were looking for something special. We will be returning often, My wife had the Filet Mignon and shrimp. Our dinner salads were wonderful along with...their warm bread loaf, My wife's steak was sooo tender and delicious and cooked to perfection. My Scallops were amazing. Service was special. Alexis was training a new employee, Kye, who is going to be one of their best waiters. We can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 23, 2022

We were looking for a place for Saturday evening dinner while visiting Galena for the weekend, and I'm glad we picked Fried Green Tomatoes. Service was excellent. They have steaks but we decided to go with Italian comfort food as it is one of their...specialties and you can get a steak any time. My husband and I generally order different things and trade plates half way through our meal, so I tried both the garlic & spinach tortellini and the Tuscan mac-n-cheese. Yum on both counts! Often restaurant mac-n-cheese can be too rich but this had the right blend of cheese plus peppers and sausages to be the perfect blend of yummy comfort without the over-richness of some choices. The tortellini was excellent, as the peppers, zucchini and pesto make it just right. Salads are included. We skipped dessert because our meal was plenty! If you go on a weekend, I strongly suggest reservations. As we arrived for our 5:45 reservation, I heard the host tell someone without a reservation that his next available was 9:00 p.m.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 20, 2022

I loved this restaurant. The food, decor and service were top notch. I had veal parmesan and it was fabulous. My friend had grilled scallops which she loved. Meals came with a delicious salad and warm focaccia bread. Desserts looked great (especially tiramisu), but the...dinner portions were so large that there was no room for dessert. We were there on a Wednesday and all glasses of house wine were half price - the wine was excellent. I will eat there again the next time I am in Galena.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 17, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to this restaurant for the past 20 years. I have written several five star reviews on Tripadvisor over the years. the menu items have always been a little bit pricey, but you felt like you were getting a...good size meal in the process. that doesn’t seem to be the case now. I ordered the Tuscan mac & cheese, that dish I have had at least three other occasions- it is a delicious meal. In the past the portion was big enough that I was able to take leftovers home. not so on this occasion, even the amount of Italian sausage seemed much smaller in comparison. My wife ordered the chicken piccata, for $27, and was shocked to get one very thin, skinless chicken breast, and six cubed, roasted potatoes. We thought she had ordered a half portion. I just read a previous review from 2021 complaining about the same thing, only they received four roasted potatoes and a skinny breast, so maybe we were lucky. I’m really not sure what has changed, but it may be a while before we drop back in again. Sad to say that.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 10, 2022 via mobile

Our food was amazing and the service was great! I had the veal parm and it was cooked to perfection. Would strongly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 9, 2022

We were able to get reservations for a Friday night reserving a couple days ahead. We did get there a bit early and waited a bit for the table which was fine. One thing I didn't like at all was that above the bar, while...waiting, there is a larger painting of a naked woman done in the " old timey" style. I know this was the case 100 years ago that paintings like that be on the wall, but I'm offended seeing that. Didn't get a great first impression. We both ordered Expresso steak and liked it - potatoes serving maybe a bit small, but was great. Bread before the meal was Excellent! Service nice and we were seated by the window, as requested. I would give 5 stars if not that for painting. Despite the great meal, I would not return based on that one issue alone.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 9, 2022 via mobile

Great food and service. We felt it was responsibly priced. Definitely need reservations prior to getting in town for the weekend.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2022

Great food, wonderful team and tremendous atmosphere. We enjoyed the blackberry pork ribeye and seared scallops this evening. Scallops were cooked to perfection. Kudos to staff you rocked a full house. Appreciated the opportunity to meet owner Mr Bonnet as we were leaving. Highly recommend,...the hype about the restaurant is real, go there and enjoy!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 26, 2022

The place was nice and our service was excellent, the food was good, although a bit pricey. My husband enjoyed the signature dish of Fried Green Tomatoes even though they were prepared a bit differently than he was used to

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 15, 2022

We went as a foursome. Three of us had cocktails. All were fine. (First-timer with a mojito didn't understand why it has been a big deal.) Foodie had walleye & asparagus, pronouncing it delicious. Vegetarian had the garlic & spinach tortellini - liked it a...lot (included roasted peppers & zucchini.) The other two diners enjoyed the expresso steak and chicken Vesuvio. One of us had cheesecake for dessert, dont's remember what else. All very good. Restaurant has a dress code, of sorts (collared shirts, blouses) that our guests were unaware of. No one made an issue of their very casual appearance - perhaps because were dining outside. Server was knowledgable and attentive. Very pleasant experience.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 12, 2022 via mobile

Delicious. Had the steak and shrimp. Good wine. Nice atmosphere. Sat upstairs so could see the street view. Would return.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 10, 2022

Very friendly service and outdoor seating was pleasant. The wine was agreeable but food was not up to agreeable temperature.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 8, 2022 via mobile

Food was delicious, they offered a great selection of wines, staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend

Date of visit: September 2022
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It was just my husband and I dining, but we did sit next to a family with young children and it didn’t seem to be an issue. Everything did seem fine. The manager we spoke with seemed delightful, I’m sure if you had questions... More
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