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Fritz and Frites

Certificate of Excellence
French, German, European, Central European
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317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I were there on Friday and had the salad and escargot. It reminded us of being in Paris! Great service, wine and food. We both commented that we would go there again, for sure!

Thank Julie R
Indianapolis, IN
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173 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two of us ordered steaks frites, and the marinade was delicious. No domestic beer, and I'm a Bud girl! We were two couples touring Galena and enjoyed a nice and quiet restaurant for an evening. No al fresco area, which I love. Excellent server.

Thank Bryan S
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this German/French restaurant to all who visit Galena. We loved it because it was not as expensive as some of the other places, but offered the same quality and deliciousness. The bread and butter was scrumptious and fresh. The schnitzel is awesome. My sister and I weren't extremely hungry (I think we spent too much time sampling jams... More 

Thank MouseMagic
Rock Island, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great german meal schnitzel & rouladen. Dessert was a huge slice of german chocolate cake that all four of us shared. Excellent service, attentive to all our needs. I would go back!

Thank _bjyoungquist
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While traveling back to Minnesota from central Illinois, we stopped at F&F for dinner. It was a great experience. The restaurant has a nice ambiance; it felt cozy, even when it was crowded. Noise levels were good throughout. Being more of a foodie, my wife really enjoyed this place and her pork schnitzel plate with spaetzel on the side. I... More 

Thank MNBallroomDancer
Palos Heights, Illinois
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134 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This our favorite spot in Galena and it never disappoints. We were on a road trip with our granddaughter who also loves F & F. we started with the tender, garlicky butter bathed escargot. we also like their Frisee and lardon salad but we were told the drought in CA had sent the price of frisee skyrocketing. Since they appreciated... More 

Thank Dennis C
Peoria, Illinois
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect restaurant for this couple. He loves German and I love the French. Started with the tasty escargot- great start pared with F wine My dinner was the salmon and he had the lamb/duck casserole. We couldn't be more pleased. It is worth the walk.

Thank RosiePeoria_Illinois
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were the guest of the very gracious Katherine at Fritz and Frites on Wednesday night... The restaurant was on our saved list and we not only were looking forward to the meal itself but the conversation with Katherine who was from my wife's hometown of Belleville. The evening was rainy, which for me was exciting as we haven't had... More 

Thank gsr
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went based on reviews and completely agree that the inside is much more appealing than the exterior. The staff was friendly and helpful since we had never eaten at a German restaurant before. The other diners seemed to be locals and frequented the bistro often so maybe they knew the better meal options. We chose the special spaetzel with... More 

Thank Sheila B
St. Louis, Mo.
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been going to Fritz and Frites for several years. Food is consistently good and service is excellent. Haven't had a bad meal or complaint from family or guests in a dozen visits. Maybe that is because the owners are in the kitchen and the dining room.

Thank StLouistraveler99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: 815-777-2004

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