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Fritz and Frites

317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
+1 815-777-2004
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“schnitzel” (62 reviews)
“mussels” (43 reviews)
“rouladen” (11 reviews)
French, German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Luckily got in without a reservation Saturday night. Staff very good. Red cabbage is delicious.Could have used ice in my water tho.

Thank gokartracer
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Forget what everyone else tells you where to eat, this is the PLACE! I cannot remember our server’s name but she was very Attentive and definitely knew the menu As well As beers..the food was true German, music appropriate, atmosphere lovely! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

But food was average. We had escargot, the garlic was not fresh and slightly burned. The Sauerbraten was good, the red cabbage too sour and mushy. Please do not offer Sauerkraut with this dish as it was done, two sours is too much. Sweet red...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 3 January 2018

My favorite Galena restaurant. The food is great and the customer service is always spot on. Will be going back again soon.

Thank galena7
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Some of the best German food I have had since Milwaukee. The dinner was great, sauerkraut flavorful and spaetzel tender. Recommend the chicken schnitzel special. French house wines are terrific.

Thank beths
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Good food and great service! You have a little bit of France and a little bit of Germany and it works!

Thank enewt147
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Had the schnitzel.Excellent! Restaurant is German/French cuisine. Nice vibes ! Can be romantic. Nice selection of wines.Great customer service. Definitely would eat there again.

Thank Kimberly L
Reviewed 11 December 2017

While we have eaten elsewhere in Galena, Fritz and Frites could be overlooked, being at the North end of the developed area, but it should be first on your list. The atmosphere is intimate and inviting, the menu, while concentrating on German dishes, offers many...More

1  Thank william p
Reviewed 17 November 2017

It was our first night in Galena and after we had driven the length of Main St., we found Fritz and Frites. It is not a large restaurant, but when we arrived, it was just the start of the dinner rush. There were only 3...More

1  Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Atmosphere: Beautiful place. Has a euro setup so you sit close to each other. You hardly notice it since the tables are appropriately positioned. Good thought went into the design of the interior. I found myself mesmerized by how clean meticulously planned the space is....More

Thank Chris F
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Kirk K
28 October 2017|
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Response from Mac K | Reviewed this property |
Don't know but give them a call. It is a small place and if they do have, I'm sure it will be minimal. They won't be open again until Tuesday evening, 815.777.2004
16 February 2017|
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Response from Peg H | Reviewed this property |
they take dinner reservations (recommended) not open for lunch
14 August 2016|
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Response from StLouistraveler99 | Reviewed this property |
I have three grandchildren ages 8-12. They love the fries, roast chicken, onion soup, a desserts. Whenever we go to Galena, they ask to go there. The staff has always been very welcoming and, since they have nut... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-2004
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