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Fritz and Frites

317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
+1 815-777-2004
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“schnitzel” (61 reviews)
“mussels” (41 reviews)
“pommes frites” (14 reviews)
All hours
French, German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in 20 minutes before closing and we're greeted with a welcome and would you be patient as they were packed. We were not in a hurry and just happy they would accommodate now 10 minutes before closing time. Now to the review: Excellent...More

1  Thank tnlindahl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started with the frites which are always delightful. One of us ordered the cassoulet which was just as good as anything you find in France and the other had French onion soup and a caesar salad. Both were excellent and arrived with a warm...More

2  Thank happytraveler34109
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only problem is that there are so many great things on the menu it's hard to choose. My casolatte was very good as was the sauerbraten; very good service. Highly recommend giving it a try if you like German or French food.

Thank Quinnscommentary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in After church on Sunday and the six of us ordered various entrees. The service was very good and my Green Eggs and Ham, a knock off off eggs Benedict, were great. All of us were very pleased with our meals and would...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We have eaten here several time and come back with friends. When you can't decide if you want French or German food, this is a great little spot. Charming atmosphere, delicious food, good wine, moderate prices.

Thank U5663GFsandrab
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A great marriage of French and Germany cooking. They have a massive collection of beers on the wall to select from! The schnitzels are made from several different meats, not just veal. Salads were fresh and tasty.

Thank NCcatpeople
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Went here on the recommendation from the owners of the B&B where we stayed. A small intimate restaurant near the end of main Street. We had escargot and the special, which was trout...both excellent. The waitress knew which wine would pair well with our meal....More

Thank betsy s
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Four of us had dinner at Fritz and Frites, three opted for German dishes which were well received, and I chose the special French entrée for the evening. Service was attentive but not intrusive. My husband and I ordered Kir Royale before dinner which was...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 25 August 2017

A very cute restaurant. Catchy name. The food was interesting but average in execution. The dessert was very good. I would eat there again.

Thank scraphappyinFL
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Quaint Atmosphere Attentive Waitstaff Authentic French and German cuisine (Phenomenal Schnitzel and Onion Soup) Brunch is a must!

Thank Kschippy
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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
Peggy B
26 July 2015|
Response from Jennifer K |
You will love this place! We just went there yesterday (July 24, 2015) and walked in with no reservation on a Friday for an early dinner at 4:00pm. I personally had the rindsrouladen and it was delicious, tender and spot on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, 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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