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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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French, German, European, Central European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to dining here after enjoying a fantastic lunch here about ten years ago. And everything was great, especially the pate, but the steak was surprisingly sub-par. Would recommend the restaurant, but maybe have the chicken schnitzel or roast chicken and...definitely avoid the steak. Service was great.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Sauerbraten as good as any back we had in our vist to Germany. The prune dessert we heard about was every bit as good as described.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely family-owned restaurant with a menu reminiscent of Alsace. Charming decor and excellent service. The food is quite authentic. It’s a nice change from the typical Galena fare. I would definitely return

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit to this gorgeous little restaurant. Had the best sauerbraten and spaetzel I've had in decades and thoroughly enjoyed the friendly service and lively atmosphere. Can't wait to come back!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 17 October 2022 via mobile

We love Fritz and Frites. The atmosphere is cozy. The service is always excellent. The food is fabulous. I had the chicken and green beans, they were cooked to perfection. Save room for dessert, you will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2022

This restaurant had the atmosphere of a place where you fit right in and were treated as special friends. The food was delicious and the German Chocolate Cake was very GOOD! Everywhere we went we met the nicest people which enriched our experiences!!!!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 September 2022

If Fritz and Frites is the only thing you know about Alsatia, you're doing fine. Our late-afternoon supper consisted of Altlantic Salmon with haricot verts (green beans) in lingonberry sauce, with Foodie remembering the beans "they were especially good." Vegetarian had a green salad and...(probably) mac & cheese, although F and F appears to have a vegetarian item on the menu - ratatouille tart.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2022

Admittedly, Galena, IL is not a huge place and there aren't many fine dining restaurants here. In fact, there's only Fritz and Frites. But does that mean that F&F is really worth the hype? I'm here to tell you, Fritz and Frites EARNS their accolades....We ate here on Friday night of our weekend in Galena, and we returned on Saturday. The service was attentive and personal, especially notable at a time where most restaurants are hugely understaffed. The food was delicious. The ambiance, comfortable, homey, with an attention to what really matters. It's a perfect neighborhood bistro.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022

I had their flank steak, which was marinated perfectly. The steak was so tender and loads of flavor. If you get the German Chocolate cake, split it with someone else. It's equal to 1/4 of a whole cake. Too much.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 August 2022

We asked our friends, who have lived in Galena for years, to choose the best restaurant in town for a Friday dinner during our three-day getaway. They didn't have to flip a coin. Their choice was Fritz and Frites, their personal favorite, a German/French bistro...that has wowed diners for 16 years. Located at 317 North Main Street, just around the corner from the Jail Hill Inn, our bed-and-breakfast accommodation, it is the pride and joy of the husband-and-wife team of Fred and Karyn Grzeslo. They specialize in such European fare as schnitzel, steak frites and garlic roasted chicken. Wendy, our always-accommodating and friendly and knowledgeable server, guided us through the menu. The second I noticed that wienerschnitzel was all about veal cutlets, I was hooked. With red cabbage or sauerkraut and potatoes. We started with bowls of delicious cream of zuccinni soup. Three of us ordered wienerschnitzel while the fourth, a diabetic, opted for salmon. Dessert? Another no-brainer. Apple strudel was a tasty option. But when Wendy mentioned profiteroles, the issue was settled. How many times do you see profiteroles on a menu? Rarely. And these profiteroles were as good as it gets, chocolate puffs filled with vanilla ice cream. Too often profiteroles come with whipped cream. But Fritz and Frites is the real thing.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022 via mobile

Loved this place! Food was authentic and great wine selection. Our servicer was so sweet and made us feel like we were dining at some one's home rather than at a restaurant. Great service. She knew the menu and described everything accurately. Can't wait to...return.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 15 July 2022

Outstanding food and service! Their escargot is incredible! I frequent their restaurant and always leave with a smile.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022 via mobile

Everything looked charming, and maybe I just ordered poorly, but I was not impressed with the steak frites. The steak was quite tough and chewy and lacked much flavor. The frites, though very impressive looking, are impossible to eat with anything but your fingers (and...this doesn't feel like a place for finger food), and the thinness of the fries leaves them quite crisp, almost chip-like. Not really bad, just not what I would expect for a classy meal served with steak.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and service. We will definitely be back for our next visit to Galena. French cuisine was outstanding. Also has German cuisine. Make sure to make a reservation.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

Service was excellent! Our group ordered rouladen, chicken schnitzel, pork schnitzel and veal schnitzel. Each mouthwatering entree came with incredible sauerkraut or red cabbage and spatzel. We also ordered “frites”, an enormous, delicious mound of freshly fried shoestring fries and German potato salad. Every bite...was incredible. You must dine here!!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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SultanaB107
3 June 2019|
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Response from Zumbido | Reviewed this property |
I was a patron at this restaurant, not the chef or owner, but the menu is quite limited, so I doubt they have gluten-free options. You may wish to contact them.
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Kirk K
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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
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  • Food: 4.5
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