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Fritz and Frites

317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
+1 815-777-2004
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“schnitzel” (56 reviews)
“mussels” (41 reviews)
“pommes frites” (14 reviews)
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French, German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great menu, delicious food, and refined service. A cozy little place perfect for lunch--worth the walk up the hill. Would definitely recommend.

Thank cathcole
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It had been several years since we last visited Fritz and Frites. The ambience of the restaurant is comfortable and elegant. The french onion soup was amazing! Most everyone was pleased with their dinner selections, except for myself. I ordered the steak frites and although...More

1  Thank Reyna Y
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We had a very nice meal here (a smoked pork chop with spaetzel and red cabbage for me, and schweinschnitzel with spaetzel and sauerkraut for the hubby). I ended up wishing I'd ordered his, and he really liked mine, so we shared. Followed with apple...More

Thank Gwen B
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after a five hour drive, and was very pleased with the restaurant. Very cute, small, and a very definite European flair. Focus on French and German food, it was nicely prepared and presented, and all around quite good.

Thank Patrick G
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Four years ago, we were in Galena for a long weekend and chanced upon this French and German restaurant. Since I am a French educator and my wife is a German educator, it was particularly fun. We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and the food. This...More

Thank RJK_Chicago
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Food was fantastic ! I've never had a bad meal here. At the time we were here they were not very busy , but service was a little slow. We were seated at a small table by the side door, was a little drafty and...More

Thank jaredsgirl
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My wife and I had dinner at F&F this past Saturday. What a great place. The food was fantastic. We both had wienerschnitzel it was very tasty and tender along with the sauerkraut and spaetzle. Apple strudel desert top it off ( you hungry yet!)...More

1  Thank Larry G
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This restaurant's German faire is excellent. Service was great. Waitress was friendly and very helpful. Weinersnitzel is to die for.

Thank KCarl227
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We had Saturday night dinner at Fritz and Frites while my siblings, their spouses and my husband and I had a grown-up get-away in Galena. We arrived early for our reservation but were quickly escorted to the small private dining room in the back. It...More

Thank Victoria R
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We gobbled up every frite mounded on the plate and believe they were better than our memories from France. Only 15 tables, top-notch service, and knock-your-socks off entrees.

Thank Elizabeth O
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can I make reservations for 2 people for next Friday--February 24th?
16 February 2017|
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Response from Peg H | Reviewed this property |
they take dinner reservations (recommended) not open for lunch
Is this place kudos friendly, like 510 y.o.?
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
Hello, I will be travelling to Galena alone in September. I'm of German descent (my mom grew up there) and I love your menu. How long ahead do I have to make a dinner reservation?
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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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