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Fritz and Frites

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317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
+1 815-777-2004
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Galena, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Galena hands down. We had a private dinner for ten people in the back dining room of the restaurant. Fred the owner and chef came out and visited and Tim our server bent over backwards for us. All were impressed. Best wine list in Galena too!

Thank John L
Galena, Illinois
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Intimate quiet dining of the finest kind. We enjoy having the option to enjoy entrees of German or French cuisine. Always a wonderful experience I wish we could go more frequently

Thank _snapshot2
Rochester, Minnesota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfectly made wienerschnitzel with spaetzle and red cabbage, but the apple strudel was the best! Charming setting, excellent service, excellent selection of imported beer.

1 Thank 513LindaW513
Galena, Il.
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our "go to" restaurant when friends and family come in from out of town. The schnitzel is tender inside and crispy outside. The trout special was prepared perfectly. The dessert was sumptuous. Thank you, Fritz and staff!

1 Thank GalenaBedandBreakfst
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477 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is nothing but great. Love the wiener-schnitzel and spaetzle. The pate & mussels are a must have. Very nice wine list. The place is very small be prepared to be seated close to others. Good to call ahead.

Thank Go2FunFood
Cleghorn, Iowa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

German/French cusine. Authentic German and French food as good as we had in Germany. Wine list is excellent. The sauerbraten was the best I have ever had. And the red cabbage was amazing. If you enjoy creations by a truly gifted chef you have to try this restaurant.

Thank glovesj
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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237 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 I was warned that it was prepared medium rare and would not look that way... More 

Thank Reyna Y
Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 strudel. Great service, too. Would go back.

Thank Gwen B
Janesville, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, German, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?