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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%
Travellers talk about
“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 yesterday

After several trips to Galena, we had heard about this euro-style bistro near the end of the Main St business district. The food and service were excellent! We look forward to returning for more great meals. YUM

Thank JCgolf9
Reviewed 3 days ago

How unique -- a French and German restaurant. One person enjoys French cuisine, and the other enjoys German cuisine? Perfect! Give it a try!

Thank Curt K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Best restaurent in Galena. While the menu is limited it is all very well done. Classic German and French staple dishes.

Thank Mac K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling through with our dog; it was a hot day and they offered to let us park just outside their side door so she could see us and vice versa. Middling expensive, but well worth the cost. We shared the compote and there...More

Thank Geezergourmand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is a combination of German and French cuisine but the focus is on German. As a non-meat eater, the fish options were quite limited but the special of the day trout was very good. Others that tried the German entrees were very pleased.

Thank 392ssf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 13 May 2017

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
Reviewed 12 May 2017 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
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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
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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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