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Fritz and Frites

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2326
+1 815-777-2004
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service and food were phenomenal! We had such a fun time just enjoying our meal and the atmosphere.

Thank Michelle B
Chicago, Illinois
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192 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had a fantastic dinner at Fritz and Frites! This is a little restaurant (15 tables total) but so cute and very intimate! Call ahead to make reservations - it's worth it. The food was delicious. We had the escargot which wasn't great but completely overshadowed by our entrees. I had the cassoulet that was divine! It had shredded rabbit... More 

Thank Carol D
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We went to Fritz and Frites our last night in Galena...boy did I wish we'd tried it sooner! Where other restaurants seemed pricy for meh food, this was truly a special dinner and everything was delicious. Salad was fresh and crunchy, with a light vinaigrette, cassoulet was rich and filled with yummy meats, shnitzel was thin, crisp, and hot, and... More 

Thank Catherine J
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Fritz & Frites came highly recommended to us -- and now I understand why. The food was remarkable. An exciting twist on German and French fare with a small menu meticulous in its offerings. I ordered the Schweinschnitzel (pork schnitzel) and after the first bite, didn't want to share the rest. We also ordered the Cassoulet which was rich and... More 

Thank edjones1985
addison, il
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Delicious! The parsnip soup and brie/apple appetizer my wife had was really good. The salmon with ligonberry was recommended by our B&B owner. He was right to do so. Wonderful service

Thank PJL17
Western Springs, Illinois
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Visited Galena recently and we were pleasantly surprised to find that this restaurant is still there and still just as good as we remembered it from prior visits. We had forgotten the "calendar" and we stopped in to check on a reservation for early Friday evening on December 30, 2016. We soon found out that for 4 there was nothing... More 

Thank Tom P
Freeport, Illinois
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We happened to go for lunch on a day they were open for a wine preview. We have been there several times for lunch and always look forward to the pleasant atmosphere, good service and excellent unique food. They are not normally open for lunch any longer. They do brunch and dinner.

Thank Peg H
Madison, WI
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Was only one of two parties that ventured out in the snow, but well worth it. Had a difficult time picking just one meal - the staff had good recommendations, but made the choice even more difficult. Picked the onion soup - just right with lots of cheese and a big crouton, Wienerschnitzel - light and crispy with tasty spaetzel,... More 

Thank gawul00
Blue Island, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Looking for a different restaurant to try, my husband and I made a dinner reservation at Fritz and Frites. From the moment we entered, it was a wonderful and relaxing dining experience. Our waitress, Sara, was fabulous; helpful, funny, and just right. The food was absolutely delicious and we had a truly enjoyable time. We will definitely dine there again... More 

Thank susanc4749
Elgin, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We didn't know what to expect - mid week, town dead, but what a find. They cover both cuisines well in their lovely European styled bistro. We had a great bottle of wine, excellent service and we ordered some German and some French. All delicious! Would return any time we're near Galena.

Thank Andrea M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, German, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?