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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
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Carol Stream, Illinois
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many of argument can be had on the merits of Franco-German relations, but this restaurant is a powerful statement for the peaceful and fruitful comingling the cultures can have in complimenting one another. I was surprised to find out that this place has been open for ten years in Galena! Holy cow am I happy to have dined here! Baked... More 

Thank retacSBoy
Rock City, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such amazing staff to deal with a table FULL of cackling women and the tastiest food in Galena! Excellent choices from apps to dessert.

Thank renatahepler
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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34 reviews
24 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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?