Dine at Galena’s Fried Green Tomatoes

written by Enjoy Illinois on October 15, 2013 in Food & Drink and Great Rivers Country and Illinois Wine Country and Romantic Getaways and Shopping with no comments

After spending a fall day shopping in downtown Galena, you are sure to crave some of the warm, Italian comfort food Fried Green Tomatoes serves. With a menu full of rustic favorites that of course includes a fried green tomato appetizer, Fried Green Tomatoes is a must-stop spot in Illinois’ Great Rivers Country region.

Housed in one of Galena’s historic buildings, the inviting atmosphere sets the scene for a romantic dinner for two or a night out with friends. The restaurant boasts an award-winning wine list recognized by Wine Spectator. What’s more, you can sample any of the house pours for only $2 a glass every Tuesday night.

An award-winning wine list provides perfect pairing options for any item on the menu (Photo credit: Mark Segal)

An award-winning wine list provides perfect pairing options for any item on the menu (Photo credit: Mark Segal)

This local favorite takes pride in their attention to detail on every plate and unwavering customer service. Fried Green Tomatoes was awarded Trip Advisor’s 2013 Certificate of Excellence for consistent outstanding traveler reviews. This prestigious honor is only given to the top 10 percent of businesses listed on the world’s largest travel site.

Visitors and locals alike flock to Main Street in Downtown Galena every fall (Photo credit: Michael Seroni)

Visitors and locals alike flock to Main Street in Downtown Galena every fall (Photo credit: Michael Seroni)

While the restaurant only serves dinner, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy during the day in downtown Galena. Take the General Grant walking tour to explore the historic highlights of Main Street guided by one of Galena’s most notable citizens, General Ulysses S. Grant.

— The Illinois Office of Tourism