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Sunset Grille

$$ - $$$American,
8700 Chestnut Dr, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036-8787
+1 815-777-4660
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good29%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“walleye” (9 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
“filet” (6 reviews)
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American, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
8700 Chestnut Dr, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036-8787
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Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Food - tasty and appetizing and great portions. Reasonable price. Needs a bit of an upgrade, and flowers needed on each table.

Thank pconneen
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

We went on a Tuesday afternoon around 2 and sat on the patio. For not being busy, our service was lacking and we felt like we were put on the back burner. My husband had the shrimp tacos that he was disappointed to see only...More

Thank ckj627
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We sat on the patio and were able to watch a lovely sunset. The food was decent but we weren't there for the food. Drinks were outstanding and the staff was friendly.

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 7 June 2015

A gorgeous hilltop view of the Mississippi River is the main attraction of this restaurant. Food was good but the menu was fairly limited. Entries come with a vegetable side and soup or salad which isn't noted on the menu. Other side dishes are available...More

Thank ballengerc
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We ate here in May 2015 - and we all found our meals to be incredible/perfectly cooked. The service was excellent. We had an amazing vista from our table near the window and really enjoyed the sunset as we dined. We all ordered steaks (3...More

Thank Kshopper1
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Excellent Food, Very clean restaurant, outstanding service and very good prices. Great choice for lunch or supper. Next time in town we will try their supper menu

Thank George M
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Beautiful view but that was about it. Insect in my salad. Prime rib tasted steamed, more like a pot roast. Waitress was pleasant but no comp after removing my buggy salad, only comment was oh, that's gross. I will get you another one.

Thank Jo L
Reviewed 1 November 2014

If it wasn't for the beautiful views and nice décor of this resort restaurant I would have given it a lower than poor rating. I came here with three friends for a relaxing dinner at sunset. The restaurant was not crowded - very quiet in...More

Thank dasco474
Reviewed 29 October 2014

For such a beautiful space and view, it's a shame that the quality of service was lacking. It was pretty dead in there when I got there. Meeting a few friends for dinner. Took the server about 15 mins to come over and take drink...More

Thank Cottage20
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Great meal with family. Walleye and salmon were good. Some liked the filet, too. Service was professional.

Thank VanguardTX
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8700 Chestnut Dr, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036-8787
    (Blackjack Road)
  • Public Transportation: None
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-777-4660
The Sunset Grille is a refreshing fine dining experience, where the view is almost as spectacular as the food. Perched high on a bluff, and featuring a 1,400 sq ft outdoor dining deck overlooking the Upper Mississippi River Valley, the restaurant offers a little bit of everything. From signature sandwiches, mouth watering steaks, to fresh seafood.
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