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Sunset Grille

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8700 Chestnut Dr, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036-8787 (Blackjack Road)
+1 815-777-4660
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Iowa
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped for lunch on an overcast day, but no snow yet. Good thing. I don't think I'd want to drive the road in snow (I'm a wus :) 15% grade coming from Galena. Real easy drive from Hanover. It is at a ski resort so you better expect a hill! The restaurant overlooks the run (actually the river). Hubby... More 

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Thank Maryoke
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy driving up to this restaurant when I am in Galena. Was seated at the window overlooking the ski area. Ordered an ice tea and a grilled chicken sandwich. Kelly our waitress was excellent and took good care of me. The football game was on unfortunately my team was loosing but the atmosphere at the bar was fun.... More 

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Thank Terry A
Elgin, Illinois
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for supper. We were in Galena for the Galena Country fair. The restaurant has beautiful views of the Mississippi River valley. I was disappointed with my food order. I ordered the Ahi Tuna. It was over cooked.

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Thank Jonny C
Wheaton, Illinois
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The view of the Mississippi Riverfrom either inside or outside dining is fantastic. The salmon and the burgers are both excellent and their is a nice beer selection list.

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Thank Jim25w644
Galena, Illinois
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Advance reservations for 21 people didn't seem to make a difference to the wait staff. We were all seated for at least 1/2 hour before we had to chase down someone to take drink orders, then they looked at one another like deer in the headlights not knowing who was responsible for our party. Several more minutes passed before two... More 

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Thank Milan B
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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350 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Located in the 1960's era chalet style Chestnut Mountain resort hotel, this restaurant has that smell of an old ski resort. You can sit outside on the deck or inside, we would have preferred outside but it was one of those scorching hot days and we were with a large party, so sat inside. The waitresses were cool but efficient.... More 

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Thank christine102262
Tinley Park, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Located in a less then desirable motel, Sunset Grille has a limited, casual menu but great views. Food was good; staff friendly. Nice outdoor patio to have one last cocktail on while the sun sets.

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Thank Cecile K
Schaumburg
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

The view can't be beat! It was lovely. And the food...great! But the employees make you feel like your are bothering them. We were there at a very off time, other one other party of 4 in the restaurant. However there was no one at the hostess counter to greet you, and the bartender didn't even look up from her... More 

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Thank horseshowmom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

A party of 6 who enjoyed the entire experience: their meal, the views and the sunset. Each person had something different: filet, walnut encrusted walleye, grilled shrimp, volcano chicken, Black & Blue burger without the bun, and the monstrous turkey bacon club. It was all fantastic. For dessert we shared the double chocolate cheesecake the strawberry swirl cheesecake. Service was... More 

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Urbana
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

While in Galena, we stayed in a B&B near Chestnut Mountain. We originally went based on a recommendation for their pizza. It was so good! It had a cracker thin crust and great sauce. We also shared an order of chicken nachos. The second time we went, we had sandwiches. They were good as well. You really can't beat the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?