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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” (11 reviews)
“filet” (6 reviews)
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American, Contemporary
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8700 Chestnut Dr, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036-8787
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We ate a late lunch after the kids spent time riding the Alpine slide and zipline. Good food, sandwiches mostly, good service and great view!

Thank Jana S
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Despite the reviews, we decided to try it. Appetizer and wine were good. Then the entrees came and the evening was ruined. The broiled walleye was like a plain fish stick with no seasoning and an weird taste. Sent it back for filet and the...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We were recommened this place by our Inn for the view! It was gorgous sitting on the patio overlooking the Mississippi! The service was good, they had one waitress for all the tables outside. The food was just ok. I asked if a potato could...More

Thank jessicajP2444RF
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We recent;y had dinner at the Sunset Grille on a warm night in July. The dinning room appeared very elegant, but all of the dinner guests were seated outside on the patio area overlooking the Mississippi. So we decided to sit outside as well. Our...More

Thank RealHungryMann
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Poor service, mediocre food. Staff was very unattentive. Would neve go back. The staff had no training. Brought your next couse of food before you finished your previous couse. No wonder no one was there. Very expensive for the food and service

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 7 June 2017

On the recommendations of a few friends, we decided to go to the Sunset Grille. Everyone told us about the amazing view and they were right! The view was absolutely beautiful. However, it didn't make up for the horrible food. The kale and artichoke dip...More

1  Thank AdventureMom91
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a regular lunch stop on our motorcycle rides. The view of the Mississippi valley from the the deck is as good as it gets in this region. Great in the summer and spectacular in during fall colors. The food is average but who...More

Thank Dogan D
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to dinner here on our first night in Galena. This restaurant is part of a bigger resort area. It was dark when we came in and impossible to find a parking spot. The restaurant was practically empty when we arrived....More

1  Thank felicia B
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We were here a few years ago, and, based on our experience then, we weren't expecting to have a good meal. What a pleasant surprise to find a really good restaurant out here! For lunch we had shrimp tacos, Reuben sandwich and salads...all very good...More

Thank Giraffiegirl
Reviewed 30 November 2016

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...More

Thank Maryoke
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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
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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