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Sunset Grille

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American, Contemporary
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8700 Chestnut Dr, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036-8787 (Blackjack Road)
+1 815-777-4660
17:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank horseshowmom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Judy L
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank fink_girl
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

My husband and I ate at the Sunset Grille this past weekend. I was a little nervous based upon other TripAdvisor reviews, but we had the recommendation from our B&B and I was interested to see the view. The food was really good. My husband had a steak and I had the Chicken with Wild Mushroom Ravioli. We also had... More 

Thank Luv2chat
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

The view here is beautiful, but that was probably the best part of the meal. We went for lunch and service was extremely slow. The food is pricier, so I was expecting a higher quality of food. The shrimp tacos came with three extremely small shrimp. The chicken nachos seemed like something I had made myself at home. Overall, we... More 

Thank Chelsey J
Janesville, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited Chestnut Mountain Resort to ride the Alpine Slide and Soaring Eagle and thought we'd grab a bite to eat before heading home. We sat on the patio overlooking the Mississippi River. It was simply gorgeous. The waitstaff were attentive and really hustled around taking care of guests. I ordered a portobello and fried green tomato... More 

Thank KristenZee
Barneveld, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

A friend and I took the opportunity to have a sunset dinner on a beautiful mid-September day. The experience was satisfactory on all levels: food, service and ambiance. We sampled the walnut-encrusted walleye and the scallops entree. Both were generous portions accompanied by delicious sides like garlicky mashed potatoes. Cocktails were ample size and well done. This is one of... More 

Thank savory-toothed-tiger
Galena, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We went to the Sunset Grille for the views of the Mississippi and had an amazing meal. The special of the night was a beef filet with lobster ravioli, delicious! I would never have ordered the walleye appetizer, but so glad my sister-in-law did, it was wonderful served with the wasabi aoili dipping sauce.

Thank Glenna M
Milwaukie, Oregon
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2015

The views of the Mississippi River were breath-taking, especially as the sun was setting. It was 70 degrees, perfect weather for sitting on the deck, overlooking the Mississippi River valley. The Walleye strips appetizer was delicious with wasabi aioli sauce. Filet Mignon was so tender, you cut it with a fork! Lobster ravioli was the perfect side dish for the... More 

Thank Anne M
Clinton, Iowa
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110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We wanted to try somewhere different to eat .Chestnut Mountain Resort seemed the spot.Beautiful area overlooking the Mississippi River and you could also watch the people doing the different rides while the eagles soared above .The grille itself was nice.We ate outside on the patio.Some of the tables were still wet from the rain but they wiped one down for... More 

Thank troiann

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?