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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)
Opens in 23 min
American, Contemporary
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
8700 Chestnut Dr, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036-8787
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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...More

Thank Terry A
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.

Thank Jonny C
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.

Thank Jim25w644
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...More

Thank Milan B
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...More

Thank christine102262
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.

Thank Cecile K
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...More

Thank horseshowmom
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...More

1  Thank Judy L
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...More

Thank fink_girl
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...More

Thank Luv2chat
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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
Groups, Child-friendly
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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