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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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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We are not normally the type who eat at a hotel restaurant but it was late and we were hungry so gave it a shot! We were not disappointed. The service was excellent as was the meal. Strip steak for my husband who mentioned it was better than the last one he had at Shula's! I had the wild mushroom... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We visited this restaurant this past weekend 8/28-8/30, 2015. The only reason I could not give this more than 3 stars was because of our seating arrangement. Otherwise it would be an easy 4 out of 5. I was really excited to go to this place for the view. I called around 5:00 p.m. the day thinking there would be... More 

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chicago burbs
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151 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

It is worth coming here for the view alone! Our service was very good. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Do not order Chicken Fusilli! It was the worst meal I've ever had in a restaurant. Horrible Chef Boyardee flavor, (canned?) chunked chicken & over cooked pasta. The server responded to our complaint by calling this a "simple dish". Fortunately, I shared the... More 

Thank crazyflamingo
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2015

i expected a more imaginative menu and more interesting ingredients. the locally caught fish [walleye] was previously frozen. salad was too greasy as were the grilled vegetables. few fish choices.

Thank Carole E
Limerick, Ireland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
Peoria, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 July 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 4-5 quarter sized shrimp in each taco and maybe only 7-8 waffle fries. The steak... More 

Thank ckj627
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 for an additional $4. ( $4 for half of a sweet potato cut into fourths,... More 

Thank ballengerc
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 - filet mignons, 1 -NY strip with Gorgonzola sauce) and ordered sides: horseradish whipped potatoes... More 

Thank Kshopper1
Grinnell, Iowa
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

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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
Child-friendly, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?