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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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8700 Chestnut Dr, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036-8787
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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...More

Thank Chelsey J
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...More

Thank KristenZee
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...More

Thank savory-toothed-tiger
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...More

Thank Glenna M
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,...More

Thank Anne M
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...More

Thank troiann
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...More

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...More

1  Thank beat_arkitek
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...More

Thank crazyflamingo
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
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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
Child-friendly, Groups
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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