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Sunset Grille

8700 West Chestnut Road, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036
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Ranked #34 of 56 Restaurants in Galena
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Blackjack Road
Transit: None
Description: 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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Caledonia, Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We specifically went out to find this place because the brochure said a great view and great food. Yeah...it was good, both. We didn't really feel like a high end dinner, so the hostess said we could sit on the porch and get the lunch/sandwich menu. That is what we wanted, and the view was fantastic overlooking the MIssissippi River... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Beautiful view, which was the main reason we chose to eat there. Food is very good quality and decent wine list. Wait staff was friendly but would not consider them top notch unlike the food and the view

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Enjoyed the whole experience. The food was really good and the views of the Mississippi and countryside was so nice. I would go back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

What a view. From the hilarious bunny hill just outside the Lodge, across Chestnut Mountain's trails to the Mississippi River and beyond to Iowa. The floor-to-ceiling windows at Sunset are worth a visit, even if it's only for a hot beverage. We had lunch there, your basic burgers and salad. Both were tasty, but a little pricy. The server was... More

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Wilmette, Illinois
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90 reviews 90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Prices and food really good but the view at sunset is to die for. Bar in next room with same fantastic views.

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Galena Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Food overpricrd but okay..service lackluster at . best. .you pay for the view. .admittedly. .it's a great vista

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Love the view to the river and sunset. The restaurant was busy and the waiter seems stressed but he got the table taken care of afterall.

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Sugar Grove, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Our grandsons enjoyed the burgers and pizza on the menu. The Steak nachos were fabulous too...but then came the chocolate torte...OMG!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The view was amazing, and staff were really attentive. Food was excellent and we liked the wine selection

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

a lunch on beautiful Sunday afternoon on a large deck overlooking the upper Mississippi River Valley at the Sunset Grill near Galena? The lunch was very good. Our waitress was pleasant, the atmosphere was lovely and peaceful. I have eaten at this restaurant before and had dinner watching the sunset. Dinner is somewhat pricy. The drive from Galena is very... More

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