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Sunset Grille

8700 West Chestnut Road, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036
8157774660
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Ranked #34 of 56 Restaurants in Galena
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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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Galena, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

For such a beautiful space and view, it's a shame that the quality of service was lacking. It was pretty dead in there when I got there. Meeting a few friends for dinner. Took the server about 15 mins to come over and take drink orders. She seemed a little dull and void of a personality. Dinner was ok. I... More

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Katy, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great meal with family. Walleye and salmon were good. Some liked the filet, too. Service was professional.

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Byron Center, MI
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We made a reservation after reading the ad regarding a sunset dinner. It sounded relaxing and nice to be out of town. We took the 8 mile drive...beautiful, arrived and walked about the property. We went to the dining room where a young hostess was sitting on a stool with her head down, not looking up. I then walked into... More

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Caledonia, Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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charlotte
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Chicago
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
64 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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