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Sunset Grille

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American, Contemporary
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8700 West Chestnut Road, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036 (Blackjack Road)
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8157774660
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Sunset Grille is a refreshing fine dining experience, where the view...
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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
slightly disappointing

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Carole E
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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.

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Food - tasty and appetizing and great portions. Reasonable price. Needs a bit of an upgrade, and flowers needed on each table.

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Peoria, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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.

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WHEATON
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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 

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Grinnell, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 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

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful view but that was about it. Insect in my salad. Prime rib tasted steamed, more like a pot roast. Waitress was pleasant but no comp after removing my buggy salad, only comment was oh, that's gross. I will get you another one.

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Dwight, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If it wasn't for the beautiful views and nice décor of this resort restaurant I would have given it a lower than poor rating. I came here with three friends for a relaxing dinner at sunset. The restaurant was not crowded - very quiet in fact and we were seated right away next to a window overlooking the Mississippi valley... More 

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Galena, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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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Additional Information about Sunset Grille

Address: 8700 West Chestnut Road, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 8157774660
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8700 West Chestnut Road, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036
    (Blackjack Road)
  • Public Transportation: None
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: 8157774660

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?