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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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  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
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  • 2
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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
Great Views

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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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 70 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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Katy, Texas
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?