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Sunset Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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8700 Chestnut Dr, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036-8787 (Blackjack Road)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Elgin, Illinois
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for supper. We were in Galena for the Galena Country fair. The restaurant has beautiful views of the Mississippi River valley. I was disappointed with my food order. I ordered the Ahi Tuna. It was over cooked.

Thank Jonny C
Wheaton, Illinois
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

The view of the Mississippi Riverfrom either inside or outside dining is fantastic. The salmon and the burgers are both excellent and their is a nice beer selection list.

Thank Jim25w644
Galena, Illinois
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Advance reservations for 21 people didn't seem to make a difference to the wait staff. We were all seated for at least 1/2 hour before we had to chase down someone to take drink orders, then they looked at one another like deer in the headlights not knowing who was responsible for our party. Several more minutes passed before two... More 

Thank Milan B
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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342 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Located in the 1960's era chalet style Chestnut Mountain resort hotel, this restaurant has that smell of an old ski resort. You can sit outside on the deck or inside, we would have preferred outside but it was one of those scorching hot days and we were with a large party, so sat inside. The waitresses were cool but efficient.... More 

Thank christine102262
Tinley Park, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Located in a less then desirable motel, Sunset Grille has a limited, casual menu but great views. Food was good; staff friendly. Nice outdoor patio to have one last cocktail on while the sun sets.

Thank Cecile K
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

The view can't be beat! It was lovely. And the food...great! But the employees make you feel like your are bothering them. We were there at a very off time, other one other party of 4 in the restaurant. However there was no one at the hostess counter to greet you, and the bartender didn't even look up from her... More 

Thank horseshowmom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

A party of 6 who enjoyed the entire experience: their meal, the views and the sunset. Each person had something different: filet, walnut encrusted walleye, grilled shrimp, volcano chicken, Black & Blue burger without the bun, and the monstrous turkey bacon club. It was all fantastic. For dessert we shared the double chocolate cheesecake the strawberry swirl cheesecake. Service was... More 

1 Thank Judy L
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

While in Galena, we stayed in a B&B near Chestnut Mountain. We originally went based on a recommendation for their pizza. It was so good! It had a cracker thin crust and great sauce. We also shared an order of chicken nachos. The second time we went, we had sandwiches. They were good as well. You really can't beat the... More 

Thank fink_girl
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

My husband and I ate at the Sunset Grille this past weekend. I was a little nervous based upon other TripAdvisor reviews, but we had the recommendation from our B&B and I was interested to see the view. The food was really good. My husband had a steak and I had the Chicken with Wild Mushroom Ravioli. We also had... More 

Thank Luv2chat
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 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 shrimp. The chicken nachos seemed like something I had made myself at home. Overall, we... More 

Thank Chelsey J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children
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: 8157774660
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?