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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)
+1 815-777-4660
17:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Davenport, Iowa
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a regular lunch stop on our motorcycle rides. The view of the Mississippi valley from the the deck is as good as it gets in this region. Great in the summer and spectacular in during fall colors. The food is average but who cares. As a bonus the quaint town of Galena is only minutes away as is... More 

Thank Dogan D
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to dinner here on our first night in Galena. This restaurant is part of a bigger resort area. It was dark when we came in and impossible to find a parking spot. The restaurant was practically empty when we arrived. The service was good. There was only one waiter and he was severely overworked. By... More 

Thank felicia B
Galesburg, Illinois
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We were here a few years ago, and, based on our experience then, we weren't expecting to have a good meal. What a pleasant surprise to find a really good restaurant out here! For lunch we had shrimp tacos, Reuben sandwich and salads...all very good and fairly good prices. Sat in the window and watched the kids ski all afternoon,... More 

Thank Giraffiegirl
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stopped for lunch on an overcast day, but no snow yet. Good thing. I don't think I'd want to drive the road in snow (I'm a wus :) 15% grade coming from Galena. Real easy drive from Hanover. It is at a ski resort so you better expect a hill! The restaurant overlooks the run (actually the river). Hubby... More 

Thank Maryoke
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy driving up to this restaurant when I am in Galena. Was seated at the window overlooking the ski area. Ordered an ice tea and a grilled chicken sandwich. Kelly our waitress was excellent and took good care of me. The football game was on unfortunately my team was loosing but the atmosphere at the bar was fun.... More 

Thank Terry A
Elgin, Illinois
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 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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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 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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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 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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409 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 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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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
US$30 - US$30
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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: +1 815-777-4660
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?