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Sunset Grille

) #35 of 50 Restaurants in Galena $$ - $$$ American,
8700 Chestnut Dr, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036-8787
+1 815-777-4660
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good28%
  • Average26%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“walleye” (10 reviews)
“salads” (5 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
8700 Chestnut Dr, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036-8787
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Poor service, mediocre food. Staff was very unattentive. Would neve go back. The staff had no training. Brought your next couse of food before you finished your previous couse. No wonder no one was there. Very expensive for the food and service

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the recommendations of a few friends, we decided to go to the Sunset Grille. Everyone told us about the amazing view and they were right! The view was absolutely beautiful. However, it didn't make up for the horrible food. The kale and artichoke dip...More

Thank AdventureMom91
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Dogan D
Reviewed 2 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....More

Thank felicia B
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...More

Thank Giraffiegirl
Reviewed 1 December 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...More

Thank Maryoke
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank Terry A
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank Milan B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 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
  • E-mail
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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