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The Loading Dock Bar and Grill

) #2 of 18 Restaurants in Grafton $$ - $$$ American,
400 Front St, Grafton, IL 62037-1143
+1 618-786-3494
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
400 Front St, Grafton, IL 62037-1143
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just off the Great River Road, in Grafton, Illinois, this is a fantastic outdoor eating experience. The location is right on the river. Menu is limited, but just enough selection to meet simple desires. The experience and the scenery are the really big draw to...More

Thank gerrymac1952
Reviewed 1 week ago

Laid back bar with great service and view. Cheap and yummy food and a variety of beer and cocktails to chose from. Service was fast and staff were friendly.

Thank Melly M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I decided to finally try The Loading Dock out, and boy were we disappointed. Now granted, the views and atmosphere were nice but the food service was HORRIBLE!! Our waitress (beer/drinks) noticed that we were growing very impatient waiting for our food...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food, drinks, and live music! We visited the Loading Docks after a great experience at the flea market - went back later in the evening just for the live music.

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there for early lunch since we also came for the month end flea market which is connected to the restaurant. Tip: Before you get in the sometimes very long line to order your food at the register, find a table to sit at...More

Thank fenton_girl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The owners of the Loading Dock have created a fantastic atmosphere for having fun along side of the river. Great food at reasonable price and awesome music for all ages. The staff there is super busy, but always friendly. This place knocks it out of...More

Thank budl2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to come hang out and have a drink. Made you feel like you're in Panama City. It was very crowded but fun atmosphere! There was a band. We didn't try food but it's mainly apps with a burger, fish tacos.

Thank Whitney B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up here while birthday bar hopping and had a great time. We didn't end up ordering food, but we did drink, and we were very pleased with our server. She even took a group photo of us with the the sun setting on...More

Thank Scraggsy123
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious lunch of catfish fritters and fries. It was delicious!! We sat out under an umbrella close to the water. It was a lot of fun just relaxing and enjoying our food.

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Great hang out place to relax with friends or family. Sit right next to the Mississippi and enjoy the great food and sights. Dock Salsa for the table is a must. In the summer come the fourth weekend of the month for their wonderful Flea...More

Thank terriejk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Front St, Grafton, IL 62037-1143
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Grafton
  • Phone Number: +1 618-786-3494
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