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Grafton Oyster Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
215 W Water St, Grafton, IL 62037-1146
+1 618-786-3000
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (16 reviews)
“jambalaya” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
215 W Water St, Grafton, IL 62037-1146
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1 - 10 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped here for drinks with friends. Two of us had mixed drinks and two of us had beer. I had the special of the day which was a blueberry lemon aide. It was quite good. We were planning on getting some appetizers but they...More

Thank stjohnbeachlover
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our waitress Kenzie was a great waitress but we asked her to advise on what is good to order as we have only eaten there once. She advised the Blue crab cakes for an appetizer and she advised crawfish enchilada's with jambalaya for dinner. It...More

Thank Laura B
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Grafton Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing to come to Grafton Oyster Bar as well as for taking the time to write us a wonderful 5 star review. We are delighted to know that Kenzie did a great job for you not only as a waitress but also...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here again as always. Great food great view sitting outside and outstanding service. Had a cucumber mule really good drink on a warm day or night.More

Thank kerberbrian
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Grafton Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

“Great” is, well “GREAT!” Thank you for choosing to come to Grafton Oyster Bar again and for taking the time to write us a wonderful 5 star review. We are delighted to know that you had a great experience with us and that you enjoy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time, excellent drinks and dinner while enjoying sitting on deck overlooking the river. Service was very good. I'd recommend for sunset dinner.More

Thank dandT280KM
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Grafton Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted to know that you experienced a “great time” with us recently at Grafton Oyster Bar and that you found our drinks and dinner to be “excellent” while you sat on the deck and watched the river roll by. Thank you for choosing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great choice for lunch and dinner. Food and service were excellent. We ate there twice in two days. Kathy was amazing. There were 7 of us ordering and she did not write anything down. Everything was correct including separate checks. The catfish fritters were fantastic....More

Thank Ansun
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Grafton Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to visit Grafton Oyster Bar two times in two days! We are honored by your multiple visits in only two days and are very happy to know that you found both our food and service to be “excellent”, especially the service...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

Husband had Voodoo Tacos and wifey ate catfish. Both meals were delicious and just the right amount of food. Savannah was a great server and made a recommendation for wifey, who doesn't care for spicy food. Go early to get a seat on the balcony...More

Thank tdrop02
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Grafton Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you for choosing to visit Grafton Oyster Bar and for taking the time to write us a super 4 star review. We are very happy to know that both you and your husband enjoyed our food and found it to be “delicious” as well...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

We had the alligator and shrimp dip with pita, and a lobster voodoo sandwich and shrimp sandwich. Not great, but good enough. Nice atmosphere on the water, and very good service from our waiter.More

Thank barry0315
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Grafton Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for coming to Grafton Oyster Bar and for taking the time to write us a terrific 4 star review. We are very happy to know that you had a good experience with us and enjoyed our “atmosphere on the water” as well as...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

On a Sunday afternoon drive we made our way to Grafton, Illinois. This about a 45 minute drive N.E. from Downtown St.Louis, MO. The 15 minute from Alton IL. to Grafton, IL is a delightful drive with the Mississippi on the West and IL bluffs...More

Thank RVTLVT
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Grafton Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for your delightful description of a relaxing drive up the River Road and your stop at Grafton Oyster Bar at the Marina on your route. We are very pleased to know that you found our food, especially our Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos, Crab...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Love love love Grafton Oyster Bar. Ashley B. is the best server! Food is always delicious and the view can't be beat! The Voodoo shrimp is amazing and most of the specials I have tried never disappoint. Will come back again and again!More

Thank Megan F
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Grafton Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you for coming to Grafton Oyster Bar and for the “love love love!” We are thrilled to know that you feel we serve “Awesome seafood” and that our Voodoo Shrimp and our specials stand out for you among all of our “delicious” food. Thank...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a day trip down to Grafton in early August. We ate lunch at the Grafton Oyster Bar and it was awesome! The Oysters Cardinale were perfect and the bread pudding for dessert... OMG, sooo delicious! Our server was Kathy and...More

Thank Kim C
JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Grafton Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

“Excellent Service,Great food!” adds up to an awesome review! Thanks to both you and your husband for coming to Grafton Oyster Bar and for taking the time to write us a great 5 star review. We are delighted to know that you had an excellent...More

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If you want a truly pet friendly spot then visit the Loading Dock. They cater to animals and will bring your pet a bowl of water and dog treats!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 W Water St, Grafton, IL 62037-1146
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Grafton
  • Phone Number: +1 618-786-3000
  • E-mail
Description
One of the only floating restaurants in the Midwest!! Grafton Oyster Bar is located in the Grafton Harbor Marina and serves the areas finest seafood and Cajun Creole cuisine. Please join us for lunch or dinner seven days a week. We feature live music every Saturday and Sunday. So come enjoy great service, fresh oysters, crab legs, crawfish etouffee or even a burger if you wish. All this with a spectacular view on our outdoor patio over looking the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. See you soon!!
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