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The Loading Dock Bar and Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American,
400 Front St, Grafton, IL 62037-1143
+1 618-786-3494
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (15 reviews)
“fries” (10 reviews)
“spinach salad” (4 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
400 Front St, Grafton, IL 62037-1143
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Unique old roost storage facility converted into a large indoor and outdoor bar and food venue. Located on the Mississippi River near where the Missouri River converge. An abundance of outdoor seating with tables, chairs and umbrellas. Food is ordered in one location and servers...More

Thank MATerry52
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I was tired from the drive and a little hungry. The visitors center recommended this place, so I took their advice. It was easy to find and everyone was helpful and friendly. I had a great turkey burger and a soft drink while I relaxed...More

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We liked the food and wine and beer-beautiful evening interesting patrons from everywhere--scenery was well worth the meal We will be back

Thank 1741Gayle
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Just the average run of the mill bar food. It's a nice place to have a drink and eat by the river. Nothing special about the food though

Thank Chrisr0ss
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I was here this afternoon with my family for a little get together. Very nice view of the Mississippi River. The food was just average! There was nothing wrong with it but there is nothing to really Rave about either! I would have liked to...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Once again my wife enjoyed food, beverage and music on the Loading Dock, which was originally built by her Grandpa Sam Edwards for building and launching boats. My daughter Beth and I had fish tacos. I had Budweiser Select beer. She and Virginia, my wife,...More

Thank wjbcqeagle
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Our party of six, with two kids in tow, barged into a raucous free for all on a Saturday afternoon at the Loading Dock Bar & Grill in Grafton, IL. I say free for all because it was like walking into controlled mayhem. Mayhem in...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

What a great venue to relax along the river. We enjoyed The Little River Band one night and relaxed the next. Must have the Dock Salsa!!!

Thank Vince M
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It's a great place, with great people, and a view of the bluffs and the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers that is amazing. Always a great time.

Thank Sjoseph410
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Loading Dock is right as you get into Grafton so you don't have to fight the traffic. Right on the water. Many bars to choose from all drinks are in plastic cups. You walk up and order your food if you get Nachos they make...More

Thank debed-ILLINOIS
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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, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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