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The Loading Dock Bar and Grill

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400 Front Street, Grafton, IL 62037
618 786-3494
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
FOOD WITH A RIVER VIEW

On one of those days when you just need some "WIND THERAPY" be it on a motorcycle or in the car - take a trip up the scenic River Road and head to Grafton, IL. The Loading Dock is located on the River in Grafton. A fun place to stop and wet your whistle and cure the hunger pangs. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Marlene N
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Brighton, IL
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Benton, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed sitting on the deck by the water, but we were not very excited about anything else. My husband had a fish sandwich and it was spongy and unappealing. He didn't even finish the sandwich. My sandwich was okay. The drinks (sodas) were watery and it appeared you could not get a refill. We did have... More 

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Brighton, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On one of those days when you just need some "WIND THERAPY" be it on a motorcycle or in the car - take a trip up the scenic River Road and head to Grafton, IL. The Loading Dock is located on the River in Grafton. A fun place to stop and wet your whistle and cure the hunger pangs. They... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We love to go to Grafton for a day or sometimes we spend the weekend. The Loading Dock is located right at the Mississippi. We wanted to have lunch there over the fourth of July weekend but unfortunately it was flooded. Hopefully the river will go down and we can go there soon. The Loading Dock provides great food and... More 

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High Ridge, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Good food and a great view right on the water. You'll forget you're anywhere near a metropolis. The parking lot is about the only downfall, it is gravel so you have to be careful if you ride in.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Of course we love the atmosphere, we sat at a table right by the river. They could use a few more sun umbrellas, so if you don't tolerate the sun well put on some sunscreen and bring your hat and shades. The food was tasty. I had the fish tacos, a bit high for two tacos and no sides but... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A great venue with several levels of patio and decks overlooking the river. Often has entertainment. Prices are no bargain, but certainly in the moderate range and the food is good enough. It's the setting that really makes the Loading Dock a winner and you can sit with friends for hours enjoying watching the boats on the river while enjoying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband and I decided to go there and get something to eat and try out their drinks. The food is decently cheap nothing too fancy. And the alcohol selection is pretty nice compared to most places. This is definitely a place to visit often in the summer not too loud and the servers are friendly and courteous. You order... More 

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Chatham, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I took my 96 year old father there with the young man who helps take care of him. There are a couple of handicapped parking places, but the drive/parking lot is so rough, it was difficult to maneuver his walker. We were going to eat outside, but realized it was way too windy, so we picked a table just inside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Beautiful setting. Good fish tacos with corn and bean salsa. Ice cold drinks. Service is good. We eat here several times a year.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice place! Lovely deck right on the water. Good service for such a large place! Food is ok---we didn't go there for the culinary note--just the view! Can be very crowded on the weekends!

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Additional Information about The Loading Dock Bar and Grill

Address: 400 Front Street, Grafton, IL 62037
Phone Number: 618 786-3494
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Grafton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 Front Street, Grafton, IL 62037
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Grafton
  • Phone Number: 618 786-3494

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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