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Mississippi Half Step

420 E Main St, Grafton, IL 62037-1125
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Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Grafton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Sandwiches
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in the historic Brainerd house in downtown Grafton, Il. We offer a broad selection of entrees from steaks and pork chops to unique and fresh pasta dishes which are complimented by our house salads, homemade desserts and fine wine.
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Brussels, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Not much close to our small Illinois town, the best around...The Halfstep was our favorite. Now sadley closed. We drive into alton for special dinners and usually frequesnt Tony's on Main and indulge inb the famous pepperloin steaks and mouthwater stuffed muchrooms. Definatly will miss Halfstep!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stopped here on a whim when touring downtown Grafton. The Victorian building drew us in. The food was good, the service was good. Restaurant was pretty crowded but weirdly quiet, so we felt like we had to whisper to keep from disturbing others. Regardless, it was enjoyable.

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Manor, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Had a great dinner here Friday night. They are shuttering it on Sunday!!!!! A waitress said the owners have a young child and want more family time.

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Orange Park, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If weather permits, sit outside, beautiful view! Service was great and the meal was even better! There were 5 people in our group and everyone raved about their meals! The blackbean cakes were awesome, a must try. The steaks were great too and the stuffed chicken. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Friday night is usually a busy night for restaurants but this place was dead! That should have been a warning. Stuffed mushrooms were stuffed with a processed crab-like paste and the presentation was sub-par. Salad was ok, steak was cooked good but very fatty. My husband had fried catfish which was served withy a dressing-consistency tartar sauce. Not a good... More

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Alton, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I love this place. If we lived a little closer I would visit more often. I always get the fried catfish John, good salads, wings, burgers & crab rangoon. I only have it 4 stars because sometimes service is a little slower than most but at the same time that allows you to really enjoy your meal & the atmosphere.

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Franklin, Indiana
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

There are so many neat things about the whole River Road/Grafton experience, and among those and in second place, right behind the gorgeous scenery, is the Mississippi Half Step. Everything is cooked to order just as it should be, but the waiting time has never been an issue for us. The service is just right, it's a relaxed atmosphere and... More

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Godfrey, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I've eaten here numerous times and have always had excellent meals. My favorite appetizer stuffed mushrooms and for dinner a filet with wine reduction sauce. They also have a great selection of desserts as well.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at the Mississippi Half Step a few weeks ago. He had steak and I had chicken and both were cooked to perfection! The service was perfect as well. Can't wait to go back!

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Dawson, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The Mississippi Half Step was recommended to us by a local. We arrived late so we decided to eat light. Wife had the chicken salad sandwich and I had the pan fried chicken sandwich. Both were awesome. This was the best chicken sandwich I've ever had. The chef/owner was super friendly, visiting our table to ensure our satisfaction. He even... More

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