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Grafton Oyster Bar

215 W Water St, Grafton, IL 62037-1146
+1 618-786-3000
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (16 reviews)
“jambalaya” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
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 149 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

“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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kevin the bartender was amazing and dayna was both helpful and friendly! Seriously they were he best thing about grafton!!!!!!!!!More

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

We are honored to be in your opinion “The best place in town” and for Kevin to be “amazing” and Dayna to be both “helpful and friendly.” Thank you for coming to Grafton Oyster Bar and for taking the time to write us a supurb...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best girls day at the Grafton Oyster Bar. The view was beautiful, food was amazing, service was phenomenal. We stayed around long after we finished our meal and our waitress Ashley never once made us feel like we needed to leave. We...More

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Grafton Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing “Girls Day” with us and for taking the time to write us an excellent 5 star review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the river views as well as our food and service. Both Ashley and I will look...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mom and I went to the Grafton Oyster Bar and was blown away. Our server was Ashley and she was awesome! She was very educated in the menu and gave us great recommendations. We ordered the catfish fritters and grilled pear salad (recommendations by...More

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Grafton Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to come to Grafton Oyster Bar and for taking the time to write us a wonderful 5 star review. We are very happy to know that you received both “Great food” and “great service!” I am very pleased to know that...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018

I was in Grafton for business and decided to check out this place that I have heard so much about! It did not disappoint! The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable and patient with my many questions about the menu....More

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Grafton Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for visiting Grafton Oyster Bar for lunch and we are delighted to know that we did not disappoint you during your time with us. We are very pleased to know that you found our food to be “excellent and reasonably priced.” Our servers...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Went to eat with my husband, son and friend... it was a great visit. We started with the cheesecake and crab cakes, Wow... talk about a flavor bomb on my tongue! You have to try the cheesecake, it’s simply amazing! Ashley our waitress was very...More

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JohnJSt_Louis_Mo_, Owner at Grafton Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Sunday is definitely a “Funday” at Grafton Oyster Bar. We attracts tons of boaters as well as motorcycles, antique cars and trucks and day trippers driving up and down the River Road enjoying the river views. We are very pleased to know that you had...More

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Response from condohotelfan | Reviewed this property |
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
$10 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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
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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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