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The Loading Dock Bar and Grill

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400 Front St, Grafton, IL 62037-1143
+1 618-786-3494
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fish tacos” (17 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
“turkey burger” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
400 Front St, Grafton, IL 62037-1143
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place sits right on the water so how can it be bad. At least that would be our take. We enjoy finding restaurants that are destinations in themselves not just purveyors of food. This a huge restaurant. Inside seating has views as does the...More

Thank wetravelalot007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy and fun place to hang out. Right on the river where you can watch the boats and barges go by. Family-friendly place. If you stop try the Docks lemonade, very good.

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The venue is large with mostly outdoor seating and plenty of fire pits to take advantage of. Live music and fun, casual atmosphere to go a long way! There are 2 bars, I believe. One down by the water and one in the main covered...More

Thank jbsings4him
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent several hours on their deck. It was a hot Saturday, but if you're in to people watching, this is the place. It was crowded, but not overly. We had cold beer and complimentary nacho's with salsa. This is a happening place!

Thank 883gregoryw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Loading Dock makes you feel like you are on vacation, even if you aren’t. Great view of the river. Great drinks and food. Good band on the weekend. One of my favorite places!!

Thank Mary B
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Came here with a group of people to have a few drinks. They had live music that was re as lily good and a nice view of the river. It was pretty busy on a Friday night and alot of big groups came in, I...More

Thank Alan A
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

It was fun! Great drinks, a good band, dancing and awesome patio atmosphere. I loved it and we will be back!

Thank Katie T
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited The Loading Dock with friends on a Saturday night. The kitchen messed up our orders but the bartender was awesome and fixed the issue and was extremely apologetic. The service was excellent and we will most definitely be back!

Thank Christie C
Reviewed July 23, 2018

After figuring out this place was pretty much behind our hotel we decided to check them out and we are so glad we did!! All outdoor seating, this place is awesome!! Drinks, cherry limeade and frozen cherry lemonade were the best. We highly recommend this...More

Thank jessica391
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is like going where everyone is family. Beautiful view !! Great food !! Excellent service !! Just FUN !!!

Thank Michael M
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September 12, 2018|
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Response from 883gregoryw | Reviewed this property |
We only ordered beer & snacks. Did not have to use utensils. However, the outdoor patio had concrete floors, so I guess it would make sense to use plastic items.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
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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