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The Loading Dock Bar and Grill

) #4 of 18 Restaurants in Grafton $$ - $$$ American,
400 Front St, Grafton, IL 62037-1143
+1 618-786-3494
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (16 reviews)
“fries” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
400 Front St, Grafton, IL 62037-1143
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1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank John B
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been disappointed in the numerous times I have visited. On beautiful days it may take awhile to find a table but the wait is worth it. Good bands, reasonable prices on food and river views are awesome. They recently added spinach salad...More

Thank sally s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the loading dock on Sunday 7/30/2017 as I finished up my 10 year class reunion events. The people were nice. There was not a long wait for food or drinks surprisingly being that the place was packed. The place had an area for...More

Thank Jamekia L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't take "average" rating as a slam; this is a plastic-cup for your drink kind of place. Casual burgers and fries in a minimalist setting with no pretense. However, there's a great view of the Illinois River as it nears its confluence with the Mighty...More

1  Thank Bob D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love going to this place. They offer some great food that is a little high but worth it. The best part is that you can set outside on the dock right on the river. Really a nice relaxing time to enjoy good friends and...More

Thank Earl C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
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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