The Loading Dock

401 E Front St
Grafton, 62037
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If only this place was closer I would go here everyday. The view of the river is gorgeous...the food is really good (the salads come with the best muffin ever) and the atmosphere is serene. I have only been here during the day, but I am sure the night has alot to offer. If in the area i would for sure check it out!
My first visit was yesterday. After passing it a few times I was excited to try it out. The atmosphere is definitely outdoor summer based. Grafton is a river town so that didn't surprise me. The view is outstanding!!! There is a covered portion of an outdoor dining room and a patio portion with tables that have umbrellas. Lots of motorcyclists and bicyclists can be found here. After a long day of bicycling. We stopped here for lunch on our way home. The drink service is separate from meal service. You can order drinks from your server and choose to pay cash as you order or start a tab by handing them your credit cards. I'm guessing people used to run out on their bill for one reason or another with those kind of rules. The server gave us menus and explained the ordering process. Go outside and stand in line to place your order and then you get a number where they bring your food to your table. We chose cheeseburgers and fries as well as a side of onion rings. It took about 10 min to stand through the lines to order. Not too bad. The prices seemed a bit high for the portion sizes. The food came in about 15 -20 min later. Again not too bad. The burgers were decent. Very cheesy and had decent flavor. The fries were good. The onion rings were awesome!!!! Very thick breading. Crunchy and the onions were done perfectly. I can see how this place is a great place to go and hang out with your friends after a day of boating on the river or just hanging out in Grafton. I debated on giving 4 or 3 stars. I chose the three bec of the prices /manual effort into getting your order. Would I go back? That's a maybe.
It Is a great place with beautiful views of the river. Great mixed drinks. Nightly music. The drive here is pretty or take the ferry from St. Charles. I come here a few times a year. Great day trip with kids. The food here is good and inexpensive.

(618) 786-3494

American (Traditional), Dive Bars

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Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

13653 Lodge Blvd
Grafton, 62037
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Literally the best lodge on Earth! Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center has beautiful, clean, and peaceful lodge and cabin rooms that will make you feel at home. I would highly suggest staying in one of their comfortable cabins with the bunk beds or their nice lodge rooms. On top of that, the restaurant within the lodge serves fresh and delicious meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Be sure to try their famous fried chicken!
We have been to Pere Marquette many times...for relaxing weekends, family reunions, and a first last night...a paranormal investigation! It is such a beautiful place. This was the first time we had visited in the winter. The grounds were so pretty in the snow, and the roaring fire in the great room was nice. The staff is wonderful there, very friendly. Good food in the restaurant, but a short drive to Grafton if you want to go out. The rooms are comfy, nothing fancy, but nice. Watching the sunset from the great room or the patio is a treat.
I used to work here and loved the lodge. I was a cocktail waitress/bartender and enjoyed it immensely. The staff is so friendly and it is a beautiful lodge to work in. The customers for the most part are happy and relaxed. They enjoy the scenery. The large lobby is open with a fireplace, lots of comfortable seating, and a gigantic chess board. There are 2 bars, a gift shop, banquet rooms, and the main dining room. The lodge itself has rooms to stay in and an indoor pool. There are also cabins. It really is a beautiful place to visit whether for a day or for longer.

(618) 786-2331

American (Traditional), Resorts, Wineries

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Fin Inn

1500 W Main St
Grafton, 62037
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(618) 786-2030

Seafood

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Hawg Pit Bbq Barn

821 W Main St
Grafton, 62037
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The food is very good....had the Pork Steak and the wife had the Pulled Pork Sandwich.....both were very good. The service was fast and friendly. Very eclectic people here....great atmosphere!!!!! I would highly recommend this place to anyone traveling to Grafton or just cruising the Great River Road!!!
Stopped here passing through and I must say I kind of liked it. It was on a nice sunny Sunday and the place was packed and they had some live music playing and people running everywhere. I ordered the Hawg Dog and I thought this thing was amazing!! The dog is a foot long cut into half with pulled pork over it topped off with cole slaw and once to the table drenched with BBQ sauce. This was probably the best hot dog that I have ever had before and I will for sure be back. If your on a motorcycle you will for sure fit in
NEVER AGAIN.... Where do I begin? We had a group of 7 (not huge) and there were maybe 5 tables tops. They were out of hot dogs which was a big bummer for the child of the group. Our server was awful! I've waitressed and must say this was some of the worst service I've ever seen. They claim they were busy when it wasn't bad at all. We rarely saw the server. When she took a drink order, she didn't ask the entire table if we were ok or needed anything. I chased her down twice - once for a drink order and she did it again when we ordered food. The nachos were cold and the cheese was obviously from a can. They pretty much pushed us out the door. It seemed like they couldn't wait for us to leave so they could close. (at a mere 8 o'clock). If I didn't know better I'd think they were anxious to go get busy in the back! We won't be back. Go to the Loading Dock or Big Kahuna.

(618) 786-7675

Barbeque, American (Traditional)

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Wild Goose Saloon

1505 W Main St
Grafton, 62037
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(618) 786-8888

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Hotel Credit Association

401 E Main St
Grafton, 62037
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(618) 786-5100

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DOS Rios Mexican Grill

9 E Main St
Grafton, 62037
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(618) 786-8227

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SIR Hershe Dog Bakery

230 E Main St
Grafton, 62037
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(618) 786-9676

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Tarapointinn

400 E Main St
Grafton, 62037
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(618) 786-5554

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Ruebel Hotel

217 E Main St
Grafton, 62037
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(618) 786-2315

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