The Loading Dock

The Loading Dock

401 E. Front St.
Grafton, Illinois 62037

  • Phone: (618) 556-7951
  • Hours:
    April - October: Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. -9 p.m.
    Friday - Saturday 11 a.m - 11 p.m.
    November - March: Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Once the area's best kept secret, the Loading Dock has become known as a top St. Louis destination. Featuring stunning river views, outdoor dining, live music, monthly flea markets, overnight accommodations, and seasonal ice skating, The Loading Dock guarantees a fun time for all.

Although best known for their Dock Salsa and Tilapia Fish Tacos, the casual menu features something for everyone, even the kids!

It's no secret....The Loading Dock loves to party! So let The Loading Dock host your next special event! From reunions and wedding receptions to birthdays and bridal showers, events of all sizes are welcome.

Join them on the fourth weekend of the month, April through October for treasure hunting fun at The Riverside Flea Market.

Find The Loading Dock next to the Mighty Mississippi in historic Grafton, Illinois on the Great River Road.


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