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The Loading Dock

401 Front St.
Grafton, IL 62037
(618) 786-3494 PHONE
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The Loading Dock



Once the area's best kept secret, the Loading Dock has become known as a top St. Louis destination.  We're proud to be considered the region's best outdoor bar and grill, with the best scenic view, at the end of the best scenic drive.  Our majestic view is not to be missed.  Watch the river roll by while listening to live entertainment.  Our full menu features something for everyone...don't miss our famous Dock Salsa!  Be sure to stop by the fourth weekend of the month March - October for the Riverside Flea Market featuring over 60 local vendors.  Let us host your next party!  We cater events of all sizes...from reunions and receptions to birthdays and bridal showers.  Keep the fun going at one of our four Loading Dock Guest Houses, perfect for an intimate getaway or an all night get-together.



Price Range


$

Cuisine


Bar & Grill

Hours of Operation


May - September
Sun. - Thur. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri. - Sat.: 11 a.m. to close

April & October
Sun. - Thur.: 11 a.m. to dark
Fri. - Sat.: 11 a.m. to close

November - March
Sun.: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fri. - Sat.: 11 a.m. to clo



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Trilogy at the Loading Dock

April 29, 2017
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Everyday People at The Loading Dock

April 30, 2017
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Scott & Karl at the Loading Dock

May 05, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Wherehouse Project at the Loading Dock

May 06, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Mondin at the Loading Dock

May 07, 2017
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Dr. Zhivegas at the Loading Dock

May 12, 2017
Starts at 8:00pm

Breach of Peace at The Loading Dock

May 13, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Jorrells at the Loading Dock

May 14, 2017
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Scott & Karl at the Loading Dock

May 19, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Jake's Leg at the Loading Dock

May 20, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Bag Toss Tournament

May 21, 2017
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Hollywood 5 at the Loading Dock

May 21, 2017
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Jam Station at the Loading Dock

May 26, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Grafton Riverside Flea Market

May 27, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm

Trilogy at the Loading Dock

May 27, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Grafton Riverside Flea Market

May 28, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm

Johnathan Baker Duo at The Loading Dock

May 28, 2017
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Everyday People at The Loading Dock

May 28, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Mondin at the Loading Dock

May 29, 2017
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Scott & Karl at the Loading Dock

June 02, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Tanglefoot at the Loading Dock

June 04, 2017
4:00pm to 8:00pm

Mondin at the Loading Dock

June 10, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Jorrells at the Loading Dock

June 11, 2017
4:00pm to 8:00pm

Scott & Karl at the Loading Dock

June 16, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Griffin & The Gargoyles at the Loading Dock

June 18, 2017
4:00pm to 8:00pm

Johnathan Baker Duo at The Loading Dock

June 23, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Grafton Riverside Flea Market

June 24, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm

Musicology at The Loading Dock

June 24, 2017
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Hollywood 5 at the Loading Dock

June 24, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Grafton Riverside Flea Market

June 25, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm

Trilogy at the Loading Dock

June 25, 2017
4:00pm to 8:00pm

Scott & Karl at the Loading Dock

June 30, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Jam Station at the Loading Dock

July 01, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Everyday People at The Loading Dock

July 02, 2017
4:00pm to 8:00pm

Tanglefoot at the Loading Dock

July 08, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

The Robert Perry Band at the Loading Dock

July 09, 2017
4:00pm to 8:00pm

Scott & Karl at the Loading Dock

July 14, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Mondin at the Loading Dock

July 15, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Griffin & The Gargoyles at the Loading Dock

July 16, 2017
4:00pm to 8:00pm

Scott & Karl at the Loading Dock

July 21, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Grafton Riverside Flea Market

July 22, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm

Musicology at The Loading Dock

July 22, 2017
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Grafton Riverside Flea Market

July 23, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm

Trilogy at the Loading Dock

July 23, 2017
4:00pm to 8:00pm

Dr. Zhivegas at the Loading Dock

July 28, 2017
Starts at 8:00pm

Everyday People at The Loading Dock

July 29, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Hollywood 5 at the Loading Dock

July 30, 2017
4:00pm to 8:00pm

Scott & Karl at the Loading Dock

August 04, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Phins at the Loading Dock

August 05, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Tanglefoot at the Loading Dock

August 06, 2017
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Little River Band at The Loading Dock

August 11, 2017
Starts at 8:00pm

Mondin at the Loading Dock

August 12, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Hollywood 5 at the Loading Dock

August 13, 2017
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Scott & Karl at the Loading Dock

August 18, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Jake's Leg at the Loading Dock

August 19, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Jorrells at the Loading Dock

August 20, 2017
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Jam Station at the Loading Dock

August 25, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Grafton Riverside Flea Market

August 26, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm

Johnathan Baker Duo at The Loading Dock

August 26, 2017
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Mondin at the Loading Dock

August 26, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Grafton Riverside Flea Market

August 27, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm

Trilogy at the Loading Dock

August 27, 2017
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Scott & Karl at the Loading Dock

September 01, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Musicology at The Loading Dock

September 02, 2017
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Jorrells at the Loading Dock

September 03, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Jay & Waylon at The Loading Dock

September 08, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Red Rocks at the Loading Dock

September 09, 2017
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Wherehouse Project at the Loading Dock

September 09, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Griffin & The Gargoyles at the Loading Dock

September 10, 2017
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Butch Wax & The Hollywood at The Loading Dock

September 15, 2017
Starts at 7:00pm

Everyday People at The Loading Dock

September 16, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Hollywood 5 at the Loading Dock

September 17, 2017
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Mondin at the Loading Dock

September 22, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Grafton Riverside Flea Market

September 23, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm

Musicology at The Loading Dock

September 23, 2017
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Grafton Riverside Flea Market

September 24, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm

Trilogy at the Loading Dock

September 24, 2017
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Scott & Karl at the Loading Dock

September 29, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Jam Station at the Loading Dock

September 30, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Deutschmeister Brass Band at The Loading Dock

October 01, 2017
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Jorrells at the Loading Dock

October 08, 2017
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Everyday People at The Loading Dock

October 14, 2017
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Griffin & The Gargoyles at the Loading Dock

October 15, 2017
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Mondin at the Loading Dock

October 21, 2017
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Hollywood 5 at the Loading Dock

October 22, 2017
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Grafton Riverside Flea Market

October 28, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm

Grafton Riverside Flea Market

October 29, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm