Visitors Guide to Restaurants in Grafton, Illinois

Visitors Guide to Places to Eat
in Grafton and Elsah

Jersey County, Illinois
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    Fine Dining - typical evening meals are $14 and above
    Fine Dining & Lighter Fare - typical evening meals range from $8 to above $14
    Lighter Fare - typical evening meals range from $8 to $14
   Quick & Casual - typical evening meals are $8 and under. No wait staff service.
    Coffee Shop, Bakery or Ice Cream Parlor
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Grafton’s restaurants offer its visitors a wide variety of options not only with the types of menus to choose from but also the ambiance of the eatery. Visitors can choose from the simple staples of burgers, sandwiches, and fries to more eclectic fare ranging from gourmet pizzas, steaks, to Creole cooking. And of course with Grafton being a river town one can find fish. Diners can opt to eat on decks overlooking the river, spots on the bluff, in remodeled old buildings, at Pere Marquette State Park, or with aquariums filled with native river wildlife. And after dinner don’t forget to have dessert or an ice cream.
3rd Chute Bar & Grill
1505 West Main Street
Grafton, IL
  This riverfront bar & grill offers a varied menu of freshly prepared food and drinks. Windows and deck seating overlooks the Illinois river.
Beasley's Fish Market
1512 West Main Street
Grafton, IL
  Beasley’s Fish Market is both a shop and a restaurant. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday and serves seafood of all types. Beasley’s hot fish sandwiches and a cold soda are a perfect combination for a meal at the picnic tables on the porch.
Fin Inn
1501 West Main Street
Grafton, IL
  One of the most interesting restaurants along the Mississippi River with 8,000 gallons of giant aquariums filled with native fish and turtles. On the menu at the Fin Inn is, not surprisingly, seafood, which is offered in nearly every size, shape and variety from pond-raised catfish, buffalo fish, to Alaskan whitefish.
Grafton Fudge Store
321 East Main Street
Grafton, IL
  The Grafton Fudge Store is known for its fresh homemade fudge. Stop in almost any day and see the highest quality ingredients become one of our 16 unique flavors of homemade fudge. The Grafton Fudge Store also offers 12 flavors of ice cream, a full line of premium chocolates, and pecan brittle.
Grafton Oyster Bar
215 West Water Street
Grafton, IL

  Broadway Oyster Bar in St. Louis is widely regarded as the premier New Orleans' style restaurant, bar and music venue in the Midwest. Their newest venture is to feature some of its award-winning dishes, service, music, and atmosphere, right on the river in Grafton.
Grafton Pub
225 West Main Street
Grafton, IL
  The Grafton Pub is a small town pub with a great beer selection including and awesome food including sandwiches, soup, salads, and more. Don't miss out on our live music schedule and beautiful river view.
Grafton Winery & Brewhaus
300 West Main Street
Grafton, IL
  Grafton Winery and Brewhaus Restaurant offers a unique dining experience. We are committed to the overall experience of your visit and have created a menu with something for everyone while dinning at the restaurant.   A variety of food from appetizers and burgers to grilled salmon and London broil are available.
Hawg Pit BBQ Barn
821 W. Main Street
Grafton, IL
  Don’t let the appearance of this eatery housed in an old bait shop fool you. The barbeque at the Hawg Pit is awesome featuring ribs, pulled pork, hamburgers and bison burgers, hot dogs and chicken. Beer is served by the can or bottle, and there are also smoothies, with alcohol or without.
Loading Dock Restaurant & Bar
401 Front Street
Grafton, IL
  Located along the riverfront this eatery is open daily from April to October and weekends from November until March and serves appetizers, salads, and sandwiches. The Loading Dock has a full-service bar and features live music from its deck during the warmer months and an ice rink during the colder months.
O'Jan's Fish Stand
101 West Main Street
Grafton, IL
  O’Jan’s Fish Stand serves mainly fish; fish fillets, fish sandwiches, fried fish. The “secret” recipe breading sets O’Jan’s apart from other seafood restaurants. The recipe has been in the owner’s family for years, and no one but the family knows exactly how to make the breading.
Peace of Quiche
111 East Main Street
Grafton, IL
  This cafe serves quiche, fruit kebobs, soups, family recipes, coffee, tea, and other beverages. Also inside the cafe is a fair trade and charitable market. Peace of Quiche is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only from 7:30 am to 2 pm.
Pere Marquette Lodge
North of Grafton
Route 100 (Great River Road)
  The Lodge is one of the more formal eating establishments in Grafton and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, combining the best of Midwestern home-style fare with rustic elegance. The restaurant has specials that change monthly, so make sure you go more than once! Reservations are recommended for parties of six or more.
Ruebel Hotel & Saloon
217 East Main Street
Grafton, IL
  The Ruebel has a more “upscale” feel and offers an extensive menu of traditional American cuisine for both lunch and dinner. The varied menu includes soups and salads, sandwiches and burgers, even steaks, catfish, and pork schnitzel. The Ruebel also offers is a large variety of appetizers and pizza.

The Whole Scoop
222 East Main Street
Grafton, IL
  At this establishment you will find ice cream! You’ll also find soft-serve ice cream and low-fat/fat-free frozen yogurt. In addition to these frosty treats there is a menu of “fast food” including burgers, sandwiches and French fries, to name just a few choices.
  Aeries Riverview Winery
Grafton, IL
  600 Timber Ridge Drive
  Kim's Baked Goods & Catering
Grafton, IL
  311 East Main Street
  Two Rivers Winery, Inc.
Grafton, IL
  211 West Main Street

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