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.
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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.
     
   
Aeries Riverview Winery
600 Timber Ridge Drive
Grafton, IL
618-786-8439
  Aries Riverview Winery is not only a winery, but also a full-service restaurant with a menu full of variety and unique dishes. Out of the ordinary pizza is one of the mainstays of there are also has a variety of sandwich and salad options as well as a soup of the day.
Beasley's Fish Market
1512 West Main Street
Grafton, IL
618-786-3697
  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.
Big Kahuna Bar & Grill
215 West Water St., Suite B
Grafton, IL

618-786-4852
  The Big Kahuna is a one-of-a-kind floating restaurant right on Mississippi riverfront. Its eclectic menu features traditional “home-style” items along with “island”-style dishes for a truly unique dining experience. Loose yourself with frozen cocktails in the carefree island atmosphere while enjoying Big Kahuna’s savory foods.
Crazy Beaver Pizza Lodge
220 West Main Street
Grafton, IL

618-786-3955
  Crazy Beaver Pizza Lodge serves handmade pizza using all fresh ingredients. Each pizza is made to order, you pick just the toppings you like. Crazy Beaver Pizza also features fresh made salads, sandwiches, fries and more.
Cultured Table Bistro
20 LaSalle Street
Elsah, IL
618-616-9804
  The Cultured Table Bistro offers a variety of delicious homemade soups, quiches, sandwiches, salads, as well as a terrific assortment of fresh scones and muffins. Hungry for some dessert? We bake cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cobblers, and crisps. We have something different and delicious every week. Come on in and check it out!
Fin Inn
1501 West Main Street
Grafton, IL
618-786-2030
  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
618-786-3700
  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 Winery & Brewhaus
300 West Main Street
Grafton, IL
618-786-3001
  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
618-786-7675
  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
400 Front Street
Grafton, IL
618-786-3494
  Located in a former boat-building shop, this eatery is open daily from April to October and weekends through November and serves appetizers, salads, and sandwiches. The Loading Dock has a full-service bar and features live music from its deck that overlooks the riverfront.
O'Jan's Fish Stand
101 West Main Street
Grafton, IL
618-786-2229
  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
618-786-2233
  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)
618-786-2331
  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.
Piasa Winery & Pub
225 West Main Street
Grafton, IL
618-786-2713
  The Piasa Winery & Pub, though mainly a bar with a club-type, “adults-only” atmosphere, does serve food. Its main draw is its selection of beer. The Piasa Pub offers salads, sandwiches, and appetizers to go along with the libations.
Ruebel Hotel & Saloon
217 East Main Street
Grafton, IL
618-786-2315
  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
618-786-2663
  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.
The Variety
412 East Main Street
Grafton, IL
618-570-6497
  This little shop serves great coffee, including imports from Italy and a large variety of syrup flavors to make your cup special, and handcrafted Italian sodas. Hot day? Ice or blend your cappuccino or latte. The Variety also features a vapor lounge with supplies and carries antiques.
Wild Goose Saloon
1505 West Main Street
Grafton, IL
618-786-8888
  Situated on the riverfront, the Wild Goose Saloon is a great, adults-only establishment with an outside deck that features a full bar and many lunch and dinner choices including grilled foods, burgers, and other “home-style items.” But, by far, what keeps folks coming back is the owner’s signature chili.
  Kim's Baked Goods & Catering
Grafton, IL
  311 East Main Street
618-786-3037
  Two Rivers Winery, Inc.
Grafton, IL
  211 West Main Street
618-786-3934
     

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