The Loading Dock

The Loading Dock is one of the region's true waterfront destinations.  Located at the confluence of The Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, The Dock is a favorite of travelers, bicycles, boats, and bikers.  The vast array of patio seating along the waterfront lends itself to quiet reflection during the summer weekdays and a party atmosphere on weekends.  When you combine live music and nice weather, there are few places that can combine the wonder of nature, the fun of a casual bar, and the family friendly feel that The Loading Dock can.

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Latitude: 38.983775 Longitude: -90.46373 Elevation: 808 ft
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peter allen

Hours Open

11 am - 10 pm

Seasons Open


Price Style for this Establishment

above average

Family and Kid-Friendly Dining Notes

Bean bag toss on an astroturf play area, rocking horses, sidewalk chalk, a kids menu, and ice skating in the winter months, combined with a safe, wholesome atmosphere, make this a favorite destination for families.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Established by The Allen family and their friends in 1991, The Loading Dock has evolved and grown each year to become the destination that it is today.

Accessibility Notes

Completely accessible

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