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Illinois Riverdock Restaurant

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310 N Park St, Hardin, IL 62047-4446
+1 618-576-2362
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If your like me and getting bored waiting for the weather to open and allow our free spirits to roam, then do what I did. Visit Grafton but drive north to Hardin to eat! The Riverdock Restaurant is spectacular for cat fish, sweet potatoes and just about everything on their menu... be sure to leave room for their pies or... More 

1 Thank George H
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

A classic small town restaurant, in Hardin, hugging the Illinois River in Calhoun County. Wide selection, large servings, hearty dishes, all new building (after a recent fire). I had a large serving of open face roast beef with gravy, mashed potato and green beans for $6. Marinated cucumber salad was ample and very nice. Lots of thick roast beef slices,... More 

1 Thank TomM8132
Brussels, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The food is great, the service is good. Plenty of room. My favorite is Brisket salad, it is to die for. The remodel is great and you just get a feel of being relaxed while waiting for your food. Lots of taster samples. Love the Illinois River Dock!

1 Thank jena1959
Bucharest, Romania
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were there last Sunday, just for coffee and pies. Cannot comment on the meal but the pies (rhubarb and gooseberry) were great. We took a whole cherry pie home. The crust is perfect!

1 Thank Leuparaleu312
Alton, Illinois
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went for lunch with family and was pleasantly surprised. I had the brisket dinner with fries and a salad. The meat is delicious, though I'd prefer sauce on the meat instead of on the side. That's just me, though. Hubby had the buffalo fritter sandwich and it was delicious. My aunt had the brisket philly sandwich, and though she's a... More 

2 Thank Cathy A
Gillespie, Illinois
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The wife and I had shrimp baskets. Very tasty and could have shared an order... Homemade pie was great also.

1 Thank Ron P
Bunker Hill, Il.
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Took our boat to Hardin for a late lunch. One of the specials was Pork Steak which I ordered. Came with two sides for $8.99. Potato salad and baked beans were good. But pork steak wasn't very good. Tasted like it was just baked in the oven and then dipped into BBQ sauce. I had heard so many good things... More 

2 Thank MDWiese
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Its hard to improve on the best Catfish Fritters this side of Heaven but this place exceeds expectations, a simple decor, nothing fancy, good food and friends, great service and copious amounts of the best southern style food in the area. Baked Sweet Potatoes are Incredible and Huge, Fritters in Buffalo or Catfish light, crispy and awesome. If you get... More 

2 Thank donlanier
Saint Louis, Missouri
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96 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We always stop here on our way to see family north of Hannibal. The breakfast is the best, the cinnamon rolls, the omelets, and especially the biscuits and gravy are great. If you are in the area, definitely check it out.

2 Thank MetroEastTraveler
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137 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We try to make time for a road trip to Mel's Riverdock once per season. It is worth the 2 hours drive to enjoy their delicious food. Beef brisket and smoked chops are among our favorites. Plan on needing a to go box as portions are generous. We always order various types of the delicious slices to go.

2 Thank LucyLucerne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 N Park St, Hardin, IL 62047-4446
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Hardin
  • Phone Number: +1 618-576-2362

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?