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Illinois Riverdock Restaurant

310 N Park St, Hardin, IL 62047-4446
+1 618-576-2362
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (10 reviews)
“catfish” (7 reviews)
“brisket” (15 reviews)
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07:30 - 22:00 Hours
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310 N Park St, Hardin, IL 62047-4446
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We love Mel's Riverdock! Everything from smokehouse burgers, chops, brisket, baked beans, fries, etc...is delicious. Portions are generous, service friendly, and the pies are delicious! It's well worth the two hour drive for us to enjoy a meal at Mel's, followed by a drive through...More

1  Thank LucyLucerne
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Had been by here several times while captaining yachts along the Illinois River between Chicago and Florida several years ago but it was never able to stop. This time while driving along the scenic river route above Alton and Grafton, three of us were fortunate...More

1  Thank jyates34
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Huge portions of delicious food. We had the catfish nuggets with sweet potato chips. And the pie!! 😃

1  Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I was here many years ago and a friend & I stopped after doing the Calhoun Barn tour on Sunday. We arrived late afternoon & was not busy, found a nice booth to sit at. Our waitress, Samantha, was there soon & took our drink...More

1  Thank clb5169
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Have been there several times and great food every time.Stopped in after a trip to Iowa to grab a bite to eat.Got the catfish fritters.Had to take half of them home for later,couldn't eat them all.Won't go away hungry.Have to try their rock slide pie,super...More

1  Thank Matcobob
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We were up in Hardin getting apple cider and decided to get Mel's a try. The brisket was will flavored and was enough that I had plenty to take home. Make sure you save room for the coconut cream pie!

2  Thank JackFrack
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The food, portions, service and prices at this restaurant was absolutely amazing! We had family members bring us over here for a nice meal. Started off with the riverdock sampler appetizer platter, which was enough for six of us to snack on. Three of us...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped at their docks on our way south on the Ilinois River for lunch and dock space and had dinner there as well. Probably will have breakfast too. Brisket Philly sandwich was tasty as was the fried chicken special. For dinner the wait person...More

Thank Charles O
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The last time we visited Pere Marquette we happened upon this restaurant just before the fire. It's unassuming from the outside but a great place to try. We just went back. Its remodeled inside and really nice and clean. It's about a 20-mile drive from...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 21 June 2017

First visit since a fire hit the restaurant. Same great food and service. Upgraded the facilities a bit

Thank David T
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21 March 2017|
Response from TomM8132 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the place is nicely restored after the fire some months ago. I visited February, 2017.
21 March 2017|
Response from Leuparaleu312 | Reviewed this property |
when was the fire?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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