Dinner with a View


Grafton’s Famous River Bar

Experience the beauty of the Illinois River through the incredible views afforded by 3rd Chute Bar and Grill. Our unique structure is built in two trees, allowing amazing views from both inside and out. If you’re looking to glimpse the natural river view while enjoying fresh food and drinks, 3rd Chute Bar and Grill is just the spot you’re searching for.


” Great Place to hang out in Grafton. Super service, best Frog Legs in the universe, cold beer, 2 outside bars, free popcorn up in the Tree House bar, etc.” — James J.

“Awesome place to people watch and check out all the vintage cars go by. Like watching a parade. The decor of the place is awesome as well.”

— Lowell C.

Chute First, Ask Questions Later!


Bring in your family and friends for a unique and exciting dining experience right on the Illinois River. Our eatery is suitable for customers of all ages, giving you the easy decision of choosing where to eat for your next outing.


Our food is cooked and prepared fresh, giving you the best flavors and choices that Illinois has to offer. After all, there’s no better way to experience a new location than to sample the taste of the local cuisine. Visit 3rd Chute Bar and Grill for an authentic and enjoyable food experience.


Three chutes of the Missouri River came into the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, giving 3rd Chute Bar and Grill its unique name. Situated on the third chute, our patrons are able to view the beautiful river without leaving the comfort of our grill.

Dinner with a View

Make a change from your usual dining choice and experience the delicious Illinois cuisine from 3rd Chute Bar and Grill just off the Illinois River. Featuring incredible river views to highlight your meal and a comfortable ambience to settle you after, you’ll love our one-of-a-kind dining culture. Come on in or give us a call for more information.