Great Rivers Tap & Grill

3559-B College Avenue Alton, IL 62002

About Us

About Us

Explore our Regions along the Mississippi menu, only at Great Rivers Tap & Grill. Visit us to find out why we're one of the best restaurants in Alton IL. Special menu items are hand crafted and made from scratch by our own Chef Kenny and his trained culinary staff.

Dine on tasty dishes such as our cornmeal dusted and fried fish tacos, house made soft pretzels served with beer cheese dip and stone ground mustard, white bean chicken chili, our mouthwatering and famous classic reuben made with only the best corned beef brisket purchased locally, and finish with St. Louis’ own Gooey Butter Cake, served our way.

Food is served daily 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Join us for Karaoke every Friday and Saturday hosted by Partytime DJ starting at 10:00 p.m. and ending as late as 3:00 a.m. Stop in to find out why we are the best restaurant in Alton IL. Grab a refreshing cocktail or sip one of our 16 carefully selected local, craft and domestic beers on tap.


Shared Plates

smoked salmon deviled eggs
horseradish, pickled onion – 8

roasted garlic hummus
savory hummus, greek olives, pita chips for dipping – 8

picante wings
dry rubbed, fried, tossed in picante sauce – 9

potato & cheddar pierogis
savory dumplings, bacon, onion, sour cream – 6

garlic parmesan fries
garlic butter, fresh parmesan – 6

meat and cheese board
local sausage and cheese selection – 12

house made soft pretzel
served with beer cheese dip – 5


3 sliders mix and match  – 8

ground bison, garlic butter, white cheddar, onion confit aioli

Hansen’s ground chuck, bbq, smoked gouda, crispy onions, bacon

buttermilk fried chicken breast, maple butter, bacon

Starter Salads

house salad
greens, roasted red pepper, red onion, artichoke hearts, tomato, goat cheese croutons, raspberry vin­aigrette – 5

wedge salad
bacon, egg, tomato, blue cheese dressing – 6

Main Salads

chopped chicken salad
green onion, bacon, gouda, grilled chicken breast, craisins, peppered wal­nuts raspberry vinaigrette – 11

caesar salad
classic caesar salad, your choice of fried catfish or grilled chicken breast -11

soup and salad combo
bowl of our scratch soup of the day & our house salad – 9

Chef’s Scratch Soups

white bean chicken chili
topped with pepper jack cheese
cup – 4     bowl – 6

soup of the day
cup – 4     bowl – 6


All sandwiches are served with fries or sweet chili slaw, upgrade to garlic parmesan fries + 1

classic reuben
Simon Kohn’s famous corned beef brisket, swiss cheese, 1000 and sauerkraut on grilled rye bread.        1/4 lb – 10             1/2 lb – 14

fish tacos
fried cornmeal crusted catfish filets, chili slaw, roasted corn salsa and sour cream, three flour tortillas – 9

turkey club
shaved freshly roasted turkey breast, smoked gouda, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo on toasted walnut bread – 10

Burgers, Chicken, Veggie Burgers

your choice of beef, chicken breast or spicy black bean veggie burger, served with fries or sweet chili slaw, upgrade to garlic parmesan fries + 1

southwest veggie burger
grilled black bean patty, pepperjack cheese, seet chili slaw and corn relish on our house made bun – 10

great rivers cheese burger
1/2 lb fresh Hansen’s ground chuck, choice of cheddar, pepperjack, swiss or gouda cheese, on our house made bun – 9

basin street burger
1/2 lb fresh Hansen’s ground chuck, grilled ham, picante sauce, brick cheese, on­ion confit, topped with grilled shrimp, on our house made bun – 11


house made artisan 12″ pizza , hand tossed

mushroom pizza with prosciutto ham, onion confit, three cheese blend  – 12

greek pizza spinach, olives, feta, mozzarella, red onion, tomato sauce – 11

four cheese pizza with a rich tomato sauce – 10

DIY pizza with tomato sauce, three cheese blend and your choice from the below toppings – 11

pepperoni, mushroom, sausage, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, red onion.


ale battered fish ‘n chips
alaskan cod served with fries and tartar sauce – 13

shrimp etouffee
sauteed shrimp and vegetables in an ale infused rich brown gravy and cajun rice pilaf – 14

After 5 PM

chicken fettuccine
sweet pepper fettucine, mushroom blend, herb broth – 12

espresso rubbed strip steak
guinness butter, beer battered portobellos – 23

pork kabobs
blackened, on a bed of cajun rice pilaf  – 15

shrimp & broccoli angel hair
garlic olive oil, tomato, herbs & feta cheese – 13


– 6 –

gooey butter cake
served warm

honey ginger cheesecake
sweet honey, ginger notes

layered chocolate cake
cheese cake frosting, espresso sauce

skillet baked apple crisp
with vanilla ice cream

Kids Menu

– 6 –

pasta with red sauce

cheese burger with fries or fruit

chicken Tenders with fries or fruit

fish and chips

artisan cheese pizza

grilled cheese sandwich fries or fruit


– 1 –

soda, juice or milk

Hotel Accommodations

Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel announced that it received the 2017 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its seventh year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have consistently achieved great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

We are the only full service hotel in Alton, IL that can accommodate business travelers, long term stay guests, leisure travelers, business meetings, banquets, church or social retreats, corporate meetings and conventions, fraternal conventions, wedding receptions and conferences.  Located just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis and Busch Stadium, get away from the crowd, and stay with us.  Alton IL has great history and local attractions, you’re sure to find something to do!  Be sure to visit one of “Haunted Alton’s” finest tours while in town for a spooky good time! Under new ownership in March 2015 and currently undergone a complete renovation of all sleeping rooms, meeting rooms and public areas, make sure to visit Great Rivers Tap & Grill for a taste of our Mississippi Region menu!

Conveniently located in Alton IL; we offer many preferred partnerships and rates including Phillips66, Wood River Refinery, CLC, Creative Lodging, Dynegy, Marathon Petroleum, Harley Davidson, National Maintenance & Repair, and BP just to name a few. Our shuttle offers corporate travelers upon availability, complimentary transportation to local companies such as American Water, Olin Corporation, Alton Steel, Global Brass & Copper, SIU Dental, Alton Memorial, Winchester, OSF Healthcare, Lewis & Clark Community College, & Argosy Casino. Need a hotel near Fast Eddie’s Bon Air?  We go there too!  See the front desk for availability.  We are proud to announce that all of our sleeping and meeting rooms are newly renovated!

Work on a new, complimentary, hotel-wide, high-speed Wi-Fi network. Take a splash in the pool or relax in the whirlpool. Grab a bite to eat in Great Rivers Tap & Grill or enjoy Happy Hour!  Recently engaged?  We do wedding receptions too!  With over 30 years of Catering experience David will guide you each step of the way, call today!

We offer complimentary self-parking, a fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool, and a 24-hour business center. Booking same day?  Take advantage of one of our many value packages; Splashin’ Deal with Raging Rivers Waterpark and Bowling Fun with Airport Plaza Bowl or the Grafton Winery Package for a fun getaway!  Too hot outside? Grab the kids and our pizza package and take a swim in the indoor pool!

Your stay at Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel in Alton IL is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable than ever before.  Stop in and see why we’re the BEST hotel in Alton IL.  We await your arrival!  It is our greatest pleasure to serve you!

We have recently updated our address to better serve you!  Please find us at 3559 College Avenue, Alton IL 62002

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Great Rivers Tap & Grill
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200 W. Third Street | Alton, IL 62002
Suite 200