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Grafton Oyster Bar’s Opening Celebrated with RBGA Ribbon Cutting

April 28, 2016 | 4,918 views

The River Bend Growth Association celebrated the opening of Grafton Oyster Bar on Wednesday afternoon with Owner Brad Hagen. 

Hagen isn’t new to the seafood restaurant business having worked for 19 years at St. Louis’ Broadway Oyster Bar.  He and his wife Nicole, along with John Johnson, who owns the Broadway Oyster Bar , are owners of Grafton’s new destination restaurant.

Brad Hagen grew up in Jersey County and said that since he’d gotten into the restaurant business he’d dreamed of having a seafood place on the water.  When his friends Joe and Jan DeSherlia, owners of Grafton Harbor, contacted him late last year about availability of some space above their General Store and Gift shop, Hagen saw the opportunity to live his dream.

Grafton Oyster Bar’s menu emphasizes Seafood and Cajun Creole Cuisine and offers specials on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.  Tuesday’s special is dollar oysters and on Wednesday’s kids eat free.  Hagen said that the Oyster Bar would soon be offering ‘Dinner Night for Two’ for $35 on Tuesday and Wednesday night’s featuring appetizer, salad, entrees and choice of dessert.

Watch as Trish Holmes, Growth Association’s Director of Member Services and hosts the event, has Hagen describe how the restaurant came to be as well as asks for comments for Grafton Mayor Tom Thompson and RBGA President Monica Bristow. 

Grafton Oyster Bar
215 West Water Street
Grafton, IL 62037

Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday: 11:00am – 1:00am (kitchen closes at 10:00pm)
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am – 1:00am (kitchen closes at 11:00pm)


200 W. Third Street | Alton, IL 62002
Suite 200