Red Dog

Getting to Red Dog Grill

The Red Dog Grill is located overlooking the beautiful Heritage Harbor Marina in Ottawa, and is open year-round to the public.

By Car

From 1-80, take exit 93 toward Ottawa. Follow signs directing you to Heritage Harbor. After two miles, turn left on to Old Chicago/2871st Rd, then left again on Canal/2753rd Rd. Take Canal/2753rd Rd to the second Heritage Harbor entrance. The restaurant will be on your right down by the harbor.

By Boat

Red Dog Grill is located at mm 242.1 on the Illinois river. The Marina entrance is marked with signage, and is recognizable by the large concrete blocks that ring the harbor. • Visitors arriving from upstream should proceed approximately 2 miles downriver from the Marseilles lock. The Harbor entrance is on the right bank. • Visitors arriving from downstream should proceed approximately 3/4 mile upriver from the tip of Bull’s Island. The Harbor entrance is on the left bank. • All visitors should contact the Marina office at (815) 433-5000, extension 2 or by hailing on VHF channel 16, in order to obtain docking instructions and assistance. After hours, contact the Harbormaster at (815) 326-5853. Reservations are encouraged, as dockage is limited.


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