There are several dining options at Starved Rock State Park (near North Utica, IL). Within the Lodge, you’ll find historic ambiance at Elements Restaurant, where the atmosphere is friendly and casualOpen daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday Brunch is a guest favorite. Reservations are recommended.

The Back Door Lounge is located on the east side of Starved Rock Lodge and has a laid-back atmosphere with great food and your favorite drinks. Just outside The Back Door Lounge, we offer Outdoor Dining on the Veranda (as weather permits).  Located in the heart of LaSalle County, experience the scenic view of the Illinois River Valley and great food, too! It’s a great place for a family photo. Just off the hotel lobby is the Starved Rock Cafe which opens early to offer Douwe Egberts Coffee, breakfast, lunch and snacks. (Plus Artisan Ice Cream & delicious fudge, travel supplies, books, wine, gifts and more).

Trailheads Concessions is located inside the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center. Stop here before or after your hike for snacks, lunch, Artisan Ice Cream, fudge, funnel cakes and more (hiking supplies & souvenirs, hoodies & T-shirts, too).


Elements at Starved Rock

Elements is located in the heart of Starved Rock Lodge and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Make Elements your choice for a leisurely lunch, casual dinner or family get together. Sunday Brunch is a favorite at Starved Rock because there’s something for everyone.…

(815) 220-7321· Reservations recommended · Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Back Door Lounge & Veranda

The Back Door Lounge is located just beyond Elements Restaurant. Enter the “Back Door” from the northeast side of the Veranda and don’t miss the amazing view outside the door!  Perched on a bluff high above the scenic Illinois River Valley is this laid-back destination we call…

(815) 220-7322 • Music! Fridays from 8-11 pm


The Starved Rock Cafe is located just off the Lobby. Open daily at 6:30 am for the early birds.  Stop in for a warm scone, a breakfast sandwich, coffee or latte!  The Cafe serves breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack after your hike in the park. …

Open daily at 6:30 am · Free WIFI · Wine Tasting at 4 pm every Saturday
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Trailheads Snacks & Souvenirs

Start your Starved Rock adventure out at Trailheads Snacks & Souvenirs. Located in the Visitor Center, Trailheads offers sandwiches, hot dogs, pizza, Artisan Ice Cream, pretzels and nachos, plus gifts and great souvenirs. We also have a wide selection of Starved Rock hoodies, ball caps…

(815) 220-7360 · Located in Vistor's Center ·Sandwiches & Artisan Ice Cream