The Back Door Lounge is located off the Main Dining Room & Veranda.The atmosphere is casual. The menu has some great options (like our top-selling appetizer: Gorgonzola Nachos). Catch the latest sports scores while you’re there or step outside and take in the view from the Veranda. Click HERE to take a Google 360 Interactive Tour.
If you like Craft Beer, try Starved Rock Signature Ale (made just for us by Leinenkugel) or ask the bartender for one of our other seasonal (Oktoberfest) beers. If you’re a wine lover, try a Starved Rock Wine (Chardonnay, White Zin, Merlot & Cab).Celebrating a special occasion? If so, try Starved Rock Bubbly for your toast! Our friendly bartenders are happy to make your favorite cocktail, so stop by and relax! Check out our creative, daily lunch specials.
Join us every Friday night for live, laid-back music in the Back Door Lounge from 8-11 pm. There’s no cover charge and it’s a great place to meet for dinner & drinks. Try our Gorgonzola Nachos with a pint of Starved Rock Signature Ale. Click HERE to see the line-up.
Wine Down Wednesdays
Relax and unwind in the middle of a winter week when you attend Wine Down Wednesday in the Lodge’s Back Door Lounge.
Enjoy light appetizers, wine tasting and music provided some of the Illinois Valley’s most talented musicians.
6:00-8:00pm – December 11, 2012, January 8 & February 12, 2014.
For more information call 815-220-7322
We value the opinions of our guests!
Here’s what a few of them had to say:
“Server (Jennifer) was very kind and brought water for my pet. She made sure that our being here was special. Thanks!” Rich & Phyllis (Itasca, IL) Sept. 2013
“Great food, great service, awesome view!!!”
“Ben is a wonderful bartender. He’s very helpful! Great service, very accommodating.” Sept. 2013
“Luke was very courteous and attentive. Excellent service.” Sept. 2013″
“Jennifer took care of my special requests and I am most grateful!” Elizabeth (Chicago, IL) Sept. 2013
“Best place I’ve been to–food was great and so was Jenny.” Terry (Loves Park, IL) Sept. 2013
“Tracy was a pleasure. Very polite and friendly.” Sept. 2013
“Our server, Becca, was very friendly and helpful. Thanks Becca!” August 2013
“So nice!! Destiny was great!” Sept. 2013
“Brenda was our server. Great experience.” Joyce (Evergreen Park, IL) Sept. 2013
“Stephanie was our server. Excellent!” Nyberg (Woodstock, IL) August 2013
“Luke was fantastic, despite the fact that he had to get home before the street lights came on, we didn’t feel rushed!” Megan (Schererville, IN) August 2013
“Luke was really great. It was really nice for him to miss his high school football game to serve us!” Megan (Crown Point, IN) August 2013
“Excellent” Diane (Geneseo, IL) Sept. 2013
“Stephanie was an excellent server. Knowledgeable about what was offered in the restaurant also and very friendly. She deserves a raise.” Maureen (Earlville, IL) August 2013
“Excellent in all categories.” Linny (Alsip, IL) Sept. 2013
“We had a great experience.” Elaine (Clarendon Hills, IL) August 2013
“Excellent service (Jennifer) and experience. Fabulous atmosphere. Keep up the good work!” Michael (Chicago, IL)
“Enjoyed the lunch. Pot roast was excellent. Cod was very good, nicely prepared.” August 2013
We have our own special beer and it’s called Starved Rock Signature Ale. Produced by Leinenkugel Breweries, the hand-crafted beer is a cross between an English-style amber ale and a pale ale. It’s fresh and it’s on tap.
“You can’t buy it in a store,” said Food and Beverage Manager, Andrea Yeruski, “You can only get this at Starved Rock’s Back Door Lounge.” The last time we counted, Starved Rock sold 7,582 pints of Signature Ale! And that number doesn’t include the kegs which were featured at over 80% of our wedding receptions. At our Leinenkugel Dinner, both John and Dick Leinenkugel were our special guests. They talked about this special craft beer and how it is made for Starved Rock. Click here to read an article from Northwest Quarterly Magazine.
Want to be Heard?
Got Talent? Want to be heard? If you are a vocalist …or in a band that’s perfect for entertaining on the Veranda, please send your promo package to the address below.
Andrea Yeruski, Food & Beverage Manager (Back Door Lounge & Veranda)
Starved Rock Lodge
P.O. Box 570
Utica, IL 61373
Join us for these FUN upcoming events in 2014!
Wine Down Wednesday in the Back Door Lounge
Join us for music, wine tasting, light appetizers and a laid-back way to enjoy a mid-week break after work!
Stop by between 5 and 7 pm and join the fun on January 8, 2014 and February 12, 2014.