Hike for a Cure

Hike for a Cure 2017 October 1, 2017 9am – 11am Join us as we hike to the top of Starved Rock in support of a cure for breast cancer. Our event will run from 9am – 11am with four guided hikes departing from the Back Door Lounge every 30 minutes. Hikers may choose to participate on their own and depart at any time. Cost to hike: $20 per person and includes a t-shirt, a light breakfast and a memory hope stone. Read More

Tommy & the Nitecaps Rockin' at  the ROCK

Music in the Back Door
Lounge (8-11pm)

There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge. Come early for dinner! Ask about our wide selection of seasonal beers, Starved Rock wines and specialty drinks. Or, warm up with a coffee drink after dinner. Disclaimer: Material may not Read More

Tommy & the Nitecaps Rockin' at  the ROCK

Music in the Back Door Lounge (Saturdays 8-11 pm)

Stop by the Back Door Lounge & Veranda for casual dining. Outdoor dining on the Veranda is available when warm weather returns! Kick back and relax with some Gorgonzola Nachos and Starved Rock Signature Ale.  Join us for live music every Friday night in The Back Door Lounge. Stop by and listen to talented, local guitarists from 8-11 pm.  Just outside the door is the Lodge Veranda where  the panoramic view is amazing. May 27: The Steve Sharp Band Read More

Tommy & the Nitecaps Rockin' at  the ROCK

Music in the Back Door Lounge

  Music takes place on Friday nights from 8-11pm in the Back Door Lounge once the weather has gotten too chilly to be outside on the Veranda. Be sure to try a Starved Rock Signature Ale or take advantage of our seasonal drinks! No cover charge! October 28: There will be no music tonight. We will be broadcasting the World Series in the Back Door Lounge. GO CUBS GO! October 29: Steve Sharp will be playing on Read More


Signature Ale

Starved Rock Signature Ale is our own special beer for Starved Rock Lodge. 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. Click here to read an article from Northwest Quarterly Magazine.


Menus & Hours

Monday – Thursday: Open 11am – 11pm Lunch Menu served from 11am – 5pm Dinner Menu served from 5pm – 9pm Friday: Open 11am-12am Lunch Menu served from 11am – 5pm Dinner Menu served from 5pm – 9pm Late Night Menu served from 9pm – 12am Saturday: Open 11am-12am Veranda Menu served from 11am – 9pm Late Night Menu served from 9pm – 12am Sunday: Open 10:30am – 11pm Veranda Menu served from 10:30am – 6pm Dinner Menu served from 6pm – 9pm


Back Door Lounge

The Back Door Lounge is located just beyond the Main Dining Room. 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 the 19th canyon (like the 19th hole on a golf course)! We’re open daily and our menu has a wide variety of choices for appetizers, lunch and dinner. We also offer Read More


Musical Tribute Shows

Book your ticket: (815) 220-7386 If you love Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline and performers from yesteryear, you’ll love our Tribute to the Stars series. Each musical tribute show includes lunch or dinner with a performance by talented entertainers that take you back in time! Relax and enjoy the show in the historic ambiance of the Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge. Tickets to a show make a great holiday, birthday or anniversary gift for Read More

PANO_Main Dining Room Fall 2016


There are several dining options at Starved Rock Lodge & State Park. Within the Lodge, you’ll find historic ambiance in our Main Dining Room, where the atmosphere is friendly and casual. Open 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, Read More