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

2017 Country Showdown

This annual singing competition is the best in the nation because contestants have the opportunity to advance to the national finals and perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Guests enjoy the high quality performances, paired with great food and an amazing view from the Starved Rock Lodge Veranda. Grill opens at 5pm, competition starts at 7.

Music on the Veranda – Saturday Nights

What better way to wind down after a long work week than by relaxing on our Veranda with some music, a cocktail or two and a gorgeous view on a beautiful summer night? Music starts at 8pm and lasts until 11, but we suggest getting here early to grab a table and experience the breathtaking sunset from the Veranda! Weather permitting, Veranda Parties kick off Memorial Day Weekend and continue through Labor Day. No cover charge! Read More

Music on the Veranda – Friday Nights

What better way to wind down after a long work week than by relaxing on our Veranda with some music, a cocktail or two and a gorgeous view on a beautiful summer night? Music starts at 8pm and lasts until 11, but we suggest getting here early to grab a table and experience the breathtaking sunset from the Veranda! Weather permitting, Veranda Parties kick off Memorial Day Weekend and continue through Labor Day. No cover charge! Read More

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

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

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! Music on the Veranda takes place every Friday and Saturday night through Labor Day weekend. After Labor Day weekend, music will be moved into the Back Door Lounge. No cover charge!  Veranda 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 Veranda Menu served from 11am – 5pm Dinner Menu served from 5pm-9pm Bar Snacks available from 8pm – 11pm Friday: Open 11am-12am Veranda Menu served from 11am – 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 – 5pm Dinner Menu served from 5pm-9pm Bar Snacks Read More

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