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2016 Country Showdown

This year, Country Showdown has been changed to a ONE-NIGHT only event! Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 14th and join us on the Starved Rock Lodge Veranda for some great entertainment by local singers!

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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

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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

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

There’s no better way to relax on a Saturday 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.  

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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

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Music in the Back Door Lounge

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

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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.

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Menus & Hours

Monday – Thursday: Open 11am – 11pm Veranda Menu served from 11am – 5pm Dinner Menu served from 5pm – 9pm Friday & 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

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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

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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