Music on the Veranda – Saturday Nights

Want to enjoy the beautiful weather but aren’t sure what to do? Come out to Starved Rock Lodge for music on our Veranda! Enjoy some appetizers, your favorite cocktail, something from the grill and a view of the Illinois River Valley from the Veranda. Parties start at 8pm and lasts until 11pm. Weather permitting, Veranda Parties kick off Memorial Day Weekend and continue through Labor Day. Veranda parties start Memorial Day Weekend. Outdoor dining mixed 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. Veranda parties 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 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. November 28: John 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.  

Tommy & the Nitecaps Rockin' at  the ROCK

Music in the Back Door Lounge

Music in the Back Door Lounge kicks off Saturday, November 7th. Enjoy a cold beverage and live entertainment every Saturday night from 8-11pm. November 28: John Boda Classic to current Rock, Pop, R&B & more December 5: Double Dave Trio Rock, Blues & Jazz December 12: Jeff Manfredini Laid back acoustic music December 19: Champaign Freight Acoustic classic Country, Rock and Pop.. Along with Holiday Music! December 26: Sean Walsh Acoustic array of music ranging Read More

Signature ale

Signature Ale

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! Read More

Lunch on the Veranda

Menus & Hours

Back Door Lounge Hours Monday-Thursday: 11am-11pm Friday & Saturday: 11am-12am Sunday: 10:30am-11pm Lunch Menu » Dinner Menu » Brunch Menu » Veranda Menu » Munchie Menu » Late Night Menu »


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



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