Burgoo Festival

The Burgoo Festival is sponsored by LaSalle County Historical Society. What is BURGOO? It’s a delicious stew that cooks for many hours (ask the Burgoo Master). Visitors are invited to stir the Burgoo and taste it, too! Come and explore the town that was once called SCIENCE! Explore a wide variety of vendors with hand-crafted works of art, food, antiques and much more. It’s a fun day in North Utica.

Menus & Hours

Monday – Thursday: Open 11am – 11pm Lunch Menu served from 11am – 5pm Dinner Menu served from 5pm-9pm Bar Snacks available from 9pm – 11pm 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 Brunch served from 10:30am – 3pm Veranda Menu served from 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

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