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August 26th Face Mask Policy

Effective today (Wednesday, August 26), all dining patrons are now required to wear masks when interacting with bar and restaurant staff. This includes both indoors and outdoors. At Starved Rock Lodge, we ask that you please put your mask on when a staff member approaches you whether in the Main Dining Room, Back Door Lounge, Veranda or in the Cafe. Thank you for cooperating and helping keep our customers and staff safe.

August 26th Trail Update: Some trails at Starved Rock are now open! Matthiessen State Park remains closed for further storm cleanup. The following places are now open: Starved Rock, Overlooks: Lover’s Leap, Eagle Cliff, Beehive, Sandstone Point, Canyons: French, Pontiac, Wildcat, Basswood, Lonetree, Aurora, Sac, Kickapoo, St. Louis, Illinois, Ottawa, Kaskaskia & Council Overhang. For more information, please visit IDNR’s website.

Dine Indoors, Outdoors or Carry-out

Limited seating is available in the cool comfort of our Main Dining Room. Tables are socially distanced and reservations are highly recommended. Outdoor dining on our Veranda will be available as long as weather permits. Seating is on a first-come-first served basis. Carry-out orders may be placed at the Host Stand. Our friendly servers are happy to take your order. Please maintain a social distance of 6 feet and wear a face mask in all public areas inside the Lodge. The Cafe is open daily for breakfast. lunch and sweet treats. Stop in at Trailheads Concessions, located in the Starved Rock Visitor’s Center, for a quick bite before hitting the trails.

Click here to see all Lodge Hours of Operation

  • Lodge Restaurant

    Breakfast: 8am-10:30am
    Lunch: 11am-3pm
    Dinner: 5pm-8pm

  • Reservations highly recommended

    Call (815) 220-7321

  • Back Door Lounge

    Try a signature cocktail or locally-brewed craft beer.
    Indoor food and beverage service is limited.

  • Entertainment

    Outdoor music on the Veranda is cancelled until further notice.

  • The Veranda

    Outdoor dining (11am-8pm, weather permitting) and handcrafted drinks with a panoramic view of fall

  • Trailheads Concessions

    Carry-out food and drinks from Trailheads and enjoy outdoor dining on the patio. Limited indoor seating.

  • The Cafe

    Carry-out breakfast, lunch, snacks and sweet treats. Souvenirs, beer and wine also available. Limited seating.

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