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Trail Update: All trails are open except the Lodge’s (eastside) Veranda staircase and Illinois/Ottawa Canyon connecting trail. Matthiessen Dells Area at Matthiessen State Park is now open. The trail closest to Lake Falls and shelter is still closed as well as the Vermillion River Access area. For more information, please visit IDNR’s website.

Per Illinois guidelines, face coverings are required in all buildings (and trolleys) at Starved Rock Lodge & State Park.

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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