Back Door Lounge

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Starved Rock Lodge has moved to the Bridge Phase of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritkzer’s re-opening plan. Capacity for dining, weddings and meetings is up to 60 people or 60% (whichever is lesser). We are currently adhering to all CDC guidelines regarding face masks and social distancing. Book your getaway to Starved Rock Lodge today and make the most of this lovely spring we’re having. Click here to see all the details from IDPH.

Perched on a bluff high above the scenic Illinois River Valley is this laid-back bar. Try one of our seasonal cocktails or enjoy a craft beer, made just for us by Leinenkugel and Tangled Roots Brewery.
Lunch and dinner are served daily.

Not Just
a Bar

Craft Beer & Cocktails

We have five new, seasonal cocktails for you to try! You might like a Banana Split Martini, Watermelon Deuce Cosmo or one of our other specialty drinks. Maybe you’d rather have a glass of our signature craft beers in the Back Door Lounge. Starved Rock Signature Ale (made for us by Leinenkugel) is a cross between an English-style amber ale and a pale ale. Our other guest favorite is Lodge Lager which was released in June of 2018 by Tangled Roots Brewing in Ottawa, IL. Its summery citrus notes are perfectly balanced by a light base of earthy hops. Starved Rock Lodge is proud of our local partnerships with August Hill Winery (Utica, IL), Mississippi River Distilling (LeClaire, IA) and Whiskey Acres Distilling (DeKalb, IL).


Menus & Hours

  • Lunch

    Sunday-Thursday: 11:00AM-9:00PM (Food service ends at 8:00PM)
    Friday & Saturday: 11:00AM-10:00PM (Food service ends at 9:000PM)
    Lunch Menu – Spring 2021

  • Dinner

    Sunday-Thursday: 5:00-9:00PM (Food service ends at 8:00PM)
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00-10:00PM (Food service ends at 9:000PM)

    Dinner Menu – Spring 2021

  • Late Night Menu

    Temporarily suspended

Bar Hours of Operation
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm*
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 10pm*
*Food service ends one hour prior to closing

Enjoy one of our new, seasonal cocktails.

Indoor seating & dining available. We are currently adhering to all CDC guidelines regarding face masks and social distancing. Seating capacity: 60%. Reservations are required.

Live Music

Live music kicks off May 7!

We will have live music on the Veranda every Friday night from 8-11:00PM on the Veranda. Click here to see the complete line-up. Enjoy outdoor dining, great music and an amazing view (sunsets are an added bonus).


Other Dining Options

  • Lodge Restaurant

    Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations required.

  • The Veranda

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

Trailheads Snacks

Open Daily from 10:00AM to 5:00PM

The Starved Rock Café

Serving breakfast, lunch, snacks and sweet treats. Souvenirs, beer and wine also available. Seating capacity: 60%.

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