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IL Governor JB Pritzker: Illinois Dept. of Public Health has officially announced that we have moved to Phase 4! This increases our capacity up to 50 people or 50% (whichever is lesser). Book your getaway to Starved Rock Lodge today and make the most of this lovely winter we’re having. Hike, swim, dine, play, rest & rejuvenate. 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 hand-crafted 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

Try one of our signature craft beers in the Back Door Lounge. Starved Rock Signature Ale (made by Leinenkugel) is a cross between an English-style amber ale and a pale ale. Our other specialty 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

    11am – 5pm daily
    Lunch Menu

  • Dinner

    5pm – 8pm daily
    Dinner Menu

  • Late Night Menu

    Temporarily suspended

Bar Hours of Operation
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 9pm
*Food service available until 8pm daily

Enjoy a winter cocktail by the fireplace in Great Hall.

Indoor seating & dining available.  A face mask is required to enter the Lodge & Back Door Lounge. Seating capacity: 50%. Reservations are required.

Live Music

Our live music
has been cancelled

We hope to bring back our full music schedule next summer.


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

Closed for the season.
See you mid-March of 2021!

The Starved Rock Café

Serving breakfast, lunch, snacks and sweet treats. Souvenirs, beer and wine also available. Seating capacity: 50%.

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