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We have officially been moved to Tier 1 Mitigations. The Main Dining Room and Back Door Lounge will be open for dine in service at 25% capacity. Reservations are required. Table seating is limited for four guests or less. The Cafe will also be open and have seating at 25% capacity. Weddings and meetings are allowed for up to 25 guests or 25% or room capacity (whichever is less). Click here to see details of Region 2’s Tier 1 Resurgence Mitigations from the Illinois Dept. of Public Health and Governor JB Pritzer’s Restore Illinois Program.

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 (carry-outs only).

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

Raise a toast to the holiday season!

Indoor seating & dining temporarily unavailable.  A face mask is required to enter the Lodge & Back Door Lounge.

Live Music

Our live music
has been cancelled

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


Other Dining Options

  • Lodge Restaurant

    Limited seating is available in the Main Dining Room for
    breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended.

  • The Veranda

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

Trailheads Snacks

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

The Starved Rock Café

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

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