Combining a rustic setting with exceptional cuisine
Enjoy a casual dining experience in our warm, welcoming restaurant. Our on-site restaurant at Starved Rock Lodge is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Join us on Sundays for our award-winning Sunday Brunch buffet or try one of our signature dishes for dinner. Menu items range from favorites like our beer-battered Blue Gill Fish Tacos and Starved Rock Signature Ale Pot Roast to hand-cut steaks and fried Walleye. Try our current local fare, a seasonal dish made with locally-grown, fresh ingredients. In addition to our delicious food, we offer an extensive wine list and delectable desserts, made by our in-house pastry chef.
Holiday Buffets are served on Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Holiday buffet pricing varies from Sunday Brunch buffet pricing*. Reservations are required. Most holidays offer a morning breakfast buffet**.
The Area’s Best Prime Rib
Every Saturday night we feature our unique Prime Rib special that was voted #1 in North Central Illinois. Locally raised choice beef seasoned with fresh horseradish, garlic and our secret Prime Rib Rub made with locally sourced ingredients, smoked over hickory in our own smokehouse makes for a uniquely flavored cut of Prime Rib in 12, 14 or 16oz. Served au jus. Includes vegetable of the day and side choice.
Other Dining Options
Back Door Lounge
Try a signature cocktail or locally-brewed craft beer
* Easter, Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving require payment at the time of reservation with a three-day cancellation policy. To make a reservation for these holiday buffets, please call (815) 220-7386. All other reservations can be made by calling the host stand at (815) 220-7321.
** Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day have a breakfast buffet (regular menu not available) from 8am-9:30am. Reservations can be made by calling the host stand at (815) 220-7321.
We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in settings.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.
3rd Party Cookies
This website uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous information such as the number of visitors to the site, and the most popular pages.
Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website.
Please enable Strictly Necessary Cookies first so that we can save your preferences!