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**.
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.
*** To update or change a reservation time, please contact the host stand.
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