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10/27/20: The bridge over Fox Canyon and sidewalk leading to the lodge from the large parking lot will be closed on Tuesday, October 27 from 9 AM to 1 PM for a routine inspection. Barricades will be in place to redirect traffic.

Trail Update: All trails are open except the Lodge’s (eastside) Veranda staircase and Illinois/Ottawa Canyon connecting trail. Matthiessen Dells Area at Matthiessen State Park is now open. The trail closest to Lake Falls and shelter is still closed as well as the Vermillion River Access area. For more information, please visit IDNR’s website.

Per Illinois guidelines, face coverings are required in all buildings (and trolleys) at Starved Rock Lodge & State Park.

Dining at Starved Rock Lodge

Enjoy indoor dining in our restaurant. We’re open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Carry-out orders are available at the host stand. Reservations are highly recommended, especially for dinner and on weekends. Please call (815) 220-7321. In-house guests, dial X321. Outdoor seating is available on our pool patio and guests may also eat in their hotel room or cabin.


  • Breakfast

    Breakfast service opens daily at 8am and ends at 10:30am.

  • Lunch

    Lunch is available from 11am until 3pm daily.
    (Lunch is served on the Veranda until 5pm daily).

  • Dinner

    Dinner is from 5pm-8pm daily in the Main Dining Room.
    Reservations are highly recommended. Call (815) 220-7321.

  • Sunday Brunch Buffet
    (temporarily unavailable)

    Hours temporarily suspended 


Holiday Dining

Thanksgiving & Christmas 2020
Due to COVID restrictions, we will not be having our usual holiday buffets. We will be open regular hours for breakfast, lunch will start at 11am and dinner will be served from 3pm until 8pm. We will be offering traditional holiday specials during lunch and dinner. All reservations must be made by calling the host stand at (815) 220-7321.

Award-winning 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.
    Indoor food and beverage service is limited.

  • 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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