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August 26th Face Mask Policy

Effective today (Wednesday, August 26), all dining patrons are now required to wear masks when interacting with bar and restaurant staff. This includes both indoors and outdoors. At Starved Rock Lodge, we ask that you please put your mask on when a staff member approaches you whether in the Main Dining Room, Back Door Lounge, Veranda or in the Cafe. Thank you for cooperating and helping keep our customers and staff safe.

August 26th Trail Update: Some trails at Starved Rock are now open! Matthiessen State Park remains closed for further storm cleanup. The following places are now open: Starved Rock, Overlooks: Lover’s Leap, Eagle Cliff, Beehive, Sandstone Point, Canyons: French, Pontiac, Wildcat, Basswood, Lonetree, Aurora, Sac, Kickapoo, St. Louis, Illinois, Ottawa, Kaskaskia & Council Overhang. For more information, please visit IDNR’s website.

Start the Day Out Right

The Starved Rock Café is open daily and conveniently located on the west end of the property, just off the Lobby. Stop in for a breakfast sandwich, delicious coffee or a caramel latte. The Café serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. Try our delicious fudge or Artisan ice cream, both made right here at the Lodge. The Café carries craft beer by the can, Illinois-made wines and specialty mustards, salsas and jams. Stock up on any travel supplies, medical necessities or personal care items you may have forgotten at home.

& Hours


  • Monday-Thursday

    6:30am to 5pm

  • Friday

    6:30am – 6pm

  • Saturday

    6:30am – 8pm

  • Sunday

    6:30am – 6pm

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Menu items subject to availability


We make our own ice cream

Indulge in a waffle cone filled with homemade, artisan ice cream or take home a few pieces of our delicious fudge. The Cafe offers an array of specialty items including ice cream and fudge made in-house at the Lodge. We also feature candied nuts, Taffy Town salt water taffy and more. Stock up on any travel supplies, medical necessities, greeting cards, Starved Rock souvenirs or personal care items you may have forgotten at home.

Illinois Made

Buy a bottle of our Starved Rock label table wines, made for us by Prairie State Winery and created from all Illinois grapes. Or, create your own mix and match 6-pack of Illinois-brewed craft beer. We also have a selection of locally-made specialty mustards, salsas and jams are available for purchase. For a limited time, we have keepsakes and apparel from White Pines Lodge for sale.


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