The Cafe

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We are currently under Tier 3 mitigation as mandated by the Governor of Illinois, JB Pritzker. Facemasks are required in all public spaces within the Lodge. Indoor dining is prohibited but carry-outs are available. Click here to learn more about our COVID-19 policies.

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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