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Outdoor Dining with a View

The Veranda is open (weather permitting) during warm weather. It’s the perfect place to enjoy outdoor dining with a panoramic view of Starved Rock State Park and the scenic Illinois River Valley.
Join us for live music on the Veranda starting Friday, May 27, 2022 (8-10PM).
The Veranda is dog-friendly (dogs must be on a leash).

Outdoor Dining with the Best View

Enjoy outdoor dining with a stunning view overlooking Starved Rock.

Open Daily
(Weather Permitting)

Click here to see all Lodge’s hours of operation

Full Bar Service

The Veranda is open for outdoor dining. Food and beverage service is on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • Live Music Kicks Off May 27!

    Join us every Friday night on the Veranda from 8-11 pm starting May 27.

    Music Schedule:
    5/27/22-Steve Sharp Band

    6/3/22-The Tim Ajster Band

    6/10/22- River Road Trio

    6/17/22- Breaking Storm

    6/24/22- Fiddlerock!

    7/1/22- Steve Sharp Band: Jimmy Buffett Night

    7/8/22- Wrecking Dixie-

    7/15/22- Three Day Weekend

    7/22/22- MC2

    7/29/22- Crooked Lines

    8/5/22- Snapshot

    8/12/22-Steam Shovel

    8/19/22- Rodeo Drive

    8/26/22- Brushville *Pending

    9/2/22- StrangerZ

Doggie Delights Menu

Just for the pups!

  • Chicken Filet $7
  • 1/4 lb Hot Dog $5
  • Beef Patty $7

Other Dining Options

  • Back Door Lounge

    Try a signature cocktail or locally-brewed craft beer.
    Indoor food and beverage service.

  • Lodge Restaurant

    Indoor dining is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended.

Trailheads Snacks

Trailheads is open daily from 10:00AM to 4:00PM

The Starved Rock Café

Carry-out breakfast, lunch, snacks and sweet treats. Souvenirs, beer and wine also available.

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