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Starved Rock State Park and Starved Rock Lodge are open. Although the Lodge is privately managed, guests and employees of the Lodge must wear face masks in all (indoor) public areas, maintain social distancing of 6-feet and comply with all state regulations. Enjoy limited indoor dining, outdoor dining on the Veranda or place a carry-out order. The Starved Rock Cafe and Trailheads Concessions are also open daily for food, drinks, ice cream and more.

Outdoor Dining with a View

The Veranda is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor dining with a panoramic view of Starved Rock State Park and the scenic Illinois River Valley. The Veranda is open 8am to 8pm daily for outdoor dining (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Our servers will take your order. Summer music is on-hold due to COVID-19. The Veranda is dog-friendly (dogs must be on a short leash).

Dine Out in the Park

Breakfast under the pines, lunch or dinner with an amazing view. Enjoy great Lodge food outdoors on our beautiful Veranda as weather permits.

Memorial Day – Labor Day

  • Open Daily

    8am to 8pm (bar service until 11pm)

Full Bar Service

Food and beverage service on the Veranda is on a first-come-first-served basis. Our servers will take your order and bring it to your table when it’s ready.  Please maintain social distancing from other tables. Face masks required to enter Lodge.

  • Sorry…live music is cancelled for now.

    Summer music line-up is pending. Check back often for updates.

Doggie Delights Menu

Just for the pups!

  • Chicken Filet $3.95
  • 1/4 lb Hot Dog $3.95
  • Beef Patty $3.95
  • Collapsible Drinking Bowl $9.99

Other Dining Options

  • Back Door Lounge

    Try a signature cocktail or locally-brewed craft beer. Indoor food & beverage service is very limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Lodge Restaurant

    Limited seating is available in the Main Dining Room for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Trailheads Snacks

Carry-out from a menu filled with delicious options! Enjoy outdoor dining on the patio at Trailheads.

The Starved Rock Café

Carry-out breakfast, lunch, delicious ice cream fudge and more. Limited seating available.

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