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Starved Rock State Park and Starved Rock Lodge reopens today! Although the Lodge is privately managed, guests and employees must comply with all state safety guidelines and social distancing rules. Guests and employees of the Lodge must wear face masks in all (indoor) public areas and maintain social distancing of 6-feet. Food & beverage service with carry-outs and outdoor dining on the Veranda opens today at 11am. Read more about our commitment to your safety.

Outdoor Dining with a View

With a panoramic view of Starved Rock State Park and the scenic Illinois River Valley, enjoy al fresco dining and handcrafted drinks. Pair our signature Gorgonzola Nachos with an ice cold Lodge Lager, brewed locally in Ottawa, Illinois. The Veranda is open during the summer for lunch and dinner. Check back to see updates on our summer music line-up. The Veranda is dog-friendly and boasts a doggie delights menu filled with meats and treats for your four-legged friend.

Dine Out in the Park

Lunch, dinner or late night… enjoy great Lodge food outdoors on our beautiful deck as weather permits.

Memorial Day – Labor Day

  • Monday – Thursday

    11am – 11pm

  • Friday – Saturday

    11am – 12am

  • Sunday

    10:30am – 12am

Full Bar Service

Whether you’re looking for a craft beer, hand-mixed cocktail or that perfect bottle of wine, the Veranda is the spot to kick-back and enjoy the day or evening.

  • Live Music on the Veranda

    Summer music line-up is pending.

Doggie Delights Menu

Check Out Our Dog Menu

  • Chicken Filet $3.95
  • 1/4 lb Hot Dog $3.95
  • Beef Patty $3.95
  • Baked Treats 5 for $1.00 (pumpkin peanut butter)
  • Collapsible Drinking Bowl $9.99

Other Dining Options

  • Back Door Lounge

    Try a signature cocktail or locally-brewed craft beer

  • Lodge Restaurant

    Place a carry-out order and enjoy dining on our outdoor pool patio or on the Veranda.

Trailheads Snacks

Take a break from hiking trails to grab a quick bite to eat

The Starved Rock Café

Grab a cup of coffee, a sandwich or sweet treat

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