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IL Governor JB Pritzker: Illinois Dept. of Public Health has officially announced that we have moved to Phase 4! This increases our capacity up to 50 people or 50% (whichever is lesser). Book your getaway to Starved Rock Lodge today and make the most of this lovely winter we’re having. Hike, swim, dine, play, rest & rejuvenate. Click here to see all the details from IDPH.

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. The Veranda is dog-friendly (dogs must be on a leash).

Outdoor Dining with the Best View

Join us for outdoor dining on a bluff overlooking Starved Rock.

Open Daily
(Weather Permitting)

Click here to see all Lodge’s hours of operation

Full Bar Service

When the Veranda is open for outdoor dining, food and beverage service is on a first-come-first-served basis. Please maintain social distancing from other tables. Face masks are required to enter Lodge.

  • Join us next summer!

    Due to COVID-19, our summer music line-up was cancelled in 2020. We look forward to next summer and hope to have live music with amazing sunsets in 2021.

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 and beverage service. Seating capacity: 50%.

  • Lodge Restaurant

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

Trailheads Snacks

Trailheads is closed for the season. We’ll reopen mid-March of 2021.

The Starved Rock Café

Carry-out breakfast, lunch, snacks and sweet treats. Souvenirs, beer and wine also available. Seating capacity: 50%.

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