The Veranda

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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.

Outdoor Dining with a View

The Veranda is open (weather permitting) so see autumn arrive at the perfect place to enjoy outdoor dining with a panoramic view of Starved Rock State Park. We’re open 11am to 8pm daily for lunch and dinner. Our servers will take your order. The Veranda is dog-friendly (dogs must be on a leash).

Dine Out in the Park

Join us for lunch or dinner and enjoy the panoramic view of Starved Rock and the scenic Illinois River Valley.

Open Daily
(Weather Permitting)

Click here to see all Lodge’s hours of operation

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.

  • Join us next summer!

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

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 is limited.

  • Lodge Restaurant

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

Trailheads Snacks

Carry-out food and drinks from Trailheads and enjoy outdoor dining on the patio. Limited indoor seating.

The Starved Rock Café

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

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