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Giant City State Park Lodge & Restaurant

460 Giant City Lodge Rd, Makanda, IL 62958-3218
+1 618-457-4921
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“chicken dinner” (28 reviews)
“dumplings” (58 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (37 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.All hours
CUISINES
American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
460 Giant City Lodge Rd, Makanda, IL 62958-3218
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had breakfast on a Saturday late morning. Food was nothing more than mediocre sadly. No one to sit us, had us wondering around. Just not enjoyable experience.

Thank Bobbie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here with some friends, they all recommended the chicken dinner, I must say I was a bit hesitant when people always say "the best chicken ever" but I must say, I was pleasantly surprised, the chicken, dumplings was amazing!!!!

Thank jackie c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a family funeral. We hosted about 60 people at the lodge for dinner. There was confusion about the room we reserved, and it wasnt ready when we got there..we had to wait quite awhile for the room. The food was...More

Thank kathypdallas_TX
Reviewed 10 January 2018

First the lodge is enormous, built during the conservation corp years. The Sunday chicken dinners are legendary and a staple they are known by. Very good food with service and ambiance galore.

Thank 2whips
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I had breakfast at the Giant City Lodge after staying the night in a cabin. The Lodge is gorgeous inside and out---you couldn't ask for a nicer setting. I ordered biscuits and gravy and a side of hash browns----what a great deal! And the food...More

Thank StrangeTripper
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Great food Building has a lot of charm and history Friendly staff 5 meals + 1 takeout <$95 I would recommend this place.

Thank Buster B
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat and look around. Big group of the family got to enjoy the family style buffet. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, dumplings, cole slaw, biscuits.

Thank Crystal H
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We were there on a Friday night and very busy. Really liked the place and decor. Really good staff. Catfish fish fry was very good. Noted for chicken and all you can eat. People in our party did order it and it was really good....More

Thank Dayton H
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Scheduled a family trip to wine country. Tried this out for the first time and absolutely Loved Loved it. Food was great, staff were excellent. This will be on our list every year from now on!

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We were staying in the area and read so many good reviews about the family style chicken we had to go. The stone lodge itself is lovely and loved the great dining room. The chicken did not disappoint. We did pay a little extra for...More

Thank lynn s
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justmet61
9 December 2016|
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Response from Tara C | Reviewed this property |
The website says they are closed mid-December to the 1st Friday in February. After December 1st they will take reservations for the up coming season. YES! They do have prime rib, buffalo & are famous for their fried chicken... More
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Mary W
27 August 2016|
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Response from Butterflydays | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they allow pets. I am providing you with their phone number just to be sure. (618) 457-4921. They are there on the weekends, so you should get a response, if you call today.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 460 Giant City Lodge Rd, Makanda, IL 62958-3218
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Makanda
  • Phone Number: +1 618-457-4921
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