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Starved Rock Lodge - Main Dining Room

2668 E 875th Rd, Utica, IL 61348-9518
+1 815-220-7321
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“pot roast” (14 reviews)
“ham” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2668 E 875th Rd, Utica, IL 61348-9518
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1 - 10 of 271 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We have eaten in the main dining room for both breakfast and dinner. The staff has always been pleasant, the food tasty, and the service excellent. I loved the pecan crusted salmon. The prices are very reasonable, especially for a lodge restaurant.

Thank MBandMB
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I stopped in for Sunday brunch after hiking out to LaSalle Canyon. The place was bustling, but not terribly crowded and the lunch buffet was exactly what we needed on two empty stomachs. Nice selection of lunch and breakfast items with omelettes...More

Thank vicmaurer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the Starved Rock Lodge Dining room, but you definitely pay a bit extra for location. Recently, I had their signature pot roast. It was good. I don't believe I've ever had a bad meal here. They are famous for their Sunday brunch. They...More

Thank photoguywisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met friends and had a nice lunch. Lodge is classic CCC style. Indoor and outdoor seating, burgers flying off outdoor grills. Had the fried walleye, good.

Thank wsteinhauer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You would never think that a State Park dining room would have anything other than "hotel food" But would you be wrong on this one! The food is excellently prepared and the service is outstanding! Let's don't forget about the view and the fresh air!...More

Thank bill n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Varied menu with many choices. More than adequate servings whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Surprisingly affordable. Excellent service. Servers are courteous and attentive. Beautiful views.

Thank trishdf
Amy T, Owner at Starved Rock Lodge - Main Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your comments, glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 21 May 2017

it was nice....we enjoyed the lodge...that was our first place of choice...but it was booked that day....

Thank John L
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Interior is rustic, but clean. We were seated quickly. I got the turkey club and it was excellent. Bread was toasty on the outside and soft inside with a good bread to meat ratio. I thought their homemade potato chips were a good compliment to...More

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I have never seen anything like it. A buffet with breakfast stuff at one end and dinner stuff at the other with omelettes and crepes being made to order. Brilliant

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I was staying at the lodge and came here for a meal. The food was really good; home cooked tasting. The staff was friendly and prompt.

Thank So_It_Goes_16
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Phil R
Do you need to room here in order to dine here?
31 March 2017|
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Response from Amy T | Property representative |
No, the Lodge and all it's amenities (except the pool area) are open to the public. The Dining Room is open 7 days per week. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 09:30
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2668 E 875th Rd, Utica, IL 61348-9518
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 815-220-7321
The Main Dining Room is located in the heart of Starved Rock Lodge and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Sunday Brunch is a favorite at Starved Rock! In addition to our delicious food, we offer a variety of wines, homemade Artisan ice cream and great desserts. Locals and guests enjoy our restaurant because of its beautiful, historic setting. Reservations are recommended and always appreciated. Holiday Buffets are offered on Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and Easter. Reservations are required for holiday buffets. For reservations, please call: (815) 220-7321
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