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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 good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“pot roast” (15 reviews)
“ham” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2668 E 875th Rd, Utica, IL 61348-9518
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in to the Lodge's main dining for lunch today and the special hot drinks were great: the Cha Cha Chi Tea along with the Keoke Coffe were perfect on a chilly day. And the special burger today....mmm yummy! The home made chips were...More

Thank tal5418
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a mid-January weekend at the Lodge and had several meals in the Main dining room. We started with a lunch in the Back Door Lounge with great service from Ember on Saturday. We wanted a lighter, healthier lunch before hiking while waiting for...More

Thank kattriprevus
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Our family spent a couple of days this week staying at Starved Rock State Park watching Eagles. We had heard good "things" about the restaurant at the Starved Rock Lodge's Main Dining Room from Trip Advisor reviewers. Well, our reviewers were right on. The Main...More

2  Thank David W
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, so I am always the most excited member in my family to make the 2-hr drive to starved rock to celebrate, but after this year, I'm not sure if we'll be back. Don't get me wrong, the staff was amazing...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Warm and accommodating with heart menu items and an awesome space to relax by the fire with a board game.

2  Thank sands316
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We met family at starved rock lodge and ate meals in the dining room. Very attentive. Good food. Some alcohol watered down. The martinis were amazing. Breakfast, lunch and dinner had many options.

2  Thank 797zacharys
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I had not been to this place in decades. I was happy to find it well cared for and still looking rustic and comfortable. The thing is our waitress was very slow, forgot things and the most important reason we ate there, one of our...More

1  Thank Sheila L
Amy T, Owner at Starved Rock Lodge - Main Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for sharing your comments, I'm so sorry to hear that you did not have a great dining experience. Do you by chance know the servers name or can you give me a time and date you were here so we can follow -up....More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The omelette was flat and greasy. The kids French toast is actually French toast sticks that were hard and greasy. I’m not even that picky with food. The sights are great.

1  Thank acqcampbell
Amy T, Owner at Starved Rock Lodge - Main Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

So sorry you didn't enjoy your meal. Thanks for commenting so that we can follow up on these issues.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We decided for our last meal in the area to try the dining room at Starved Rock Lodge. The food tasted fine. The serving staff was almost to efficient but are interested in pleasing. It was a change of pace from grills and bars we...More

2  Thank Clifford D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Had breakfast. Priced resonably and plent to eat. Great service! very convienent and great atmosphere.

2  Thank Marilyn M
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Questions & Answers
Phil R
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, Private Dining, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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