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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“chicken dinner” (28 reviews)
“dumplings” (58 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (38 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
460 Giant City Lodge Rd, Makanda, IL 62958-3218
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 31 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 18 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
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a very nice restaurant settled within Giant City State Park. Their specialty is their family style fried chicken dinner. They provide serving bowls (proper size for your party) of mash potatoes, gravy, dumplings, corn, green beans, coleslaw, dinner rolls and a platter of...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

My brother and I had the Fried Chicken for lunch while taking a break from fishing. The chicken is crisp and well seasoned. All the sides were great.

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Don't miss this culinary experience in a beautiful Civilian Conservation Corp era lodge. Very extensive menu with highlights like family style all you can eat fried chicken and buffalo steaks and burgers. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Love going here for the family style chicken dinners. Sorry to say I've never ate anything else on menu. The staff is always friendly and nice,The lodge is beautiful and you will want to go for a walk before or after you eat.. You will...More

Thank gary d
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10 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
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
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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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