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Starved Rock Lodge - Main Dining Room

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2668 E 875th Rd, Utica, IL 61348-9518
+1 815-220-7321
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 09:30
10:30 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 15:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank John L
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 the sandwich. My dining companion got a salad which was beautiful presented and she also... More 

Thank Beth W
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Celina, Texas
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518 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Barrington, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in the lounge after a stroll on the trails. Now you can get wine/drinks in any lounge but what made this special was the friendly staff. Shared helpful information on what else to see and do and kept our glasses full without being overbearing. As wine drinkers, we enjoyed the generous pours along with the conversation.

Thank AlandRosehappy
Saint Charles, Illinois
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Starved Rock Lodge so we could have a restaurant on site and it said it was #2 on trip advisor. Well first night i found out the lodge was at full capacity so we made reservations for dinner and breakfast the next day. When I made my reservations they did state 90 minute limit on the... More 

Thank Shannon W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our dining experience was very disappointing. I never complain or write a bad review unless to warn others. I always look to trip reviews to help me navigate my journey. We made reservations 4/22/17 and I was surprised that they were not busy. We ordered drinks and the prime rib special. It was the worst prime rib I had ever... More 

Thank Anita S
Amy T, Owner at Starved Rock Lodge - Main Dining Room, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you had such a terrible experience in our restaurant. I can tell you that we are in the process of making some big changes in this area. I new Executive Chef starts on Tuesday of this week and a we have completely restructuring the kitchen in an effort to prepare quality food. Hopefully you can give us... More 

Bettendorf, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got together with our five siblings for our annual luncheon. We have been coming here annually for several years and always very satisfied with the food and service. Today was no different. The broccoli soup was delicious and obviously homemade. My Chopped Salad with grilled chicken was fantastic. Great greens, garbanzo beans, corn, shredded cheese etc -great. The service was... More 

Thank ClintTraveler
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I recommend this dining room to all. Pricing was great and many items to choose from. Even kid friendly menu.

Thank Evelyn B
Bloomington, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Dinner service is very good with lots of options on the menu. Bar next door is loud later into the evening but still a nice place to eat with good service and nice meals. Breakfast is limited from the menu but offers a nice buffet with a lot of selection. Meals are priced within reason for a hotel restaurant.

Thank Aqua456

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
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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