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Starved Rock Lodge - Main Dining Room

) #2 of 15 Restaurants in Utica ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
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” (20 reviews)
“pot roast” (14 reviews)
“ham” (7 reviews)
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2668 E 875th Rd, Utica, IL 61348-9518
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After 14 miles of hiking, a sand sandwich probably would have received rave reviews, but nonetheless, the food was delicious. We dined on a Monday evening and made reservations, but they were not needed. We were seated immediately and the dining room was beautiful. The...More

Thank scottmpd28
Amy T, Owner at Starved Rock Lodge - Main Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your review. The Nachos are a favorite around here. I'm sorry you were not made aware of how much the special cost, I'll make sure we are sharing that information prior to orders.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been going there for many years great place just to sit and relax after a long hike sit by the giant fireplace and have a drink or two also you can have dinner there Everyone is always nice and friendly

Thank Jesse R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sat on the patio after a hot day of hiking. My wife and I had something to drink, our daughter had a drink and something to eat. Prices were good, along with good service on a busy day. To our delight we could order something...More

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

So glad you and your furry friend enjoyed your visit. We love dogs and also have ice cream for pups and 3 cabins that can accommodate dogs and you can also take your dog on guided hikes and some trolley tours. Just no dogs in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about the Starved Rock Lodge is beautiful. The Main Dining Room adds real beauty to that which exists everywhere one looks. The buffet is well-presented, albeit in a tired but very typical buffet fashion. The food offerings, also, are very typical buffet offerings prepared...More

Thank BHappy2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a main dining room, a patio that they grill at and a bar area. All 3 have a little different menu. It is just a wonderful place to sit and unwind. Just go you will not regret it.The prices are not bad either....More

Thank Kev521
Amy T, Owner at Starved Rock Lodge - Main Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Just a note that on Friday and Saturday nights we have live music on the Veranda. Hope you can come out and experience that with us soon.

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious. The staff was friendly and they offer breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. They have a decent kids menu.

Thank Stefanie C
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Very nice lodge feel with great food. Got there early (5pm) and didn't have a wait. Great service. You can also eat grill fare outside first come first serve seating.

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 24 June 2017

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 21 June 2017

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 15 June 2017

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
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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 09:30
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17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 15:00
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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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