Starved Rock Food & Drink

 
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9th Street Pub

Over 35 years in business in Starved Rock Country, serving lunch and dinner daily from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. They have live entertainment and video games and are home to the Cheeseburger In Paradise. They have 52 import beers with two major imports on tap and 10 new burgers and smokehouse items available, waiting for you to try them. 

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Annie's Hideaway

A local treasure right in Naplate, Illinois. Annie’s Hideaway offers some of the area’s best fine dining experience. Annie’s Hideaway provides guests with great food in an old north woods environment. The King Prime Rib and slab of ribs are both delicious and mouthwatering. Plus, meals come with a loaf of hot bread and a salad. Treat your taste buds to mouth-watering experience at Annie’s Hideaway.

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Back Door Lounge

Perched on a bluff high above the scenic Illinois River Valley is this laid-back bar. Cool off with your favorite cocktail or try a craft beer, made just for us by Leinenkugel and Tangled Roots Brewery. Lunch and dinner are served daily.

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Bruce & Ollie's

We proudly serve Capannari's Ice Cream, Starved Rock Coffee, Deli sandwiches, soups, salads, craft beer and wine in a family-friendly setting.

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Cajun Connection

Cajun Connection in Utica (near A, href="http://heritagecorridorcvb.com/Attractions/Starved-Rock-State-Park>Starved Rock State Park), provides foodies with the most authentic Cajon experience possible. From Boudin to Red Beans and Rice, Cajun Connection guarantees it will be authentic Cajun. The Cajun Connection features many recipes from the owner’s family, where he was raised in the swamps near Lake Charles, Louisiana. At Cajun Connection, you will find many authentic Louisiana ...

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Casa Mia

Casa Mia in Naplate, has been one of the finest restaurants for the past 63 years. This culinary delight features steak, seafood, pasta and daily specials. The steak and prime rib are so mouth-watering, they are done perfectly every serving. If you have room for dessert you will want to try the mouse cake, it comes highly recommended. Casa Mia is a popular dining venue with limited seating, so you will want to make a reservation.

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Cat's Eye - A Wine Bar

Located in beautiful downtown Ottawa; Cat's Eye wine bar in a new eclectic wine bar with wonderful urban vintage charm with a cozy neighborhood feeling. Wines are rotated seasonally and also offer handcrafted cocktails, spirits, barrel aged beers and clever plates. We believe you should have a wonderful wine experience. You don’t have to know a lot about wine. Just as long as you know what you like. Over 60 wines, but also craft beer, seasonal drinks & spirits. Minutes ...

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Clarks Run Creek Wine & Gifts

Clarks Run Creek Wine & Gifts is located near Starved Rock State Park. Clarks Run Creek is the perfect environment for getting a taste of the local culture and spending time with friends. The wine store features a great selection of wines from all around the world, as well as many Illinois wines such as Spirit Knob, Blue Sky, Kickapoo Creek and Pheasant Hollow. Enjoy a tasting glass in their spacious and comfortable lounge overlooking beautiful Downtown Utica.

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Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

Freaky is a way of life at Jimmy John’s. Not only are they freaky fast, but they are freaks about fresh bread, meats, and veggies. All meats and fresh veggies are sliced in-house every day. The bread is made every four hours right where you can see it. The magic in creating gourmet sandwiches is when all the ingredients are combined. They provide delivery to your office and catering for you special event.

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Joy and Ed's Inn

If you’re looking for a small town, good home cooking, Joy and Ed’s Inn will not disappoint. Joy and Ed’s has daily breakfast, lunch and dinner specials with homemade soup, chili, and homemade pizzas. Before hitting the trails at Starved Rock State Park, your first stop should Joy and Ed’s Inn for the best breakfast you’ll ever have.

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Lock 16 Cafe & Gift Shop

The Lock 16 Gift Shop is located at the Lock 16 Visitor Center in LaSalle. Gift Shop boasts a wide selection of unique gifts, seasonal décor, cards, books, souvenirs and mementos and exclusive I&M Canal Boat items. No matter the occasion you’re sure to find the perfect I&M Canal themed gifts at the Lock 16 Gift Shop.

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Lodge Restaurant

Within the Lodge, you’ll find historic ambiance in their Main Dining Room, where the atmosphere is friendly and casual. The Main Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, while offering delicious food, wine, homemade ice cream and dessert. Sunday Brunch is a favorite staple at Starved Rock.

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Lodi Tap House - Utica

The former Duffy's Tavern in Utica will reopen as Lodi's Tap House on April 2, 2019. They will be bringing their award-winning burgers (Chicago's Best - Best Burger 2018) and great craft beer to the new location, which will be a must stop while visiting the Starved Rock area.

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MarkAllen's American Kitchen

For a unique dining experience, MarkAllen’s American Kitchen in Peru, is a must stop. MarkAllen’s takes great pride in preparing their food with the finest and freshest ingredients available. MarkAllen‘s American Kitchen is a comfortable place to be and is perfect for lunch, dinner or just a quick drink or snack.

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Nonie's Bakery

Nonie’s Bakery in Utica is family owned bakery and café serving breakfast and lunch. Nonie’s is a quiet relaxed environment to connect with your family before a day of exploring at Starved Rock State Park. Homemade breakfast is made daily starting at 8am. Nonie’s Bakery is a great local bakery to grab your daily espresso.

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Star Union Spirits

Star Union Spirits is a craft distillery that manufactures small-batch spirits from locally sourced fruits and grains. Founded by longtime winemaking friends, Bob Windy and Jeff Yosowitz in LaSalle just minutes away from Starved Rock State Park. The distillery has a public tasting room where guests are able to view the entrancing copper still and the wonders of spirit distillation and production. Curious visitors are able to sample Star Union Spirits' delicious hand-crafted spirits ...

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Tangled Roots Brewing Company

In beautiful Starved Rock Country is Illinois’ finest craft beer experience, Tangled Roots Brewing Company. Tangled Roots Brewing Company is a locally grown farm-to-foam brewery experience and craft beer brand that compliments Starved Rock Country well. You can also eat at the amazing, adjoing The Lone Buffalo restaurant as well. While enjoying a tasty craft brew, schedule your brewery tour to learn how Tangle Roots creates their beer and their history. Every Friday and Saturday ...

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The Cafe at Starved Rock Lodge

For anyone who enjoys a good bottle of wine, the Café at Starved Rock Lodge sells Starved Rock label table wines made by Prairie State Winery, created from all Illinois grapes! Glasses of wine are also available for purchase. Combine that wine with a jar of one of their locally made specialty mustards or flavored salsas and jams to wow your guests at your next get together.

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The Cheese Shop 'n' Deli

The Cheese Shop ‘n’ Deli is located just off the banks of the I&M Canal in Historic Ottawa, Illinois. Satisfying the taste buds of customers since 1970, the Cheese Shop ‘n’ Deli is famous for their homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, fried chicken and Len-Rico’s spaghetti. The Deli also features an eclectic display of antiques and one of Illinois’ largest displays of antique milk bottles. When you dine at The Cheese Shop ‘n’ Deli you will be certain you will leave with your belly ...

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The Hi-Way Restaurant

The Hi-Way Restaurant in Ottawa, Illinois is your place for great food and cold drinks before a day of exploring Starved Rock State Park. Their menu includes American, Italian, Oriental, Mexican, and Mediterranean items along with specialty sandwiches and a variety of traditional and specialty salads. The delicious food and family dining atmosphere at The Hi-Way Restaurant is accompanied by excellent service. Just minutes from I-80 and Starved Rock State Park, The Hi-Way Restaurant ...

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The New Chalet Restaurant

Good old home cooking awaits you at The New Chalet Restaurant in Ottawa, Illinois. Voted one of the best restaurants in Ottawa, The New Chalet Restaurant is minutes away from Starved Rock State Park and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Before hiking the area state parks, start your day off with the breakfast of champions. Dinner is perfect for family time, so sit back and relax with a home cooked meal at The New Chalet Restaurant, by the best chefs in Ottawa, Illinois.

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The Red Dog Grill

The Red Dog Grill is Starved Rock Country’s best waterfront dining venue. Located in Heritage Harbor Ottawa, the Midwest’s premier getaway destination and marina resort, you will dive into their splendid menu enjoying gourmet American and seafood cuisine while overlooking a world-class marina. Red Dog Grill is the perfect place to enjoy scrumptious apps, mouthwatering burgers and fresh seafood. Enjoy the beautiful marina views from the outdoor patio during the summer, or warm ...

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The Veranda at Starved Rock Lodge

Join us for lunch or dinner and enjoy the panoramic view of Starved Rock and the scenic Illinois River Valley. Order from the menu or try our creative daily special.

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Uptown Grill

Uptown Grill offers polished American Cuisine in a casual environment in the Starved Rock area. Friday and Saturday nights at Uptown Grill are known for the best prime ribs in the Chicagoland area. The char broiled steaks are cut and aged in-house, the seafood, shellfish, and oysters are fresh every day. The full service bar and lounge are the perfect place to sit back and relax. You will find the perfect cocktail to wet your palate, as Uptown Grill has an extensive list of over ...

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