La Salle County, Illinois. Where to Eat… Dining/Restuarants! All @ http://www.heritagecorridorcvb.com/lasalle/lwhattoeat.htm [:)]
Starved Rock Lodge | P.O. Box 570, Rt. 178 & 71 | Utica, IL 61373 | 1-800-868-ROCK (7625) | Fax: 815-667-4455. There is nothing "starved" about the great dining room! The rustically elegant, full service dining room is open seven days a week and offers year-round culinary delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The weekly Sunday Brunch and extravagant Holiday Buffets are favorites for our guests near and far. The Back Door Lounge, with it’s big screen TV, drink specials and snacks, is a lively gathering spot for family and friends.
The Illinois Valley raves about our dining room…and you will too. We offer a wide variety of selections every day to meet everyone’s taste…Read On @ http://www.starvedrocklodge.com/docs/Dining_Room_Menu.pdf
Mon – Sat…8:00 am – 10:45 am
Sunday… 8:00am – 9:30 am
Monday – Saturday
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday – Thursday…5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday…5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday…5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday…5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Dining Room reservations are highly recommended. Call 1 (800) 868-ROCK (7625) ext. 321.
Back Door Lounge:
After enjoying a fine dinner in our rustic Dining Room, enjoy a drink in our lounge…Read On! After enjoying a fine dinner in our rustic Dining Room, enjoy a drink in our lounge. We have a wide selection of liquor available for your choosing.
Join us every week for Veranda Parties for great LIVE entertainment with NO COVER CHARGE every Friday night Jan – March and May – August of every year! The entertainment starts at 7:00/7:30. CLICK HERE for the Schedule @ http://www.starvedrocklodge.com/visitors_events_veranda.cfm
11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
Friday and Saturday may stay open later depending on patrons.
The Back Door Lounge is located in the back of the Dining Room.
"Jack’s Place" a restaurant featuring ribs and steaks, including "Paw Burgers". Fun. Fresh. Bold. Come taste what Jack’s been cookin’! Grand cuisine made with expert care by our master chefs and brought to your table with flair. Who could possibly resist our spectacular dishes? Daily specials and unique entrees are sure to please any palate. Wrap your paws around a juicy Grand Bear burger, or try Jack’s SuperJack Cheese pizza. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, even picky eaters can find their favorite. Carryout service is also available to guests who wish to hibernate in their rooms or villas. Jack may love the pizza, but Grand Bear says, "There’s nothing better than a picnic lunch!", which can also be ordered for walks and adventures in the woods!
Hours of Operation
7 days a week
Sunday Brunch 10:30am – 2:30pm
Breakfast Buffet 7am – 11am
(7am – 10am on Sun)
Lunch 11am – 4pm (Mon – Sat)
Dinner 4pm – 10pm
"Grand Bear Lodge"… south of Utica on Route 178.
Closer then you think….
Quad Cities…96 miles
St. Louis…225 miles
Your welcome. [:)]
Thank you. I try my best in helping people find a good place to eat and who travel in the local area around the I-80 & I-39 interchange (crisscross) here in Illinois. Which is very easy to find on any map, look up the I-80 & I-39 interchange (crisscross) ! [:)]
Thanks, Illinois, for posting that article. It was a column written by Sun-Times food reviewer Pat Bruno. I posted it on another thread here several years ago.
You are a wonder. A font of Roadfood information. I’m deeply impressed. Welcome to Roadfood.
Destination: Starved Rock State Park. Food quest: Fried chicken.
Ladd, Ill. (population, 1,313), is not even on the road atlas I keep in my car. Take exit 70 (Spring Valley/Ladd) off Interstate 80, and drive a few miles north on Ill. Hwy. 89 until you come to a brick building with a line out the door and a big neon chicken in the window. The structure housing Rip’s Chicken has recently been rebuilt, but Rip’s goes back to 1936 (Rip’s grandson runs the place).
Though some might call Rip’s a chicken shack, there is a certain charm about this 100-plus-seat restaurant/tavern. Atmosphere aside, the deal here is the fried chicken, and if you can find any better fried chicken than this, let me know. I do know this: There’s a good reason for that line out the door just about every weekend. This is fried chicken — crunchy and crispy on the outside, moist and flavorful clear to the bone — that you will drool over.
Have your mind made up when you get asked "Light or dark?" That’s it, and "it" is delicious. The quarter chicken gets plopped atop and alongside a haystack of decent fries and a slice of Italian bread. Even though you get a fork, you will be licking your fingers. This is the best paper-plate eating you will find outside a church bake sale. It’s three bucks for the dark chicken and $3.50 for the light. Sliced pickles, coleslaw and, when appropriate, "crumbs," which is the batter droppings from the chicken as it is being fried. Tip: If you want to avoid the weekend lines, try to get to Rip’s before 7 p.m.
Rip’s Tavern, 311 North Main, Ladd, Ill.; (815) 894-3051. HOURS: Wednesday 4:40-10 p.m.; Thursday 5-9:30 p.m.; Friday 4:40-10 p.m. Saturday 4:40-11 p.m.; Sunday 2:40-10:30 p.m.
Any tips on good food in Ottumwa, Iowa?
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