5 Restaurants To Visit in the Starved Rock Area

There are so many reasons why you should plan your next visit to the Starved Rock area, and the tasty food is a big one! 

Here are a few local restaurants to check out that are sure to please you. With many different flavors to fulfill every pallet, you are sure to leave each of these restaurants satisfied: 

Lodi Tap House:  

Located downtown Utica and just a short drive from the Starved Rock State Park, after a long day of adventure, you can grab a table at Lodi and enjoy a tasty meal. Enjoy their award-winning burgers (Chicago’s Best – Best Burger 2018) and a great craft beer.


Cajun Connection:

Cajun Connection located in Utica, IL features many recipes from the founder, Ron McFarlain’s family. He was raised in the swamps near Lake Charles, Louisiana. Every dish that is served to his guests, has been given the attention Ron would give anything cooked for his family. From boudin to red beans and rice, Cajun Ron can guarantee it will be authentic Cajun!


The Red Dog Grill:

Serving up delicious dishes with a beautiful waterfront view, The Red Dog Grill’s goal is to provide a great dining experience for you through attentive service and high quality, food! Located in Heritage Harbor Ottawa, the Midwest’s premier getaway destination and marina resort. 


MarkAllen’s American Kitchen:

Located in Peru, IL come enjoy MarkAllen’s unique dining experience, where you can express yourself with the vibrant, interactive art that is displayed throughout their restaurant. The food is delicious and the menu changes seasonally. They take pride in preparing their food with the finest and freshest ingredients available. 



The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Co.:

Located near Starved Rock State Park in downtown Ottawa, you can dine comfortably at The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Company. Here, the chefs focus on fresh products from local farmers and producers in every meal. The restaurants is under the same roof as Tangled Roots Brewing Company, so you can enjoy the wide range of their menu, while sipping down a cold one.



There are many more to add to this list of mouthwatering, appetizing restaurants to enjoy. You can check out our website at www.flocktotherock.com to see more, as well as things to do in the area.