9th Street Pub

253 9th St, LaSalle, IL 61301
(815) 223-8960

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A gathering spot for decades offering a broad American menu, a full bar, pool & shuffleboard tables.

The Backdoor Lounge

2688 E 875th Rd, Oglesby, IL 61348
(800) 868-7625

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Perched on a bluff high above the scenic Illinois River, Starved Rock Lodge’s The Back Door Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy lunch, dinner, small plates or late-night snacks after a long day outdoors! Order your favorite cocktail or one of their specially crafted beers by Leinenkugel and Tangled Roots. Best of all, there’s also live music every weekend with no cover charge.

Cindy’s on 39

100 N Lewis Ave, Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 883-3539
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Cindy’s on 39, located conveniently off I-39 in Oglesby, is a cozy, kid-friendly restaurant, serving up a delicious menu. You’ll find everything from small plates to desserts. They also offer takeout if you’re looking to have a picnic in one of the nearby parks.

Igloo Diner

2819 4th St, Peru, IL 61354
(815) 223-0848
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The Igloo Diner has been an iconic restaurant in Starved Rock Country since it first opened its doors in 1934. They’ve even been ranked as the #1 diner in Illinois by Food Network, earning special accommodation for their enormous pork tenderloin.

Lock 16 Café

754 First Street LaSalle, IL 61301
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The Lock 16 Café and Visitors Center provides a quaint, vintage setting with a focus on Illinois history. The Lock 16 Café offers healthy and seasonal cuisine, as well as vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan-friendly options, all using fresh ingredients and prepared to order.

Mr. Salsas

309 E Walnut St, Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 883-9299
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Tucked away in Oglesby, this popular Mexican restaurant is a perfect spot to grab some authentic Mexican food and take a load off!

Rootbeer Stand

225 N Columbia Ave, Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 883-9254
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Oglesby’s famed The Rootbeer Stand offers all your drive-in favorites, from hamburgers to malts, they have it all. You can dine in the restaurant, or take advantage of their nostalgic carhop service.

Skoogs Pub and Grill

155 Mill St, North Utica, IL 61373
(815) 667-5800
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Located in Utica Illinois, Skoog’s Pub & Grill is famous for their great homemade food. Opening in 2000, Skoog’s has quickly become one of the most popular gathering spots for locals and park visitors in the historic Starved Rock Country region. Skoog’s was built on the idea of great food, large portions, and an enjoyable dining and drinking experience.

Stone Jug BBQ

1920 4th St, Peru, IL 61354
(815) 780-8275
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Stone Jug BBQ restaurant, located in downtown Peru, is a family-owned business that makes delicious dishes with the best raw ingredients, a unique blend of spices, sauces, and smoked applewood. Together, this makes for an amazing barbeque experience in a beautiful rustic environment, warm and cozy for lunch or dinner with friends, a large holiday party or a family get-together.

Uptown Grill

601 1st St, LaSalle, IL 61301
(815) 224-4545
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Since 1985, LaSalle’s Uptown Grill has offered polished casual American cuisine, serving lunch thru dinner seven days a week. Uptown also offers a full bar and lounge, in addition to frequent live music events.