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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.

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Cajun Connection

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 dishes including alligator, gumbo, etouffe and more. Every visit must include a taste of the roasted pecan ...

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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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Halftime Restaurant, Pizza & Cocktails

Halftime Restaurant Pizza & Cocktails in Ottawa, is a short distance from Starved Rock State Park. This family friendly restaurant makes pizzas from scratch with all of the toppings you could ask for. Their pizza is the best Ottawa has to offer and if you are looking for real Chicago style pizza, than make a stop at Halftime Restaurant Pizza & Cocktails.

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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

Breakfast specials along with homemade soup, chili and daily lunch specials. Dinner Specials along with homemade pizzas! Carry outs available!

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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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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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Sunfield Restaurant

Sunfield Restaurant is easy access off of I-80 at exit 93 in Ottawa. We are open 7 days a week from 6 am until 10 pm and we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have a banquet room with seating for 70 people, which is ideal for showers, meetings, family gathering, birthday and other celebrations. We have daily lunch and dinner specials as well as a senior menu. We have a full service bar. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner as we will always welcome you with a smile.

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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 Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Company

The Lone Buffalo in Ottawa and near Starved Rock State Park, serves good food and beer in a comfortable atmosphere. The Lone Buffalo aims to create each dish so patrons savor every bite. The chefs use fresh products from local farmers and producers in every meal. The menu ranges from pub burgers and salads to ribs and salmon. The restaurant is under the same roof the brewery, Tangled Roots Brewing Company. The neighboring taproom is where you can sample some of Tangled Roots’ ...

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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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