Dining Lodge in Carbondale, Illinois

Giant City State Park Lodge & Restaurant in Carbondale, Illinois, is the finest dining lodge in the area, providing the most exceptional dining and lodging experience in Southern Illinois! We do this first by location—we are located in the middle of the Shawnee National Forest!


Our atmosphere is completely unprecedented; the natural setting allows for beautiful views no matter where you are on the property. Come for the dining and lodging, and stay for the experience, service, and beauty!

Our Lodge Features:

• Hearty Breakfasts
• Fresh Lunches
• Famous Dinners

• Banquet & Group Dinners
• Cabin & Room Lodging
• The Beauty of the Giant City State Park
Dinner Specials, Dining Lodge in Carbondale, IL

Our History
Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1939, our lodge is in perfect keeping with the spirit of the park. Multi-hued sandstone and white oak timber were two of the native building materials used. Once inside the spacious lodge, one can see its rustic beauty creates an atmosphere found nowhere else in Southern Illinois.

The Bald Knob dining room, with seating for 200, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, with an excellent reputation for food and hospitality. You're sure to enjoy some of the best fried chicken ever if you choose the specialty of the lodge, our all-you-can-eat family-style chicken dinner!

Contact us today for more information about the most fantastic dining and lodging experience in the state!

Check-In Begins 3:00 p.m.  •  Check-Out is at 12:00 p.m.

Please Notify Us If Your Arrival Will Be After 8:00 p.m. • No Pets Allowed • No Cooking or Grilling In or Around Cabins  

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