Canal Port's rustic decor is the perfect pairing to the cabin-like interior of the nearby Starved Rock Lodge, and that's exactly what returning patrons love about it.
"It's the sort of place we like going to after the parks. It feels really classic, and they always serve great food," said Mark Oldham of Orland Park, who was enjoying a meal with his family at Canal Port following an afternoon of hiking at Matthiessen.
"We stayed at the lodge a few years ago, and this was our lunch spot almost every day. Once we tried their huge fried mushrooms, we just kept coming back," added Sue Oldham.
While the atmosphere is undeniably unique, it’s the food that keeps people coming back to the restaurant.