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Dining Facility at Utica Hotel

Dining On-Site at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort!

Food, Fun and Family at Illinois Hotel

Food, Fun and Family

A spectacular family getaway just beyond the natural beauty of Starved Rock State Park, Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort offers a casual and playful dining scene with a fun restaurant and bar, a cafe, coffee and sweet shop and a convenient snack bar.

Jack's Place Restaurant & Bar

Hours of Operation:
  • Friday & Saturday: Open 8:00am to 10:00pm 
  • Sunday: Open 8:00am to 9:00pm
  • Monday: Open 8:00am to 12:00pm
  • Thursday: Open 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Jack's Place Restaurant & Bar is a casual dining spot serving classic American cuisine, a selection of beverages, and good times.  Jack's place also serves beer, wine, spirits, specialty drinks and frozen cocktails. 

Bear Island Outdoor Bar & Grill

Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday! (Seasonally)
Come unwind after a day of adventure in the beautiful Illinois Valley at our serene outdoor bar. Complete with frozen cocktails, beer selection and a menu fit for the occasion! This dining stop is nestled in the scenic outdoor views that overlooks the Curtis Canyon. Come enjoy a drink sitting around the bar or unwinding next to the fire pit. We welcome everyone staying with us at the resort and the general public too! 

Grand Express Breakfast Buffet 

Join us for our delicious, hot and fresh all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet served in Jack's Place Restaurant! Serving all of your morning favorites with 5 hot items and fresh fruit! We are serving up breakfast every morning on Friday to Monday! 
 8:00am to 10:45am

We welcome everyone staying at the resort and the public too!

Honey Pot Sweet Shop

Thursday to Sunday - 7:00am to 10:00pm
Monday to Wednesday - 7:00am to 11:00am

The Grizzly Bean Cafe transitions to the Honey Pot Sweet Shop. Fuel up for a day of adventure on delicious chocolates, decorated cookies, hand-dipped pretzels, saltwater taffy, seasonal fudge, and sweet gummies. Cool down on a hot day with a homemade waffle cone topped with mountainous scoops of ice cream.

Wave Café Snack Shop

Open at 11:00am during Waterpark hours! 
Surf on over to the Wave Café. Located in Grand Bear Falls, our fun indoor waterpark, the Wave Café is the perfect spot to grab an afternoon treat. The Wave Café serves a variety of concessions, small snacks, chips and refreshing tropical drinks that keep kids happy and ready to play. Adult beverages are also available in the Wave Cafe.
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