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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Giant City Lodge is a three story stone structure built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's, and has massive doors and windows, huge fireplaces, and sturdy furniture. There are stuffed game on the walls and a stuffed buffalo standing guard on the lobby. The attached restaurant was probably built or updated after the original building. We stayed... More 

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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lived in the area for 15+ years and never tried it. Came through the area for a quick visit and eat there with my family. Absolutely loved it. Food was great, service was good, and atmosphere was cozy. It is a must try if you are in the area. Once you finish dinner take a stroll up the water tower... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful country we live in! The Giant City Lodge/Park/Area is a testament to the beauty in our world! The park and area is very well kept and the lodge is comfy and quaint with delicious food! Some family faves are the fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, fresh veggies and any homestyle buffet item! We will definitely be back!

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St. Thomas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought a large group in for dinner. Our waitress was rude and sharp with my mother. I simple asked her to be kind and that we all thought she was rude. She replied in a rude manner and said I will get you a different waitress. I spoke with James the manager he was just as rude and walked... More 

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Thank TraveltheWorldyes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing, beautiful and wonderful food. The service was fast and friendly. Mr. Richard Kelley was so nice when we stopped in his office and spoke with him. Just like an old friend. Definitely a place to visit again!

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Thank Jeannie L
Brookport, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Giant city Lodge and restaurant is tucked away in Makada, IL. It is only about 20 miles from Carbondale Illinois and Southern Illinois University. They are known as the outstanding place to get fried chicken. It is brought to your table in family-style. There is also a fantastic lodge and cabins.

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Thank JudyOGrady
Highland, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Stayed there for 4 days in a 1 room historic cabin. If you need internet, tv or cell phone 24/7 this is not for you. I totally enjoyed becoming tuned out for a few days. There is WiFi available inside the actual lodge if you really need it. The restaurant is great. The food is very good and the servers... More 

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Thank Pilgore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We stayed only one night in the prarie cabins at Giant city lodge over the mother's day weekend. The cabin cost 119 USD + taxes for a party of three. The cabin had amenities like coffee maker, TV, heating/cooling, mini-fridges, satellite tv and an extra murphy bed in case you want to sleep while watching tv. we had bare minimum... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

If you are planning to spend a long weekend in the Shawnee National Forest or travel the River-to-River Trail, there is no better place to rest and relax and satisfy your appetite than the Giant City Lodge in Makanda, south of Carbondale on Route 51. You are deep in southern Illinois, 339 miles from Chicago, 65 miles from Paducah, Kentucky.... More 

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Waterloo, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the area around lunchtime, you can get a great family style meal of fried chicken with fixings for $8.99!! This is the best fried chicken I have had in ages!! We will be back! Our waitress was not the best but everyone's allowed an off day now and again, right?

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Additional Information about Giant City Lodge

Address: 460 Giant City Lodge Rd, Makanda, IL 62958-3218
Location: United States > Illinois > Makanda
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Giant City Hotel Makanda
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