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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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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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Thank Gurudatt N
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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Thank Taylor B
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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Thank Vickyen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Not only is the atmosphere and scenery beautiful, but the food was amazing. Our waitress was friendly and easily made substitutions to meet dietary needs. The fish and chicken were so perfectly seasoned and cooked it was hard to decide which one you wanted to be your last bite. The fried red potatoes were just like the ones mom used... More 

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Thank RCross74
Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

You can't visit without trying the family-style fried chicken dinner, worth the diet breach! A glass of Palo Alto wine from local winery orchard was a nice compliment. Service was very friendly and welcoming.

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Thank ForwardIntentions
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This is one of the larger state parks in Illinois. Located south of Carbondale, it is easy to get to. The lodge has an all you can eat fried chicken lunch/dinner on Sundays, served home style. Make sure to call for reservations or your wait will be a long one!

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Thank Michael H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

We just spent 2 nights in a Bluff Cabin. It was our first time at Giant City and the cabins were a nice home base. Loved the configuration of the cabin. Comfy and plenty of space. Wish the weather had been warmer as the deck had lots of potential. We really liked the built in bathroom night light. Things to... More 

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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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