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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service

Menu

APPETIZERS‎
Basket of Bar Chips
Thinly sliced potatoes w/ just the right amount of seasoning. Served w/ parmesan ranch
$5.00
Potato Skins
Skins topped w/ monterey jack & cheddar cheese, bacon, & chives
$6.00
Cheese Sticks
Battered mozzarella cheese. Served w/ our homemade spaghetti sauce
$6.00
Home Made Garlic Bread
Served w/ marinara
$5.00
Mozzarella cheese $6.00
Bloomin Onion
The whole onion & nothing but the onion. Served w/ mexican ranch
$7.00
Maryland Crab Cake
Jumbo lump crab. Served w/ red pepper sauce
$12.00
Canal Port Crab Cake
Jumbo lump crab. Served w/ red pepper sauce
$7.00
Cauliflower
Fresh cauliflower hand battered. Served w/ parmesan ranch
$6.00
Mushrooms
Fresh, large, hand battered mushrooms. Served w/ parmesan ranch
$6.00
Shrimp Cocktail
Super colossal shrimp. Served w/ cocktail sauce
$12.00
SOUPS AND SALADS‎
House Salad
Mixed greens topped w/ monterey jack & cheddar cheese, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, cauliflower, & croutons. Your choice of dressing.
$5.00
Strawberry, Gorgonzola, & Walnut Salad
Mixed greens topped w/ fresh strawberries, walnuts, grape tomatoes, & dry bleu cheese. Served w/ balsamic vinaigrette
$9.00
Grilled $+4.00
Fried chicken $+4.00
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Fried or grilled buffalo chicken breast atop mixed greens, w/ dry bleu cheese, grape tomatoes, cauliflower, green onions. Served w/ bleu cheese dressing
$12.00
Tortellini in Chicken Broth
Beef filled tortellini in homemade chicken broth
$4.00
Soup of the Day
Cup $2.00
Bowl $3.00
SANDWICHES AND BURGERS‎
Reuben
Sliced corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut, & 1000 island dressing on marble rye
$8.50
French fries
Bar chips
Coleslaw
Cottage cheese
Rib Eye Steak Sandwich
8 oz rib eye steak on a turano roll, cooked to your liking
$9.00
French fries
Bar chips
Coleslaw
Cottage cheese
Polancic's Pork Tenderloin
A lasalle county favorite! Lightly breaded fried pork loin
$8.00
French fries
Bar chips
Coleslaw
Cottage cheese
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Boneless‎ chicken breast dipped in hot sauce & served on a kaiser bun. With bleu cheese sauce
$8.00
French fries
Bar chips
Coleslaw
Cottage cheese
Chipotle Crab Cake Sub
Lump crab cake, monterey jack cheese, & roasted red peppers
$11.00
French fries
Bar chips
Coleslaw
Cottage cheese
Monterey Chicken Sandwich
Grilled or fried chicken breast topped w/ bacon, monterey jack cheese, & parmesan ranch sauce
$8.50
French fries
Bar chips
Coleslaw
Cottage cheese
Fish Sandwich
8 oz cod filet hand battered & fried. Served on a kaiser bun
$9.00
French fries
Bar chips
Coleslaw
Cottage cheese
Boneless Pork Chop Sandwich
6‎ oz boneless pork chop. Served barbequed, grilled, or fried
$7.00
French fries
Bar chips
Coleslaw
Cottage cheese
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
Homemade BBQ pork served on kaiser bun
$8.00
French fries
Bar chips
Coleslaw
Cottage cheese
Chicken Strips
Tender strips of fried chicken. Served buffalo, BBQ, or plain
$7.00
French fries
Bar chips
Coleslaw
Cottage cheese
STEAKS AND CHOPS‎
Rib Eye
14 oz grade “a” prime beef hand cut in house & charbroiled the way you like it! No returns on rib eyes
$19.00
Jack Daniels New York Strip
10‎ oz charbroiled lean steak in a jack daniels sauce
$22.00
Filet
Oz center cut filet served. With broccoli spears
$24.00
Prime Rib (Served Friday & Saturday Nights)
Seasoned & slow roasted all day to lock in the flavor. Hand cut to order
10 oz cut $17.00
14 oz cut $21.00
Surf & Turf
8 oz filet & 4 super colossal shrimp $27.00
8 oz filet & half pound of crab legs $34.00
Center Cut Pork Chops
Two 6 oz pork chops. Grilled, barbequed, or fried
$13.00
SEAFOOD‎
Pan Kissed Trout Almondine
Fresh‎ rainbow trout pan seared, & topped w/ toasted almonds
$14.00
Atlantic Cod Filet
8 oz cod broiled or fried
$13.00
Fried Walleye
10 oz walleye fillet
$15.00
Alaskan King Crab Legs
One pound of crab legs. Served w/ drawn butter
$29.00
Grilled Norwegian Salmon
8 oz norwegian salmon filet w/ light asparagus sauce
$15.00
Baked Orange Roughy
8 oz mild white fish w/ red pepper garlic butter
$15.00
Super Colossal Shrimp
Six, huge, juicy, shrimp either grilled or fried. A must have!
$18.00
Coconut Shrimp
Six, huge shrimp, hand breaded in coconut & fried. Served w/ a malibu pineapple sauce
$19.00
CHICKEN AND PASTAS‎
Chicken Oscar
Grilled or fried chicken breast atop a bed of rice w/ asparagus, lump crab, & béarnaise sauce
$15.00
Slim Chicken
Chicken breast sautéed in olive oil & white wine on rice, topped w/ sautéed mushrooms & onions
$12.00
Tavern Fried Chicken
Tender & juicy
Chicken Parmesan
Spaghetti topped w/ a grilled or fried chicken breast, mozzarella cheese, & our famous meat sauce
$14.00
Shrimp Scampi
Colossal shrimp sautéed in a spicy red pepper & garlic sauce over spaghetti
$16.00
Spaghetti
Famous meat sauce or marinara
$10.00
Tortellini
Stuffed w/ meat & served w/ our famous meat sauce.
$12.00
All entrees served w/ your choice of mixed greens salad, coleslaw, cottage cheese, or soup, & choice of french fries, bar chips, baked potato, broccoli, or rice
SIDES‎
Cottage Cheese
$2.00
Coleslaw
$2.00
Baked Potato
$2.00
Loaded Baked Potato
Butter, sour cream, cheese, chives, & bacon
$3.00
Bar Chips
$2.00
Wild Rice
$2.00
Sweet Potato Casserole
$3.00
Asparagus Spears in Herb Butter
$4.00
Grilled Onions
$2.00
Grilled Mushrooms
$2.00
HOMEMADE SALAD DRESSING SELECTIONS‎
Raspberry Vinaigrette
Creamy Garlic
Parmesan Ranch
Bleu Cheese
Thousand Island
French
Italian
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Oil & Vinegar
House Specialty
KIDS‎
Chicken Strips
$6.00
Tortellini
$6.00
Spaghetti
$6.00
Cod Strips
$6.00
Corn Dog Nuggets
$6.00
Mac & Cheese
$6.00
Cheeseburger
$6.00
All kids’ meals come w/ your choice of french fries, bar chips, cottage cheese, apple sauce, or mixed fruit.
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Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, though as a Cubs fan a bit too much White Sox memorabilia:). Food was excellent. I had potato soup which was excellent. For my main course, I ordered the reuben sandwich. It was truly one of the best reubens I have ever...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant offered excellent food for good prices and the fireplace was gorgeous. My whole family enjoyed the menu and the service was exemplary.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed October 31, 2019

Went here with family for lunch. 3 of us got the reuben sandwich since it was so highly recommended. It lived up to it's reputation. Meat was tender and the sauerkraut did not over power the sandwich. Husband got the fish and chips; he said...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

We had some time to visit the national park starved rock. We arrived to the traditional Canal Port bar in the afternoon for a late lunch. Very friendly greeting by the owner, fantastic Evil horse draft beers and a great choice of traditional American cuisine....More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

Don’t be put off by the aged smell when you walk in- it’s a very old building and you get used to it quickly so it’s not noticeable. The sandwiches, burgers, etc were great. We had lunch here twice, and believe me we would not...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

We were wandering around the streets of Utica right after Labor Day. Not much was going on and a few places were closed. We stopped in here for lunch. The bartender/waitress was very friendly. The sandwiches were very good but a little pricey. The draft...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019

I don't usually review restaurants, but our visit to Starved Rock was topped by a fantastic meal at Canal Port. My wife had the salmon and I had the ruben. Both of our dishes exceeded our expectations by leaps and bounds, in both flavor and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2019

Last night out on our 6 week RV Vacation, this place was recommended to us and it turned out to be a very good choice. I almost reminded me of cheers type setting, except all decked out in Sox's memorabilia. Service was great, the owner...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

We absolutely love this place, and make a point to eat there every time we visit the Starved Rock Area and Utica. The menu offers a wide variety of choices, and everything we have tried has been outstanding. The service is excellent, and the atmosphere...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

After a nice day of hiking we wanted cold beer, good food, and a relaxed environment. This place had great ambiance, stellar service, and hearty portions. We started with the fried mushroom which absolutely made mushrooms the star of the dish - which I’ve found...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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