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Opening of the restaurant in Illinois Beach – Shaw Local

ZION — Nolan’s restaurant at the Illinois Beach Hotel officially opened on July 5.

Nolan’s offers a full menu for lunch and dinner.

The dinner menu features local produce and includes Wisconsin white cheddar cheese curds, Nolan’s signature cranberry kale salad, salmon, Chicago Stockyard ribeye, Michigan whitefish pomodoro, pasta, chops and more. The lunch menu features burgers, a kid from Wisconsin, Nolan’s famous fish tacos, salads and sandwiches. Menus are available at

Breakfast should be added in a few weeks.

Reservations can be made by calling 224-259-2600. Walk-ins are welcome. Lunch and dinner are served from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily inside or outside on the terrace overlooking the lake.

“We are excited about the opportunity to reopen the Illinois Beach Hotel and its new restaurant Nolan’s,” said Amy Trimble, vice president of marketing. “Our desire is to support and enhance the community by bringing back events such as Sunday and holiday brunches, as well as offering some new and exciting dining and entertainment concepts. We want people to know that our hospitality extends beyond just our out-of-town guests and that we are grateful to be able to serve the local community as a whole.

The Illinois Beach Hotel, along with Starved Rock Lodge and White Pines Lodge, are properties of ExplorUS (formerly Ortega National Parks). ExplorUS is a hotel management company with over 50 properties across the United States. If you are interested in working for the Illinois Beach Hotel or another property within the ExplorUS family, visit

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