Cave in Rock State Park Restaurant/Kaylors'
 is a reasonably priced family style restaurant. The restaurant menu features
everything from sandwiches to steaks, to homemade desserts, specializing in the regional
favorite, catfish. Kaylors' also offers a full alcohol bar for your dining pleasure.

Private balconies offer breathtaking views
Satellite TV

All you can eat Friday fish & shrimp buffet (seasonal)

All you can eat Saturday breakfast, lunch, & dinner buffet (seasonal)
All you can eat Fried Chicken and Catfish Sunday Buffet (all year)
Homemade Desserts
Gift Shop items available
No smoking and no pets  

Our spacious duplex cabins sit atop an 80 foot bluff overlooking the beautiful Ohio River. Sit on your private balcony and catch a glimpse of a bald eagle or see one of the few remaining paddlewheelers along with the common loaded river barges traveling up and down the river.

The Shawnee National Forest is a hikers paradise and has many wondrous and historical places to see and explore. The most famous of these is Camel Rock, located in The Garden of the Gods recreational area. This rock formation is featured on the 2016 IL state quarter.

Come visit the best kept secret in Southern Illinois!

Cave-in-Rock State Park Restaurant and Lodging 
420 East Park Avenue
P.O. Box 125
Cave-in-Rock, IL 62919
Phone (618) 289-4545

Cave-In-Rock State Park Restaurant and Lodging

The Perfect Getaway

Located at the southeastern tip of Southern Illinois, along the beautiful Ohio River, is the Cave-in-Rock State Park Restaurant and Lodging Facility. Enjoy the comfort of the cabins and restaurant as you relax and unwind in this unspoiled nature area. 

Spend a night, or a week, in one of our cabins perched 80ft above the Ohio river on Pirate's Bluff and visit the legendary cave which gives the park its name. Although each cabin comes complete with a small refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker, you can forget cooking, and dine in our family style restaurant. Our in season hours are Mon thru Thurs. 8am-7pm, Fri & Sat 8am-8pm, and Sun. 8am-6pm. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the dining room or enjoy the amazing view while dining on our patio. We offer a Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet and Sunday lunch and dinner buffet during in season April thru October.  Winter hours (Nov-March) Mon-Sat 8am-7pm and Sun 8am-3pm with lunch buffet on Sunday only from 11-3pm.  A full alcohol menu is available for your dining pleasure.

Take a step back in time as you explore the infamous cave and imagine the pirates that preyed on the unsuspecting families that traveled the Ohio River on flatboats, from Cincinnati, south to the Mississippi River.

Loaded with comforts and amenities, the Cave In Rock State Park Lodging Facility is the perfect site for family vacations, family reunions, or just to get away from it all.

2 privately owned homes, fully furnished, are available year round. 


Cave-In-Rock State Park Restaurant and Lodging