A lazy day under the trees, a sweaty game of volleyball, laughter with family and friends, a boat-load of fish freshly caught, a hike around the lake, the peace that comes with enjoying the outdoors . . . days that are remembered.  Cap off these memories with yet another . . . having a quick snack or an incredible lunch or dinner at Pokanoka’s Cafe, the area’s most popular place to eat.  

From the cozy interior complete with a spectacular view of Lake Shabbona through floor to ceiling windows or from a pergola-covered outdoor seating area, you can enjoy a large selection of appetizers and a cold beer or a tasty lunch sandwich or dinner basket.  In the mood for ice cream?  Pokanoka’s serves cold, creamy hand-scooped ice cream cones, sundaes, and root beer or dreamsicle floats. 

Pokanoka’s Café, named after Chief Shabbona’s wife, is, indeed, a place to gather with family and friends for delicious food and incredible service.  From a small twosome to a larger gathering, Pokanoka’s can accommodate you and your party. So, come on in for wonderful food and heartfelt smiles, we are here to make your day at Shabbona Lake State Park complete!

Pokanoka’s 2021 Summer Lunch and Dinner Menu

Pokanoka’s 2021 Summer Breakfast Menu

Pokanoka’s Hours For 2021:

April 1st  – Memorial Day Weekend
Saturdays & Sundays 11AM – 4PM

Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend
Monday – Thursday   11AM – 7 PM
Friday – Sunday   8 AM – 7 PM
(Breakfast 8a – 11p only)

Labor Day – Columbus Day
Saturday and Sunday 11AM – 4PM