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 Dockside 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 Dockside Cafe 2023 Summer Menu

Pokanoka’s Hours For 2023:

Monday – Sunday   11 AM – 8 PM

May – October (closed after October 31)
Monday – Sunday   11 AM – 8 PM