The Lock 16 Café and Center provides a quaint, vintage setting with a focus on Illinois history. The Lock 16 Café offers healthy and seasonal cuisine, as well as vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan friendly options, all using fresh ingredients and prepared to order. The Lock 16 Café is located in the I&M Canal Visitor Center and open year-round. The Lock 16 Café serves breakfast and lunch and caters to all of our daytime and evening events in the I&M Canal Visitor Center and on the I&M Canal Boat.

Start your day off with choices from our full breakfast menu. Sit back, relax and enjoy the charming and cheery atmosphere with gourmet coffee, espresso drinks or specialty teas and free Wi-Fi. Check out the daily lunch specials and tempt your taste buds with one of our delicious housemade soups, salads, or sandwiches for lunch topped off with a sweet treat or special dessert of the day.


Lock 16 Hours: Indoor, Outdoor Seating and Carryout available with a limited menu of Quiche, Frittatas & Baked Goods, Ice Cream and Coffee, Tea & Espresso Drinks

Friday- Tuesday 8:00am – 3:00pm 

Address: 754 First Street LaSalle, IL 61301

Phone: (815)223-1851

Please Wear a mask and practice social distancing