Dinner and Drinks at the Best Outdoor Restaurants in Chicago
A Guide to Outdoor Restaurants in Chicago
You know what it’s like – the sun is shining, and the birds are singing. It’s the perfect day to soak up the sun (or the moon) and spend some time outside. But you’re also in the mood for a delicious meal. Whenever that happens, we seem to get brain fog, figuring out a place to go that accommodates both. That’s why we decided to put the spotlight on outdoor restaurants in Chicago, IL.
We’re highlighting a few top choices and providing a long list of alternatives. You now have a handy-dandy guide of Chicago restaurants with outdoor tables to turn to whenever you’re in the mood for a patio table.
Time Out Market
Time Out Market is a well-known restaurant in Chicago. It has vast indoor space extending to 50,000 square feet. But, the restaurant also has a calm and serene outdoor patio arranged for the visitors.
The outdoor deck is enormous, which allows for effective social distancing while enjoying delicious cuisine. This particular outdoor restaurant in Chicago also has a mobile menu for contactless ordering and notifies the users when their food is ready to be picked up.
The Rooftop Bar offers one of Chicago’s most innovative outdoor eating and drinking destinations. Having a seat at the beautifully arranged picnic tables and enjoying delicious tacos and rosé, or having a delightful cocktail from the rooftop bar on the third floor of this restaurant indeed gives pure Chicago vibes!
Address: 916 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607, United States.
Link For Reservations: Time Out Market, Chicago
Volo Restaurant and Wine Bar
Located in Roscoe village, Volo Restaurant and Wine Bar was ranked as the number one hidden city patio in Chicago. The patio is embellished with cozy designs that give great Chicago urban vibes.
Volo is known for serving American cuisine that fits in perfectly with every season. You can choose among a wide range of selection in the small plates, or have beef, duck, salmon, or vegetable specialties from the main entrees. The menu is sure to delight your taste buds with its signature plates inspired by chef Stephen Dunne.
Hand Selected Wine List
The wine selection offered by Volo’s wine bar is also excellent, and it was ranked as the number one wine list in the OpenTable’s Diner Choice Poll! When you’re looking for one of the best outdoor restaurants in Chicago, Volo should be on your list.
Address: 2008 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618, United States.
Link for Reservations: Volo Restaurant and Wine Bar
The Truth Italian Restaurant
Are you wondering about the restaurants offering Italian cuisine in Chicago? Focused on being the location of choice for dating couples and romantic dinners, this restaurant offers a very calm and attractive outdoor deck perfect for a romantic dinner with your partner.
The Truth offers signature Italian cuisines such as chicken alfredo and calamari along with a small but mouth-watering seafood menu. The fried catfish is the trending favorite!
Address: 56 E Pershing Rd, Chicago, IL 60653, United States
Link for Reservations: The Truth Italian Restaurant
More Outdoor Restaurants in Chicago
|Outdoor Restaurants in Chicago||Address||Website|
|Superdawg||6363 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60646||Superdawg|
|Kaiser Tiger||1415 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60607||Kaiser Tiger|
|Happy Village||1059 N. Wolcott Ave. Chicago, IL 60622||Happy Village|
|Big Star||1531 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60622||Big Star|
|Parson’s Chicken & Fish||2952 W Armitage Ave Chicago, IL 60647||Parson's Chicken & Fish|
|Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!||2024 N Halsted St Chicago, IL 60614||Café Ba-Ba-Reeba|
|Gather||4539 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60625||Gather|
|The Promontory||5311 S Lake Park West Chicago, IL 60615||The Promontory|
|Saint Lou’s Assembly||664 West lake Street Chicago, IL 60661||Saint Lou's Assembly|
|Spacca Napoli||1769 W Sunnyside Ave Chicago, IL 60640||Spacca Napoli|
|Moody’s Pub||5910 N Broadway St Chicago, IL 60660||Moody's Pub|
|Piccolo Sogno||464 N Halsted St Chicago, IL 60642||Piccolo Sogno|
|Cindy’s||12 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603||Cindy's|
|Parlor Pizza||108 N Green St Chicago, IL 60607||Parlor Pizza|
|Calumet Fisheries||3259 E 95th St Chicago, IL 60617||Calumet Fisheries|
|Mott St.||1401 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622||Mott S.|
|Recess||838 W Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60642||Recess|
|Avil Taverna||1335 W Wrightwood, Chicago, IL 60614||Avil|
|Mesler Kitchen, Bar, Lounge||1401 E 53rd St., Chicago, IL 60615||Mesler Kitchen|
|The Duck Inn||2701 S Eleanor St., Chicago, IL 60608||The Duck Inn|
|Virtue Restaurant||1462 E 53rd, Chicago, IL 60615||Virtue|
|Casati's||444 West Fullerton Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614||Casati's|
|CEBU||2211 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647||CEBU|
|Le Sud||2301 W Roscoe St., Chicago, IL 60618||Le Sud|
|Osito's Tap||2553 S Ridgeway Ave., Chicago, IL 60623||Osito's Tap|
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