Illinois July 11, 2017
8 Illinois Restaurants With The Most Amazing Outdoor Patios You’ll Love To Lounge On
Imagine a slightly breezy, summer day with sun peeking through the clouds and the smell of food calling to you from nearby. That’s what you’ll get eating at one of these eight wonderful restaurants with patio seating.
From upscale restaurants to hometown diners, there are beautiful patios all over the state serving dishes of all kinds. Keep scrolling to see what you’ve been missing.
1. Big Grove Tavern - 1 E Main Street in Champaign
Open daily for lunch and dinner (as well as brunch on weekends), you can enjoy a mix of cuisines fused with American tastes. You can get burgers, salads, soups, oysters, and more, including a plethora of craft beers and famous cocktails.
2. Early Light Cafe - 11 E State Street in Geneva
Since 2003, this seasonal cafe has been serving paninis, pastries, salad, and soup. It is situated near the Fox River and focuses on healthier fare.
3. Lindy's Landing - 115 Park Street in Wauconda
Enjoy beautiful views of Bangs Lake while you dine on steak, seafood, or other American fare. It is a bar, restaurant, and marina that has been family owned and operated since 1965.
4. Five & Dime - 1026 Davis Street in Evanston
Serving salmon, ribs, brisket, and other delicious eats, this rooftop patio restaurant sits above Taco Diablo's and LuLu's. Located in downtown, it is only open in the summer.
5. Tequilas Mexican Restaurant - 1906 W Collidge Street in Marion
This budget-friendly, casual joint is popular for its Mexican-American fusion dishes. You can get all your favorites from burritos, fajitas, and carnitas to french fries and more.
6. Midland Inn - 7570 Old Highway 13 in Murphysboro
This sports bar is popular for its nightly drink and food specials as well as for its amazing dishes. You can get anything from BBQ, pizza, and sandwiches, plus it's all very affordable.
7. Meson Sabika - 1025 Aurora Avenue in Naperville
With the grace and charm of a European villa, this Spanish tapas restaurant operates out of an 1847 Georgian mansion. The unique atmosphere and top-notch service will have you returning time and again.
8. Two25 - 225 NE Adams Street in Peoria
This upscale yet casual dining experience takes place inside the Mark Twain Hotel in downtown. It is best known for its signature seafood dishes but also offers many delicious desserts.
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Which restaurants near you have great patios? Share your experiences and photos with us!