11 Incredible Waterfront Restaurants Everyone In Illinois Must Visit

Regardless of whether we are in the midst of another harsh, long winter or we have already experienced the winter amnesia that happens when we get to enjoy the first few warm days, life is just a little bit happier when you can be near the water. It’s peaceful, it’s beautiful, it’s healing. And what sounds like a better way to enjoy the day or evening than with a beautiful meal overlooking the water? In no particular order, take in the amazing views at these waterfront restaurants in Illinois.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

It’s amazing how much a day near the water can lift spirits, relax the mind and rejuvenate. Enjoy these gorgeous views and delicious eats all year long! Do you know of other amazing restaurants near the water that are a must for any food lover? Be sure to share your recommendations in the comments below.