Fan Favorites: Best Outdoor Dining in Lake County

Best Outdoor Dining in Lake County

Summer never seems to last long enough in these parts.  That’s why when the sun shines down on Lake County you need to take full advantage.  My favorite way to soak up some sun is by dining al fresco, and the kids love it too!  Head out and grab a seat on the patio at these local establishments.  These restaurants have been chosen by our readers as the “Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants” in Lake County.

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Reflections on Deep Lake, 38564 N. Edgewood, Lake Villa
(847) 265-47170 | Website

The LakeHouse Rotisserie, Grill & Tap, 850 Tower Drive, Lake Villa
(847) 838-2700 | Website | Facebook

RJ’s Eatery, 1913 E. Grand Ave., Lindenhurst
(847) 356-2300 | Website | Facebook

Famous Freddie’s Roadhouse, 510 Park Ave., Fox Lake
(847) 587-9677 | Website | Facebook

El Puerto Mexican Restaurant, 200 N. Forest Ave., Fox Lake
(847) 973-1370 | Website | Facebook

Anastasia’s Restaurant & Sports Lounge, 950 Hillside Ave., Antioch
(847) 395-3939 | Website | Facebook

Image from Docks Bar and Grill on Facebook
Image from Docks Bar and Grill on Facebook

Docks Bar & Grill, 313 Liberty St., Wauconda
(847) 526-3625 | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Lindy’s Landing, 115 Park St., Wauconda
(847) 526-9789 | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Cheryl’s favorite summer activity is to sit on the beach at Lindy’s Landing while her kids swim in the shallow waters of Bangs Lake. Read more about it in her list of 10 Fun Things To Do With Kids in Lake County That Don’t Suck for Grown-ups.

Slyce Coal Fired Pizza Company, 127 N. Main Street, Wauconda
(847) 469-8840 | WebsiteFacebook
Read about how Slyce brings Neopolitan-Style Pizza to Lake County.

Image from Beelow's Steakhouse on Facebook
Image from Beelow’s Steakhouse on Facebook

Beelow’s Steakhouse, 763 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich
(847) 540-0600 | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Lauretta’s Italian Bake Shop & Café, 709 S. Lake St., Mundelein
(847) 566-0883 | Website | Facebook
Another one of Cheryl’s favorites and one our past Mompreneurs! Have your kids take our Global Dine Around Challenge.

Bill’s Pizza & Pub, 624 S. Lake St., Mundelein
(847) 566-5380 | Website | Facebook
Featured in another Fan Favorite category for Best Pizza in Lake County.

The Silo, 625 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff
(847) 234-6660 | WebsiteFacebook
The Silo is also a fun train-themed restaurant for kids, see our listing for other Train-Themed Restaurants in Lake County, and read our past review.

Image from Casa Bonita Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar
Image from Casa Bonita Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Casa Bonita Mexican Restaurant, 633 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
(847) 362-4400 | Website | Facebook

Austin’s Saloon & Eatery, 481 Peterson Rd.,  Libertyville
(847) 549-1972 | Website | Facebook

Francesca’s Intimo, 293 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest
(847) 735-9235 | Website | Facebook


Did we miss your favorite spot for outdoor dining in Lake County?  Tell us! Where is your favorite?


About Loralie 199 Articles
When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home. She is the Features Editor and Marketing Director at Little Lake County.

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