Outdoor Dining in Lake County

Dining in Lake County

Outdoor dining is now open! Your favorite restaurants have missed you as much as you have missed them. Summer is always a popular time for outdoor dining but as we enter Phase 3 it’s the only way you can dine out. Many local municipalities have closed off streets and set up public dining areas as well. This story is a work in progress and we will be updating it frequently!

Outdoor Dining in Lake County

Editor’s note: This is not an exhaustive list, we know there are more, but we have tried to focus on local independent restaurants. We do our best to keep up but information changes rapidly so please confirm all information with the restaurants.  Little Lake County is not responsible for errors or omissions.

Please note that we are just trying to be a source of good useful information for our community. If you are feeling ill, please stay home. Ultimately it is your decision if you choose to continue to go to public events and spaces.

Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order by city.

Find your favorite patio:
Antioch | Barrington | Buffalo Grove | Deerfield | Fox Lake | Grayslake | Gurnee | Highland Park & Highwood | Island Lake | Lake Bluff | Lake Forest | Lake Villa | Lake Zurich | Libertyville | Lincolnshire | Lindenhurst | Long Grove | Mundelein | Round Lake Area | Vernon Hills | Wauconda | Waukegan | Wheeling | Winthrop Harbor | Zion | Public Dining Areas

Find the closest outdoor dining to you:

Antioch Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Anastasia’s Antioch
950 Hillside Ave., Antioch | (847) 395-3939
Casual sports bar.

1200 Main Street, Antioch | (224) 788-9940
Reservations recommended due to limited seating.
Hand-tossed pizza, calzones, stromboli’s, pasta, and seafood.

Dockers North
955 Il Rt. 59, Antioch | (847) 838-8597
A family business carrying forward a dedication to providing quality ingredients in every dish they make.  

The Latte Cafe & Bakery
1185 Main St., Antioch | (224) 788-5076
Handcrafted espresso, scratch-baked pastries, and made-to-order sandwiches, salads, and soups. Read Melissa’s review.

Lovin’ Oven
455 Lake St., Antioch | (224) 788-9558
pastries, breakfast, and lunch available Tuesday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Breakfast only on Sundays 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

25400 W. Bluff Ln., Antioch | (847) 395-4050

The Vegas Cafe
914 Main St., Antioch | (847) 395-6363
Classic American diner serving breakfast and lunch.

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Barrington Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Broken Oar
614 Rawson Bridge Rd., Barrington | (847) 639-9468
Situated on 7 riverfront acres with some of the most scenic views found on the lower Fox River.

Chessie’s Restaurant
200 Applebee St., Barrington | (847) 382) 5020
Limited seating on the veranda.

Flesk Brewing
200 Applebee St. Suite E., Barrington | (224) 655-7291
No one under 21 will be allowed in the beer garden. No parties larger than 6. No reservations accepted, first come first serve. Ope Friday and Saturday 12-5:00 p.m.

Shakou Barrington
121 W. Main Street, Barington | (224) 655-2853
Reservations are required for outdoor dining.
Shakou is offering a contactless experience with menu delivery, ordering, and payment is done from your phone. The patio will be open 4-9:00 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday. Reservations are limited to 6 people or less and 90-minutes per table. No walk-in.

Southern Belle’s Barrington
210 S. Cook Street, Barrington | (847) 387-4290
Breakfast & Lunch restaurant, Espresso Coffee Bar, Fresh Juices, Housemade jams. Open daily from 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., no reservations walk-in only.

Twisted Burger
228 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington | (224) 385-3112
Burgers, wraps, and salads.

Wild Onion Brewery
22221 N. Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington | (847) 381-7308

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Buffalo Grove Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Garden Berry Cafe
340 W. Half Day Rd., Buffalo Grove | (847) 383-6467

Grande Jakes Fresh Mexican Grill
799 S. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove | (847) 520-8220
A fast-casual Tex Mex Restaurant.

Nino’s Pizzeria
960 S. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove | (847) 947-4111
Specialty pizzas and pasta dishes are always freshly prepared with only the best ingredients.

Prairie Krafts Brewing Company
1310 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove | (224) 434-2189
Prairie Krafts Brewing Company creates and responsibly markets house beers that enhance the enjoyment of life for consumers.

Prairie House Tavern
2710 N. Main St., Buffalo Grove | (847) 415-2255
Burgers, pizzas, wings, salads, sandwiches, wraps, Full Bar, Craft Beer
Selection, and much more.

The Continental Restaurant
788 S. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove | (847) 459-4095
Outdoor dining available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Serving Buffalo Grove unique breakfasts and quality meals for 25 years.

The Wild Buffalo
48 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove | (847) 215-9453
Reservations required, no walk-ins.
Wild Buffalo Italian Restaurant combines traditional Italian Cuisine, a casual yet sophisticated dining experience, with a patio overlooking Buffalo Grove Golf Course.

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Deerfield Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Bobby’s Deerfield
695 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield | (847) 607-9104
Reservations required
A true neighborhood spot with an inspired take on inventive food and drink. Due to limited patio seating reservations are required and will reserve your table for 90-minutes.

Eggshell Cafe
660 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield | (847) 940-8330
Breakfast & Bunch restaurant serving high-quality food.

560 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield | (847) 914-0900
The Rosebud in Deerfield provides an innovative perspective on traditional Italian cuisine that Rosebud is known for. 

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Fox Lake Restaurants with Outdoor Dining

33 West Grand Ave., Fox Lake | (847) 973-0033

Whistle Stop Cafe
15 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake | (847) 587-5654
Serving classic cuisine like fluffy buttermilk pancakes, hearty skillets, and filling omelets. Outside dining is available from 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. everyday weather permitting.

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Grayslake Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Public dining area also available click link for details.

BBQ’d Productions
34121 N. US Highway 45, Third Lake | (847) 543-1234
Read Holly’s review.

Bill’s Pub North
18945 W. Washington St., Grayslake (847) 548 – 9900
World-renowned thin crust and double-decker pizzas are outstanding!

255 Center St., Grayslake | (847) 223-4484

Emil’s Tavern on Center
161 Center St., Grayslake | (847) 543-8879
Open Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Masks are required and no parties over 6 people. Enter through the front gate, seating is limited. Reservations are accepted.

First Draft Grayslake
250 Center St., Grayslake
The tentative opening is Monday, June 15.

Hillside Family Restaurant
804 Barron Rd. (Rte. 83), Grayslake | (847) 548-1008
Patio seating is first-come, first-serve Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday they are open 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m.

Light the Lamp
2 S. Lake St., Grayslake | (847) 752-8489
LTL will be setting up 11 tables in their parking lot available by reservation for 90-minutes per table. Reservations open daily at 3:00 p.m. Masks will be required when not at your table.

Something’s Brewing
1126 E. Washington St., Grayslake | (847) 543-1600
Downtown Grayslake | (847) 543-8600
Sandwiches, salads, soup, a full coffee bar, handmade confections, and pastries. Read Natalie’s review.

The Freeze
131 Hawley St., Grayslake | (847) 223-2262
Open daily. Find the menu on their Facebook Page.

The Vine – Martini & Wine Bar
101 Center St., Grayslake | (847) 543-0900
They will have a limited drink menu, no reservations accepted.

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Gurnee Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Route 41 Roadhouse
38905 Rt. 41, Wadsworth | (847) 249-3770

7680 Grand Ave., Gurnee | (847) 356-6900
A family-owned restaurant featuring authentic Italian dishes and known for our “secret” House Dressing!

Stevens Steakhouse
401 N. Riverside Dr., Gurnee | (847) 599-8533
Reservations required.
A family-owned steakhouse that also features the freshest seafood, an extensive wine list, craft beer, & damn good cocktails.

The Shanty
38985 North US Highway 41, Wadsworth | (847) 336-0262
Reservations are required.
Fresh Seafood. Steaks. Chops. Burgers. Pastas. Read Holly’s review.

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
5572 Grand Ave., Gurnee | (847) 249-0800
Reservations required.
Gastropub with a chef-driven menu concept.

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Outdoor Dining in Highland Park & Highwood

Public dining area also available click link for details.

Abigails American Bistro
439 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park | (847) 780-4862
Reservations required.
Abigail’s goes to great lengths to procure the best products and prepare them with respect, creating menu items with simple appeal and elevated technique.

The BBQ Pit
589 Elm Pl., Highland Park | (847) 432-6393
Only 3 tables available, open 4-9:00 p.m.

Bella Via Restaurant
1899 2nd St., Highland Park | (847) 691-8300
Reservations required.
Front & Garden Patios are Open! Seating from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m.

1636 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park | (847) 831-0595
Patio open for dinner starting Thursday June 4. A casual American restaurant with a blend of southern influence.

Cafe Dacha
675 Central Ave., Highland Park | (847) 926-7024
Reservations required. Eastern European Kitchen features authentic, homemade dishes from Slavic Nations.

Chicago Mike’s Ice Cream
428 Greenbay Rd., Highwood | (847) 926-3510
A family-owned, homemade ice cream shop located in the Historic Highwood Firehouse!

Froggy’s French Cafe
306 Green Bay Rd., Highwood | (847) 433-7080
Award-winning French restaurant serving Chicago’s North Shore for over 30 years.

La Casa de Issac & Moishe Restaurant
2014 1st St., Highland Park | (847) 433-7400
Isaac & Moishe’s Deli
311 Waukegan Ave, Highwood | (847) 433-0557
Kosher Mexican restaurant.

Michael’s Grill & Salad Bar
1879 2nd. St., Highland Park | (847) 432-3338
Pre-order online. 30-minute max at the table.

Mizrahi Grill
215 Skokie Valley Rd., Highland Park | (847) 831-1400
Kosher Authentic Mediterranean restaurant, specializing in falafel and shawarma.

1905 Sheridan Rd., HIghland Park | (847) 432-3287
Open Tuesday – Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Ravinia Brewing Company
582 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park | (847) 780-8127
Ravinia Brewing Company beers, tacos, outdoor patio, and great community vibe. Full Bar. Mexican street food. Kids welcome.

That Little French Guy
1791 Saint Johns Ave., Highland Park | (847) 737-9680
French bakery & Cafe.

Slyce Coal Fired Pizza
254 Green Bay Rd., Highwood | (847) 780-4065
Reservations required.

Viaggio Highland Park
581 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park | (847) 926-3441
Traditional Italian Cuisine 

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Island Lake Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Chi Town Dogs
541 Auburn Dr., Island Lake | (847) 855-5179
Vienna beef Chicago style Hot dogs, homemade Italian beef, Kronos Gyros, Angus Steak wraps, Angus Burgers, Hand-cut French Fries, & much much more!

El Norteno
206 E. State Rd., Island Lake | (847) 469-8401
A family-owned business, bringing you old family recipes of authentic Mexican food.

Island Cafe
310 E. State St., Island Lake | (847) 526-7797

Sideouts Sports Tavern
4018 Roberts Rd., Island Lake | (847) 526-7174

Taco Burrito Express
215 Route 176, Island Lake | (847) 487-1732

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Outdoor Dining in Lake Bluff

Public dining area also available click link for details.

Bluffington’s Cafe
113 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff | (847) 295-3344
Family-owned restaurant serving the Lake Bluff/Lake Forest area for over 23 years.

Donati’s Pizza
205 Waukegan Rd., Lake Bluff | (847) 735-8900
Donati’s Pizza is a local pizza kitchen making artisan-style pizza. outdoor space will feature brews from Lake Bluff Brewing and desert from Suzy’s Swirl.

28 E. Center St., Lake Bluff | (847) 295-1000
Reservations required.
A contemporary American restaurant bringing a new approach to dining with farm-to-table food with twists from around the world.

Lake Bluff Brewing Company
16 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff | (224) 544-5179
Tables are a first-come, first-serve basis. They will offer food from Maevery Public House. Contactless ordering and payment through their website.

Luke’s of Lake Bluff
203 Waukegan Rd., Lake Bluff | (847) 615-9705
A family restaurant serving good food fast! From Chicago style dogs to homemade pasta, you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

Maevery Public House
20 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff | (847) 604-3952

The Otherdoor
30 E. Center Ave., Lake Bluff | (847) 295-1020
Mexican fast-casual made from scratch. 

Tacos El Norte
305 Waukegan Rd., Lake Bluff | (224) 880-5141
A family-owned and operated modern taqueria. 

The Silo Restaurant
625 Rockland Rd., Lake Bluff \ (847) 234-6660
Since 1968, the North Shore’s go-to for great pizza. Read Loralie’s reviews.

Suzy’s Swirl
703 Rockland Rd., Lake Bluff | (224) 544-5189
High-quality frozen yogurt, sorbetto, and gelato with craveable, bold and fun flavors. Read Rosie’s review.

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Lake Forest Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

770 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest | (847) 295-3500
Fresh and interesting Mexican cuisine.

Chief’s Pub
502 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest | (847) 234-3444
 A family-friendly sports bar. 

Deer Path Inn
255 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest | (847) 234-2280

Francesca’s Intimo
293 E. Illinois d., Lake Forest | (847) 735-9235
Rustic Italian cuisine and friendly service in a casual, relaxed environment.

Gerhard’s Elegant European Desserts
720 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest | (847) 234-0023
A European pastry shop with delicacies of bread, croissants, danish, pastries, mousses, cakes, tarts, and more.

Kuro Bistro
950 N. Western Ave., Ste. 106, Lake Forest | (224) 706-6090
Contemporary Japanese Restaurant.

The Lantern of Lake Forest
768 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest | (847) 234-9844

Left Bank
659 N. Bank Ln., Lake Forest | (847) 234-4770
Serving up Hot Dogs and Not-So-Sloppy-Joes the same way since 1966.

Market House on the Square
655 Forest Ave., Lake Forest | (847) 234-8800
Crafted food featuring the rich tradition of American Cooking we all grew up loving. 

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Lake Villa Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

3 Amigos
895 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa | (847) 356-0234

Chill Martini and Wine Bar
216 N. Milwauee Ave., Lake Villa | (224) 643-7659

Daisy’s Artish Cafe
216 N. Milwaukee Ace., Lake Villa (224) 372-7341
Coffees, Hot Teas, Iced Teas, Lattes, Cappuccinos, Mochas, Macchiatos, Pastries. Open Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – Noon. Read Natalie’s review.

El Paso Restaurant
151 Grand Ave., Lake Villa | (224) 372-7683
Serving authentic Mexican Cuisine as well as American food and all day breakfast.

The Fogcutter
36021 N. US Highway 45, Lake Villa | (847) 356-3555

Galati’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
142 Cedar Ave., Lake Villa | (847) 356-6800
Reservations are required.

LakeHouse Restaurant
850 Tower Dr., Lake Villa | (847) 838-2700

Lake Villa Restaurant
147 Cedar Ave., Lake Villa | (847) 356-8400
A family diner that offers breakfast and lunch. Open weekends only.

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
10 W. Grand Ave., Lake Villa | (847) 979-0600
Gastropub with a chef-driven menu concept.

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Outdoor Dining in Lake Zurich

BBQ Productions
405 N. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich | (847) 550-1234
Limited Menu. Read Holly’s review.

Beelow’s Steakhouse
763 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich | (847) 540-0600
Reservations accepted limited walk-in tables.
Featuring locally raised cuts of beef and pork from my brother Duane’s prized stock, along with slow-roasted prime rib, absolutely fresh seafood, and locally sourced produce. Read Cheryl’s review.

Bacchus Nibbles
800 W. Main St., Lake Zurich | (847) 438-3212

710 N. Old Rand Rd., Lake Zurich | (847) 847-1620
Full menu, seating is first-come, first-serve.

830 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich | (847) 550-9600

569 West Route 22, Lake Zurich | (847) 550-4801
Their mission is to provide great food and drinks in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

Copper Fiddle Distillery
532 W. IL Rt. 22, Suite 110, Lake Zurich | (847) 847-7609
A craft-distillery that produces high-quality bourbon, rums and gins. 

D&J Bistro
466 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich | (847) 438-8001
Reservations required, limited seating.

Franco’s Pescheria
471 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich | (847) 438-4900
Reservations required for dinner.
Seafood market, restaurant, and raw bar.

Fritzl’s Restaurant & Pub
377 North Rand Rd., Lake Zurich | (847) 540-8844
Specializing in authentic German & European dishes as well as some American Classics.

The Hungry Mule Grill House
463 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich | (847) 540-8000
Seating is first-come, first-serve. Serving Gourmet Burgers, Chicken Sandwiches, Vegetarian Sandwiches, Fresh Salads, Corned Beef, Fries, Onion Rings, Old Fashioned Shakes, Beer & Wine.

The Koffee Kup
30 E. Main Street, Lake Zurich | (847) 438-8110
Family owned and operated for 41 years. Breakfast and lunch with daily specials.

Kooker’s Restaurant
620 E. Route 22, Lake Zurich | (847) 382-3309

La Parroquia Mexican Pancake House
500 Ela Rd., Lake Zurich | (224) 662-4903

Roaring Table Brewery
739 W. IL Rte. 22, Lake Zurich | (224) 662-4562
Patio is open Friday – Sunday only, seating is first-come, first-serve, 21 and older only.

Scoreboard Bar & Grill
84 N. Old Rand Rd., Lake Zurich | (847) 550-6003

563 N. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich | (847) 946-4167
A chef-driven, farm to table restaurant, using products from local organic farms.

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Libertyville Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

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

Cafe Pomigliano
160 E. Cook Ave., Libertyville | (847) 247-2208
Reservations are required.
A family-owned and operated Italian restaurant.

Casa Bonita
633 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 362-4400
Reservations strongly encouraged.
Casa Bonita is an independent restaurant featuring a creative take on finely prepared, authentic Mexican recipes. Patio is open daily 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

602 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 549-3046
A Chef-driven restaurant located in Libertyville IL, focusing on made-in-house modern dishes inspired by Greek & Mediterranean flavors.

Dairy Dream of Libertyville
1229 W. Park Ave., Libertyville | (847) 362-8343
Limited menu, grill not available.

Dos Amigos Mexican Restaurante
101 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville | (224) 206-7282
Authentic, Fresh, homemade family recipes.

515 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 367-6188
No reservations needed.

Hansa Coffee
755 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 226-8815
Premium espresso drinks and brewed coffee.

Jimmy’s Charhouse
1413 Peterson Rd., Libertyville | (847) 549-9900
Jimmy’s Charhouse is the place to go for a custom-cut steak and refreshing cocktail. The patio is open from 3-8:00 p.m.

Liberty Restaurant
419 S. Milwaukee Ave., Liberyville | (847) 362-9494
Outdoor dining under the tent available Monday – Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Main Street Social
608 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 549-3490
Reservations are recommended.
From scratch kitchen offering riffs on classic Italian and Mediterranean fare, featuring fine wines and craft libations.

Mickey Finn’s
345 North Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 362-6688
Reservations are required.
Table reservations are for 75 minutes and during lunch and dinner hours require a food purchase. Reservations open at 4:00 p.m.

Milwalky Taco
605 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (224) 513-5766
Some reservations accepted.
Handmade tortillas cradling fresh vegetables & tender meats.

Milwalky Trace
545 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 247-8700
An eclectic menu of seasonal shared plates from Chef Lee Kuebler, pre-prohibition era cocktails, craft beers, and a small, well-curated wine list.

Morgan’s Bar and Grill
532 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 362-5995

O’Toole’s Libertyville
412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville| (847) 984-2599
Reservations required.
Gastropub with a chef-driven menu concept.

Ristorante Bottaio
946 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 573-1800
Authentic cuisine from the Abruzzo region of Italy. 

Shakou Libertyville
625 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (224) 433-6675
Reservations are required for outdoor dining.
Shakou is offering a contactless experience with menu delivery, ordering, and payment is done from your phone. The patio will be open 4-9:00 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday. Reservations are limited to 6 people or less and 90-minutes per table. No walk-in.

Tacos El Norte
1580 S. Milwaukee Ave., Ste 100, Libertyville | (847) 837-3488
Walk-ins and reservations accepted.

Tommy’s Pizza and Sports Bar
137 Lake St., Libertyville | (847) 362-4040
Limited menu.

Wildberry Cafe, 
1783 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 247-7777
Temporary hours are 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.. Read Tracy’s review.

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Lincolnshire Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Half Day Brewing Company
200 Village Green, Lincolnshire | (847) 821-6933
Classic American pub fare and unique, handcrafted brews.

Starfish Sushi
185 Milwaukee Ave., Ste. 150, Lincolnshire | (847) 383-5511
Traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine.

Strawberry Field Pancakes & Cafe
410 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 383-6328
Breakfast & Lunch fresh and organic “From the field to the table.”

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Lindenhurst Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Antioch Pizza Shop
1856 E. Grand Ave., Lindenhurst | (224) 444-8657
Read Alli’s review.

453 S. Route 45, Lindenhurst | (224) 444-8256
Limited seating, reservations required.
Caribbean Cuisine

Chances Bar
455 S. US Highway 45, Lindenhurst | (224) 372-7493
The patio opens daily at 3:00 p.m.

Emily’s Pancake House
1910 E. Grand Ave., Lindenhurst | (224) 372-7158
Open for breakfast and lunch.

Lucky Penny’s
2450 Grass Lake Rd., Lindenhurst | (224) 643-7165
Deli Sandwiches, Soups, Appetizers! Locally made Beers, Specialty Drinks.

RJ’s Eatery
1913 E. Grand Ave., Lindenhurst | (847) 356-2300
Family restaurant located on Sand Lake. Serving pizza, pasta, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, southwest, and a Gluten-free menu.

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Outdoor Dining in Long Grove

Broken Earth Winery
219 Robert Parker Coffin Rd., Long Grove | (847) 383-5052
A California Wine Experience in Long Grove.

Buffalo Creek Brewing
360 Historical Lane, Long Grove | (847) 821-6140
Biergarten, Patio, and Lawns open daily. Read Jennifer’s preview of Buffalo Creek.

Chatter Box of Long Grove
330 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove | (847) 602-2169
Serving up delicious small plates of food, local craft beer, cocktails, and great music!

Corked Wine Bar
132 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove | (224) 380-9460
An extensive selection of wines from around the world and small plates.

Covered Bridge Creamery
320 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove | (847) 383-5353
Premium quality ice cream, coffee, and tea in a cozy setting

Enzo & Lucia Ristorante Italiano
343 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove | (847) 478-8825
Authentic Italian cuisine.

Long Grove Coffee Company
126 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove | (224) 352-2453
Seating on the patio, card payments required.

Long Grove Village Tavern
135 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove | (847) 634-3117
Open Wednesday and Friday.

The Grove Country Club
3217 IL Route 53, Long Grove | (847) 540-5100
Reservations required.

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Mundelein Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Public dining area also available click link for details.

Area Coffee
18 E. Park St., Mundelein | (847) 393-7519
Specializing in locally roasted Hansa Coffee drinks. They also stock Lake County honey and artisan produced goods. 

Bill’s Pizza & Pub
624 S. Lake St., Mundelein | (847) 566-5380
World-renowned thin crust and double-decker pizzas are outstanding!

Crossroads of Ivanhoe
20915 W. Park Ave., Mundelein | (847) 949-9009
Facemasks will be required when not at a table. Seating will be by hostess only, reservations are accepted. Volleyball courts, sand area, and the fountain will be closed.

Dover Straits Seafood House
890 E. US Highway 45, Mundelein | (847) 949-1550
Since 1978, Dover Straits has proudly offered the finest selection of fresh seafood and exquisite service. The patio is open Wednesday – Saturday 3-8:00 p.m and Sunday 12-7:00 p.m. Reservations accepted.

Emil’s Sports Bar
604 N. Lake St., Mundelein | (847) 227-0474

Greg’s Frozen Custard
1490 S. Lake St., Mundelein | (847) 837-4175
Frozen custard-vanilla, chocolate, and a flavor of the day every day!

Hitz Pizza
700 S. Butterfield Rd., Mundelein | (847) 362-0505
Reservations recommended.

Lauretta’s Italian Bake Shop & Cafe
709 S. Lake St., Mundelein | (847) 566-0883
Authentic Italian restaurant and bakery.

Luke’s of Mundelein
551 N. Lake St., Mundelein | (847) 566-9798
Luke’s has a distinguished reputation built upon one of the finest authentic beef recipes in the Chicagoland area. Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Mambo Italiano
748 S. Butterfield Rd., Mundelein | (847) 281-9100
Reservations are required.
A family-owned establishment dedicated to providing you and your families with the best traditional Italian Cuisine.

Mauri’s Famous Cafe
510 E Hawley St., Mundelein | (847) 949-0950
Read Genevieve’s review.

Maya’s Mexican Restaurant
506 N. Lake St., Mundelein | (224) 360-6960

Park Street Restaurant
14 E. Park St., Mundelein | (847) 949-1900

Taco Burrito Express
410 E. Hawley St., Mundelein | (847) 949-8504
Limited outdoor seating.

Taste of Paris
161 N. Seymour Ave., Mundelein | (847) 949-9991
Read Heather’s review.

Teddy O’Brian’s
320 East Hawley St., Mundelein | (847) 388-3530
Limited seating and hours.

Tighthead Brewing Company
161 N. Archer Ave., Mundelein | (847) 970-9174
No reservations, first-come, first-serve.

Tina G’s Cafe
10 East Park Street, Mundelein | (847) 566-8462

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Outdoor Dining in the Round Lake Area

La Michoacana Premium
320 W. Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach | (224) 338-0326

Ron’s Italian Ovens
2195 N. IL Route 83, Round Lake Beach | (847) 231-6269

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Vernon Hills Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Calzone & Macaroni Co
260 Hawthorn Village Commons, Vernon Hills | (847) 996-0205

Fried Egg Cafe
1260 S. Milwaukee., Vernon Hills | (847) 383-6643
Breakfast & brunch. Local organic eggs, gluten-free dishes, vegetarian, and specialty dishes.

Garden Berry Cafe
906 US Highway 45, Vernon Hills | (224) 475-0326

The Claim Company
506 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills | (847) 291-9111
Home of the legendary Motherlode burger, the finest salad bar you’ve ever experienced, and countless other classic American dishes. Read Maureen’s review.

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Wauconda Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Bliss Wine
201 S. Main St., Wauconda | (847-526-7133
Offering a curated and ever-changing menu of quality, small-label, and family-owned wines by the glass. Patio is open ass well as seating in Main Street Center (see Bulldogs Listing)

Bulldogs Grill
125 S. Main St., Wauconda | (847) 526-8234
Table available, first-come, first-serve, at Main Street Center. Limited to 6 people and one hour. Read Kristi’s review

Bonner Road Inn
722 E. Bonner Rd., Wauconda | (847) 526-8550
Limited outdoor seating, first-come, first-serve.

Deacon’s Restaurant & Bar at the Golf Farm
2100 N. US-12, Wauconda | (847) 526-4000

Dock’s Bar and Grill
313 E. Liberty St., Wauconda | (847) 526-3625

Honey Hill Coffee Company
107 S. Main St., Wauconda | (847) 487-8484
Fantastic Coffee, Tantalizing Teas, Luscious Homemade Baked Goods- all baked on-site, never frozen! Limited outdoor seating in front of the shop or at Main Street Center (see Bulldogs listings)

JJ Twigs
1200 N. Old Rand Rd., Wauconda | (847) 526-5444
Pizza, Pasta, Wings, Burgers & Beer! Wauconda’s Favorite place for Fun, 

Lindy’s Landing
115 Park St., Wauconda | (847) 526-9789
Reservations required
Three generations and more than 45 years later Lindy’s Landing is still going strong.  Featured in places for kids that don’t suck for adults.

Main Street Outfitters
513 S. Main St., Wauconda | (847) 526-7433
Bar, featuring live music on the weekend.

Middleton’s on Main
110 S. Main St., Wauconda | (847) 526-6433
Irish/American gastropub specializing in fresh seafood, steaks, craft beers and live music. 

Side Lot Brewery
110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda | (847) 865-0281
Limited seating, reservations required. Walk-ins are available for limited stand-up tables, first-come, first-serve.

Slyce Coal Fired Pizza
127 N. Main St., Wauconda | (847) 469-8840
At Sidelot Brewery, reservations required.

Strawberry Moon
204 S. Main St., Wauconda | (847) 865-5151
Martini Bar, and small bites. Limited outdoor seating, reservations accepted.

Uncle D’s Bar & Grille
360 W. Liberty St., Wauconda | (847) 865-3120

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Waukegan Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Anastasia’s Restaurant & Sports Lounge
3880 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan | (847) 688-1317

Emily’s Pancake House
488 N. Green Bay Rd., Waukegan | (847) 336-7700

Glen Flora Tap & Grill
938 W. Glen Flora Ave., Waukegan | (847) 336-1334
Reservations with food pre-order required.

GoJo’s Cafe
2929 Belvidere Rd., Waukegan | (847) 378-0164
Serving breakfast (all day long), hearty lunches, delicious dinners, and midnight snacks.

Green Town Tavern
110 S. Genesee St., Waukegan | (847) 244-1001

La Casa de Samuel
120 North Genesee St., Waukegan | (847) 672-6369
Homemade Tortillas, Traditional Mexican food.

Monica’s Diner
1541 Belvidere Rd., Waukegan | (847) 336-4170
Limited outdoor seating for carryout orders only.

Quonset Pizza
2602 Grand Ave., Waukegan | (847) 623-7115
Limited outdoor seating, food orders must be placed with reservation.

Wild West Grill
1412 Washington St., Waukegan | (847) 672-7669

3232 W. Monroe St., Waukegan | (847) 420-7313

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Wheeling Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Casa Chapala’s Grill
34 N. Elmhurst Rd., Wheeling | (224) 676-0555
Authentic Mexican Food and Drinks.

820 Wheeling Rd., Wheeling | (847) 243-8464
A contemporary Coffee House and Wine Bar. Food and drinks, daily happy hour, breakfast all day, and brunch specials all weekend long.

241 S. Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling | (847) 808-8200
Reservations required.
Casual, cozy Italian dining like never before w/ our signature recipes & fresh ingredients.

419 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling | (847) 655-7448

El Famous Burrito
236 McHenry Rd., Wheeling | (847) 908-5316

Old Munich Tavern
582 N. .Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling | (847) 947-2696

Palamuru Grill
401 E. Dundee Rd., Wheeling | (847) 808-7414
Traditional Hyderabadi food served.

Rise N Dine Pancake Cafe
102 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling | (847) 541-4900
A family owned and operated breakfast and lunch restaurant offering classic American meals.

601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling | (847) 777-6878
Rustic Italian. Reservations required.

723 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling | (847) 353-8933
Specializing in Bourbon, Gourmet Burgers, and Craft Beer. We offer live entertainment, a full bar & full menu as well.

The Original Granny’s
831 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling | (847) 541-0230

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Outdoor Dining in Winthrop Harbor

Harbor Brewing Co. Lakefront Biergarten
701 North Point Drive, Winthrop Harbor
Serving Craft Beers from Lake County’s best local breweries! 

Stone Creek Grill
206 Sheridan Rd., Winthrop Harbor | (847) 746-2020

Tropics Restaurant
301 N. Point Dr., Winthrop Harbor | (847) 746-0600

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Restaurants in Zion with Outdoor Seating

N & T’s Restaurant
3077 Sheridan Rd., Zion | (847) 872-7979
American and Thai food.

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Public Dining Areas

Many cities have shut down roads and set up public dining areas where residents can sit and eat food picked up from local restaurants.

Village Court Parking Lot will be set up and used for the duration f the outdoor dining season. See website for full details.


There is a pavilion with a limited number of picnic tables at the corner of Whitney and Center. This is not a new set-up so bring your own wipes if you want to wipe down the tables before eating.

Highland Park
Areas set up in the Central Business District, Port Clinton Plaza, and the Ravinia Business District. See website for exact locations.

Lake Bluff

Tables and chairs are set up on the Village Green.


Park Street is closed off between Rte. 45 and Seymour and set up with picnic tables for takeout from local restaurants.

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