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Lake County Outdoor Dining
Get lost in the scenic views while enjoying a great meal...

When the weather is nice, adding the right outdoor dining experience can elevate a great meal into an experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Next weekend, dine outside in Lake County!

Outdoor dining at Lindys Landing in WaucondaLindy’s Landing is the ultimate summer spot for outdoor dining! Keep cool under an oversized umbrella on their patio while sipping on a signature cocktail. Only feet away from scenic Bang’s Lake in Wauconda, enjoy their patio dining offering a full and modern menu, or opt for the more laid back tiki-bar and picnic bench area right on the beach. Bring the kids out for this family favorite and enjoy a lunch as they splash in the shallow water in their adorable sunhats and glasses. Try the honey chili glazed wings as a perfect lake side starter!

Dine outside at Port of Blarney at the Chain O LakesKnown as the “Key West of the Midwest”, Port of Blarney’s outdoor seating area overlooks Grass Lake on the Chain O’Lakes and offers a tropical feel. Get lost in the “beachy” feel of this fun loving atmosphere while enjoying live entertainment and delicious food and drinks.

At the Route 41 Roadhouse, take a minute to enjoy the warm cornbread served with sweet honey cinnamon butter under strands of lights strung above the outdoor tables on their wooden deck. At Route 41 Roadhouse, it’s easy to get lost in the scenic views of Lake County’s natural beauty all around you.

Step back in time at 50s style drive-in at Miller's Dog N SudsSavor the creamy sweetness of a homemade root beer float at the classic 1950s style drive in, Miller’s Dog N Suds. Take a step into the past at a classic car show and indulge in a delicious burger while listening to live music performances of favorite hits from years gone by.

Even into the fall months, a well situated fire place in an outdoor space transforms a nice dinner into a cozy and special evening. Fox’s Lounge in Antioch’s Best Western has a modern pub and a patio that overlooks beautiful views of Lake Antioch with an outdoor fireplace and a glass of wine waiting to entertain.

Dine outside during your Lake County weekend getaway!

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Austin's Saloon & Eatery (Libertyville)
Perfect night out under one roof. Family friendly environment with food, entertainment, outdoor dining and ample parking. The Fuel Room Bar offers nig...Read More

Beelow's Steakhouse (Lake Zurich)
Beelow's Steakhouse is proud to feature locally-raised cuts of beef and pork from the family's prized stock, along with slow-roasted prime rib, absolu...Read More

Bill's Pizza & Pub (Mundelein)
Bill's Pizza & Pub is a family-friendly restaurant, since 1957, with a unique, comfortable, rustic, northwoods-inspired dining room with incredible wi...Read More

Bobbers Lake Zurich (Lake Zurich)
Appetizers are prepared to order, including mega nachos with house-made tortilla chips and chicken wings tossed in a choice of six different sauces. M...Read More

Captain Quarters (Antioch)
A friendly neighbor atmosphere offering a quiet evening get-a-way environment for the locals. Menu offers ribs, wraps, burgers, chicken and more. Pig ...Read More

Casa Bonita Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar (Libertyville)
Casa Bonita was voted "Best of the Best" for Mexican Restaurants by the Daily Herald 2017. Located in the heart of charming downtown Libertyville, Cas...Read More

Chatter Box of Long Grove (Long Grove)
The Chatter Box is all about local and seasonal products. Serving up delicious small plates, flat breads, street tacos, sliders, fish and chips, local...Read More

Disotto Italian Restaurant (Highwood)
Walking into Disotto is like being transported to another place & time, like visiting your Nonna's wine cellar on the Italian countryside for a homema...Read More

Dog N Suds Drive-In Grayslake (Grayslake)
Drive-in restaurant offering hamburgers, sub sandwiches, wraps, chicken and the famous coney dogs and Texas burgers. ...Read More

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef and Seafood (Lincolnshire)
A prime steak and seafood restaurant serving the highest quality of foods and freshest ingredients, all in a world- class facility. Enjoy an exception...Read More

EggShells Restaurant (Lake Zurich)
EggShells is the perfect place to meet a friend for breakfast or lunch. Enjoy fresh donuts, bagels, pastries, pancakes, omelets & more. Also checkout ...Read More

El Puerto Mexican Restaurant (Fox Lake)
This authentic Mexican restaurant has a beautiful scenic view and is located on Nippersink Lake, connected to the Chain O' Lakes. Watch a beautiful su...Read More

Green Town Tavern (Waukegan)
Green Town Tavern is that special place where all the locals hang out, but newcomers will always feel at home. With a friendly staff and a menu full ...Read More

Coupon Half Day Brewing Co. (Lincolnshire)
Casual, comfortable yet energetic and an inviting, exciting and sophisticated atmosphere. The menu features artisan hand tossed pizza made in a wood f...Read More

Coupon Illinois Beach Hotel (Zion)
Resort located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Guest rooms & suites with views of Lake Michigan. 12,000 square feet of Meeting and Event space. Full...Read More

Joanie's Pizzeria of Long Grove (Long Grove)
This restaurant offers a variety of American, pizza and BBQ dishes. Enjoy salads, Calzones, great appetizers, pasta dishes, BBQ ribs, broasted chicken...Read More

Kaiser's Pizza & Pub (Gurnee)
Family-friendly restaurant serving sandwiches, salads, wraps, a Friday Fish Fry, stuffed baked potatoes and Kaiser's World Famous Pizza. Kids menu and...Read More

Kona Grill (Lincolnshire)
American/Asian cuisine - prepared in a scratch kitchen along with fresh sushi, prepared at the full sushi bar, salads, flatbreads and much more. ...Read More

La Casa de Samuel (Waukegan)
People come to La Casa de Samuel because they love to eat the best of Mexico. All dishes served with handmade corn tortillas fresh off the griddle to...Read More

Lakeside Restaurant (Zion)
The Lakeside Restaurant is a great place where to enjoy fine dining with a stunning view of Lake Michigan. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and...Read More

Lauretta's Italian Bake Shop & Cafe (Mundelein)
Lauretta's is a unique experience that customers love. We are a full service restaurant as well as a bakery. Menu features seafood and pasta in addit...Read More

Lindy's Restaurant & Marina (Wauconda)
A beautiful family-owned restaurant and sports bar located on Bangs Lake with two outdoor decks and a beach area. Full American menu featuring salads,...Read More

MainStreet Libertyville (Libertyville)
Experience great shopping, dining and professional services in our picture-perfect downtown. Enjoy the turn-of-the-century buildings along Milwaukee ...Read More

Mickey Finn's Brewery (Libertyville)
Mickey Finn's Brewery is a landmark, casual, social gathering place famous for handcrafted beer. Since opening in 1993 as Lake County's first brewpub,...Read More

Miller's Dog N Suds Drive-In (Ingleside)
Original 50's style drive-in restaurant with car hops serving frosted mugs of Homemade Root Beer, Root Beer Floats, Coney Dogs & Texasburgers on a tr...Read More

Nirvana Wine and Grillerie (Vernon Hills)
World tastes inspired menu comprised of the freshest ingredients prepared to compliment the flavors as nature intended. Offering over 100 different wi...Read More

O'Toole's Libertyville (Libertyville)
This long awaited gastropub boasts 48 beers on tap, private party rooms and an extensive wine and craft cocktail menu to compliment the chef driven me...Read More

On the Border (Vernon Hills)
Mexican restaurant serving great food made from fresh ingredients, from freshly hand-pressed tortillas to the Jalapeno-BBQ Salmon. ...Read More

Onion Pub and Brewery (Barrington Area)
The Onion Pub is a perfect place to relax with friends and family. Enjoy fresh handcrafted beers from our own Wild Onion Brewery and hearty comfort fo...Read More

Picasso's Cantina (Waukegan)
At Picasso's, you'll taste authentic Mexican cuisine prepared with attention to details and served with South of the Border flair. We offer a wide var...Read More


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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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