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Where to dine outside in Chicago this summer

Scope out the best places to dine and drink outdoors in Chicago this summer

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp

Summer in Chicago has finally arrived, which means we're all trying to figure out how to spend as much time outside as possible. Luckily, some of the best restaurants in Chicago are outfitted with patios, terraces and sidewalk cafés perfect for enjoying a meal in the sunshine. You could even make it an all-day affair: Kick off your morning with French toast and bottomless mimosas at brunch on a patio, grab a late lunch while taking in skyline views atop a rooftop terrace and cap off the night with cocktails and small plates from your neighborhood outdoor bar. We've only got a few months of warm weather to savor, so make the most of them with our guide to outdoor dining in Chicago this summer. 

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