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Outdoor dining has long been a beloved summertime tradition for Chicagoans, but this summer, patios have taken on new importance. Some of the best restaurants in Chicago have expanded their footprint with serene sidewalk patios, lush outdoor gardens and sun-soaked decks. Grab a seat at the best outdoor restaurants in Chicago and treat yourself to some of the city's top eats with a side of Vitamin D. Want to enjoy one of the best burgers in Chicago while getting fresh air? Mini Mott has you covered. Craving incredible Italian fare for date night? Head to Truth Italian Restaurant. It goes without saying that dining alfresco is one of the best things to do in Chicago. Check out the top outdoor restaurants in Chicago and don't forget your mask and your social-distancing etiquette.
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