When given the option to sit inside or out, most Chicagoans will gladly jump at the opportunity to dine alfresco—as long as the forecast cooperates. Come summertime, some of the best restaurants in Chicago expand 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 and Small Cheval have you covered. Craving a slice of pie in the sunshine? There's no place like Bang Bang Pie Shop. 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 take it outside!
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