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 McHenry 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 McHenry 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.
Algonquin Restaurants with Outdoor Seating
BOLD American Fare
8 South Main St., Algonquin | (847)658-5600
Taste farm to plate freshness, all served in a new way over a table full of welcome. From the ingredients in their dishes and cocktails to the attitude of the staff, they offer the comfort that’s pure and hearty all the way to the core.
Barrington Restaurants with Outdoor Seating
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.
200 Applebee St., Barrington | (847) 382) 5020
Limited seating on the veranda.
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.
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.
Wild Onion Brewery
22221 N. Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington | (847) 381-7308
Outdoor Dining in Crystal Lake
1030 S. McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake | (815) 477-8188
Offering home-style breakfast and lunch. Home of the “original” Stuffed Potato Pancake! Daily soup specials.
Fox Lake Restaurants with Outdoor Seating
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.
Hebron Restaurant with Outdoor Seating
Hoops Sports Bar & Grill
10521 IL Route 47, Hebron | (815) 648-4667
Hebron’s sports bar with great food, great fun & great friends!
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!
206 E. State Rd., Island Lake | (847) 469-8401
A family-owned business, bringing you old family recipes of authentic Mexican food.
Sideouts Sports Tavern
4018 Roberts Rd., Island Lake | (847) 526-7174
Taco Burrito Express
215 Route 176, Island Lake | (847) 487-1732
McHenry Restaurants with Outdoor Seating
Bimbos Italian Kitchen
1318 Riverside Dr., McHenry | (815) 385-1444
A culinary establishment with the finest ingredients, freshly homemade soups to the homemade desserts.
3018 Hickory Dr., McCullom Lake | (815) 344-3455
Featuring American favorites such as mouth-watering 1/3 lb burgers, jumbo chicken wings, and delicious thin-crust pizza.