Outdoor Patios in the Heritage Corridor

As the weather begins to warm up, it is time to take advantage of the outdoors again. Enjoy every moment by dinning outside on the patio at your favorite restaurants, breweries, or wineries. Summer patios are starting to open back up for the season. Here is a list of restaurants, wineries, and breweries where you can enjoy an outside dining experience around the Heritage Corridor:


Next Mex Lemont, IL

Enjoy creative Mexican fare and the freshest of craft cocktails highlighted by quality ingredients and twists on the originals on the patio right across from the I&M Canal.

Next Mex outdoor patio

Chuck’s Southern Comforts Café Darien, IL

Treat yourself to some of the tastiest eats in the Chicagoland area. Enjoy a blend of Mexican, Cajun-Creole, and best slow cooked smoked BBQ made to perfection.

Chuck's Southern Comfort outdoor patio

Jitters Coffee House Joliet, IL

Located just a couple blocks from The Rialto Square Theatre and Harrah’s Casino, you can’t go wrong with Jitter’s freshly made breakfast or lunch.

Jitters Outdoor Patio

Uptown Grill LaSalle, IL

Located in the Starved Rock area, this restaurant offers polished American cuisine in a casual environment.

uptown grill outdoor patio

The Public Landing Restaurant and Banquet Center Lockport, IL

Housed in the historic Gaylord Building, this upscale casual eatery overlooks the I&M Canal and Lincoln Landing Park.

The Public Landing Outdoor Patio

Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center Oglesby, IL

Experience The Back Door Lounge and dining on the Veranda while you can sit back and relax, while you enjoy an endless view of Starved Rock State Park.

Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center Outdoor Patio

Red Dog Grill Ottawa, IL

Known as Starved Rock Country’s best waterfront dining venue, dive into their splendid menu, enjoying gourmet American and seafood cuisine overlooking a world-class marina.

Red Dog Grill Outdoor Patio

Lodi Tap House Utica, IL

Awarded “Best burger” in 2018 by Chicago’s Best, this is a must stop in the Starved Rock Area where you can eat well while enjoying a pint of craft beer.

Lodi Tap House Outdoor Patio


Wine & Cheese Company Plainfield, IL

Widen your taste palette at this fine wine and artisan cheese shop downtown Plainfield. This is a safe haven for the clueless to the connoisseur looking to sip, nibble, and enjoy.

Wine & Cheese Outdoor Patio

Clarks Run Antiques & Wine Utica, IL

Explore this multi-dealer shop where you can find lots of antiques, gifts, and home décor. Then walk on over to the other side of the shop to grab a cup a wine and enjoy outside while soaking up the sun in Utica.

Clarks Run Antiques & Wine Outdoor Patio

MyGrain Brewing Joliet, IL

Located in the historical Joliet Union train station, this brewpub not only serves up tasty beer, but also delicious foods to enjoy every bite.

MyGrain Brewing Outdoor Patio

Pollyanna Brewing Lemont, IL

This brewery experiments with local fruits and spices seasonal lagers, barrel-aging, wild yeast and cider-beers on occasion. Enjoy those cool and refreshing beverages as you sit on their patio and look over the I&M Canal.

Pollyanna Brewing Outdoor Patio

These are just a few locations with outside dining and patios around the Heritage Corridor. Be sure to check out our website hcdestinations.com for more restaurants, wineries, and breweries in your area with outside dining.

Scenes from the Corridor