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While Mother Nature may be a fickle dame, balmy summer nights will soon be the rule not the exception. It’s the natural Midwestern instinct to seek out that piece of sidewalk, courtyard or back patio that offers up that coveted outdoor dining experience. 

Whether your pleasure is a multiple-course meal, a mid afternoon snack or a friendly cup of joe in the morning sun, downtown Evanston is home to a multitude of business offering that al fresco option: 


 Bistro Bordeaux, Bravo Cucina Italiana, Celtic Knot Public House, Chef’s Station, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Cosi, Cozy Noodle & Rice, Davis Street Fish Market, Dixie Kitchen, Donatella Bistro, Flat Top Grill, Globe Café, Jamba Juice, Kafein, Kansaku, Las Palmas of Evanston, Le Peep Pancake House & Grill, Lou Malnati’s Pizza, mecafresh, Neu Uber Burger, Noodles & Company, Other Brother Coffeehouse, Pensiero Ristorante, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Prairie Moon Restaurant, Sashimi Sashimi, Starbucks, Tapas Barcelona, That Little Mexican Café, Tommy Nevin’s Pub, Trattoria Demi, Unicorn Café, Wild Dogz & Gyros, and Whole Foods Market.