Chicagoans have long lingered in the shadow of New Yorkers and their undue slandering of Midwestern bagels. But like a lot of hot air emanating from the Big Apple, it's mostly hyperbolic. The city and surrounding suburbs offer more quality bagels than ever. There’s no need to waste money at a chain when these excellent local spots are just around the corner.
As of October 30, Chicago restaurants can no longer serve customers indoors. Still, a number of Chicago restaurants have outdoor seating. The state now requires reservations for patio dining. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More