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Where to Eat & Drink on Chicago's Lakefront in Summer

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Summer is fully underway which means you'll no doubt be headed to the lake to cool off. With so many beaches on the shoreline, there are plenty of dining options to choose from. Some offer a great view while others specialize in food and drinks. We've also included a few spots that are open seasonally in the city that should not be missed. So go out there and get your tan on while doing some al fresco drinking and dining.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Dock at Montrose Beach

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N Harbor Dr
Chicago, IL 60601

2. Castaways

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1603 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60614

3. Riva

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700 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

4. Oak Street Beach Food & Drink

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1001 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60611

5. City Porch

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800 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312-595-5560

6. Caffe Oliva

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400 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

7. Edgewater Beach Cafe

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5545 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60640

8. Waterfront Cafe

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6219 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660

9. Parrot Cage Restaurant

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7059 S South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60649

10. Hyde Park Lake Shore Cafe

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4900 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60615

11. Fullerton Beach Grill

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2400 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60614

12. Clock Tower Cafe

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3600 N Recreation Dr
Chicago, IL 60613

13. Heartland Cafe Beach Stand

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1230 W Greenleaf Ave
Chicago, IL 60626

14. Mario's Italian Lemonade

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1066 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607

15. Gene's Sausage Shop

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4750 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

16. Miko's Italian Ice

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3000 W Lyndale St
Chicago, IL 60647

1. The Dock at Montrose Beach

N Harbor Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
N Harbor Dr
Chicago, IL 60601

2. Castaways

1603 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
1603 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60614

3. Riva

700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
700 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

4. Oak Street Beach Food & Drink

1001 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611
1001 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60611

5. City Porch

800 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
800 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

6. Caffe Oliva

400 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611
400 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

7. Edgewater Beach Cafe

5545 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640
5545 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60640

8. Waterfront Cafe

6219 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
6219 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660

9. Parrot Cage Restaurant

7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649
7059 S South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60649

10. Hyde Park Lake Shore Cafe

4900 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60615
4900 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60615

11. Fullerton Beach Grill

2400 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
2400 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60614

12. Clock Tower Cafe

3600 N Recreation Dr, Chicago, IL 60613
3600 N Recreation Dr
Chicago, IL 60613

13. Heartland Cafe Beach Stand

1230 W Greenleaf Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
1230 W Greenleaf Ave
Chicago, IL 60626

14. Mario's Italian Lemonade

1066 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607
1066 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607

15. Gene's Sausage Shop

4750 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
4750 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

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16. Miko's Italian Ice

3000 W Lyndale St, Chicago, IL 60647
3000 W Lyndale St
Chicago, IL 60647

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