16 Unique Igloo Dining, Dome, and Heated Greenhouse Experiences That Turn a Meal Into a Magical Memory

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Embrace the winter weather with a cool igloo dining experience at one of these great spots! Sharing a meal together in a heated igloo, hut, pod, greenhouse or outdoor patio is a cozy way to enjoy a meal out with an extra-special twist. It’s also a neat way that local restaurants are offering al fresco dining even in the cold weather months.

Make your reservation in advance, and be sure to bring a cozy blanket for a little added warmth. Please note that some of these experiences require non-refundable reservations or have minimum spend requirements. We’ve noted those details where available, but it’s always smart to double check when making your reservation.

Charlie’s Restaurant
7427 Roosevelt Rd.
Forest Park, Illinois 60130
Heated greenhouse dining for two. Reservations required.

The Wine Thief
6 Elwood Street
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 277-2954
Offers globes that seat up to six people comfortably. $100 deposit required, which will go towards your meal. Reservations required.

Bien Trucha
410 West State Street
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-2665
Outdoor pods for up up to eight people. Make a reservation here or call the restaurant directly.

694 Vernon Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 835-8100
Newly-built heated “Streetery” seats up to eight guests. Deposits are required to make a reservation, but will automatically be refunded directly to your credit card at the time of your visit.

13 N 3rd Street
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 405-5544
Seats up to five comfortably. Call for reservations.

Livia Geneva 
207 S. Third Street
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 402-6444
Call in advance to reserve an igloo dining experience. Two-hour time limit.

The Glen Club
2901 West Lake Ave
Glenview, IL 60026
(847) 724-7272
Igloo dining for up to eight guests. The $50 reservation fee after 4pm will be applied to your bill. Reserve online.

The Creamery
Locations in Homer Glen, Manhattan, and Lombard
Enjoy a hot chocolate bar or ice cream sundae bar during your 45-minute reservation for up to 6 people. Tickets required.

Gianni’s Cafe
20505 Rand Road
Kildeer, IL 60047
(847) 550-8872
Igloos are available at the Kildeer location and fit 2–8 people. Call for reservations.

DIGS on Canal
316 Canal Street
Lemont, IL 60439
(630) 243-7210
Offering dining in heated igloos, comfortably seating up to eight. See their igloo dining reservation page for information on pricing, minimum spend, and reservations.

Rebel Kitchen and Bar
229 West St Charles Road
Lombard, IL
(630) 317-7939
Heated igloos available by reservation; call the restaurant to secure your spot. 20% service charge will be added to your bill.

Enzo & Lucia’s
343 Old McHenry Road
Long Grove, IL 60047
(847) 478-8825
Dome dining experience must be booked over the phone with a credit card to reserve. Details on times and minimums here.

JoJo’s Shake Bar
5 Jackson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(331) 204-6665
Family-friendly, heated and covered winter wonderland treehouse that is decorated for the holidays with oversized ornaments, giant presents and more. Make a reservation online.

JoJo’s ShakeBAR in Naperville.

The Drake Oak Brook
2301 York Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 571-0000
The Drake’s eight private igloos each have their own theme and seat between four and ten people, depending on the igloo. You can reserve the igloos online for specific times Wednesday through Sunday. Bookings are available November 3, 2023, through March 2024 and minimums apply; see website for details.

Freedom Brothers Pizzeria & Ale House
11914 Illinois Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60585
(815) 733-5626
Igloo domes with seating up for to 9 people for 90 minutes. Non-refundable deposit required, which will be applied towards your order. Make a reservation online

Catigny’s NEW Cocoa Cabanas
S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 668-5161
Through December 30, 2023, rent a cocoa cabana while visiting Christmas at Catigny. Two hours and a $75 minimum for food/drink service – different packages available. Reserve ahead of time or when you arrive.

cocoa cabanas at Cantigny Park's holiday events with a fire table and heater

Another fun tip: if you are visiting the Ice Castles of Lake Geneva, Geneva National offers igloo dining reservations.

If you are looking for other exciting family dining experiences, check out 25 Extra Fun Restaurants for Kids for the Best-Ever Family Dinners!

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  • How about Cook County?

  • Michelle Shaw
    January 10, 2021 2:47 pm

    Thank you for this, it is amazing!! 2 things to add though. 1. I drove my family out to features (naperville) last night, and was very disappointed to see that it is not individual dining. There are 3 train cars, that are separate, but each one has 6-8ish tables inside. Not covid-safe in my opinion, and certainly not in the category of others on this list.

    2. Stray Hen Cafe in Elmhurst has added igloos, it is a great breakfast restaurant, with cocktails, and right on the train tracks so kids can be entertained by the trains.


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