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.
7427 Roosevelt Rd.
Forest Park, Illinois 60130
Heated greenhouse dining for two. Reservations required.
694 Vernon Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022
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
Seats up to five comfortably. Call for reservations.
207 S. Third Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Call in advance to reserve an igloo dining experience. Two-hour time limit.
20505 Rand Road
Kildeer, IL 60047
Igloos are available at the Kildeer location and fit 2–8 people. Call for reservations.
DIGS on Canal
316 Canal Street
Lemont, IL 60439
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
Heated igloos available by reservation; call the restaurant to secure your spot. 20% service charge will be added to your bill.
JoJo’s Shake Bar
5 Jackson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
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.
The Drake Oak Brook
2301 York Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
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
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
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.
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