Have you tried dining in a heated igloo, hut, or greenhouse on an outdoor patio? What started as a unique way for restaurants to maintain social-distancing guidelines during the pandemic, continues to be an exciting way to eat al fresco in 2022. Chicagoans aren’t afraid of cold weather, and it’s certainly not scaring us away from outdoor dining this winter! Nearly all restaurants require advance reservations, so start looking into details for an upcoming outing. Don’t forget a blanket!
Igloo Dining Experiences in Chicagoland
Please note that some of these experiences require non-refundable reservations or have minimum spend requirements; we’ve noted those details where available, but you may want to check directly when making your reservation as well.
La Zingara Trattoria
2300 E Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
At the time of publication, the dining domes were being set up and were not yet available. Call to confirm availability and reservations.
7427 Roosevelt Rd.
Forest Park, Illinois 60130
Igloos available. Call the restaurant for details.
410 West State Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Offering pods that can host up to eight people. Pods are available for 90 minutes. Make a reservation here or call the restaurant directly.
694 Vernon Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022
Newly-built heated “Streetery” seats up to 8 guests. Deposits are required to reserve space but will automatically be refunded directly to your credit card at the time of your visit.
207 S. Third Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Call in advance to reserve an igloo dining experience.
13 N 3rd Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Call for reservations and availability. Some igloo availability may be booked through their online reservation system, too.
20505 Rand Road
Kildeer, IL 60047
Igloos are available at the Kildeer location and fit 2–8 people.
DIGS on Canal
316 Canal Street
Lemont, IL 60439
Offering dining in heated igloos, comfortably seating up to eight people. See their igloo dining reservation page for information on pricing, minimum spend, and more.
Rebel Kitchen and Bar
229 West St Charles Road
Heated igloos available by reservation. Minimum 4 people required. Call the restaurant to secure your spot.
Enzo & Lucia’s
343 Old McHenry Road
Long Grove, IL 60047
Dome dining experience must be booked over the phone.
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. Open through January 8th. Make a reservation online.
The Drake Oak Brook
2301 York Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
The Drake’s seven 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 11, 2022, through March 23, 2023 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. Non-refundable deposit required, which will be applied towards your order. Make a reservation online.
12 S. First Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Heated globes can seat up to eight people. Reservations are required and can be made via Tock. You must select “Outdoor Seating” to reserved a globe. There is a $100 food and beverage minimum per reservation.
1060 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
The Hen House, a breakfast restaurant open until 2:30pm, offers igloo dining on their patio on weekdays only. Call the restaurant to make a reservation.
If you are looking for other exciting dining experiences with your family, check out our Top Kid-Friendly Restaurants You Won’t Want to Miss!