These patios are open for business. If you are in the Chicago area, stop by these restaurants offering world-class cuisine and outdoor seating for sunshine, fresh air and a comfortable option during these crazy times.

“Bringing the soul of the kitchen to a neighborhood near you,” boasts The Soul Shack restaurant. Grab a spot on the patio and enjoy a hearty meal of Southern styled chicken and waffles, Jerked chicken or a veggie platter made with four of their famous “south sides”, your choice of yams, mac and cheese, greens, green beans or cornbread.

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The Delta is a restaurant and cocktail bar in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood that is an ode to the food, beverage, and culture of the Mississippi Delta region. The backyard patio plays host to good company, fun times and lots of delicious food.

Patio seating at Virtue Restaurant is only available via reservation, so call in early to hold your spot for some outdoor dining in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. From small rations to sweet rations, this neighborhood favorite has it all. Nosh on gizzards and gumbo with a decadent dose of banana pudding for dessert.

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Truth Italian Restaurant was built on Founder Peytyn Willborn’s vision which included a “world class kitchen that produced five star Italian Cuisine for everyday people.” Some Italian favorites that grace the menu include bruschetta, ravioli Florentine, and Baylee’s lasagna made with ground Italian sausage served traditionally or with Pepperjack cheese for a little kick.

Hyde Park’s newest gem, Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat, is now offering outdoor seating. The plant-based menu includes a Philly cheesesteak, taco salad, and a Chicago St. hot dog topped with onions, sports peppers, tomatoes, relish, ketchup, mustard and your choice of chili.