Starting on Friday, May 29, Illinois restaurants are allowed to open outdoor dining and patio seating. We’ve put together a big list of all of the Rockford area restaurants that have outdoor dining available. We can’t wait to soak up some sunshine and enjoy a patio again!

Wisconsin restaurants have been open with indoor dining as well as outdoor dining since May 14th. Don’t forget about the awesome options in Beloit when you’re looking for a place to eat.

UPDATE: As of October 3, Winnebago, Boone, Lee, and Ogle counties among others, will stop allowing indoor dining at restaurants until the positivity rate decreases. We’ve updated the outdoor dining options. Email us at if your restaurant should be removed or added to this list.

What you need to know before you go out to eat

  1. Bring a mask. Many of the restaurants will be requiring masks when you are not seated.
  2. Before you go, check if you need a reservation. Many of the restaurants are requiring reservations for their patios.
  3. Parties are limited to six people for the time being.
  4. Be kind! This is a new process and there will be some bumps in the road. Our local restaurants have been working very hard to get their outdoor spaces ready for guests.

Restaurants with patio dining and outdoor dining are listed by city. Click the link to go to a restaurant’s Facebook page where you can find more information on hours and how to make your reservations.


Sips and Sprinkles


Hairy Cow Brewing Co.

Cherry Valley

Baseball Tap

Cattle and Cream

Salamone’s Cherry Valley

Loves Park

AERO Ale House

Backyard Bar and Grill

Casey’s Pub

Ciao Bella (Parking lot parties on Sundays – Reservation only, bring your own chair)

Fozzy’s Bar and Grill

Jax Pub

Neighbor’s Bar and Grill

Rascal’s Bar and Grill

Tad’s on the Rock

Machesney Park

Crazy Times Pub & Grub

Legends Bar and Grill

Pig Minds Brewing Co.

Tom and Jerry’s


Blackhawk Steak Pit


Bootie’s Main Tap

Hot Rod Nellie’s

The 3rd Street Station




Baci’s Kitchen

Baker Street Burgers

Cucina Di Rosa

Dusty Boots Tex Mex Bar & Grill

Franchesco’s Ristorante

Garret’s Restaurant and Bar

GreenFire Restaurant Bar and Bakery


Johnny Pamcakes (Both locations – E.State and Harrison)

LimaMar Restaurant


Lucha Cantina


Mary’s Market (Perryville, Edgebrook, and Roscoe locations)

Meg’s Daily Grind (Coffee, tea, and bakery items)

Mexico Classico Grill

Murphy’s Pub

The Norwegian


Oscar’s Pub and Grill

Prairie Street Brewing Co.

RBI Bar and Restaurant

Ronit’s Kitchen

Sam’s Ristorante

Stockholm Inn

Taco Betty’s

Tavern on Clark

Woodfire Rockford


Al’s Main Street Tap

Rockton Inn Pub Grub and BBQ


Firehouse Pub

Mary’s Market (Perryville, Edgebrook, and Roscoe locations)

South Beloit

DC Winery (Drinks)

If we missed any restaurants, please email us at and let us know!

Image credit: Prairie Street Brewing Co.

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