Every year we try to find restaurants, bars and businesses with the best outdoor patios in the Rockford and surrounding areas.  Who made the list this year?

We love outdoor patios in the Midwest because it's like a luxury in an all-seasons state.  Living in Illinois, we get warm weather for about three months, if that!  So, when restaurants have outdoor patios available we take full advantage.

If you just want to enjoy the sun or dine outside, I tracked down the best outdoor patios to visit in Rockford this summer.

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Lino's - FB
Lino's - FB

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A ton of people also recommended any places that are pet-friendly, like Thrive 815, kid-friendly, and have umbrellas to give them shade while they're enjoying the weather!

Rooftop patios count, right?! I'm thinking about the breathtaking views from the Embassy Suites - The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge and Disco Chicken when they officially open!

Embassy Suites - FB
Embassy Suites - FB

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Make your next date night or family outing totally worth it and soak up the sun this summer at an outdoor patio in the Rockford area.  So many to choose from this year!

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