outdoor dining

Central Street Evanston is scattered with wonderful restaurants complete with outdoor patios and seating areas. Whether you want to grab a delicious pastry and coffee or enjoy a wine tasting lunch or grab a beer and burger with friends, you can find it right here on Central Street. Check out the list of restaurants and cafes below. 

Beth's Little Bake Shop | 1814 Central Street

Beth's Little Bake Shop has a spacious outdoor seating area along Broadway Ave. just east of the Metra station. Grab a pastry, coffee to enjoy as the train passes by. 

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Bluestone | 1932 Central Street

This all American restaurant has several outdoor tables. Grab a few friends to enjoy dinner and drinks, some nights complete with a beautiful sunset! Tables are first come, first serve. 

Open Tuesday through Saturday: 4-9pm, Sunday: 3-8pm and closed on Monday.

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Comida Cantina | 1928 Central Street

At Comida Cantina, you'll find Mexican and Latin American-inspired cuisine wrapped in a friendly cantina vibe – complete with open-air dining on our rooftop deck. Enjoy the warm and inviting atmosphere inspired by regional arts, crafts and quality cooking.

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Foodstuff's | 2106 Central Street

Grab a delicious salad with your favorite ingredients, a sandwich, cookies and more to enjoy at the tables outside at Foodstuff's! 

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Great Harvest Bread Co. | 2126 Central Street

Treat yourself to a wholesome sandwich layered with premium, nutritious ingredients between fresh baked bread (of course!) Dine outside at the cafe tables on Central or Hartrey. 

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Hartigan's Ice Cream Shop - 2909 Central

Hartigan's Ice Cream shop on Central Street is your go-to stop for a delicious scoop of ice cream with family and friends. Enjoy outdoor tables and chairs to make your stay extra special. 

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Leonidas Cafe | 1907 Central Street

Fresh Belgian chocolates, French pastries, espresso, macaron and more! Transport yourself to Europe for the day sitting outside in the sun at the cafe tables outside Leonidas Cafe.  

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Lush Evanston | 2022 Central Street

Lush Evanston's charming backyard patio is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or get together with friends. Their French-inspired menu is complete with a long-list of wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails! Lush opens daily at noon for lunch and stays open until the last guest finishes drinking. Book your reservation here.

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Ten Mile House | 1700 Central Street

Just steps from Northwestern's Ryan Field, the outdoor dining at Ten Mile House winds around the corner from Central Street to Eastwood Avenue, offering plenty of spots to enjoy their delicious comfort food and drinks. Book a reservation and specify if you want to sit on the patio. 

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