Mike Shannon's Patio

Mike Shannon's Outdoor Patio in Edwardsville, IL

Outdoor dining has come to life in the last few months in the Great Rivers & Routes region. Many restaurants throughout the area are offering outdoor seating for guests who want to drink in the fresh air and enjoy a sandwich, steak, or their favorite pasta.

From great views of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to more intimate settings in downtown entertainment districts, the variety of outdoor dining options ranges from riverfront options to streetside and courtyard locations.


The Loading Dock

The Loading Dock in Grafton

Outdoor Dining Opportunities

Summer is winding down and fall is coming which means the weather is ideal for outdoor dining. Enjoy sunshine and warm breezes by day and watching the stars at night while feasting on an entree, sandwich or dessert from your favorite restaurant. Here's a list of area restaurants offering outdoor dining.

(Please note, this is a partial list. As we learn of restaurants offering outdoor dining, we will update.For more specific information about hours and operation, please check with the individual restaurants.)


Morrison's Irish Pub

Old Bakery Beer Company

Gentelin’s on Broadway

Tony’s Steakhouse & Bar

Fast Eddie’s Bon Air

State Street Market


Great Rivers Tap & Grill

Mac’s Downtown



Bakers & Hale



The Loading Dock

Hawg Pit


Grafton Winery & Brewhaus

Grafton Oyster Bar

3rd Chute



Old Herald Brewery & Distillery

Who Dat’s

Friday's South




Sugarfire Smokehouse

Big Daddy’s


Bella Milano

The Outlet at Edison’s

Peel Woodfired Pizza

Mike Shannon’s Grill