Weather you are new to boating, or get out on the water on a regular basis, there are always new delights to discover around Chicago – accessible by boat!
O’Briens Riverwalk Cafe on the Chicago River with Tribune Tower in the background. [photo credit: O’Briens Restaurant]
Of course, well-known gathering spots like Montrose Harbor and Beach are a great way to feel like you’re on vacation – with live music acts and festivals throughout the summer – and the patio at Bridge House Tavern for a bite and a drink is an amazing way to end a day on the lake. But if you are looking for more options, we have gathered together a few more resources to help you plan your next nautical outing!
Smith & Wollensky’s [photo credit: thrillist.com)
- When seeking a place to eat, most of us start with review sites. We found some great tips on Yelp’s list of Chicago restaurants accessible by boat!
- Here, Zagat’s crack editorial team weighs in with their list of 8 Best Waterfront Restaurants in Chicago.
- Timeout.com lets us in on some restaurants with great water vistas where the dishes are as good as the views in 5 Unexpected Spots for Waterfront Dining
- If a great waterfront bar is your goal, 20 Waterfront Drinking Spots in Chicago is a comprehensive breakdown (with lot of photos!) by Thrillist.com.
After perusing these lists, you are probably getting hungry for a day on the water filled with food and fun! Let us know your favorite dockside haunts in the comments!
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