3 destinations for outdoor dining in Kane County

El Molcajete

227 S. Third St., second floor of the Berry House, Geneva


Start your dining fiesta with a view of downtown Geneva while relaxing on our patio, located on the second floor of the Berry House. Our menu features authentic burritos, fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas and house specialties. Try our famous jalapeño margarita, or select from over 10 varieties of handcrafted margaritas — they’re all made with fresh fruit, fresh lime juice and organic agave nectar. You can also choose from our large variety of Mexican beers as well as sangrias and mojitos; you’re sure to find something to tempt your taste buds! See our website and Facebook for monthly specials and guacamole of the day.


513 S. Third St., Geneva


A short walk down the Preservation alleyway reveals an unprecedented outdoor dining experience in the Fox Valley. Our open-air patio sits under an artfully constructed pergola with a retractable roof for the sunny days, and industrial sized heaters for the cold. Our menu features creative comfort classics, artisan cheese & meats, eclectic cocktails and a first-class wine list. Whether it’s “spilling the tea” at lunch with friends while enjoying shimmering cocktails at our outdoor bar, or getting out of the house for a romantic night of live music with your partner, Preservation can provide that special dining experience that you’ve been looking for.


306 W. State St., Geneva


Out back and tucked in a nook with the neighboring building, protected by a high fence and covered with a shade sail, Stockholm’s patio is a little intimate dining gem.

Voted the Western Suburbs’ best neighborhood tavern by the readers of both the Kane County Chronicle and West Suburban Living Magazine, Stockholm’s is known for its expansive menu of freshly prepared meals using only the highest quality ingredients. You can also enjoy its handcrafted beers, brewed in an Old World tradition, naturally conditioned and unfiltered, from the Tri-Cities’ oldest brewery.