Outdoor Dining

In a continued effort to support the business community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village Board passed a resolution at the May 26 Village Board Meeting granting approval rights to expedite plans for additional outdoor dining and shopping opportunities throughout the Village.

On Friday, May 29, the Village of Glen Ellyn entered into Phase 3 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan. With new state guidelines in place, many of Glen Ellyn’s dining establishments have re-opened and introduced new outdoor cafes and seating areas.

Outdoor Dining Tent on Main: Main Street Al Fresco

The Main Street Al Fresco tent offers restaurants the opportunity to expand their dining to inside the tent. A few things to note to further enjoy dining in downtown Glen Ellyn:
  • The Main Street Al Fresco tent is located between Duane Street and the Main Street lot.
  • Traffic in both directs is closed on this section of Main Street.
  • Restaurant curbside pick-up can be accommodated along Duane, Hillside and the area of Main, south of the tent.
  • For dining guidelines under the tent, visit here
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Parking in Downtown

Park by the Path

Planning for a longer visit in the downtown? Remember to “Park by the Path” and utilize the six parking lots along the Prairie Path for convenient parking. View the map HERE.

Park by the Path

Interactive Parking Map

The Village of Glen Ellyn offers an interactive parking map to easily locate parking choices and information for customer parking throughout the central business district.  

Restaurant Resources

Downtown Glen Ellyn Good Eats Map

Outdoor dining is open and continuing to expand in downtown Glen Ellyn. A number of downtown eateries are offering outdoor seating, with curbside pick-up continuing too. To view the full map of restaurants in the downtown, including locations that offer outdoor dining, visit here.

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Interactive Restaurant Map

View an interactive map of Glen Ellyn for your dining needs. While navigating the map, among the many filter options, use the "outdoor dining" filter to display the the restaurants in Glen Ellyn that offer this feature.

Business Information and Guidelines

Bars and restaurants in Illinois are permitted to reopen with outdoor seating in Phase 3 of Restore Illinois, effective May 29, 2020. The Village of Glen Ellyn is temporarily modifying the outdoor dining regulations in order to allow restaurants and bars to open without jeopardizing the health and safety of the public and their employees. 

Phase 3 Temporary Private Property Seating and Tent Information