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Readers' Choice: Vote for the Best Place to Dine Outdoors

Patch readers nominated their favorite places to dine outdoors in Elmhurst, so now it's time to vote for the 2012 Readers' Choice winner.

What is your favorite place to dine outdoors in Elmhurst? Cast your vote to let us know.

Patch has relaunched its Readers' Choice program and we're asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows the area to participate.

Nominations were accepted on Elmhurst Patch through July 9 and include:

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The poll will open to accept votes from registered Patch users starting on July 23 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17.

Robin Belleau June 18, 2012 at 04:54 PM
With kids - Pints Without - Flight 112.
Barbara Savage June 19, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Pazzi di Pizza - great location, food, and lovely patio dining!
Jim R June 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM
The outside should be described as many are not much more than tables next to a parking lot or a street. This is not true of the outside dining at Mack's Golden Pheasant. They have maintained an outside garden for quite some time now which provided a beautiful view for those sitting inside near a window. Now they have made an addition to the restaurant which is an outside dining area. The scenery is beautiful filled with flowers and fauna along with a small fish pond. Sufficiently lighted to give the outside diners quite a view. So I would nominate Mack's Golden Pheasant as one of the most attractive outside dining areas.
Jeanne Warp June 19, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Robertos, on the prarie path. Great food,greenery away from the gas fumes of most outdoor di ing!
D L June 19, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Mack's Golden Pheasant get my nod too. Not only for the "best food in town, but for the great friendly staff and the historic building. It's a landmark right here in town, and owner Steve is The Best !!
Jim R June 19, 2012 at 03:05 PM
DL, shame on me since I focused on the garden but forgot the food. There are early specials and dinner specials every night. A three course dinner (soup, salad, and main course) at reasonable prices. They start you off with a loaf of bread. I really enjoy their soups and have some dinner preferences like their Teriyaki Chicken or Chicken Oscar from the regular menu. From the early special the potatoe encrusted chicken is superb. The specials every night vary. They are well known for their fish fry on Friday, but my wife and I enjoy their Italian special on Wednesday. Their sandwiches are also nice for a change but even here I take home leftovers when I get their open faced Ruben sandwich which even comes with soup or salad and potatoes. There is an assortment of food including steaks and Bohemian dinners, too many to list here. My wife and I have become regulars and feel very welcomed by the staff. We return to the same restaurant for a reason: good food and service.
an Elmhurst mom June 19, 2012 at 03:48 PM
the Salseria! And I'm clearly not the only one who thinks so because those outside tables are always full. It's fun to sit on the "Elmhurst Strip" (downtown on York) for lunch with the fam during the day and for margaritas with friends at night!
KMCR June 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Wow! Thanks, DL. We totally forgot about Mack's! (why???) Thanks for the reminder. We'll go there next week for sure. Let's all support our Elmhurst businesses. So many Elmhurst folks end up in Oak Brook, etc. We have such a great variety of businesses in our own town. No place like home! And the tax $ stay here. Elmhurst has it all :)
Nancy Z. Murphy June 20, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Flight 112 is my favorite destination for outdoor eating n drinking. The new outdoor patio is cozy and Thursday night Sangria's are great. The flatbreads pizza's are awesome.
Dave Noble June 20, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Pints is the best. It's the only beer garden with televisions (3 HDTVs) and a retractable awning in case there's too much sun or in case it starts raining.
kmj June 21, 2012 at 07:19 PM
I agree - this is one of our favorite Elmhurst spots. Steve and his staff are very friendly. And the food is great too. If you haven't tried their ribs, which fall off the bone, you should. All you can eat Ribs on Thursday and Saturday. YUM!
Diane Lucchese June 28, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Roberto's is the best. Over looking the Prairie Path it's a perfect location to enjoy their wonderful food served by their great staff.
Robin June 30, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Flight 112. Intimate, with an urban vibe.
John July 06, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Robertos
msudepaul July 06, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Chipotle -- right in the heart of City Centre

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