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Seasonal & Outdoor Restaurants

Navy Pier’s seasonal restaurants serve guests via outdoor kiosks throughout the Pier. See below for a list of our seasonal dining options. 

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Restaurants

America’s Dog (South Dock Location) ★

America’s Dog (South Dock Location) ★

Closed For The Season
Chicago Style Hot Dogs, Maxwell Street Polish, and more

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Known for the Chicago Dog (mustard, relish, onion, tomato, sport peppers, pickle and celery salt), America’s Dog also features Chicago Style Hot Dogs, Maxwell Street Polish, Chips, and Pepsi products. Also on the menu are 100% certified Black Angus burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, salads and wraps. America’s Dog has been featured on the Food Network, The Travel Channel, NBC Nightly News, ABC, CBS and has been named #1 Hot Dog in Chicago.

Chango Loco ★

Chango Loco ★

Closed For The Season
Mexican street food and specialty drinks

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A delightful Mexican cantina, Chango Loco is a fiesta of great food at budget-pleasing prices presented in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. Choose from an array of Mexican favorites including nachos, tacos and carne asada – all served by a friendly, efficient staff. Chango Loco will also be overflowing with specialty drinks, which include the pink senora and the Sauza Cosmopolitan to name a few. Of course, margaritas, daiquiris and cervezas will be pouring as well. Chango Logo is nestled next to Navy Pier’s Crystal Garden so patrons can also enjoy terrific views of the Pier and city skyline.

Completely Nuts (South Dock Location) ★

Completely Nuts (South Dock Location) ★

Closed For The Season
Fresh roasted cinnamon almonds, cashews, pecans and peanuts

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Completely Nuts Inc, opened in 1991, with just a roaster at a local fair. Since then we have grown to be nationally known for our premiere products, our outstanding customer service and our commitment to bringing the best to our clients.

We roast our delicious Cinnamon Almonds, Cashews, Pecans and Peanuts to ensure freshness in each order. Each batch is roasted to perfection in copper kettles using fresh ground cinnamon, sugar and vanilla. No oils or preservatives are used in our cooking process, ensuring the best products and gourmet flavor that you know us for!

Dippin’ Dots (South Dock Location)

Dippin’ Dots (South Dock Location)

Closed For The Season
Flash-frozen ice cream

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Everyone remembers their first Dippin’ Dots experience – the chill of the first bite and the explosion of flavor as the dots begin to melt in their mouth. It’s no surprise that Dippin’ Dots is the number one ice cream for fun and has been loved by kids of all ages for more than two decades.

Dippin’ Dots are made from fresh dairy ingredients flavored with a variety of fun, fruity, enticing and even exotic flavors. Those ingredients are frozen almost instantly in liquid nitrogen, a common element in the atmosphere used commercially for flash freezing. After production, Dippin’ Dots are packaged and shipped worldwide.

Giordano’s (Polk Bros Park Location) ★

Giordano’s (Polk Bros Park Location) ★

Closed For The Season
Famous Chicago stuffed deep dish pizza (served by the slice)

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Its creation began in a small northern Italian town near Torino, Italy. Mama Giordano was famous around town for her exquisite cooking. Of all her renowned dishes, her most beloved meal was her “Italian Easter Pie”. Mama Giordano would serve this double- crusted, cheese stuffed masterpiece on special occasions. This pizza pie became a sacred tradition in the Giordano family and a legend in the town of Torino.

Years later, Italian immigrants Efren and Joseph Boglio moved to Chicago to start their own pizza business. The brothers introduced their Mama’s recipe for stuffed pizza. In 1974, on Chicago’s historic south side, Efren and Joseph opened the first Giordano’s in the world. Over the next 40 years and counting, millions of happy and loyal fans as well as hundreds of critics call Giordano’s the city’s “best” stuffed pizza! The rest is history you can still taste today, along with our other great starters, fresh salads, outstanding pastas and unique sandwiches.

Giordano’s is constantly making headlines, both in Chicago and nationally. The brand garners frequent media coverage and continuously tops “Best Pizza” lists and dining guides. Giordano’s has been acclaimed “Chicago’s Best Pizza” by NBC, CBS Chicago, New York Times, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Eater, Home & Garden Magazine, Concierge Preferred and more!

Miller Lite Beer Garden ★

Miller Lite Beer Garden ★

Closed For The Season
A wide variety of domestic and imported beers, cocktails, and snacks

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The Miller Lite Beer Garden, on the East End of Navy Pier, is open seasonally from May through October. Unwind and enjoy the Chicago skyline and Navy Pier from this outdoor destination spot on the lakefront! The beverage menu features imports, micro-brews and domestic beers as well as trendy cocktails and frozen drinks.

When you crave a quick bite, the quick-service walk-up window will offer summer favorites including homemade pizza, burgers and more. The Miller Lite Beer Garden provides one of the best vantage points for the Navy Pier fireworks, Wednesdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Miller Lite Beer Garden is available for corporate parties and special events. Call (312) 662-2500 for details on booking your event. 

The Original Rainbow Cone (south dock location) ★

The Original Rainbow Cone (south dock location) ★

Closed For The Season
Chicago’s favorite rainbow ice cream

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Current Operating Hours:
Monday-Thursday: CLOSED
Friday-Saturday: 10am-10pm
Sunday: 10am-8pm

The Original Rainbow Cone is a local tradition dating all the way back to 1926, when founder Joseph Sapp opened his flagship location on 92nd and Western on Chicago’s south side. Three generations later, The Original Rainbow Cone continues to draw visitors young and old with its winning combination of Chocolate, Strawberry, Palmer House (New York vanilla with cherries and walnuts), Pistachio and Orange Sherbet, all piled high on a crispy cake cone. 

Xurro (Pier Park Location) ★

Xurro (Pier Park Location) ★

Churros, funnel cakes, crepes, and corn on the cob

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Xurro is headed outdoors in Pier Park for the summer!

Xurro offers other products such as Funnel Cakes, Crepes and Corn on the Cob. Come and visit us—your taste buds will thank you!

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