If you really want to win your way straight to someone's heart, dinner inside a charming, heated igloo might just be what you're looking for.

It's been a dream of mine to eat inside a heated igloo surrounded by fairy lights, order overpriced steak, and obviously... spend quality time with my date. So I wanted to find a restaurant that had exactly what I was looking for.  Sure enough, I found way more than just one; I found 12!  If you're looking for a restaurant a little closer to Rockford, I found some local hotspots.

#1 If you've ever been to Alchemy At Aldeen in Rockford, you know they have some beautiful igloos with fire pits to keep you toasty. Whether it's a night out with friends, a bachelorette party, or just a date night with your hubby, Alchemy won't disappoint!

#2  Josef Steakhouse & Oyster Bar also has cozy igloos for you to enjoy a different type of "out-to-eat" experience.  They even have an 815 Chowder, a twist on New England Clam Chowder - make sure to give it a taste!

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Maybe you're spending the weekend a little further out of town, I gotcha covered! Up next, we have some igloo restaurants just outside of Rockford.

#3 The Drake Oak Brook 

2301 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

#4 IO Godfrey 

127 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654

#5 Palm Court Restaurant

1912 North Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

#6 Mockingbird Bar and Garden

217 Barrington Avenue, East Dundee, IL 60118

#7 Fiammé

19 N Washington st., Naperville, IL 60540

#8 Freedom Brothers Pizzeria

11914 S. Route 59, Plainfield, IL 60585

#9 LondonHouse Chicago

85 East Wacker Drive At North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60601

#10 Barcocina

2901 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

#11 Digs On Canal Kitchen & Bar

 316 Canal Street, Lemont, IL 60439

#12 VU Rooftop

133 E Cermak, Chicago, IL 60616

It's incredible how many rooftops and restaurants offer charming igloos around Illinois in 2022.  Next time you're looking for a different vibe for a sit down restaurant, maybe give one of these a try.  Get ahead of the game & start hinting at your significant other now... you could be sitting in a heated igloo devouring a flavorful, scrumptious dinner for Valentine's Day!

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