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Which Metro Detroit restaurants have heated patios? Freep has a list.

October 22, 2020, 8:26 AM

In an act of pure service journalism, the Detroit Free Press has answered the question shivering restaurant patrons have been asking since the weather started to turn chilly: Where can we eat that's kinda-sorta outside, and where we won't freeze to death? 

East Eats in Jefferson-Chalmers. (Photo from restaurant)

Susan Selasky reports on 10 Metro Detroit places with room and financing to install tents, igloos, yurts and other fresh air-adjacent structures that can be heated to a reasonably comfortable temperature for safer, socially distanced dining. 

In Detroit, they include East Eats, Bobcat Bonnies and Lumen. 

Always call ahead; while many restaurants have both indoor and outdoor seating options, the outdoors are usually more limited and in demand. Also, while these structures are generally comfortable enough, it's not the same as being indoors. A jacket, sweater and other warm clothing is advised.

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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