7 Spots in Rhode Island to Dine in an Outdoor Igloo

Bring your own blanket and cozy on up while dining outside during the winter months.
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Image from Mare Rooftop’s Facebook page.

Bring your own blanket and cozy on up while dining outside during the winter months. The igloos are lit up, heated and sanitized after each use for guests to enjoy.

Mare Rooftop

Spend an evening inside an igloo overlooking Providence as we enter these colder months. The restaurant offers an outdoor dining experience in a heated igloo where you can order from a special menu or choose to order from the regular menu, too.

How to reserve: See website for hours. A $50 deposit is required.

The details: 229 Waterman St., Providence, 401-336-6273, marerooftop.com


This Greek restaurant offers outdoor bubbles to enjoy delicious meals and stay safe and warm while dining out. Bring a blanket and and enter your own bubble while dining.

How to reserve: Open Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.- 10 p.m., Friday, 11:30 a.m.- 11 p.m., Saturday, 4-11 p.m. and Sunday, 4-10 p.m. Text 401-413-1069 to reserve your bubble.

The details: 250 Westminster St., Providence, 401-443-4083, facebook.com


Stop by this local favorite for some good comfort food in their warm igloos. This restaurant is taking reservations for their igloos, which allow a  two-hour experience. Heaters inside the igloos will keep you warm and cleaning protocols will keep you safe.

How to reserve: Open Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.- 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon-10 p.m.

The details: 1013 Cass Ave., Woonsocket, 401-762-9675, kaysresturant.com

Los Andes

For Peruvian and Bolivian dishes, visit Los Andes. This restaurant has a wide variety of menu options, and with the igloos set up outside, you can enjoy your meal outdoors. Sounds like a win-win to us.

How to reserve: Open Wednesday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m., Sunday, 5-9 p.m. You can reserve a table through the website.

The details: 903 Chalkstone Ave., Providence, 401-649-4911, losandesri.com


This Mediterranean restaurant offers delicious meals and soon will have igloos set up for outdoor dining during the colder months. Keep up with the Facebook page for updates on when igloo-dining begins.

How to reserve: Open daily, 4-9 p.m.

The details: 645 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, 401-233-3223, terrazzari.com


Spend an afternoon or evening enjoying delicious meals and views of the water in the Showfish Igloos. This two-hour dining experience is inside a heated igloo on the Firepit Deck at Gurney’s Newport. These igloos are thoroughly sanitized after each use.

How to reserve: Reservations can be made online. Depending on the day and time you reserve there are food and beverage minimums ranging from $100-$250.

The details: 1 Goat Island, Newport, 401-851-3325, gurneysresorts.com



Igloos at Chaska. Photo by Myke Yeager.


Head to Cranston’s Garden City for modern Indian cuisine served in an igloo at Chaska. Chaska is owned by the same owners as Rasoi, Kabob and Curry and Rasa, and the menu features popular dishes like chicken tikka masala, curries and plenty of vegan dishes. They are also serving hot drinks like the Coconut Grove hot toddy and apple cider mimosas.

How to reserve: Open daily, noon to 9 p.m. Reservations can be made online

The details: 16 Midway Rd., Cranston, 401-537-7900, chaska-usa.com