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Outdoor dining north of Boston

Dining in the open air

Outdoor dining experiences vary greatly in the northern suburbs.

Rosaria Steakhouse, 190 Main St., Saugus

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The patio faces rock-wall garden, complete with lights and a waterfall

The Independent, 75 Union Square, Somerville

Just added a parklet next to the sidewalk

Mexico Lindo, 449 Main St., Melrose

Overlook parking lot, the deck has roof, roll-down plastic windows, and mariachi band on Wednesdays

Strega Prime, 100 Sylvan Rd., Woburn

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Red umbrellas dot the patio overlooking Route 128

Brass Union, 70 Union Square, Somerville

Guests can play life-sized games like Jenga and Connect Four while dining along the sidewalk

Davio’s, 427 Walnut St., Lynnfield

Tables and couches on the patio overlook Williams-Sonoma and other Market Street shops

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