America’s Coolest Restaurants Slideshow

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Mr. An\'s Teppan Steak & Sushi — Tucson, Ariz.
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Mr. An\'s Teppan Steak & Sushi — Tucson, Ariz.
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This restaurant offers guests Japanese fare. For those adventurous enough to venture out into the dry Arizona heat, Mr. An\s has a mister system set up on the patio that gently cools guests as they dine.

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Facebook/Mr. An\'s Teppan Steak & Sushi

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Smithfield’s — Ashland, Ore.
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Smithfield’s — Ashland, Ore.
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This meat-centric restaurant offers upscale barbecue, including 12-hour smoked brisket, ribs, chicken, and hot links. To cool down after a satisfying feast of barbecue, Smithfield’s has a 30-foot slip and slide available for adventurous diners. 

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Facebook/Smithfield's

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Tobacco Road — Miami
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Tobacco Road — Miami
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This Miami standby will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. In addition to offering live music and classic comfort foods, Tobacco Road also offers Oasis Happy Hours during the summer, which include a 30-foot dual track slip and slide. 

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Flickr/Philip Pessar

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La Hacienda de los Barrios — San Antonio
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La Hacienda de los Barrios — San Antonio
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Diners can enjoy authentic Mexican food while escaping the summer heat, thanks to La Hacienda\'s expansive outdoor dining area shaded by oak trees and hanging fans to encourage a breeze.

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Yelp/AJ K

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III Forks — Dallas
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III Forks — Dallas
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Offering a fine dining experience in Dallas, III Forks serves up upscale steakhouse fare. The restaurant has 25,000 square feet and a variety of dining rooms, including an enclosed courtyard, which is climate-controlled to offer diners a view of the grounds while maintaining shelter from the heat and humidity. 

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Facebook/III Forks

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Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse — Philadelphia
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Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse — Philadelphia
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To help diners beat the sweltering heat in Philadelphia, this trendy Italian restaurant has been known to offer booze-filled ice pops on days when the temperature reaches higher than 100 degrees. 

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Facebook/Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

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Ice Cream Shop at David Burke’s Primehouse — Chicago
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Ice Cream Shop at David Burke’s Primehouse — Chicago
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Throughout the summer, chef and restaurateur David Burke offers scoops and cones of premium ice cream every Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (or until the ice cream runs out). The pop-up ice cream shop opened in May to help Chicagoans stay cool throughout the balmy season. 

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Facebook/David Burke’s Primehouse

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Tundra Las Olas — Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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Tundra Las Olas — Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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Diners don’t have to bundle up to enjoy this ice-themed restaurant, but they will certainly have the opportunity to cool down. Chilled seafood dishes and cocktails are served on icy platters and the dining room is decorated with elaborate ice sculptures. 

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Tundra Las Olas