Guys, it’s summer, which means that it is al fresco dining season. But don’t just settle for any old outdoor dining experience. We have created a list of some of the very best (even magical!) outdoor dining situations you can happen upon in the great state of Wisconsin. Here they are.
1. Vino in the Valley
Vino in the Valley will have you wondering whether you are in Italy or in northwest Wisconsin? Maiden Rock is gorgeous, and then to be able to sip wine and eat good food surrounded by it--too awesome! W3826 450th Ave, Maiden Rock, WI 54750.
2. The Nelson Stone Barn
This place is serving up wood fired pizza...by a barn? Eat under a pergola in a place with a stellar view. Co Rd KK, Nelson, WI 54756.
3. Milwaukee Public Market
The Milwaukee Public Market has many food vendors to choose from. Whatever you pick, take it up on the roof. You get one of the best views of the city you can. 400 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
4. Suncrest Gardens Farm
This place is half restaurant, half hang out joint. They serve awesome pizza, but they also have yard games and the kids can go touch the animals. S2257 Yaeger Valley Rd, Cochrane, WI 54622.
5. Campo di Bella
Here among the trolls you can find a great farm to table experience. It's sustainable Italian food served outdoors seasonally. 10229 Sharp Rd, Mt Horeb, WI 53572.
Braise is a farm to table restaurant serving up New American fare. They have a wonderful rooftop patio, but they have outdoor events at other locations. 1101 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
7. The Pizza Farm
This has to be my favorite type of farm. All kidding aside, it's a walk-up pizza place serving AMAZING pizza. After you order, you can just take a picnic blanket out and eat. It might be the most serene setting you have ever eaten pizza in. N2956 Anker Ln, Stockholm, WI 54769.
8. ClearWater Harbor
There's nothing fancy about the food at this place but its pretty darn good. You can sit out on the water or even venture out on their boat, Chief Waupaca Sternwheeler. N2757 County Hwy QQ, Waupaca, WI 54981.
9. Ishnala Supper Club
Talk about a prime location. This supper club has excellent offerings on its own, but its view off of Mirror Lake is spectacular. S2011 Ishnala Rd, Lake Delton, WI 53940.
10. Fred and Fuzzy's
Door County is obviously full of waterfront views but this one is a classic. Why not take in a sunset over the water with a cherry margarita in hand? 10620 Little Sister Rd, Sister Bay, WI 54234.
Know of another Wisconsin restaurants with spectacular outdoor dining? Let us know in the comments.