One of my favorite things to do in warmer weather is enjoy some great Indiana cuisine outdoors. There’s nothing better than a great meal with a scenic view on an outdoor patio. If you’re looking for a restaurant to try with excellent outdoor seating options, here are a few of the best.
1. Cafe Arazu - Newburgh
Not only is the scenery on the patio of Cafe Arazu simply enchanting, but the view of the Ohio River is spectacular. Enjoy some flavorful Mediterranean food while you bask in the sun. Find it at 17 W Jennings Pl, Newburgh, IN 47630.
2. The Overlook - Leavenworth
If you're looking for outdoor seating that will blow you away, you have to try the Overlook at Leavenworth. The view of the Ohio is stunning. This is a great place for a relaxing meal or drinks with friends while enjoying the amazing scenery. Try it at 1153 W St Rd 62, Leavenworth, IN 47137.
3. Ainsley's Cafe and Harbor Bar - Liberty
If you're in eastern Indiana, there's nowhere better than Ainsley's Cafe and Harbor Bar to enjoy a quick bite and incredible outdoor seating options. Relax and catch up with friends or enjoy the beauty of the lake for an unforgettable dining experience. Find it at 15179 Old State Rd 101, Brookville, IN 47012.
4. Emporium Restaurant - South Bend
If you're near South Bend, enjoy some classic American food outdoors at Emporium. The friendly staff and incredible outdoor seating area will have you returning again and again. Find it at 121 S Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617.
5. Rocky Point BBQ and Grille - Cannelton
If BBQ is what you seek, you'll find awesome outdoor seating and finger lickin' good food at Rocky Point. Just one visit is enough to make you a regular at this local favorite. Check it out at 7398 IN-66, Cannelton, IN 47520.
6. Tree House Cafe - Michigan City
This fun, summery restaurant has some of the most unique outdoor seating in the state. Enjoy sitting on the wooden patio, with umbrellas to protect you from the sun, or have a more laid back meal on picnic tables right on the sand. Enjoy some casual American food and a whole lot of atmosphere. Find it at 3103 E US Highway 12, Michigan City, IN 46360.
7. Flat Water - Indianapolis
This canal-side restaurant in the Broad Ripple region of Indianapolis is perfect for an outdoor dinner or celebration. Enjoy some great comfort food and twists on classic American dishes here. Try it at 832 E Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220.
8. Lucrezia Ristorante - Crown Point
If you love nature, you'll absolutely love eating outside at Lucrezia Ristorante. It's like eating outside at an Italian villa, complete with incredible Italian cuisine and wine. Try it at 302 S Main St, Crown Point, IN 46307.
9. Riverside Pub and Restaurant - Monticello
This local gem is a great place to find neighbors and friends celebrating on holidays or long weekends. You'll fall in love with the food, casual atmosphere, and charming outdoor view. Find them at 1809 N Francis St, Monticello, IN 47960.
10. The Waterfront Bistro - Angola
Looking for incredible seafood, great sandwiches, and a view to match? Dine outdoors at the Waterfront Bistro in Angola for a great day out along the water. Try them at 3945 N 300 W
Ste B, Angola, IN 46703.
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