Montana June 26, 2018
The 9 Montana Restaurant Patios You Have To Dine On This Summer
Outdoor dining is a special experience we don’t get to enjoy for too long here in Montana. Luckily, some of our best restaurants also happen to have excellent patios. These are a few you’ll want to find yourself on this summer.
1. Montana Brewing Company, 113 N Broadway, Billings
Enjoy a Pita Pub Club (or a burger or some tasty tacos) on the patio of Montana Brewing Company this summer. You'll see why this spot has been a local favorite since 1994.
2. Montana Ale Works, 611 E Main St., Bozeman
Doesn't this look inviting? We're not sure why the food at Montana Ale Works tastes even better when it's enjoyed on their seasonal patio, but we're not complaining.
3. Plonk, 322 N Higgins Ave., Missoula
The only thing better than sipping wine at Plonk is sipping wine on the Plonk patio. Luckily, there Bozeman location has fantastic outdoor seating as well.
4. Whitefish Lake Golf Club Restaurant, 1200 U.S. 93 N., Whitefish
Whether you golf or not, if you're heading to Whitefish this summer you should definitely make having a meal on this restaurant patio a priority. Not only is it beautiful and relaxing, but the food happens to be fantastic.
5. Karmadillos Southwestern Cafe, 139 Reeders Alley, Helena
If savoring a big, beautiful plate of nachos on the Karmadillos deck isn't currently on your summer agenda, you may want to add it. The restaurant is located in the historic Reeders Alley, and the outdoor seating area can't be beat.
6. Cafe Madriz, 311 N Canyon St., West Yellowstone
Montanans wait all year for the delicious tapas at Cafe Madriz, and most will agree they're best enjoyed with sangria on the patio.
7. 406 Bar & Grill, 139 1st Ave W., Kalispell
Eclectic tapas, wine and cocktails await you at this laid back bar and grill. And during the summer, there's plenty of room for you on their spacious patio.
8. Gallatin Riverhouse Grill, 45130 Gallatin Rd., Big Sky
It really doesn't get any better than this. Savory BBQ, views for days, friendly service, and occasional live music make the Gallatin Riverhouse Grill a must-see for anyone in Big Sky.
9. The Raven, 15321 MT-35, Bigfork
We may have saved the best for last. How anyone ever sits indoors at The Raven on a warm summer day, we'll never understand.
These are just a few of our favorite eateries with outdoor dining options. To elevate your eating experience even more, head to
this rooftop restaurant.