Nature May 25, 2017
12 Montana Restaurants With The Most Amazing Outdoor Patios You’ll Love To Lounge On
Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial kickoff to summer. And even though we still may see a bit more snow in Montana this year, warm and sunny days are on their way, which means it’s time to start enjoying some delicious meals outdoors.
These are a few of Montana’s best patio dining options.
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1. Montana Ale Works, 611 E Main St., Bozeman
Montana Ale Works is always a great place to be, but summers spent on the patio here are the absolute best.
2. 406 Kitchen & Taproom, 1233 N 27th St., Billings
The only thing better than patio dining is rooftop patio dining, and the one at 406 Kitchen & Taproom is pretty spectacular. Even better, the food is delicious and they serve the best local brew.
3. Fiesta En Jalisco, 110 Main St., Polson
Tacos and margaritas with a perfect view of Flathead Lake? Si, por favor.
4. Gallatin Riverhouse Grill, 45130 Gallatin Rd., Big Sky
If you dine on the Gallatin Riverhouse Grill patio, this will be your view. Need we say more?
5. Scotty's Table, 131 S Higgins Ave., Unit P3, Missoula
Located in the lower level of the historic Wilma Theatre, Scotty's Table is one of the most charming restaurants in Western Montana. Relaxing on their patio on a warm summer evening feels like discovering a secret garden (that serves excellent food).
6. The Gust Hauf, 300 W. Bell St., Glendive
If you love pizza and beer (and what Montanan doesn't?), head to The Gust Hauf this summer and enjoy them the way nature intended, from the patio.
7. Tilt Würks Brewhouse & Casino, 420 Pacific Ave., Miles City
The interior is pretty spectacular here, but the outdoor patio - complete with fire pits - is definitely the best part.
8. Hummingbird Cafe, 605 W Park St., Butte
Located in historic Uptown Butte, this cute cafe has an outdoor patio so perfect that you'll keep buying more brunch and coffee so you can stay on it.
9. Starky's Authentic Americana, 24 N Tracy Ave., Bozeman
The food at this neighborhood grill is outstanding, and the outdoor patio is the best place to enjoy it (although the interior is pretty great, too). The heat lamps will keep you cozy on chilly nights.
10. Tamarack Brewing Company, 231 W Front St., Missoula
Whether you choose to dine on the upstairs or the downstairs patio at Tamarack Brewing Company, you'll definitely have a great experience. Since its 2011 opening, this has been a favorite local hangout.
11. Swanee's Bar & Grill, 820 Shoreline Dr., Polson
This sports bar has a large menu, a great beer list and the best views of Flathead Lake from the patio.
12. Karmadillo’s, 139 Reeder's Aly, Helena
Duck into the historic Reeder's Alley on a warm summer day, and if you're lucky you'll get a table on the patio of Karmadillo’s. where you can take in the beautiful views and relaxing ambiance as you enjoy your meal.
These are definitely some of Montana’s best restaurant patios, but you’ll find plenty of places with outdoor seating all across the Treasure State.
These restaurants all have rooftop dining options.