Embrace nice weather by enjoying a meal out in the sunshine. There isn’t much time in the year where it’s warm enough outside to do this in North Dakota, so you’ll want to make what outings you do have time for well worth the trip. These eight restaurants have great outdoor patios that are perfect for lounging on during summer.
1. Proz Lakeside at the Cove - Devils Lake
Proz Lakeside at the Cove is, as you probably would guess, right on shores of Devils Lake. Their amazing outdoor patio is great for lounging and enjoying their top notch food. Take in the view of the water while indulging in some of their burgers, pasta, fish, and more.
Address: 1012 Woodland Drive, Devils Lake, ND, 48301
2. Elevation - Minot
The fabulous Elevation restaurant is located right off a golf course in Minot, North Dakota. They have a lovely outdoor patio and a balcony that provide fantastic views of the green. Plus, with food as tasty as theirs, you'll want to go there every day.
Address: 1912 Valley Bluffs Drive, Minot, ND, 58701
3. The Boiler Room - Fargo
Even though The Boiler Room is unique in that it's the only underground restaurant in North Dakota, it still has an outdoor patio - and a lovely one at that. Located below street level but still open to the sky, their patio is perfect for lounging on. Pair that with great food including everything from poutine to pulled pork sandwiches and you'll be in restaurant heaven.
Address: 210 Roberts Ally, Fargo, ND, 58102
4. Ely's Ivy - Grand Forks
Enjoy this stunning little patio in downtown Grand Forks at Ely's Ivy. This restaurant prides itself on using only the best, locally sourced, and freshest ingredients, and it shows in their incredibly tasting food.
Address: 22 South 3rd Street, Grand Forks, ND, 58201
5. Rhombus Guys - Fargo, Grand Forks
With two lovely locations in the downtowns of North Dakota's biggest cities, Rhombus Guys has become known not only for its tasty pizza but also their great rooftop patios. These patios get great views of the cities while you enjoy a slice of hot, fresh pizza.
Address: 606 Main Avenue, Fargo, ND, 58103
Grand Forks location:
Address: 312 Kittson Avenue, Grand Forks, ND, 58201
6. Little Missouri Saloon - Medora
Enter this western-themed saloon in the adorable town of Medora and you'll be glad you did. Their upstairs balcony has an astounding view of the badlands that surround the town. This restaurant is full of fun quirks and equally awesome meals, too.
Address: 440 3rd Street, Medora, ND, 58645
7. The Pier Bar & Grill - Bismarck
Take in the smell of the water and the sight of boats coming and going at this dockside restaurant in Bismarck. Located right along the Missouri River, they have multi-level outdoor seating that's great during the summertime. While you lounge out there you can munch on some of their great sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and more.
Address: 1120 Riverwood Drive, Bismarck, ND, 58504
8. Pitchfork Steak Fondue - Medora
This is a must try, at least once, for everyone in North Dakota. The Pitchfork Steak Fondue dining experience is part of the famous Medora Musical. Before the show you'll be treated to a unique steak dinner served outdoors on top of a hill overlooking the incredible badlands. The steaks are actually cooked fondue-style on real pitchforks and are served with yummy sides. It's unlike any other steak place anywhere!
Address: Tjaden Terrace, Chateau Road, Medora, ND, 58645
Where is your favorite outdoor eatery to dine at? If you’re looking for more ways to take advantage of nice, sunny days in North Dakota, check out
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