One of Northern Michigan’s dining hot spots, Petoskey is home to some of the best outdoor dining locations you’ll find along the shores of Little Traverse Bay. Whether you’re looking for an upscale evening out or a classic bar experience, these Petoskey restaurants with outdoor seating won’t dissapoint.

1. Mim’s Mediterranean Grill

1823 N. US Highway 31 | 231.348.9994

This unique eatery offers classic Mediterranean dishes such as gyros fresh off the cone, hummus, falafel, kabobs and so much more. Mim’s outdoor patio seating makes enjoying a delicious meal or indulging in one of its Fish Fry Friday’s all the better.

2. Petoskey Brewing

1844 M-119 (Harbor-Petoskey Rd.) | 231.753.2057

Housed in a brewery built in 1898, Petoskey Brewing has some of the city’s best craft beer selections and a menu to match that puts a spin on classic bar foods. Enjoy a burger and a craft brew on the outdoor patio.

3. Palette Bistro

321 Bay Street | 231.328.3321

Offering a casual upscale dining experience, Palette Bistro has a variety of delicious Mediterranean-inspired dishes and pizza options. Paired with a great wine selection from Palette’s extensive list, you can enjoy downtown Petoskey in style from the restaurant’s indoor dining room or large outdoor patio.

4. Chandler’s Restaurant

215 ½ Howard St | 231.347.2981

With chic European style and cuisine, Chandler’s offers three dining areas for guests to enjoy dinner, including an outdoor patio that provides a relaxing dining experience in downtown Petoskey.

5. The Side Door Saloon

Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m

A classic saloon-style pub, The Side Door serves up classic southwest-style dishes like quesadillas and guacamole, as well as unique burgers packed with flavor. Enjoy the hearty dishes in the dining room or outside on the patio.

6. Beards Brewery

215 E. Lake St. | 231.753.2221

A brewery focused on local ingredients and seasonal products, Beards has created more than 100 food recipes and craft beers that give you a taste of Northern Michigan. Grab a drink from one of the 24 new taps, and enjoy views of downtown Petoskey overlooking Little Traverse Bay from the outdoor patio.

7. Duffy’s Garage & Grille

317 E. Lake St. | 231.348.3663

A modern spin on a classic bar, Duffy’s offers a huge range of beers on tap and cocktails, along with a menu filled with pizza, burgers, salads and more. A meal on the bar’s outdoor patio with a view of Little Traverse Bay keeps guests coming back.

8. Vintage Chophouse & Wine Bar

3600 Village Harbor Dr. | 855.811.4402

Embodying the classic American Steakhouse with a wine bar twist, Vintage offers a wide selection of artisan wines, spirits, cocktails and beers in nearby Bay Harbor. The upscale lounge provides stunning outdoor patio views of Little Traverse Bay.

Photo(s) by Rachel Haggerty