Leelanau County is known for its gorgeous beaches, endless outdoor activities, colorful towns and delicious restaurants. Explore our list of restaurants offering outdoor dining in Leelanau and add them to your next Northern Michigan summertime adventure.

Outdoor Dining in Suttons Bay

No trip to Suttons Bay is complete without stopping by Suttons Bay Beach, exploring the local shops, taking in a movie at The Bay Theater and finally sitting down for a delicious meal outdoors during the summer. Explore the restaurants with local dining options all season long.

Restaurants with Outdoor Dining in Suttons Bay.

Outdoor Dining in Northport, Omena & Lake Leelanau

Lake Leelanau, Omena and Northport are three true Northern Michigan towns that you need to visit. From spending the day at the beach to exploring the nearby wineries, each town brings its own style and flair to local dining. View all the restaurants with outdoor dining in this region.

Summertime Outdoor Dining in Northport, Omena and Lake Leelanau.

Outdoor Dining in Leland & Fishtown

Visiting historic Fishtown is an absolute must. From Petoskey and Leland blue stone hunting to visiting local shops and enjoying the peaceful lakeshore, Leland is perfect for a Northern Michigan day on the water. After spending your morning or afternoon exploring, head to one of the six restaurants featuring outdoor dining during the summer months.

Leland Restaurants with Outdoor Dining During the Summer.

Outdoor Dining in Glen Arbor

Boasting eight restaurants with outdoor dining, Glen Arbor is a summer lover’s dream. After a full day of exploring the shops, heading down to the beach and stopping by the backyard of Glen Arbor Wines for unlimited games and a glass (or two) of wine, make these restaurants your next stop! From Art’s Tavern to Cherry Republic House, view our full list of restaurants in this area with outdoor summer dining.

Glen Arbor Restaurants with Outdoor Dining This Summer.

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