Dining outside on a beautiful day with a stunning view is a vacation in itself. Here’s your go-to list for outdoor dining in the Charlevoix and Chain of Lakes region from Bellaire to Gaylord for your perfect mini getaway!

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Alden Outdoor Dining

BLUEWATER BISTRO & PIZZERIA
11921 S.E. Torch Lake Dr. | 231.331.6262
Pizza, pasta, seafood and more with a fab patio.

TORCH LAKE BEER CO.
9149 Helena Rd. | 231.331.6214
Burgers, Mexican and pizza and patio. Located across from the Torch Lake boat launch.

Outdoor Dining on Beaver Island

CIRCLE M BAR & RESTAURANT
26300 Old Church Crest Rd. | 231.448.2513
Historic island landmark now family-friendly restaurant serving burgers, seafood, steaks. Small patio.

DALWHINNIE BAKERY & DELI
38240 Michigan Ave. | 231.448.2736
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1997, plus pastries, doughnuts and espresso. Handful of picnic tables outdoors.

BEAVER ISLAND LODGE AND SUNSET RESTAURANT
38210 Beaver Lodge Dr. | 231.448.2396
French cuisine and regional specialties in a casually elegant setting. Patio seating with sunset views.

SHAMROCK BAR & RESTAURANT
26245 Main St. | 231.448.2278
The island’s oldest pub. Patio with Paradise Bay views. Regular live entertainment.

WHISKEY POINT BREWING CO.
38230 Michigan Ave. | 231.448.2112
Craft beer, wine and snacks with sidewalk seating and a terrific view of Paradise Bay.

Bellaire Restaurants with Outdoor Dining

CORNER BISTRO
102 N. Bridge St. | 231.409.7088
True bistro fare and patio.

DOCKSIDE TORCH LAKE
6340 Old Torch Lake Dr. | 231.377.7777
Pull your boat up (or not!), grab a seat on their Torch Lake-side deck and tuck into classic Mexican and American tavern fare.

Photo by Dave Weidner

HELLO VINO
122 N. Bridge St. | 231.350.7138
Inventive food pairings with a wide-ranging wine list. Outdoor seating.

LUNCH BOX
106 E. Cayuga St. | 231.533.6678
Great breakfasts, legendary sandwiches. Sidewalk tables.

M88 MORNING GRIND
614 E. Cayuga St. | 231.350.7011
Great local coffee shop with baked goods (quiche!) and a charming covered patio.

SARDUCCI’S CREEKSIDE
5692 Shanty Creek Rd. | 231.533.7080
Authentic Italian, great ribs and outdoor seating.

SHORT’S BREWING COMPANY
121 N. Bridge St. | 231.498.2300
Famous for its craft beer, Short’s serves kicked-up bar food—eat outside or in.

TERRAIN
213 N. Bridge St. | 231.350.7301
Carefully crafted farm-to-table dining with outdoor seating.

THE PELICAN’S NEST
5085 Shanty Creek Rd. | 231.533.9000
Sport’s bar with great food. Outdoor seating and a sand pit for kids.

THE SHANTY BAR & GRILL
5820 Shanty Creek Rd. | 231.533.7025
Elevated tavern food and outdoor seating.

TOONIES FISH & STEAKHOUSE
216 N. Bridge St. | 231.533.8513
Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that offer something for everyone. Outdoor seating.

Central Lake Outdoor Dining

THE BLUE PELICAN INN & RESTAURANT
2535 Main St. | 231.544.2583
A something-for-everyone menu and a lively tiki bar.

TORCH LAKE CAFÉ
4990 US-31 | 231.599.1111
Pizzas to full dinners, great live music and plenty of patio space.

TOUCH OF CLASS CAFE & BAKERY
2379 S. Main St. | 231.544.2400
Breakfasts and lunches that range from fish fry to burgers and soup. Sidewalk tables.

Charlevoix Outdoor Dining

BRIDGE STREET TAPROOM
202 Bridge St. | 231.437.3466
Take a seat overlooking Round Lake and
order from 32 beer taps and an American bistro-style menu.

Photo by Tess Crowley

ESPERANCE
12853 US-31 N. | 231.237.9300
Dinners Tuesday thru Saturday on the patio, weather permitting. Purveyor of fine food and wine.

GREY GABLES RESTAURANT & CATERING
308 Belvedere Ave. | 231.547.9261
Gracious old house-turned restaurant with views of Round Lake and lovely outdoor seating area.

PIGS EATIN’ RIBS
1418 Bridge St. | 231.547.7447
The street-side patio at this award-winning BBQ-joint gives you plenty of elbow room to dig in.

STAFFORD’S WEATHERVANE RESTAURANT
106 Pine River Ln. | 231.547.4311
Located on the Round Lake Channel, this iconic restaurant has incredible views of passing boats.

THE ARGONNE HOUSE
11929 Boyne City Rd. | 231.547.9331
Make a reservation for the large patio and dine on seafood, steaks and wood-fired pizzas served up with a Lake Charlevoix view.

THE CANTINA – TACOS & TEQUILA
101 Van Pelt Place | 231.437.3612
Authentic Mexican with a large outdoor eating space tucked just off the downtown.

THE LANDING
10231 Ferry Rd. | 231.547.9036
Dock your boat at this relaxed Lake Charlevoix restaurant and take a table on the spacious deck for lunch or dinner.

THE VILLAGER PUB
427 Bridge St. | 231.547.6925
’50s-themed tavern/comfort food dining with sidewalk seating area.

East Jordan Outdoor Dining Spots

FOUNDRY BAR & GRILL
101 Main St. | 231.649.0006
Elevated pub eats. Large garage doors open to spacious patio.

LAS MARACAS
113 Main St. | 231.222.2092
Mexican with outdoor seating.

Outdoor Dining in Elk Rapids

AMERICAN HOUSE WOOD-FIRED PIZZA
151 River St. | 231.264.6062
Gourmet wood-fired pizzas and way more with a covered patio.

CELLAR 152
152 River St. | 231.264.9000
Euro-feeling menu with dining on the back deck and sidewalk.

Photo by Tess Crowley

PEARLS NEW ORLEANS KITCHEN
617 Ames St. | 231.264.0530
New Orleans of the north with a covered patio for dining and a porch for drinks.

RIVERWALK GRILL & TAPROOM
106 Ames St. | 231.264.0377
Craft beer, seafood and grill fare and a waterside deck.

THE LOCAL
145 Ames St. | 231.498.2190
Inventive breakfast and lunch menu with a cheery patio.

Outdoor Dining in Ellsworth

GOLD NUGGET BAR & GRILL
6513 Center St. | 231.588.6023
Full lunch and dinner menu. Beer garden with a patio bar and umbrella-covered seating.

ROYAL FARMS
10445 N. US-31 | 231.599.3222
Farm market, winery, baked goods, lunch offerings with patio and covered tent seating.

Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Gaylord

AH-LOY BAMBOO
200 W. Main St. | 989.732.4160
Order up Thai and Chinese entrées and enjoy on the sidewalk patio.

ALPINE TAVERN & EATERY
202 S. Otsego Ave. | 989.732.5444
Stuffed burgers, craft brews and a fun place to watch the big game. Enclosed patio seating, too.

BENNETHUM’S NORTHERN INN
3917 Old US Highway 27 S. | 989.732.9288
Longtime dining destination with classic steak and seafood, monthly global dishes and region- al-inspired fare. Beautiful patio and backyard seating.

BIG BUCK BREWERY
550 S. Wisconsin Ave. | 989.448.7072
Big brews, big tastes, big stuffed heads on the wall. And a nice patio.

CRAVE
148 W. Main St. | 989.748.4848
A pub with pasta, pizza and a sidewalk patio.

DUCK BLIND GRILLE AT OTSEGO RESORT
696 M-32 East | 989.732.5181
Sandwiches, starters and dinner entrées. Plus a 27-mile view.

EL PATRON GRILL
216 W. Main St. | 989.448.2753
Mexican eatery with a colorful interior and patio out back.

FOOD N STUFF
902 N. Center Ave. | 989.448.2499
Hearty sandwiches, salads, pizzas and breakfast items.

GREYSTONE COFFEE COMPANY
127 W. Main St. | 989.448.8027
A spot for your morning coffee, lunch or an afternoon snack.

MARY’S STEIN HAUS
330 W. Main St. | 989.448.8330
Alpine-inspired German American restaurant with a charming downtown patio.

MICHAYWÉ INN THE WOODS
1535 Opal Lake Rd. | 989.939.8800
Northwoods views and casual dining.

PINE SQUIRREL BAR & GRILL
1600 S. Otsego Ave. | 989.448.2771
Family-friendly dining with a patio, tiki bar and softball field (yep!).

PORTER HAUS
3885 OLD US Highway 27 S. | 989.448.7444
A classic bar and restaurant with steaks and burgers.

SNOWBELT BREWING CO.
132 W. Main St. | 989.448.7077
Downtown hangout with an inventive food menu, craft beer and a sidewalk patio.

Photo by Lauren McCain

THE IRON PIG SMOKEHOUSE
143 W. Main St. | 989.448.2065
BBQ, burgers and comfort food along with a full bar and patio.

THE LOGMARK AT OTSEGO RESORT
696 M-32 East | 989.732.5181
The perfect spot for a nightcap and a game of pool.

THE SPORTS BAR AT TREETOPS RESORT
3962 Wilkinson Rd. | 989.731.8452
Browse the beer list and enjoy a great view of the surrounding hillside.

Grayling Restaurants with Outdoor Dining

DEAD BEAR BREWING CO.
2552 South I-75 Business Loop | 989.745.6289
Brewery and restaurant with roomy covered patio.

GATES AU SABLE LODGE
471 S. Stephan Bridge Rd. | 989.348.8462
From-scratch breakfast, lunch and dinner served beside the river.

GRAY ROCK PUB & GRUB
2123 Industrial Dr. | 989.348.5181
Weekend breakfast, pizza, burgers and more pub classics. Outdoor patio.

MICHIGAN BREW
106 E. Michigan Ave. | 989.348.2739
Coffee, cocktails, cider, beer, wine, brunch and lunch. Patio with outdoor seating.

PADDLE HARD BREWING
227 Michigan Ave. | 989.745.6388
Rustic, urban brewpub with pizzas, panini, tacos and a sidewalk patio.

RAY’S BBQ, BREWS & BLUES
204 Ingham St. | 989.348.1515
Barbecue and craft beer on the banks of the Au Sable River.

TINKER’S JUNCTION
6811 W. M-72 | 989.344.1760
Casual dining with live music, full-service bar, volleyball court, corn hole, patio.

WEST SIDE DINER
6301 W. M-72 | 989.344.0710
Homey spot with covered patio.

WIMPY’S
6415 W. M-72 | 989.344.1918
Broasted chicken, burgers, hot dogs, fish and ice cream in a barn-style eatery with a small patio.

Photo(s) by Tess Crowley