Restaurants with Outdoor Dining in the Fall

The Fox Cities' vibrant food scene wouldn't be complete without dinner with a view. These local eateries will set the table for the perfect outdoor dining experience this fall.

On the Water

The temperature may be a bit more chilly on the water, but the views are always worth it. Grab your favorite fall sweatshirt and enjoy outdoor dining on many of the Fox Cities water ways.

Waverly Beach is nestled on the northern tip of Lake Winnebago and is ready for some good times by the water. The restaurant has a massive patio complete with a playground for the kiddos and a tiki bar for the adults. Waverly Beach is known for its comfort food, especially their broasted chicken. Stop by on Sundays for some live music every week this summer.

Mr. Brews Taphouse is located in the RiverHeath close to Courtyard Appleton Riverfront. Their outdoor patio overlooks the Fox River and is just under the College Avenue Bridge. Mr. Brews has over 40 different beers on tap, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a drink outside. Put in an order for one of their perfectly crafted gourmet burgers like their Bacon Mac & Cheese Burger or their Rajun Cajun Burger.

Pullmans at Trolley Square also sits right on the Fox River. Pullmans opened its doors in 2006 and specializes in seafood and specialty salads. Their massive patio is truly a sight to behold complete with a waterfall, fire pits, and comfortable wicker chairs.

Pullmans at Trolley Square Patio


While the fall colors may not be as visible in other locations in the Fox Cities. The great food and warm atmosphere will surely distract you while you're in the heart of downtown Appleton and Neenah.

Cannova's Pizzeria & Fine Italian Dining is located in the heart of downtown Neenah and has been serving locals and visitors for over 15 years. This quaint patio is a perfect spot to enjoy an intimate atmosphere with upscale Italian dining even as the temperatures drop in autumn.

Greene's Pour House is a pub and grill located in downtown Neenah. With plenty of beer on tap and creative renditions of classic bar food, Greene's is the perfect place to dine outside. When the weather is nice Greene's two front windows swing open to create a beautiful open-air atmosphere. Some customer favorites include their fish taco's and Aunt Cyndi's Mac & Cheese.

Spats Food & Spirits is housed in a building that is over 100 years old. The chefs at Spats will prepare your meal fresh after you order. Their Friday Fish Fry is a local favorite as well as their cocktails. Enjoy your meal outside on the famous Spatio, watch the traffic go by, and even listen to live music from time to time.

Greene's Pour House Outdoor Seating PC: @greenespourhouse

Bar and Grills

Fall is here, which means Football and Baseball season are in full swing. Stop by a local Sports Bar to watch the game and enjoy the fresh air while you still can.

GameDay Sports Bar is located right off of Highway 441 and serves up traditional bar food like wings and burgers. Take your meal and maybe a few drinks outside and relax on their patio. Enjoy lawn games, sand volleyball, swings, and multiple fire pits to keep you warm while you relax with your family or friends.

The Bar on Lynndale always has pizza, wings, and good times on the menu. If their nightly food and drink specials don't boost your mood their outdoor patio will. The patio is fully landscaped and features an outdoor bar, sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, and a long raised up fire pit.

Tanners Grill & Bar offers a laid back atmosphere and delicious food. Their take on the traditional taco is one of the favorite items on the menu. While it may be a bit cold for their pool. Yes, you read that right Tanner's has an in-ground swimming pool on their patio that is open to customers in the summer. There's still plenty of patio to enjoy in the fall at Tanners.

Ground Round is connected to the Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center and serves a wide variety of food. Their delicious appetizers and tasty drinks pair perfectly with their outdoor patio. The patio has ample room to accommodate multiple groups and two fire pits. Some favorite menu items include Soft Pretzels with Beer Cheese sauce and the Big Daddy Quesadilla Burger, a burger with quesadillas for buns.

For a complete listing of Fox Cities restaurants click here.

Tanner's Grill & Bar
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