Extend the Season: Fall Outdoor Dining in the Fox Cities

Outdoor dining season isn't over yet. Put on a sweater, snuggle up by the fire pit, and dine at one of these outdoor patios this fall.

Fall brings changing leaves, cooling temperatures, and a transitioning of seasons, as well as a few more nights of enjoying dinner outdoors. From casual pubs & grills to fine dining, take a look at some of the Fox Cities unique outdoor patios to wine and dine on while temperatures last!

Cannova’s Pizzeria, Neenah
In the heart of downtown Neenah, this quaint patio is a perfect spot to enjoy an intimate atmosphere with upscale Italian dining even as the temperatures drop in autumn.


Carmella's, Appleton
Carmella’s is an upscale restaurant with delicious Italian food and wine. Their cozy patio features a pergola with string lights and is the perfect place to spend a fall night.


Fratellos Waterfront Restaurant, Appleton
Fratellos is a beautifully renovated former powerplant, which still retains its old character and sits along the Fox River. Its unique space is complete with a large outdoor dining space and gives you a perfect vantage point of the changing fall colors. As an upscale dining restaurant, Fratellos specializes in seafood, steak, and pasta.

Ground Round, Neenah
Located adjacent to the Best Western Bridgewood Premier Resort Hotel, this patio boasts beautiful views of the hotel golf course. It offers fireside dining around fire pit tables to help stay warm on these cool fall nights. It's a great place for families and adults to enjoy delicious food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.


Mr. Brew’s Taphouse, Appleton
It's hard to find a place like Mr. Brew's! Located in the RiverHeath along the Fox River, choose from a wide selection of craft beers and gourmet burgers while you enjoy the view of the river and the fall foliage.

Pullman’s at Trolley Square, Appleton
This family-friendly restaurant, which is nestled along the Fox River in Downtown Appleton, has won a "Best Of" award for their patio. With the area’s largest outdoor patio space, relax on comfy wicker furniture while taking in the views of the river, waterfall, and fire pits. Fall colors pop along the river this time of year!


Stone Arch Brewpub, Appleton
Located ‘Between the Locks’ in Downtown Appleton, this beer garden is one of the biggest in the area and was named one of the top beer gardens in the state in 2016 by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. They often feature live music as well … a great spot to enjoy a nice meal and craft beer before winter hits.


Tanner’s Grill & Bar, Kimberly
Tanner’s patio is the place to be through summer and into fall! The bar and grill hosts sport leagues to complement this casual outdoor dining and bar scene.

Wissota Chophouse, Fox Crossing
Located in Fox Crossing adjacent to the Cobblestone Inn and Suites, Wissota Chophouse is one of the Fox Cities's newest restaurants. The restaurant provides an intimate and comfortable, yet upscale atmosphere, serving fine steaks, fresh fish, and extensive drink options. Take your meal outside on the patio or around the fire pit.

Photo Credit: Wissota Chophouse


Waverly Beach Bar & Grill, Menasha
Waverly Beach is popular spot along the shores of Lake Winnebago. The outdoor space is complete with a large tiki bar, small sandy beach, and outdoor games. Enjoy cocktails and full pub menu while overlooking the lake.


Grab your sweater, pick out a spot by the fire pit, and enjoy a meal outdoors this autumn. Check out more Fox Cities outdoor and indoor dining options.


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