Fox Cities Outdoor Dining Guide

Warm weather and sunny skies are here, which means it's finally outdoor dining season!

Food always seems to taste better when enjoyed outside, and many Fox Cities restaurants have officially opened their patios to welcome summer! From casual pubs & grills to fine dining, take a look at our unique outdoor patios and you're sure to find your new favorite spot!

Bazil’s Pub, Appleton
Located in Downtown Appleton, a casual bar and grill specializing in over 150 beers from around the world… the perfect addition to enjoying your meal on their patio!

Cannova’s Pizzeria, Neenah
In the heart of downtown Neenah, their quaint little patio is a perfect spot to enjoy an intimate atmosphere with upscale Italian dining.

Carmellas, Appleton
Carmella’s is an up-scale restaurant with delicious Italian food and wine. Their cozy patio features a pergola with string lights and is the perfect place to spend a summer night!

D2 Sports Pub, Appleton
Located in Downtown Appleton, their patio is great for casual dining or enjoying drinks from their outdoor bar. Their large outdoor seating area complete with gas fireplaces for evening dining and socializing.

Fratello's Waterfront Restaurant, Appleton
Fratello’s is a beautifully renovated former power plant that still retains its old character and sits along the Fox River. Their unique space is complete with a large outdoor dining space. As an upscale dining restaurant, Fratello's specializes in seafood, steak, and pasta.

Ground Round, Neenah
Located next to the Best Western Bridgewood Premier Resort Hotel, their patio boasts beautiful views of the hotel golf course. They also offer fire-side dining around their fire pit tables. A great place for families and adults to enjoy delicious food and drinks in a relaxed casual atmosphere.

Houdini’s Escape Gastropub, Appleton
Houdini’s offers upscale dining with a casual pub feel. Their brick structured patio, string lights, and glowing fire tables create the perfect urban atmosphere for an evening out!

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!

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 their comfy wicker furniture while taking in the views of the river, waterfall and fire pits.

Spat’s, Appleton
Head out the “Spatio” at the Tav on the Ave. Located on College Avenue, this local favorite offers delicious food on their patio and often features live music throughout the season.

Stone Arch Brewpub, Appleton
Located ‘Between the Locks’ in Downtown Appleton, their 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 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. They often feature live music as well…a great spot to enjoy a nice meal and craft beer.

Tanner’s Grill & Bar, Kimberly
Tanner’s patio is the place to be in the summertime! Casual laid-back dining, complete with an outdoor pool, tiki bar and bag-toss!

Tempest Coffee Collective, Appleton
Also located in the Riverheath development, they offer more than just great coffee. Grab breakfast or lunch and take in the stunning views of the Fox River.

Waverly Beach Bar & Grill, Menasha
A popular spot in the summertime on the shores of Lake Winnebago. Their 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.

Zuppa’s Market & Cafe, Neenah
Relax on their patio while you enjoy their contemporary atmosphere and urban cafeteria setting with farm-to-table menu.

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