Your Guide to Outdoor Dining in the Fox Cities

Springtime weather is here and that means restaurants are gearing up for outdoor dining season.

We put together a list of great Fox Cities spots, from casual pubs & grills to fine dining, we’ve got your outdoor dining experience covered!

Pullman’s at Trolley Square, Appleton
– Located along the Fox River in Downtown Appleton. They boast the area’s largest outdoor patio space where you can enjoy upscale dining with beautiful views of the river.

Ground Round, Neenah
- Located next to the Best Western Bridgewood Premier Resort Hotel, they're patio space boasts beautiful views of the property's golf course and 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.

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. Upscale dining specializing in seafood, steak and pasta.

Waverly Beach, Menasha
– A popular spot in the summertime on the shores of Lake Winnebago. Their outdoor space is complete with a large tiki bar and small sandy beach. Enjoy cocktails and full pub menu.

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

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 lunch or dinner 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 and full bar!

D2 Sports Pub, Appleton
– Located in Downtown Appleton, their patio is great for casual dining, offers a full bar and has cozy seating complete with gas fireplaces for evening dining and socializing.

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

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.

Zacateca’s Mexican Grill & Tequila Lounge, Neenah
– Who doesn’t love a good margarita on a nice summer day…Grab a patio spot at Zacateca’s and enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine with premium margaritas!

Mr. Brew’s Taphouse, Appleton
– Located in the Riverheath development along the Fox River, grab a burger and a craft brew while you enjoy the view!

Rookies Sports Bar & Grill, Appleton
- Enjoy a casual pub environment great for catching a game or relaxing with family and friends. Burgers, wings, sandwiches and Fish Frys on both Friday and Wednesday! They also offer a late night menu of pizza and appetizers and daily drink specials!

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 pretty views of the Fox River.

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

Houdini’s Escape Gastropub, Appleton
– Houdini’s offers upscale dining with a casual pub feel. Their brick structured patio and glowing fire tables create an urban atmosphere for you to enjoy

The Source Public House, Menasha
- Offering a farm-to-table concept, their menu changes with the seasons. Enjoy their summer patio with a summer inspired menu!

Intermezzo, Appleton
- Located inside the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, their patio overlooks the hotels courtyard. A casual quiet setting in the heart of downtown Appleton.

Marlon's Pub & Grill, Appleton
- Located inside the Holiday Inn Appleton. Enjoy nice summer nights on their private patio, offering a full bar and dinner menu daily.

Beefeaters-British Grille and Ale House, Appleton
- Great little patio to enjoy your Fish & Chips and British Ale. Or stop in for Happy Hour, Monday-Friday from 3-6 and enjoy your cocktails outside with complimentary snacks!

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