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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Milwaukee

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Milwaukee? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.9
4.9 (862)
$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
Brookfield
About the restaurant
Café Manna is one of the first 100% vegetarian restaurants in Southeastern Wisconsin. We are committed to bringing you fresh, “made from scratch” delicious food. We have produce delivered daily to ensure our dishes are fresh and full flavored. Many of our ingredients are locally grown and chosen for seasonality. Additionally, we use a reverse osmosis water purification system. Café Manna was the first restaurant in Wisconsin to reach the 3-star Green Restaurant Certification level. We have been the Open Table "Diners' Choice" award winner, and also the "Best of Milwaukee" winner for best vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free restaurant. Our fresh menu features many vegan, gluten-free and raw dishes and our specials change up every 2 weeks. Visit us during the summer to enjoy patio dining, or indoors for a more intimate experience. Our friendly staff is ready to serve you!
Top review
westsidemom
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Fresh, creative vegetarian and vegan food. It’s always very good!
A photo of La Merenda restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2668)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Milwaukee
About the restaurant
La Merenda is a bar and grill located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that specializes in serving globally inspired cuisine, local beers and wine. The restaurant offers a casual dining with upscale flavors.



La Merenda has an emphasis on using locally sourced ingredients as much as possible, so the menu is constantly being updated with new dishes based on available ingredients. The main menu at La Merenda offers a selection of snacks, seafood and meat entr�es. Menu selections include such dishes as Wisconsin farmers� salad, seasonal gnocchi, veal stracotto, Sambal Goreng Udang with Gulf shrimp and pork and shrimp tostadas.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The food was excellent. Great patio . Our waiter was so helpful with how the food is prepared with all the spices and vegetables.
A photo of Matty's Bar & Grille restaurant
4.7
4.7 (226)
$31 to $50
Grill
New Berlin
About the restaurant
Since opening the doors in 1997, owner Matt Anderson and team have transformed the once-typical suburban sports bar into a destination spot for sports fans and foodies alike. Guests can grab a Smokehouse Burger at the traditional front bar, enjoy a gourmet pizza or family dinner in the warm and inviting Four Seasons Room or relax on the outdoor Patio featuring a cozy fire pit and multiple dining areas.
From our all-inclusive Ultimate Packer Experience, luxury coach bus excursions to Lambeau Field and Camp Randall to Brewer tailgate parties, Matty’s will get you to your destination in style. Check out our Holiday brunches for Easter, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to name just a few!
If you are having trouble making an online reservation, please call the restaurant, and let us assist you.
Top review
JenniferJ
Dined on May 10, 2024
Always a good experience at Matty’s. Friday’s lunch was a great way to start my birthday weekend.
A photo of Screaming Tuna - Milwaukee restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1439)
$30 and under
Sushi
Milwaukee
About the restaurant
Wisconsin's 1st Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Partner. 7x OnMilwaukee and Journal Sentinel winner for Best Sushi in Milwaukee. Sustainable Sushi With A View
Top review
Debby
Dined 4 days ago
It was an enjoyable all around great dining experience!!!
A photo of MOXIE Food + Drink restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1246)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Whitefish Bay
About the restaurant
Inspired American comfort food, cocktails and wine. Dining room, patio and curbside. Now serving lunch, brunch and dinner.
Reservations or order online: www.eatatmoxie.com.
Our Reservation Policies:
- We do not take PATIO reservations. Patio seating is first come, first served.
- Maximum reservation/table size in our DINING ROOM is 6 guests.
- All guests must arrive within 15 minutes of reservation time.
- Payment with one check is required for parties of 6 or more.
- A 20% gratuity may be added to parties of 6 or more.
Top review
Relishvip
Dined on May 14, 2024
The food was delicious, the service good and the staff was very friendly. The only problem is the noise level which is common these days. Overall all, it was a nice evening and I will be back.
A photo of Bridgewater Modern Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (818)
$31 to $50
American
Milwaukee
About the restaurant
Designed to inspire connectivity, The Bridgewater Modern Grill celebrates its home on the river with honest, unambiguous cooking. Quality meals and memories are enjoyed on the longest river-front patio in the city with one goal: bringing people together to enjoy everything Milwaukee has to offer.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The service was excellent, particularly our server Sincere. The hostess was accommodating and all of the staff were friendly. We had several small plates; the pork tostadas and Brussel sprouts were especially delicious.
A photo of Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria restaurant
4.5
4.5 (776)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Milwaukee
About the restaurant
Blue Bat Kitchen finds inspiration in the energy and flavors of street food around the globe. We feature fresh, global street food in a relaxed and fun environment that pairs perfectly with Milwaukee’s very first Tequilaria. Over 160 Tequilas to try plus, Tacos, Bowls, Snacks, Salads and more await!
Top review
2727
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Food, drinks and service were excellent. We will be back.
A photo of Sandras On The Park restaurant
4.5
4.5 (27)
$30 and under
American
Milwaukee
About the restaurant
Sandra's on the Park offers fine dining, patio seating, seafood, pasta, BBQ, and happy hour! We have a private party room available as well so make a reservation today.
Top review
LindaR
Dined 2 days ago
Fantastic service and food. Patio was peaceful and quiet.
A photo of Milwaukee Sail Loft restaurant
4.3
4.3 (172)
$31 to $50
American
Milwaukee
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of the trendy Historic Third Ward
The Milwaukee Sail Loft is a unique and scenic location for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy a glass of wine and an appetizer while visiting the unique and eclectic Historic Third Ward. While Cruising down the river, make our dock your stop along the way.

At the Milwaukee Sail Loft, our mission is to make each visit nothing short of the finest experience. With our friendly staff and waterfront location, we strive to provide you with seamless service and a remarkable experience. We have one of the best locations in the area to spend an evening watching the sun set or enjoy an afternoon relaxing at the water's edge.

Our team of chefs strives for excellence in preparing unique menu selections using the highest quality of natural and sustainable ingredients in our from scratch kitchen. Daily specials in both our restaurant and bar make every visit different than the last.
Top review
LMW32
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
6 seniors gathered on a Thursday morning, shortly after the restaurant opened at 11am. Needless to say, we were greeted and seated quickly. Our servers, Sophia & her trainee, Sophia, promptly took our drink orders while we reviewed the extensive menu. The Sophias returned with our beverages and told us about the daily specials, then took our orders - lobster rolls, grilled shrimp, and the daily special Onion Burger! Though we weren't in a hurry, it did seem to take a while for the food to arrive BUT it was worth the wait! We were all very happy with our choices. The Sophias were very friendly and accommodating. It's a beautiful setting so close to the harbor, and had it not been for the wind gusts that morning, we would have loved to be outside. It's easy to see why this restaurant is so popular with great food and a serene setting!
A photo of Foxtown Brewing restaurant
4.3
4.3 (319)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Mequon
About the restaurant
Foxtown Brewing is steeped in tradition and driven by a passion for great beer. Once the Opitz Zimmerman Brewery in the mid-1800s, Foxtown is a reclamation of Mequon history. We’re not the biggest brewery around, nor the flashiest, but you’ll see that we take brewing very seriously. Every ingredient in every recipe is backed by reason. Our beer is good on purpose.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 29, 2024
I have really liked coming to your restaurant in the past having loved the Greek salad at one time, but you took it off the menu, then the pear salad with salmon and saw you took that off the menu the other night. So I had to order a Caesar salad with salmon because the other salads had no appeal to me. They all had walnuts. The salmon was delicious but please stop taking off customer favorites.
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