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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Wisconsin

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Wisconsin? 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!

A photo of The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern restaurant
4.8 (1174)
$31 to $50
La Crosse
About the restaurant
We are currently open for dine-in, take-out, and curbside delivery.
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern has been changing the dining experience in La Crosse since 2006. By offering supreme product and hospitality, we have become a favorite of locals and a travel destination all in the same. Our menus highlight seasonal American cuisine that includes certified angus beef and fresh day-boat seafood. With a focus on the freshest foods of each season, our culinary team allows the ingredients to speak for themselves. Every detail is appreciated in everything we do – enjoy the results of hard work and high standards. Our current menus can be found by visiting www.thewaterfrontlacrosse.com
Thank you for supporting local businesses!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Good dinner. Tho the morel mushrooms were a little over salted. Or over seasoned.
A photo of Van Acre Igloos restaurant
4.8 (159)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
Our patio features two igloos dubbed the North Hut and the South Hut, outfitted with blankets and space heaters to keep you warm and in a vacation state of mind. Our dedicated team services each igloo, and our full menu is available for lounge style dining and specialty tropical cocktails. We can hardly wait for you to experience the tiki fun!

Please note reservations are available in 1.5 hour blocks with a $150 food and beverage minimum. A nonrefundable $100 deposit is required at time of reservation and will be credited to your food and beverage purchase. For this special dining experience, single checks only and 18% gratuity will be automatically added. Reservation times are 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 Monday - Saturday. Maximum capacity of 8.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 29, 2024
Great food and drinks. Pricey but every little details they put into the place and the service is spatacular
A photo of Buck & Honey's - Sun Prairie restaurant
4.7 (1529)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Sun Prairie
About the restaurant
At Buck & Honey’s, we've taken great care to ensure your first visit makes you feel like you're stopping by an old friend's. We're locally owned and offer a wide variety of traditional fare made from scratch with only the freshest available ingredients.… Sun Prairie's taken notice by awarding Buck & Honey's 'Best Restaurant', 'Best Steak', 'Best Dinner', 'Best Place for Live Music', 'Best Lunch', (and more) every year! Great pastas, tender steaks, fresh entree salads, unique specialty sandwiches, critically acclaimed Friday fish fry and our deliciously crispy thin crust pizzas round out our offerings. Check out the extensive wine list. Join us for live entertainment and special events. Now serving brunch from 10A-2P on Sunday!
Top review
Dined on May 15, 2024
Great food, lots of menu options. Loved the bacon-wrapped dates!
A photo of Matty's Bar & Grille restaurant
4.7 (226)
$31 to $50
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
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 Bridgewater Modern Grill restaurant
4.6 (796)
$31 to $50
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 7 days ago
Food and ambience was excellent. Would definitely return!
A photo of Foxtown Brewing restaurant
4.4 (317)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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
Dined on Apr 19, 2024
Why Foxtown? Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, and always great food. The best cheese curds, hands down!
A photo of Hinterland Brewery & Restaurant restaurant
4.1 (1194)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Green Bay
About the restaurant
Fashioned after a German hops house with an urban twist and a better sense of humor, our Beer Hall boasts two wood burning fireplaces, display kitchen, full lunch and dinner menus and open garage doors to our Beer Garden during our two weeks of Wisconsin summer. It’s the perfect vibe when you want to pop in for a gourmet wood fired pizza, out-of-this-world burgers or other Hinterland favorites.
Top review
Dined on May 15, 2024
Food was good. Service was ok. Server did not come back and check on us after we received our food. Very loud.
A photo of The OC restaurant
4.1 (141)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
After being in the restaurant business for over 9.5 years, I have decided to open my own restaurant. We are located at 465 Marina Lane Green Bay, WI 54304 (the old Fratello's ) right on the Fox river on the west side. Come enjoy lunch or dinner, you can either enjoy your meal or drink at our outside patio (full patio bar ) or inside in a comfortable booth or at a table looking out onto the Fox River.
The restaurant has huge windows which allow you to have a beautiful view from anywhere in the restaurant.
The menu was designed with everyone in mind, I wanted to make sure everyone finds something to enjoy.
I want to have a restaurant where everyone feels welcome. I remember going to restaurants and feeling like I was interrupting the employees, and I always said, "if I ever open a restaurant, people will feel so welcome that they won't want to leave."
We are less than 2 miles away from Lambeau field and within minutes from the Bay Park Square mall. Hope to meet you soon!!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent food and overall experience. Arrived early Monday evening to few cars in the lot and didn’t know what to expect. Food was excellent, server was young/inexperienced but eager to get our questions answered by the kitchen, and had a wonderful meal looking out at the marina.
A photo of Boat House Pub & Eatery restaurant
4.1 (67)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Ahoy, mateys! Ready for an unforgettable dining experience? Set sail for flavor at The Boat House, Kenosha's premier lakefront restaurant. Be mesmerized by stunning water views as you savor a menu crafted by Executive Chef David Schwartz.

Dive into a culinary adventure of mouthwatering steaks, sensational seafood, freshly shucked oysters, crisp salads, juicy grilled burgers, crispy flatbreads, delicious wraps & sandwiches, and unbeatable pub grub to hit the spot! We are the home of the Legendary Fish Fry: Voted Kenosha's #1 Hometown Favorite!

Quench your thirst! Our bar boasts craft cocktails that will surprise and delight, cold beers to refresh, our signature Long Island Iced Teas in over 15 incredible flavors!

Please Note: We kindly request guests to arrive within 15 minutes of their reservation time. To ensure a smooth dining experience for all our guests, reservations may be released if the party hasn't arrived within 15 minutes.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Top review
Dined on May 18, 2024
Staffing people were nice service was pretty good even though they were swamped. Food was okay. Overall as I said it was average
A photo of turf. smokehouse at Geneva National Resort restaurant
4 (188)
$30 and under
Lake Geneva
About the restaurant
Please note: During the ever popular Ice Castles "Winter Realms", turf smokehouse will be operating on a walk-in only basis. Reservations will reopen once Ice Castles closes. Carry-out will also be based on in-house capacity.

Savor tempting hickory-tinged aromas, picturesque course views, and saucy menu of salads, smoked-out sandwiches, tangy tacos, and mixed bbq platters in this year-round Clubhouse restaurant and bar. Offering to-go meats, meals and sides, including sweet mini cornbread loaves and a decadent custard-based apple pie bread pudding, turf is a smokehouse on fire.

Free parking for all guests that join us for golf, dining, and entertainment.

Top review
Dined on May 5, 2024
The food was delicious and our service was terrific. I’d definitely go back again.
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