• Caroline Janes

Milwaukee Outdoor Dining Guide

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

Summer weather in Milwaukee makes for the perfect time to dine outdoors. Patio and outdoor seating are also a great way to social distance and are considered less risky than indoor dining by CDC guidelines. Supporting local businesses is crucial especially now, but if you don’t feel comfortable eating out just yet, take out options are a great way to show support. We’ve compiled a list of great outdoor eating options throughout the Milwaukee area to check out.

Cafe Hollander

Cafe Hollander provides a European grand cafe experience right in Milwaukee! From cups of espresso to strong ales, Cafe Hollander is a great place to unwind over European-inspired classics.

Cafe Centraal

Belonging to the same family of restaurants as Cafe Hollander, Cafe Centraal offers a great brunch, lunch and dinner selection within a scenic outdoor space.

Smoke Shack

Get some "Real Good Meat" at Smoke Shack since they are one of the best destinations for barbeque.

Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993

Serving up classic Italian dishes, this classy eatery has ample outdoor seating.

The Stilt House

For casual American favorites and an ample selection of beer, the Stilt House is a great place to kick back with some friends.

The Yard

Located in the Iron Horse Hotel, the Yard offers crafty cocktails and meals made by award-winning chefs. They are even pet friendly and host a Yappy Hour every Wednesday!

Transfer Pizzeria

Serving some of the best pizza in Milwaukee, Transfer Pizzeria specially opened up a patio area to accommodate guests and safety precautions during this time.

Calderone Club

Sidewalk dining at Calderone Club is great way to enjoy traditional Italian meals while people watching.

MKE Ale House

Located right on the Milwaukee River, MKE Ale House has the best views to sit back and enjoy a beer and tasty appetizers.


Serving high quality seasonal dishes using local ingredients and a first-class wine and beer selection, dining at Tess's romantic outdoor garden is a great date-night option.