Enjoying a meal, and quality time with friends and family outdoors is where it's at this time of year! With the warmer weather, local restaurants and pubs are opening their patios, decks, and sidewalk seating areas to let customers soak up the sun, fresh air, and the gorgeous scenery. With so many great spots to choose from, you can't go wrong. Whether you're looking for a patio or cozy deck with killer lake views, a rockin’ beer garden, or some sidewalk seating to people watch, we’ve got it all!


Dining outside at Sopra Bistro

Favorite Spots in the Middle of it All

The sidewalk seating along the downtown Lake Geneva streets is the perfect place to enjoy a little people watching during a morning coffee stop, mid-afternoon snack break, or a casual dinner. For those partial to the lively atmosphere of the shopping district, you can grab a quick bite or beverage while planning where to shop next! Here’s a list of a few of our favorites.

Check out these options for some fun sidewalk dining: The Bottle Shop | Flat Iron Tap | Guac StarHouse of Bogini | Inspired Coffee | O2 Lounge | Sopra Bistro | Topsy Turvey Brewery


The patio at Pier 290 in Williams Bay

Favorite Settings for Scenic Lakeview Dining Al Fresco

The local area restaurants with views of the water are unbeatable! Grab a seat and soak up the sun while enjoying some delicious food and refreshing drinks. It's the perfect way to make the most of the warmer weather. Just kick back, relax, and take in the scenic lakeside atmosphere aside one of the many lakes in the area. Trust us, outdoor dining lakeside in the Lake Geneva region is an absolute must!

Check out these locations with outdoor seating and views of Geneva Lake: 240 West and the Waterfront Restaurant & Bar at The Abbey Resort & Spa | Barrique Bistro & Wine BarCafé Calamari | Chuck's Lakeshore Inn | Harpoon Willies | Lake City Social | Oakfire | Pier 290 | Popeye's on Lake Geneva | Speedos

Check out these locations with outdoor seating and views of Delavan Lake, Lake Como, and Turtle Lake: 1878 on the Lake and The Lookout Bar & Eatery at Lake Lawn Resort | The Getaway on Lake Como | Mars Resort | Next Door Pub Lakeside | turf.smokehouse and Paloma Cantina at Geneva National | Turtle Lake Tap & Grill


The beer garden at Champs Bar

Favorite Spots with Tucked Away Patios, Gardens, and Decks

If you're looking for a laidback lunch spot, a late afternoon libation, or a place to enjoy dinner and drinks as the sun sets, the Lake Geneva area has plenty of places to dine and socialize al fresco. You can soak up the sun, take in the scenery, and savor every bite and sip, it’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening with friends.

Check out these favorite spots: The beer garden at Champs Sports Bar & Grill | Deck Bar at The Ridge Hotel | Geneva ChopHouse at The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa | The beer garden at Geneva Tap House | Coffee House Bar and Café at the House of Music | Legends Food & Spirits | Lucke's Cantina | Magpies Den & Pen | Mama Cimino's | The Apothecary Bar at the Maxwell Mansion | The Nextdoor Pub | Niche Café & Wine Bar | Sabai Sabai | Simple Cafe | Taqueria El Gallo De Oro | Tuscan Tavern & Grill


Patio at Topsy Turvey Brewery

Get Outside and Dine!

No matter where you decide to enjoy some outdoor dining and socializing in Lake Geneva, you really can't go wrong. It's the perfect way to make the most of the warmer months in our charming destination. From relaxing lakeside locations to bustling sidewalk cafes and fireside cocktails on tucked away patios, each place promises not just a meal, but an experience. So, whether you're a local seeking new culinary adventures or a visitor eager to explore a new dining scene, be sure to enjoy some dining under the open sky in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin