Patio Dining and Drinks

When summer finally comes we all want to be outside as much as possible! Here are 17, YES 17, great patios for outside dining or drinks!

Tavern at the Park

Tavern At The Park is a Modern Gastropub featuring unique food and bar menus, indoor and outdoor seating. You may even find live music on the patio to enjoy on a beautiful summer night.


 Arnolds Perk

Arnolds Perk offers the highest quality of locally roasted organic, fair trade fresh roasted Arabica blend of coffee beans. The pastry cases are bursting with fresh baked goods to satisfy your cravings! The Perk offers a nice variety of gluten free products as well. The atmosphere is a retro approach that embraces the history of the lakes and gives all our customers a comfortable vibe. While their is inside seating, most customers prefer outside on the patio, which allows you to spend many hours enjoying the most spectacular location to start your day the Perky way!

Smack Haus

Smack Shack


For a smashing great burger in the Iowa Great Lakes check out Smack Haus! Also serving, lobster rolls, spicy chicken thigh sandwich, pickle burgers, fish & chips, sea salt & rosemary fries, beer battered onion rings, cheese curds, enormous home baked cookies and more! Order at the windows and enjoy it on the spacious patio area.

Pub 19

Welcome to the Pub 19 Bar & Grill at Okoboji View Golf Course!  Pub 19 and Okoboji View Golf Course is a family-owned and operated business. As a full-service bar and grill, Pub 19 works to provide you with great drinks and a fabulous dining experience. Pub 19 is well know for its amazing East Coast Pizza, as well as a diverse menu offering a wide variety of foods including salads, steaks burgers and more! The expansive, shaded deck provides gorgeous views of the well manicured golf course.

The Hutt Bar & Grill

The Hutt

The family friendly atmosphere, helpful staff, and exceptional food are  what makes The Hutt Bar & Grill a must try during your Okoboji experience. While you are there, don’t forget to try an Okoboji favorite, The Bloody Mary. Bring your friends and family for lunch, dinner or their amazing weekend breakfast! We have plenty of room inside and outside on our covered patio to relax and enjoy.



Minervas Restaurant...The only thing missing is you! With a menu that offers everything from classic pastas and aged steaks to ocean fresh seafood.  Save room for their awesome desserts and don't forget to look at the drink menu.  The recently remodeled outdoor patio overlooking Brooks Golf Course is the perfect spot to enjoy a beautiful Okoboji day!

The Common Tasting Room

Common tasting room

An Uncommon Tasting Experience - Enjoy Craft Cocktails with a unique SHAKE! Small Plates by Chef Jason. ENJOY a big city vibe for all to experience. The patio is the perfect place to be on a Okoboji summer night.  Live music most weekends!

O'Farrell Sisters


Try our world famous pancakes or any of our classic menu items! Don't forget to save room for the equally world famous pie! Breakfast is served all day until 2pm.

Burger and Co

Burger and Co. is quickly becoming known for their scrumptious Burgers, Spicy Chicken Thigh Sandwich, Turkey Burger, Shrimp PoBoy w/Hot Tots, Grilled Cheese w/Tomato Bisque Shooter, Cuban Panini, Sweet & Spicy Chicken nuggets, Hot Tots, Rosemary Sea Salt Fries, Beer Battered Cheese Curds, Scrumptious Milk Shakes, Crisp Salads, Huge Chocolate Chip, Monster & Sugar Cookies!  All to be enjoyed inside out even better outside on the quaint patio!  

Los Pueblos


Los Pueblos

Los Pueblos is a family owned business known for serving the best Mexican food around, all in a fun, festive atmosphere to match. Try us and you'll be convinced! Our outdoor patio is a garden oasis! We are proud to use fresh, quality ingredients for you, your family, and your friends.

Taco House

Taco House is a Lakes Area institution serving up the same amazing Mexican Food in a casual outdoor atmosphere.  GOOD FOOD takes a little time to prepare. All food is prepared when you order it. Some items (such as enchiladas and quesadillas) take more time than others, bit it is always worth the wait. Some people say the hot sauce is so good they can drink it!  Try it for yourself!

The Boardwalk

Boji Boardwalk Bar and Grill is yet another new adventure by The Nautical team!  Boardwalk is located in the former Godfather's space just outside the gates of Arnolds Park Amusement Park, and has a fantastic view of the State Pier and West Lake Okoboji!  Specializing in Gyro's and Italian Beef, you will most definitely want to check out The Boardwalk this summer!



TOPOG Coffeehouse, located in the Queen's Court shops by Arnolds Park, is excited to become "your place on the map"! "The name TOPOG comes from the word topography and pays tribute to the natural features of our area - a place on the map for locals and wayfarers alike to enjoy!"  Open at 6 am daily, Topog will be serving up great coffee, bagels, sandwiches, ice cream and so much more.




At Giliberto’s, you’ll find all your favorite Mexican eats in a fun, casual environment. Their team is dedicated to providing guests with fresh flavors, big portions, and friendly, accommodating service. Any time you’re craving a burrito, some nachos, or a refreshing taco salad, they will have your fix, and they do mean any time -- Gilberto's is open 24 hours seven days a week! Fast, flavorful, authentic, and convenient.

West O

We are West O Beer. If our beer were average, we’d be wasting your time. Our staff raises the bar on everything, including our process. With full confidence, we’ll set a pint of our beer up against anything. When you see the name West O Beer, you’ll know who you’re dealing with. We’re all in, all the time. And we now welcome you in, to our family.” Enjoy your West O on the patio, tasting room

Okoboji Brewing Company

Okoboji Brewing Co

Okoboji Brewing Company, in Spirit Lake, provides high quality craft beer in a fun and inviting atmosphere.  The impressive tap wall includes a few of their own locally brewed beers and rotating taps of regional craft beers.  Just grab a pizza at neighboring Papa Murphy's and they will even cook it for you!

There is NO shortage of places to have dinner and drinks with friends outside in the Iowa Great Lakes!  If this isn't enough choices check out our blog on 10 Lakeside Dining Patios.