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!
1. The Beach Club Lounge at the Inn
The Beach Club transports lake-goers to the northern Caribbean in its heyday. The Cuban-American menu caters to Havana hankerings for Cubanos as well as delicious seasonal meals and nightly drink and diner specials. The outside patio is the perfect place for a romantic meal on a beautiful Okoboji night!
2. 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!
3. Smack Haus
4. Pub 19
5. The Hutt Bar & Grill
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!
7. The 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!
8. O'Farrel Sisters
9. 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!
10. 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.
11. 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 cutest little coffee trailer in all of Okoboji serves up some great coffee as well as espresso drinks, their famous smoothie bowls, fresh-pressed juices, and amazing muffins and scones!
13. 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.
15. Screaming Burro
Screaming Burro Burgers + Fries + Shakes has a wide variety of unique burgers and Chicken Sandwiches. Everything is freshly made to order and they have unique soda and drinks, all to be enjoy in their open air restaurant and patio!
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17. Okoboji Brewing Company
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!