Minneapolis Patio Dining

Explore our favorite outdoor dining spots in Minneapolis

Great food and warm sunshine make for a wonderful dining experience. Minneapolis combines both to create one of the best outdoor dining scenes in the nation.

Restaurants are now able to start offering limited patio seating. Please note – reservations are required for restaurant dining, and may be made in advance or, if available, upon walk up. Check below for information on open patios, reservations, and takeout options. 



In the heart of Minneapolis' trendy Uptown neighborhood, Stella's is a rooftop dining force to be reckoned with. Located close to shopping boutiques, theaters and music venues, this spot is within walking distance of it all. Enjoy some delicious eats then spend a day perusing the shops! 

*Rooftop patio now open. 

Amore Uptown

Sip some wine and feast on fresh Italian food! Amore Uptown features old world, immigrant style Italian dishes with a fun & elegant uptown twist. 

*Rooftop patio closed for the season.

REVEAL Rooftop Bar & Lounge

REVEAL Rooftop Bar & Lounge is the West End’s stylish, energized space for craft beer, hand-crafted cocktails, and tapas-style small plates paired with unmatched views of downtown Minneapolis.

*Rooftop patio now open. 


Black Forest Inn

The Black Forest Inn's patio's pergola's provide shade for the hottest summer days, so you can enjoy your meal outdoors on any summer day.

*Patio now open.

BLVD Kitchen & Bar

BLVD's secluded patio is the perfect space to share drinks with friends on the restaurant's cozy seating.

*Patio now open. 

Hola Arepa

Indulge in Latin-style cuisine including their specialty, homemade arepas stuffed with fresh meats, veggies and cheeses. Grab a colorful cocktail and relax on their laid-back deck.

*Patio now open. 

Hai Hai

Southeast Asian cuisine packed with an abundance of flavor, Hai Hai is the perfect spot to get elbow-to-elbow with your neighbor while enjoying a refreshing tropical craft cocktail and some Instagram-worthy eats.  When the patio is open, pull up a tiny plastic stool and you'll feel just like you're on the street in Saigon.

*Patio now open. 

Sea Salt Eatery

This seasonal restaurant, only open from the end of March through October, has some of the best seafood and tacos in town. Their location right next to Minnehaha Falls makes it the perfect spot to refuel after a hike past this beautiful waterfall. Don't be scared by the line of people, it's worth it. 

*Closed for the season.

Smith & Porter 

Located just a few blocks away from the Mississippi River and in the heart of the Mill District, Smith & Porter offers a cozy little patio area. Eat some of your all-time favorite dishes with Smith & Porter's modern twists while spending a relaxing evening outside.

*Patio now open.

Aster Cafe

Skyline views are guaranteed at the Aster Cafe! They create delicious fresh fare with small plates to share. Featuring free live music several nights a week!

*Patio now open.

The Freehouse

The Freehouse's patio is decorated with greenery and provides a relaxing space to enjoy one of their in-house brewed beers. 

*Patio now open. 

Eat Street Social

Put your money where the trendy cocktails are! This hip spot exudes an accommodating vibe and some of the best crafted beverages this side of the Mason-Dixon line. 

*Patio now open. 

Amazing Thailand

Eat, drink and dine amazing at this unique alley patio. A love of Thailand informs every facet of this experience - from the hospitality, authenticity of food to hosting Thai events and celebrations throughout the year. Take a pit stop to inhale a vibrant culture, right here in Minneapolis.

*Patio now open.


Smack Shack

Sit beneath the umbrellas and enjoy fresh casual coastal seafood in this trendy part of town. The lobster mac n cheese is calling your name.

*Patio now open.


The patio is open and the cocktails are flowing! Pair one of their tasty drinks with an even tastier item from their menu (some of our favorites are the woodfired pizzas, anything but average sandwiches, and the fresh tomato avocado bruschetta). 

*Patio now open. 

Hen House Eatery

Breakfast all day? Yes, please! There's just one requirement: you can't leave without trying one of their famous caramel or cinnamon rolls. 

*Patio now open. 

Lakes & Legends

Enjoy a craft brew out on the sidewalk patio at Lakes & Legends. They're the first and only Minnesota Grown brewery partner in the state, and their unique beers are inspired by Minnesota farms. 

*Patio now open. 


Head to Centro in Northeast Minneapolis for craft cocktails, tacos, and other Mexican bites.

*Patio now open.

Bryant Lake Bowl

Bryant Lake Bowl has TWO patios for you to enjoy. A newly created back patio with plenty of space to spread out and grill outs Friday & Saturday nights, and a front patio for even more outdoor dining space. And if you're looking for an activity, they also have two lanes open for bowling inside.

*Patio now open.

On The Water

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge

Psycho Suzi's has a sprawling patio overlooking the Mississippi river, decorated with tiki statues, fecund gardens and straw umbrellas. This is the place if you're looking for a staycation, featuring, custom island inspired drinks, declicious eats and a million dollar view! 

*Patio now open. Tickets required.