It’s summertime in Wisconsin Dells, and that means it’s time to soak up the sunshine! From the annual reopening of our beloved outdoor waterparks to the seasonal kayak rentals opening at Mirror Lake State Park, the warmer weather welcomes a season of outdoor activities—including outdoor dining! Winter sees the town bundled up inside, enjoying cozy spots with huge windows to admire the falling snow outside, and by summer, we’re naturally ready to dive into patio season with full enthusiasm. Dine at an enchanting restaurant surrounded by forest views, sit on a patio right on the Wisconsin River, and grab a cold brew in a lovely beer garden before sitting down for your meal—it’s all just a taste of what summer outdoor dining can offer in Wisconsin Dells. If you’re thinking about making your own summer dining reservations, check out our picks for the best summer outdoor dining in Wisconsin Dells!
Ravina Bay Bar and Grill
Located in the south of town, this laidback restaurant is situated right on Lake Delton, offering a beautiful patio for summer dining where you can relax under shade umbrellas and peek at the boats docking down below, over a plate of Bay Nachos and their signature Ravina Lemonade—Door Country Cherry Vodka, honey lemonade, and mint. Or dive into their Lake Delton Blue Wave Slushee, a frozen cocktail made with Malibu Rum that’s sure to beat the heat. There’s a fantastic food menu as well, offering bites like their Lobster Roll and PeanutButter Burger—though rest assured there are tons of other options, including a vegetarian option!
The River Walk Pub
This waterfront spot is located right off the River Walk in downtown Wisconsin Dells—great if you need to walk off your amazing meal afterward! They offer a large patio overlooking the Wisconsin River, serving up a menu of American-fusion dishes like their Shrimp Pesto Grilled Cheese and Fried Cheesy Jalapeno Raviolis—and don’t forget the classic Wisconsin Cheese Curds! Start off in their beer garden as you wait for a table and enjoy the breezy views of the water at sunset.
The Keg and The Patio
With “patio” in the name, you know it must be prime outdoor dining! This vibrant sports bar offers an assortment of traditional American-pub fare and specialty cocktails in a family-friendly atmosphere that’s perfect for watching the latest baseball game or rehashing your day of adventure. With cocktails like their tropical “Pour Me A Vacation”, the drink menu is just as animated as the food menu, which offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From omelets to pizza, and nearly everything in-between, you can’t go wrong posting up on the spacious open-air patio—you can even challenge your friends to a game of cornhole!
This local Mexican joint has a patio that boasts some excellent real estate on the Wisconsin River, in lush surrounds where you can kick back and sip on a margarita with breezy views of the water. The menu offers an assortment of options from burritos to tacos, and vegetarians will have no problem finding something satisfying to eat here! Start off with appetizers like Chili Con Queso, and finish with desserts like Fried Ice Cream. At night string lights provide a great ambiance, and you’ll find live music occasionally as well!
Summer House Grill and Bar
You can’t go wrong with a stop by the Summer House, a casual waterfront eatery with a nautical feel, situated right on Lake Delton with terrific views. The fare is American-fusion with a rustic vibe—try their Fish Tacos: beer-battered walleye, topped with slaw, avocado-lime sauce, and grilled summer corn salsa. Or sample the Crab and Shrimp Roll, served on a butter toasted bun with Old Bay mayo. Drinks include local brews and their signature cocktails—don’t miss the Summer House Sangria!
Ishnala Supper Club
This upscale restaurant is only open in the summer and sits right on the serene shores of Mirror Lake. You’ll get a bit of a rustic lake lodge vibe mixed with a fairy-tale sort of feeling—their patio is like being up in a treehouse, with fantastic views of the lake down below. Here you’ll find an upscale menu featuring specialty cocktails, wine, and an assortment of fine steak and seafood.
Spring Brook Sports Bar and Grill
Of course, our very own Spring Brook Sports Bar and Grill must be mentioned, with our spacious patio, tranquil surrounds, and mood-lifting features like string white lights. Offering a delicious assortment of drinks and food, we’re only walking distance from your vacation rental when you stay with us at Spring Brook Vacation Home Resort! Not only will our amazing restaurant only be a walk away, but you’ll have access to our expansive clubhouse complex, fitness club, and pools. We offer vacation homes in all sizes, as well as vacation condos. Give us a call to learn more about our Wisconsin Dells vacation rentals today!