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Outdoor Dining in Indiana’s Cool North

Summer is a great time to take advantage of outdoor dining.  Many restaurants have increased their outdoor seating and Indiana’s Cool North has some great outdoor options.

Goshen Brewing Company


GBCo, as it is known, is a family friendly brew pub located next to the Elkhart River and woodlands.  Sip your beer on the outdoor patio, or order from their Farm-to-Table menu.




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Venturi is the only certified Neapolitan restaurant in Indiana, and was recently voted the 15th “Most Life-Changing Pizza” in the U.S. by Esquire Magazine blog readers. Venturi was also ranked by Yelp as one of the top 50 restaurants in Indiana and is a recipient of Trip Advisor’s® Certificate of Excellence.  Enjoy their delicious pizza at one of their outdoor tables.

The Vine


The Vine - A Charming Bistro

The Vine in downtown Elkhart serves steaks, seafood, pizza, pasta, salads and more in a casual friendly atmosphere.




Radius offers more than just a great menu; it’s an al fresco dining experience in front of the magnificent Court House.

The Port Drive-In


The Port Drive-in

This Chesterton icon, The Port is a blast from the past, where chili dogs are still made from the original 1950’s recipe.

Lucrezia Cafe



Lucrezia Cafe features North Italy cuisine at value prices.  They also have a second location, Lucrezia Trattoria, near the beautiful shores of Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver, Indiana.

Leeds Public House

Michigan City

Leeds public house

Leeds Public House offers modern and eclectic  family dining on their patio and in a building that was the frontier’s first area hospital–the Leeds Building.

Fish Camp

Michigan City

Fish Camp

Fish Camp is located in the old Michigan City Yacht Club, and is the city’s oldest waterfront dining.

The Boardwalk Beach Bar and Grill


The Boardwalk Beach Bar & Grill


Enjoy the stunning view of Pine Lake in LaPorte as you dine lakeside at the Boardwalk Beach Bar & Grill. Indulge in their delightful menu featuring craft beer on tap and cocktails. Don’t miss out on their live entertainment schedule for a complete dining experience.

Byway Brewing


Byway Brewing - It's all about the Journey

Every now and then, it’s important for us to pause our journey and perhaps enhance it with a refreshing beer. Byway Brewing  warmly welcomes you to do exactly that.

Lighthouse Restaurant

Cedar Lake

Lighthouse Restaurant

Experience unparalleled outdoor dining at the Lighthouse Restaurant  during the summer season. The lakeside dining tables offer a breathtaking view that is truly unmatched anywhere else in the region.

Fuzzyline Brewing Co


Fuzzyline Brewing Co  is an oasis of fun and quirkiness, and our patio is pet friendly, ensuring that everyone can enjoy our delightful offerings.

The Pier and Backporch


Oakwood, the Pier and Backporch

The restaurant at Oakwood Resort offers the perfect place to relax and experience stunning sunsets on beautiful Lake Wawasee, while enjoying a delicious menu of dishes created by a professional kitchen team

Look for more dining experiences on our Top 10 list of outdoor dining and other favorite eating establishments in Indiana’s Cool North’s Top 15 Unique Eats.