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Best Detroit Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit these restaurants for the best outdoor dining in Detroit.

Andiamo Royal Oak Italian
12/20
129 S. Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
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Colorful décor backdrops the menu at this destination for Italian fare. More...

Big Rock Chophouse Steakhouse
13/20
245 S. Eton St.
Birmingham, MI 48009
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Located in the historic Birmingham Train Station, this meat-centric restaurant is a good stop for a house-brewed beer. More...

Cafe Cortina Italian
12/20
30715 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
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A fireside table and romantic touches elevate this Italian restaurant to out-of-the-ordinary status. More...

Cafe Zola Mediterranean
13/20
112 W. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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A brunch must-stop for anyone visiting trendy Ann Arbor. More...

Compari's on the Park Italian
11/20
350 S. Main St.
Plymouth, MI 48170
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This bright and cheerful spot offers a menu that runs through the lexicon of Italian-American dishes. More...

Nemo's Bar & Grill American
10/20
Dining Room at Nemo 1384 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
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Tiger Stadium may be gone, but this sports bar lives on with an inexpensive, basic burger and chili menu. More...

Oak City Grille American
13/20
212 W. Sixth St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
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A cheery spot on the rim of downtown Royal Oak’s nightlife scene with a menu of homey dishes. More...

Portofino Italian
13/20
3455 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI 48192
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Casual riverfront dining in the form of Italian fare, steaks and seafood. More...

The Rattlesnake Club Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at The Rattlesnake Club, Detroit, MI Stroh River Place
300 River Place Dr.
Detroit, MI 48207
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A longtime Detroit culinary destination with riverfront outdoor dining in summer. More...

River Crab Seafood
13/20
1337 N. River Rd.
St. Clair, MI 48079
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Nestled on the St. Clair River, this delightful restaurant features good seafood as well as can’t-miss chowder. More...

Sindbad's Seafood
12/20
100 St. Clair Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214

Enjoy river views and everything from perch to burgers at this family-run spot with more than 60 years of experience. More...

Tom's Oyster Bar Seafood
13/20
318 S. Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
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Located in a small storefront, Tom’s hooks its clientele with good fish and seafood dishes --- especially oysters. More...

The Whitney French
13/20
Dining Room at The Whitney, Detroit, MI 4421 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
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One of Detroit’s most elegant dining settings. More...

 

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