The Joy of Alfresco Dining

The sun’s shining, a warm breeze is blowing and you’re dreaming of lunch out on the patio. Hey, we don’t blame you! Minnesota summers are beautiful and you should spend as much time outside as possible. We’ve put together a list of our top 5 patio picks in the Minneapolis Northwest area.


Picnic tables on the patio

Lookout Bar & Grill | Maple Grove, MN

Awarded “Best Outdoor Patio”, The Lookout’s patio features a volleyball court, hammocks, a horseshoe pit, and a playground for children. It’s almost like you’re at a friend’s house for a BBQ!

Girvan Grille | Brooklyn Park, MN Located at Edinburgh USA, the Girvan Grille’s patio overlooks the stunning championship golf course. Enjoy their special Bloody Mary, The Lunch Box, a colossal 25 oz. Bloody Mary complete with a pulled pork slider, pork rib, a dragon wing, fried shrimp, cheese, and veggies – OH MY!

Claddagh Irish Pub | Maple Grove, MN Come together with the community at Claddagh Irish Pub where they bring you a fun, friendly, and exuberant atmosphere, the Irish way! Whether you’re dining inside on the patio at Claddagh you will feel like you’re in Ireland; they don’t disappoint with their choice in décor or their Irish inspired food – Corned Beef & Cabbage Rolls and Guinness Beer Cheese & Pretzels… need we say more?

3 Squares Restaurant | Maple Grove, MN Cozy up on a comfy seat by the fire while sipping on a drink or take a seat at a table under the sparkling lights on 3 Squares Restaurant’s beautiful patio. Serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner you can sit outside during any meal of the day. Try some of their award winning food from their menu such as their Turkey Burger or Banana Waffle and hash-browns. We’ll take hash-browns on the patio any day! 

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