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Blog: Top Five Patios - Minneapolis Northwest Area

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-five patio picks in the Minneapolis Northwest area.

1. 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! They offer a wonderful happy hour menu and their everyday menu will leave your taste buds extremely satisfied.

Lookout Bar & Grill Patio Maple Grove, MN
(Photo Credit: @hanajolove)

2. 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! They also offer a fabulous menu with nightly specials and a Sunday breakfast brunch buffet from 10am-1pm.

Girvan Grille Patio Brooklyn Park, MN
(Photo Credit: @wasmoen)

3. 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 or out 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 and Cabbage Rolls, and Guinness Beer Cheese and Pretzels… need we say more?

Claddagh Patio Maple Grove, MN
(Photo Credit: @trasilynn)

4. Wagner’s Drive-In | Brooklyn Park, MN

Travel back in time to the 50s and 60s for some epic drive-in food from Wagner’s Drive-In. While not a “patio” per se, the atmosphere of Wagner’s is too unique to pass up. Grab a seat at a picnic table and chow down on made from scratch hamburgers, soups, cole slaw, and don’t forget the shakes and malts; all of the food on their menu is for a great price, too.

Wagner Drive in Patio Brooklyn Park, MN
(Photo Credit: @markhelenowski)

5. 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 hashbrowns. We’ll take hashbrowns on the patio any day!

3 Squares Patio Maple Grove, MN
(Photo Credit: @brinakathlyn)


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