It’s a treat to eat outside on a gorgeous Michigan summer day. Use our list of beach, waterfront, patio and deck dining across greater Grand Rapids to find your next meal out.


84th Street Pub & Grill in Byron Center | This restaurant with outdoor seating boasts over 100 menu items including burgers and most pub favorites. 8282 Pfeiffer Farms Dr,
Byron Center, MI 49315. (616) 583-1650

Angela’s Italian Restaurant in Sparta | This Italian restaurant also offers pizza and outdoor dining. 240 East Division Street, Sparta, MI 49345. (616) 887-1913

Big Joe’s Bar & Grille in Sparta | This casual bar & grille offers burgers, pizza, seafood and more and has outdoor seating available. 33 Applewood Dr, Sparta, MI 49345. (616) 887-1750

Blue Water Grill in Plainfield Township | This restaurant and bar offers an eclectic assortment including pastas, wood fired pizzas, and seafood. Seating options include inside views of Versluys Lake as well as outside dining. 5180 Northland Dr, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. (616) 363-5900

Bostwick Lake Inn in Rockford | On the shores of Bostwick Lake, this cozy, rustic restaurant offers both inside views of the lake as well as outside seating. The menu features burgers and pizza as well as fancier fare. 8521 Belding Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341. (616) 874-7290

Derby Station in Gaslight Village | An Irish/English pub with a local flair offering outdoor seating and specials from overseas. 2237 Wealthy Street, Suite 130, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506. (616) 301-3236

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Donkey Taquiera near Eastown | This casual Mexican restaurant offers outdoor seating. 665 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. 

Fajita Republic in Grand Rapids | This Mexican restaurant on the East Beltline offers outside seating. 2183 E. Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. (616) 272-3047

Flat River Grill in Lowell | Offering outside seating along the Flat River, this quality dining restaurant features Gilmore Collection favorite dishes including woodfired pizzas. 201 East Main St, Lowell, MI 49331. (616) 897-8523

Houlihan’s in Grand Rapids | Located in Breton Village, this modern restaurant and bar offers outdoor seating. 1968 Breton Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. (616) 957-1638

Mangiamo! in Grand Rapids | This converted mansion offers modern Italian fare and seasonal outdoor seating. 1033 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. (616) 742-0600

Red Robin in Grand Rapids | Known for burgers and endless steak fries, Red Robin has seasonal outdoor seating. 3195 28th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49512. (616) 957-1430

Reds On The River in Grand Rapids | Located at Thousand Oaks Golf Course, this restaurant features a two-tier patio overlooking the golf course. 4100 Thousand Oaks Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. (616) 447-7750 x1

Rose’s On Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids | Offering both great views of Reeds Lake and outdoor seating, Rose’s specializes in modern Italian and Mediterranean foods. 550 Lakeside Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. (616) 458-1122

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the Old Goat in Alger Heights | Neighborhood charm is yours when dining on the patio at the Old Goat. Expect Polish, German, Cajun and Southern fare fused with New American presentation. 2434 Eastern Avenue SE, Grand Rapids MI 49507 (616) 288-6976.

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The Score in Plainfield Township | This casual sports bar & grill offers burgers, pizza and more. Seating capacity is more than doubled during the summer months when the outside deck is utilized along a beach and near volleyball courts. 5301 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. (616) 301-0600

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Bil-Mar Restaurant in Grand Haven | This upscale seafood restaurant on the beach offers unparalleled sunset water views as well as outdoor seating. 1223 S Harbor Dr, 
Grand Haven, MI 49417. (616) 842-592

Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant in Holland | Enjoy pizza and burgers at this water’s edge restaurant. Eat inside or out. 216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, Mi 49423. (616) 396-0600

Butler in Saugatuk | This restaurant provides outdoor dining and live entertainment on the deck Memorial Day through Labor Day, featuring burgers and flatbread pizzas. 40 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453. (269) 857-3501

Old Boys’ Brewhouse in Spring Lake | Old Boys’ Brewhouse is located on the shore of beautiful Spring Lake. They offer a wide variety of foods, including. pizza, burgers, steak and burritos to name a few. 971 Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI 49546. (616) 850-9950

Ottawa Beach Inn in Holland | Ottawa Beach Inn has a beautiful beach-side location, adjacent to the Holland State Park and boasts views of Lake Macatawa. They offer a casual dining experience. 2155 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, MI 49424. (616) 399-9220

Snug Harbor on the Grand Haven Boardwalk | Offering Harborview seating, at the right time of night it’s a great place to watch the musical fountain. Features an eclectic menu a little on the fancy side. 311 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417. (616) 846-8400

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