25+ Best Patios, Decks & Beach Eats for Outdoor Dining in West MI

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Outdoor Dining in Grand Rapids & West MI

Hands down West Michigan has some of the best outdoor restaurants!

From Grand Rapids to the Lakeshore, it will be a treat anywhere you decide to eat outside on a gorgeous Michigan summer night.

Choose from urban backdrop of downtown Grand Rapids, or find something on the lake. Some outdoor restaurants are tucked in behind the main dining area for a more private feel. Others sit you right out front where you can be part of the action.

Whatever your date night personality is, you can find a picturesque outdoor restaurant option this summer.

Best Outdoor Restaurants Around Grand Rapids

Use this list to find the best beach, waterfront, patio and deck dining spots across West Michigan. Cheers!

Outdoor Restaurant - Lowell

Flat River Grill in Lowell, MI

201 East Main Street, Lowell, Michigan 49331

Outdoor Dining at Flat River Grill
Beautiful seating on the riverside patio along the Flat River.

Enjoy the ambiance of an upscale waterfrontt eatery without the big price tag.


Lowell Flat River Grill Patio

Outdoor Restaurant - Ada

Nonna's: The Trattoria in Ada, MI

584 Ada Dr SE, Ada, Michigan 49301

Outdoor Dining at Nonna's: The Trattoria
Eat on the porch at Nonna's!

Enjoy weekly specials, interesting pastas and starters, flavorful, satisfying main courses, and handmade European desserts.

Patio heaters when needed.

Call to reserve your spot.


Nonnas The Trattoria porch

Did we miss any? Please leave a comment and we’ll add them to our list. Thanks!

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4 thoughts on “25+ Best Patios, Decks & Beach Eats for Outdoor Dining in West MI”

  1. Dockers in Muskegon. Outside deck and entertainmen right on the water. You can also get to it by boat from Muskegon Lake. Very nice!

  2. Thank you for this. My Husband and I actually just had a conversation trying to figure out where we could eat outside with a two year old. Thank you!

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