19+ Cozy Igloo Dining Restaurants in West Michigan

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Places Where You Can Dine Outdoors This Winter

Igloos are back in Grand Rapids!

Igloos and all sorts of creative outdoor dining experiences are happening around West Michigan. While the most popular winter dining venue are igloos, we’ve also spotted beautiful tents and cute greenhouse setups around town.

Dining outside is definitely a different experience – you’re going to want to come prepared with hats, mittens, and layers to keep you cozy while you eat outdoors.

**Feature image is of Donkey Taqueria in Grand Rapids.

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Where to Find Restaurants with Igloo Dining and Outdoor Winter Seating in Grand Rapids

Restaurants have different policies for their igloos and other outdoor dining options. Some require reservations while others are walk-in only.

Be sure to check with your destination about their current rules before heading out.

Bobcat Bonnie's in Grand Rapids, MI

Bobcat Bonnies outdoor dining igloo

Open for:
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take Out
  • Brunch
Offering:
  • American
  • Casual Dining
  • Cocktails
  • Wine
Address:
1968 Breton Rd SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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About Bobcat Bonnie's

A fun, Detroit based restaurant with craft beers, great food, amazing service, and a killer playlist!

Outdoor Dining Details

Igloos are back for Year 3!

Our igloos are heated, provide seating for up to 6 people (you can squeeze a 7th-but that's your call!)

Strict 90 minute time limit

Dress warmly

$10 non-refundable deposit

No dogs or outside food / drink

20% gratuity on all Igloo tabs

The Littlebird in Grand Rapids, MI

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Open for:
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take Out
  • Brunch
Offering:
  • American
  • Casual Dining
  • Wine
Address:
95 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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About The Littlebird

Littlebird is a full-service restaurant + bar in downtown Grand Rapids.

We serve dinner and daily brunch, with a commitment to local ingredients, & having fun doing what we love.

Outdoor Dining Details

Littlebird offers 2 outdoor heated huts

City Built Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI

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Open for:
  • Outdoor Dining
Offering:
  • Brewery
Address:
820 Monroe Ave NW Suite 155
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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About City Built Brewing Company

City Built, where cultures collide. We take pride in making the strange familiar and the familiar fresh and bold! You built our city; we brew it's beer!

Outdoor Dining Details

The Welcome Center is hosted by City Built Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is located in the city parking lot across the street from the brewery.

You can order food and drinks in the tap room and take them to enjoy in the tent! There is ample seating.

One Twenty Three in Grand Rapids, MI

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Open for:
  • Outdoor Dining
Offering:
Address:
123 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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About One Twenty Three

One Twenty Three is familiar, elevated. A New American tavern presenting fresh takes on favorite dishes and drinks in a modern, yet cozy space designed for gathering.
Located inside Studio Park!

Outdoor Dining Details

We no longer offer the heated greenhouse for outdoor dining.

We are currently working on a more permanent solution to outdoor dining, which we hope to have available soon.

Hudsonville Pike 51 Brewing Co. in Hudsonville, MI

Hudsonville Pike 51 Brewing Co winter outdoor dining cabins 2021

Open for:
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take Out
Offering:
  • Brewery
  • Wine
Address:
3768 Chicago Dr
Hudsonville, Michigan 49426
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About Hudsonville Pike 51 Brewing Co.

We are a microbrewery, winery and restaurant all in one. We are located in Hudsonville, MI and offer wonderful house crafted beverages including beer, wine, wine slushies, hard seltzer, mead and root beer. Stop in and try some today!

Outdoor Dining Details

Want to go out but also want to keep your distance?

Stop in and take advantage of one of our Outdoor Dining Cabins. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bonus! They are heated!

The Sovengard in Grand Rapids, MI

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Open for:
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take Out
Offering:
  • Farm to Table
  • Sandwiches
Address:
443 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
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About The Sovengard

Restaurant. Biergarten. Neighborhood hangout. Hyperlocal, seasonal, and responsibly sourced food and drink. Daily changing chef-driven menu upstairs at HØST; cozy Garden Level and large biergarten downstairs.

Outdoor Dining Details

WINTERGARTEN IS BACK!⁠

It's our THIRD outdoor winter season and we are so happy to have had the pleasure of working alongside The Coziness Consultant to create a unique outdoor dining experience with our glamping tents!⁠

Tent reservations for the 2021-2022 season are now open! Call (616-214-7207) or email us at [email protected] to save your spot!⁠

All reservations made through Yelp are for INDOOR DINING ONLY!!

Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI

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Open for:
  • Take Out
  • Delivery
Offering:
  • Brewery
Address:
925 Cherry St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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About Brewery Vivant

We brew beer in the European tradition with the addition of American ingenuity. At our pub we strive to elevate the enjoyment of beer & food and the sense of community in everything we do.

Outdoor Dining Details

While the patio is closed for the winter, the Bier Garden is still open for service.

Some areas of the Bier Garden are outdoor. It is highly suggested that make a note in your reservation that you have preference for that table— it's not always open, based on staffing

We also encourage you to jump on to our online waitlist whenever prompted to— we’ll often be able to accommodate you best when you use that function.

Rise Authentic Baking Co. in Grand Rapids, MI

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Open for:
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Curbside Pickup
Offering:
  • Bakery Goods
  • Donuts
Address:
1220 Fulton Street West
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
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About Rise Authentic Baking Co.

Here at Rise everything is made from scratch with true and fresh ingredients. Rise Authentic Baking Co. is an entirely gluten-free, vegan, and soy-free bakery, free from all artificial flavors and colors. We love representing the conscious side of pastry and pride ourselves on creative spin-offs to the classics. We believe that food is at the heart of community, so come as you are. Have a seat at the table.

Outdoor Dining Details

Greenhouses return!

Our greenhouses have been replaced with newly built ones!

Be one of the first to use these babies! They’re cozy with our toasty heaters, plenty of outlets to get work done, and a well-lit lamp (because who ever sees the sun anymore?)

Order your pastries and drinks at our front register, then choose to hang out up front and wait for your order or let our team know that you’ll be setting up in a greenhouse! We don’t mind bringing your order to you

However, we please ask that you clean up after yourself! We have a dirty dish tub right through our back door that we ask you to please return your dishes to.

As covid cases continue to be an issue, feel safe inside your own little clean space.

Thanks for following our greenhouse rules! We can't wait to see you getting cozy inside!

House of Wine in Grand Rapids, MI

outdoor dining house of wine

Open for:
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Delivery
Offering:
  • Wine
Address:
53 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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About House of Wine

We offer "Taste Like a Sommelier" workshops on approximately a monthly basis. We offer free wine tasting events every Monday evening. House of Wine is a destination for Raise a Glass wine tours. We have also worked hard to accommodate lunch customers with quick service while still providing homemade quality foods.

Outdoor Dining Details

Outdoor dining is back in our private, heated huts.

We’re now accepting walk ins only for outdoor seating.

Noco Provisions in Grand Rapids, MI

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Open for:
  • Outdoor Dining
Offering:
  • Cocktails
  • Hamburgers
Address:
4609 Cascade Road
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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About Noco Provisions

A delicious American eatery located on Cascade Road. Great for lunch with associates, drinks with friends or dinner with the family!

Outdoor Dining Details

Outdoor dining is currently unavailable.

We do have partially covered, heated patio seating, but only when weather allows!

Thornapple Brewing Company in Cascade, MI

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Open for:
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take Out
  • Delivery
Offering:
  • Brewery
  • Hamburgers
Address:
6262 28th St
Cascade, Michigan 49546
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About Thornapple Brewing Company

Thornapple Brewery has everything from home made pizzas, house made craft beers, home made spirits & wine.

Outdoor Dining Details

Outdoor huts are back for 2021 / 2022!

Each heated hut seats up to 9 people and available first come, first served.

$10 fee and unlimited time

Southside Bar & Grill in Coopersville, MI

Southside Bar and Grill winter outdoor igloo dining

Open for:
  • Outdoor Dining
Offering:
  • American
Address:
229 W Randall St
Coopersville, Michigan 49404
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About Southside Bar & Grill

Cold beer, good food and fun times!!!

Outdoor Dining Details

One outdoor, heated igloo is available.

No time limit.

$20/hr with $10 of the $20 going to support the Coopersville Senior Class All Nighter Party on their graduation night.

Reservations only.

Call 616-837-6575 after 10 AM to check availability.

Donkey - Taqueria in Grand Rapids, MI

Donkey Taqueria winter outdoor dining igloo

Open for:
  • Outdoor Dining
Offering:
  • Cocktails
  • Mexican
  • Tacos
Address:
665 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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About Donkey - Taqueria

A former 1920's neighborhood service station finds new life as a full service bar serving truly authentic Mexican food. Grand Rapids’ one-of-a-kind Mexican Street Food concept with premium flavors and finely crafted cocktails in the heart of Wealthy Street. We’ve made it our mission to master the taco, elevate your events through catering and give you Mexican flavors like you’ve never had before.

Outdoor Dining Details

Igloo dining is available from November 29th until spring arrives sometime in April.

Don't see your date available? Head over to RoyalsGR.com, our sister restaurant across the street. They are also hosting igloo dining this winter!

Reserve your private igloo for up to 8 guests. Each igloo is individually decorated and has its own heat source.

Full food and drink menus are available.

Dress warm, bring a blanket, order something warm!

All ages are welcome in the igloos, but pets are not.

Visit our site to make a reservation

The Winchester in Grand Rapids, MI

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Open for:
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Date Night
Offering:
  • Cocktails
  • Pub
Address:
648 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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About The Winchester

From our commitment to fresh and unique menu items to our quality service and atmosphere, Winchester strives to exceed your expectations with every visit. For us, it will always be about combining our award-winning food, handcrafted cocktails, and hospitable service - making Winchester the best place to gather.

Outdoor Dining Details

The Winchester has an enclosed heated patio with full service available for walk-in seating.

Igloo dining is not offered for 2021 - 2022.

Royals in Grand Rapids, MI

outdoor dining royals

Open for:
  • Family Friendly
  • Brunch
Offering:
  • American
Address:
701 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
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About Royals

They're the neighborhood diner. Charming, cozy, timeless, classic and welcoming to all, the neighborhood diner brought communities together with great conversation and memorable meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Outdoor Dining Details

Igloos are available at Royals from November 29th- till Mother Nature gifts us with some spring weather in April.

Don’t see your date available? Head over to Donkey, our sister restaurant across the street, they are also hosting igloo dining this winter!

Reserve your private igloo for up to 8 guests. Each igloo is individually decorated and will have its own heat source. Our full drink and beverage menu will be available for you to enjoy.

Remember! This is an Igloo dining experience, in Michigan, during the winter.

Dress warm. Bring a blanket! Order something warm! Our friendly bundled up staff will take great care of you and your group.

Farmhaus Cider Co. in Hudsonville, MI

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Open for:
  • Outdoor Dining
Offering:
  • Cider
Address:
5025 Stanton St.
Hudsonville, Michigan 49426
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About Farmhaus Cider Co.

Sought after ciders proudly made on a 150 year old family farm in Michigan with a thirst for change and an ambition for better. gluten-free / vegan / local ingredients / family-owned. Outside food is permitted only when no food trucks are scheduled. Guests should not bring their own food when a food truck is here.

Outdoor Dining Details

Igloos are available by online reservation only.

The igloos seat six comfortably and hold up to eight.

Reservations start every hour and are for 50 minutes. This allows time for cleaning in between groups. A 50 minute reservation costs $15 to help us cover the high cost of the igloos and cleaning between guests. It is possible to book more than one session consecutively (i.e. two consecutive sessions would last for 1 hour and 50 minutes).

Igloos are heated and warmer than the outside air, but we recommend dressing for outdoor conditions for maximum comfort.

Reservations are currently being accepted through March 2022. Additional dates will be added at a later time.

Note there are two layout types to choose from: table seating (6’ table, max 8 people) and lounge seating (max 7 people).

Third Nature Brewing Company in Rockford, MI

outdoor dining third nature brewing company

Open for:
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take Out
Offering:
  • Brewery
Address:
7733 Childsdale Ave NE
Rockford, Michigan 49341
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About Third Nature Brewing Company

We share a love for nature and good, quality craft beer. As a family of beer nerds, we like to push the envelope to brew creative, innovative, and unique beers. We're located where the White Pine Trail meets the Rogue River in charming Rockford, MI.

Outdoor Dining Details

Igbrews are limited to 8 people maximum. Yes, this does include children.

Our picnic style tables in the Igbrew will fit 6 people comfortably. 8 people will work if you feel like your party can accommodate that seating arrangement. We are not responsible if you are not able to fit your entire party in the Igbrew.

There’s a small heater in each Igbrew but dress warm.

Food and drinks are available for purchase from inside the Igbrew through our Order & Pay site. Drinks & food will be set on the barrel outside your Igbrew door.

If you’re a planner, reservations can be found on our website, but are not required. Reserved Igbrews will have a $5 fee that will be added to your bill.

Or, if you want to roll the dice, we have three Igbrews available on a walk-in first come basis daily.

90 minute time limit for both reservations and walk-in Igbrews. Your 90 minutes starts at your reservation time, not when you arrive. If you did a walk-in Igbrew, your 90 minutes starts once you are seated.

No pets are allowed

Brass Ring Brewing in Grand Rapids, MI

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Open for:
  • Outdoor Dining
Offering:
Address:
2404 Eastern Ave., SE
Grand Rapids 49507
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About Brass Ring Brewing

Home of the Beer Shanty!

Brass Ring Brewing, style specific, small batch beers with great appetizers, sharing plates and entrees. Unique and creative specials on the weekends.

Located in the Alger Heights Neighborhood

Outdoor Dining Details

Home of the Beer Shanty!

Great beer, great food, great service in our Craft Beer Shanties! Max 4, Minimum 2.

No extra fees, reservation recommended. Make your reservation online.

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