Summer Dining

As the weather warms, eating outside on the patios of local restaurants becomes a perfect option for Minneapolis diners.


Brit’s pub offers outdoor seating, perfect for your summer dining needs.


Stella’s Fish Cafe and Prestige Oyster Bar in Uptown has had one of the most iconic rooftops in Minneapolis for years. Stella’s offers a classic take on fresh seafood and is well known for their oysters. In addition to the seafood options, Stella’s also has excellent traditional American food. The rooftop patio has space for over 300 people and creates a great atmosphere. The patio typically fills with young professionals on summer nights. In addition to great seafood and specials, the rooftop patio offers beautiful views of downtown Minneapolis.



Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, it’s inevitable that some of the best patio dining is on the water. Located on the legendary and always popular Lake Minnetonka, Maynard’s gives customers a traditional Minnesota feel with “Maynard’s Wharf,” a popular spot for hot summer days. As The Wharf is situated on Excelsior Bay and features outdoor seating near docks where patrons can park their boats. Maynard’s is a favorite spot for boaters on the lake to find food. Maynard’s also features live music sponsored by Cities97 on Thursday nights throughout the summer.


Brit's Pub is another another great option for patio dining.
Audrey Jewett
Brit’s Pub is another another great option for patio dining.


Brit’s Pub is an iconic hotspot for summer days. Located in the heart of Minneapolis on Nicollet Mall, Brit’s third floor rooftop has ample outdoor seating as well as a full lawn for different games. The lawn also offers a very unique way to be outside with green space in the compact downtown area. Customers flock to Brit’s throughout the summer for lawn bowling tournaments and festivities. Brit’s is one a few locations in the metro to televise European rugby and soccer matches, creating an atmosphere surrounding the games with plenty of fans.



Edina’s Pinstripes bowling alley and restaurant has one of the most unique patio locations in the Twin Cities. Pinstripes’ large patio offers their full lunch and dinner menu with a view overlooking Centennial Lakes Park. The patio features a beautiful view of the manmade lake and the rolling hills of the mini golf course. What sets Pinstripes apart however isn’t the view, bowling, or the food, but the outdoor bocce ball courts on the patio. Bocce ball gives patrons an activity to create a fun and memorable experience.