With restrictions easing across Minnesota on dining, especially outdoors, there’s plenty of people looking to visit bars and restaurants with patio or rooftop dining around Minneapolis. Here are some of our favorite restaurants with spacious outdoor patios near Minneapolis.
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3203 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435
McCormick’s & Schmick’s is serving up their decadent seafood and steaks on their elegant and umbrella-shaded patios.
1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Experience the only British pub in Minneapolis with both lawn bowling and an incredible outdoor patio with an excellent view of the downtown area.
700 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
At Seven, you can social distance in style with sushi, steak, and a rooftop patio right in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.
4955 Nokomis Parkway West, Minneapolis, MN 55417
This patio and restaurant in Minneapolis serves corndogs (among other things) and is located directly on Lake Nokomis. Sandcastle gives off some serious summer vibes.
1601 W. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Enjoy seasonal cocktails and delicious Italian fare on the Amore Uptown rooftop patio.
2501 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Betty Danger’s currently allows you to purchase a 90-minute timeslot in which you can enjoy unlimited golf, cocktails, and snacks and use a reserved table for dinner.
1 East 26th Street, Minneapolis MN 55404
Had to cancel that European vacation? Black Forest Inn is an authentic german restaurant in Minneapolis with a shady patio that partially resembles Europe.
825 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Sip a cold brew while soaking in a rooftop view of the Minneapolis skyline. Who could ask for more?
520 Malcolm Avenue SE, Minneapolis
Surly has a massive outdoor dining area, allowing them to safely seat up to 250 guests at a time.
550 Vandalia St #160, St Paul, MN 55114
A spacious patio and a wide selection of house-made beers make Lake Monster a perfect place to spend a lazy summer afternoon.
1400 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408
A two-tiered rooftop patio with a built-in bar and some of the best seafood in the city make Stella’s a must-visit this summer.
211 7th Street West, St Paul, MN 55102
The third-floor rooftop terrace decorated in the style of an Italian villa is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and a plate of pasta.
1096 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
The Lexington is among the classiest and trendiest Minneapolis restaurants and their rooftop patio does not disappoint.
5959 Centerville Road, North Oaks, MN 55127
Located on a former farm in North Oaks, Tria’s patio has a natural, woodsy feel to it. Strung Edison bulbs add a pleasant ambiance at night.
731 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
The retractable awning at Union in the middle of downtown Minneapolis makes it one of the most gorgeous places to enjoy a meal, year-round.
2260 Como Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108
Tropical greenery and bold Mexican flavors make a trip to Nico’s outdoor patio a memorable experience.
825 W Jefferson Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
St. Paul Tap features a 2,000-square-foot patio with a full-service bar, as well as both booth and table seating. The patio is not just dog-friendly, but actually has a menu specifically for your pet.
1900 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Enjoy Polynesian cocktails and American bar fare in a tiki-themed patio (complete with Easter Island heads and tiki torches) on the banks of the Mississippi.
5075 Wayzata Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
Rooftop bars aren’t just for downtown, Reveal proves that the West End can be just as trendy and energetic as anywhere with skyway access.
4825 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Take a hike at Minnehaha Falls and walk over to Sea Salt Eatery for some delish tacos and seafood. The restaurant only stays open in the warmer months — March to October — so go get a taste while you can.
125 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Offering views of both the Mississippi and the Minneapolis skyline, Aster Café may have the best guarantee of a view of anything on this list.
3024 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Tucked into an alley, the patio at Amazing Thailand has a cozy sense of intimacy. If that doesn’t give you the warm fuzzies the spice on their delicious Thai food certainly will.
114 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402
All-day breakfast and a lovely street-facing patio make Hen House the perfect place for pancakes and people watching.
1368 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis MN 55403
Lakes and Legends uses Minnesota farmers for all the ingredients in their home-brewed beer. Drink a sip of local innovation under the shade of a sun umbrella on their sidewalk patio.
2640 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Not usually an outdoor seating restaurant, The Lynhall has adapted to the times by setting up a large pop-up tent in their parking lot. Some rustic picnic tables and strung lights serve to really maintain Lynhall’s farm-chic visual style.