25+ Restaurants with Outdoor Dining In + Around Detroit


If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, head for a restaurant with outdoor dining. Yes, it’s winter in Michigan and that phrase is mind-boggling to say the least. But there are so many benefits to getting out of the house and heading for one of these great establishments:

  1. You’re supporting a local business.
  2. It’s great for your mental health.
  3. Fresh air is always a good idea.
  4. You don’t have to cook!

So bundle up, grab a blanket, and enjoy a meal with your family or a best gal pal at some of our favorite local places this winter.

Berkley Common | Berkley

Heated outdoor igloos. Reservation and deposit required.

Blake’s Tasting Room | Armada

Heated outdoor igloos. Reservation and deposit required.

Bobcat Bonnie’s | Detroit

Bubbles inside a heated tent. First come, first served.

Brown Iron Brewhouse | Royal Oak and Washington

Heated outdoor igloos. Reservations required.

Camp Ticonderoga | Troy

Heated outdoor igloos. Deposit and reservations required.

Casa Pernoi | Birmingham

Outdoor heated tent.

Clarkston Union | Clarkston

Outdoor heated igloos. Reservations required.

Decked Out Detroit | Detroit

Starting December 18, downtown restaurants will begin to open cozy and safe outdoor dining areas, each featuring its own partially enclosed pergolas and heaters! Click the link above to see participating eateries and plan your al fresco experience!

Detroit Fleat | Ferndale

Heated outdoor igloos. Reservations required.

Detroit Shipping Company | Detroit

Outdoor seating with heated tent and fire pits.

Downtown Northville Heat the Street | Northville

Many restaurants have heated outdoor seating. The downtown areas between Main and Center Streets are closed and will have new pods and stands with overhead heating.

East Eats | Detroit

Outdoor heated domes. Reservations required.

El Barzon | Detroit

Heated outdoor patio. Reservations required.

Honcho | Clarkston

Heated outdoor tents. Reservations required.

Lake Inn | Lapeer

Outdoor igloos. Reservations required.

Lockhart’s BBQ | Royal Oak

Outdoor heated igloos. Reservation and deposit required.

Lumen | Detroit

Heated igloos. Reservations required.

Moose Preserve | Bloomfield Hills

Heated outdoor igloos. Reservations required.

Motor City Brewing Works | Detroit

Outdoor heated beer garden.

Mudgie’s Deli | Detroit

Outdoor patio with fire pits.

Parc Cafe and Rinkside Bar | Detroit

Outdoor seating available around the Campus Martius area.

Red Dunn Kitchen | Detroit

Outdoor heated patio seating.

Slow’s BBQ | Detroit

Heated patio. Reservations required.

The Tavern at Tina’s Country House | Macomb

Outdoor igloos and heated tent seating.

Watermark Bar and Grill | St. Claire Shores

Outdoor waterfront igloos. Reservations required.

While you’re doing some outdoor dining, perhaps you’d like to do some shopping at one of our favorite local businesses, too!


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