Sit-down dining options couldn’t return at a better time – with the summer weather here at last, these five restaurants are a must with their open patios and diverse cuisines. A culinary bucket list, if you will.

Pacifico

Pacifico Sheboygan

Right on the riverfront by the drawbridge, settle in with a mexican soda and delicious Zarape or the Azteca special at Pacifico in Sheboygan. “Fresh, hearty, and simply unforgettable” is their goal, and combined with the view, I think it’s safe to say that goal is achieved.

The Duke of Devon

The Duke of Devon

Just a little ways away from the Mexican cuisine of Pacifico, you can hop “across the pond” to the UK. As you walk through the restaurant to the outdoor seating, take a moment to explore the memorabilia and pictures on the warm wooden walls. Outside, enjoy the riverfront sights and sounds, wave to passerbys, and propose a toast to food and friends!

Route 67 Saloon

Route 67 Saloon

“Located on one of Elkhart Lake’s most popular streets, Route 67 Saloon is The Place to Be,” says their website, and it’s got a place ready for you! Impossible to miss as you drive into Elkhart Lake, this recent addition to the county’s favorite foodies stops has a beautiful outdoor patio where you can enjoy their delicious menu.

The Blind Horse

The Blind Horse

This winery is back in full swing, and the back patio is once again a host to live music and table side service! Come make a summer memory with the unforgettable cheese curds, flatbread, charcuterie, truffle fries… rinsed down with a signature cocktail or glass of Napa style wine.

Tiki Bar Elkhart

The Tiki Bar and Lounge

What’s summer without a beach, tiki torches, and good vibes? Find all three here. No shirt, no shoes, no problem – plus, the occasional live music! Weather permitting, this is the place to be for a summer experience.

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