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Your Summertime Guide to Outdoor Dining in Alpena

Posted on June 3rd, 2021
Summertime….and the living is easy in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

Throwback to when Sasquatch himself enjoyed outdoor dining in Alpena for the filming of Major League Fishing.

Nothing like relaxing on the patio with some good eats and a cold beverage! Want to skip the effort and mess of DIY? Here are some great spots for outdoor dining in Alpena:

(In no specific order)

  1. The Owls Nest-  A great variety of gourmet hamburgers and appetizers (need we say more?!)
  2.  The Fresh Palate- Serving up a chef-created menu healthy and fresh in downtown Alpena. 
  3. The Court Yard – A newly constructed patio for outside dining awaits at this popular dinner spot.
  4. Hungry Hippie (Hippie Dome)– Providing fun healthy options with a front-row view of Lake Huron across the street.
  5. The Bulldog – Conveniently located downtown right next door to Bob’s Bullpen comic shop, this place has every hot dog you can imagine!
  6. Cabin Creek Coffee – Tables and chairs are set up in the warmer months for you to enjoy your custom latte with a delicious lunch. 
  7. Nowicki’s Sausage Shoppe- Serving up high-quality, handmade specialty brats on a bun with a variety of toppings. 
  8. Thunder Bay Winery- Offers prime outdoor seating in downtown Alpena- and you can order cuisine from the neighboring Fresh Palate while sipping wine!
  9. Mangos Tequila Bar- Has a cute and quiet outdoor space in the Chisholm St. pocket park with a fantastic view of the ‘Make a Splash’ fish mural!
  10. Pompeyos- A brand new outdoor deck for patrons to enjoy Mexican cuisine along with a Lake Huron view.
  11. Churchill Pointe Inn- A beautiful restaurant and inn with outdoor seating that overlooks pristine Hubbard Lake.
  12. Austin Brothers Beer Company- Enjoy your Michigan craft beer in the beautiful weather in their newly renovated outdoor section at Austin Brothers Beer Company.
  13. Connie’s Cafe – Enjoy a famous Connie’s breakfast in their screened patio section.
  14. Sandbar & Grill – Drive up by car or by boat to the Sandbar & Grill docks and enjoy a pizza, burger, or a delicious appetizer after a day in the sun

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