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Your Summertime Guide to Outdoor Dining in Alpena

Posted on July 29th, 2021
Summertime and the livin’s easy in your Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

Nothing like relaxing on the patio with some good eats and a cold beverage, right? If you want to skip the effort and mess of cooking at home this summer, here are some great spots for outdoor dining in Alpena:

Downtown Alpena: 
  1. The Fresh Palate- Serving up a chef-curated menu for healthy and fresh options in downtown Alpena. 
  2. The Bulldog – Conveniently located downtown right next door to Bob’s Bullpen comic shop, this place has every hot dog you can imagine!
  3. Cabin Creek Coffee – Tables and chairs are set up for you to enjoy a custom latte with a delicious lunch. 
  4. Thunder Bay Winery- Offers prime outdoor seating in downtown Alpena- and you can order cuisine from the neighboring Fresh Palate while sipping wine!
  5. 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!
  6. HopSide Brewery – A brand new brewery located in the heart of downtown Alpena with outdoor seating available in the back of the building.
Alpena City Limits:
  1. The Owls Nest-  A great variety of gourmet hamburgers and appetizers (need we say more?!)
  2. The Court Yard – A newly constructed patio for outside dining awaits at this popular dinner spot.
  3. Hungry Hippie (Hippie Dome)– Providing fun, healthy options with a front-row view of Lake Huron across the street.
  4. Austin Brothers Beer Company- Enjoy your Michigan craft beer in the beautiful weather in their newly renovated outdoor section at Austin Brothers Beer Company.
  5. Nowicki’s Sausage Shoppe- Serving up high-quality, handmade specialty brats on a bun with a variety of toppings. 
  6. Pompeyos- A brand new outdoor deck for patrons to enjoy Mexican cuisine along with a Lake Huron view.
Hubbard Lake:
  1. Churchill Pointe Inn- A beautiful restaurant and inn with outdoor seating that overlooks pristine Hubbard Lake.
  1. Connie’s Cafe – Enjoy a famous Connie’s breakfast in their screened patio section.
Long Lake:
  1. 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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Throwback to when Sasquatch himself enjoyed outdoor dining in Alpena for the filming of Major League Fishing

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