330 E. MENOMONEE ST. | 414-273-3375
This eatery/butcher shop has some of the best sandwiches in town, plus a relaxing view of Catalano Square in the Third Ward. Our dining critic, Ann Christenson, recommends the roasted cauliflower-grape salad, charcuterie plate and pork banh mi sandwich. Oh, and on Wednesday nights they grill burgers.
1007 N. CASS ST. | 414-276-2101
You’re going to want to order the bloody mary here while enjoying a morning in the sun. Breakfast is on the menu as well as a changing collection of seasonal pastries. The historic café is also known for its picturesque ivy-covered courtyard, so bring your cameras, too.
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360 E. ERIE ST. | 414-488-8036
If you love Asian fusion cuisine, then this patio is an absolute must. Dan Van Rite and Dan Jacobs are the minds behind the menu, which includes Dim Sum, dumplings, noodles and, of course, a mouth-watering list of house specials. The patio is spacious with lights strung from the shaded pergola.
2300 N. MAYFAIR RD., WAUWATOSA | 414-867-9200
Ann recently reviewed this “Scandinavian Delight.” The menu fills the Milwaukee-sized hole for Scandinavian cuisine, and the patio is a showstopper. Comfort is the name of the game at this massive patio. The seats are made of birch with deep cushions. Definitely order the Swedish meatball sliders.
S63 W16147 COLLEGE AVE., MUSKEGO | 414-422-9601
If you’re into farmhouse-style food and decor, look no further than the patio at Muskego’s Gingerbread House. While you dine on the patio of the adorable red barn, you may notice some chickens and ducks roaming the property.
2569 S. KINNICKINNIC AVE. | 414-747-1007
Honeypie recently reopened at a new location on KK in Bay View. The patio has 16 tables and features a new walk-up order window. Like at the old location, the menu remains drool-worthy. You won’t want to miss out on their ground brisket burger with a sunnyside-up egg or Friday night fish fry.
400 N. WATER ST. | 414-336-1111
The Milwaukee Public Market is a fan-favorite, and a must have on any patio guide. Sit outside and enjoy bustling Water Street after taking your pick from one of the food vendors inside. The market will be introducing a new vendor this summer. It’s Pat’s Rib Place, which was once listed as one of Oprah’s favorite things.