patio dining guide

Best Outdoor, Lakefront and Patio Dining in Lake Country and Waukesha County

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Do you find yourself asking the following questions:

Where is the best Lakefront Dining by me?
Where can I sit outside on a patio to dine?
It's so nice out, where can I eat outside?

Well, we’ve got you covered with Waukesha County’s best outdoor dining spots.  Some have lake views, other great patios and a few have beaches!  There is no greater joy than mingling with friends on a patio in the summertime, or having a datenight overlooking the lake, or taking the family to a restaurant where the kids can play at the beach.  There are so many options in Lake Country!  Want to know more about the Lakes of Lake Country, click here for that guide.

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Best on the Lake Dining in Lake Country

  • AJ’s Bar and Grill on Muskego Lake
  • Artisan 179 on Pewaukee Lake
  • Bass Bay Brewhouse on Bass Bay Lake
  • Bayside on Okauchee on Okauchee Lake
  • Chocolate Factory on Pewaukee Lake
  • Coco’s Seafood and Steakhouse on Lac La Belle
  • Copper Dock on Friess Lake
  • Curly’s on Pewaukee Lake
  • Doc’s Dry Dock on Pewaukee Lake
  • Edgewater on Pewaukee Lake
  • Foolery’s on Okauchee Lake – open
  • Gina’s Sports Dock on Pewaukee Lake
  • Golden Lake Pub on Golden Lake
  • Golden Mast on Okauchee Lake
  • Fishbones on Nagawicka Lake
  • Hollywood’s on Okauchee Lake (cannot get to via boat)
  • Kim’s Lakeside on Pewaukee Lake
  • Lago Su Bella on Lac La Belle
  • Lakerz on Fowler Lake – rooftop seating
  • Lucky Chucky’s Beach Bar and Grill on Silver Lake (formerly Burke’s Lakeside)
  • Michael’s House of Prime on Pewaukee Lake
  • Panga Bar & Grill on Upper Nemahbin Lake
  • Seaboard Bar & Grill on Pewaukee Lake (formerly Ristorante Lago)
  • Seesters on Pewaukee Lake
  • Seven Seas on Nagawicka Lake
  • Splash Martini Bar on Lac La Belle
  • 5 O-Clock Club on Pewaukee Lake

Lakefront Dining with a Beach

These restaurants offer lakeside and lakefront dining in a casual atmosphere and are family friendly as they have a beach for the kids to play in while waiting for the food to arrive.

  • Foolery’s on Okauchee Lake
  • Gina’s Sports Dock on Pewaukee Lake
  • There is a snack shop at City Beach in Oconomowoc
  • The Pewaukee downtown lakefront restaurants are a street across from the beach

Best Patio Dining in Lake Country and Waukesha County

All of the Restaurants above on the “On-the-lake” list have great patios, plus the following:

  • AJ O’Brady’s in Menomonee Falls
  • Americas continental
  • Andreas Red Rooster in Waukesha
  • Angelinas in Delafield
  • Beer Snobs in Hartland
  • Bel Air Cantina at Corners of Brookfield
  • Belfast Station in Sussex
  • Belfre in Delafield
  • Bullwinkles in Brookfield
  • Butler Inn in Pewaukee
  • Café Hollander at Corners of Brookfield
  • Carlee’s Bar & Grill in Pewaukee
  • Club at Lac La Belle has an amazing patio (can’t wait until their restaurant is open…stay tuned!)
  • Cornerstone Oconmowoc
  • David Alan Alan’s Smokehouse & Saloon in Mukwonago
  • Delafield Brewhaus
  • Ella’s Public House in Wales
  • Fiesta Cancun in Oconomowoc
  • Grill 164 in Oconomowoc
  • Grill Junkies in Delafield
  • I.d. in Delafield
  • Joe Mamas in Colgate
  • Kim’s in Stonebank
  • Kurt’s Steakhouse 
  • Main Mill in Menomonee Falls
  • Mama D’s in Wales
  • Margaritas Mexican grill
  • Mazatlán in Delafield
  • Mr. Brew’s in Menomonee Falls
  • Nettie’s Irish Pub in Pewaukee
  • North Lake Bear Trap
  • North Star American Bistro in Brookfield
  • Overboard at Sam’s in Okauchee
  • Parkside 23 in Brookfield
  • People’s Park in Waukesha
  • Revere’s in Delafield
  • Rumor’s Sports Bar & Grille in Sussex
  • Senior Tomas in Hartland
  • SOCIAL HAUS in Menomonee Falls
  • The 5 O’Clock Club in Pewaukee
  • Thirsty Duck in Sussex
  • Thunder Bay Grille in Pewaukee
  • Twisted Fire in Oconomowoc 
  • Vino Cappuccino in Brookfield
  • Zesti in Hartland
  • Zin in Delafield

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