Top 10 Patio Locations in the Willmar Lakes Area

Ruff's Wings & Sports Bar Patio

As a Minnesotan, when the weather’s nice you try to take advantage of it as much as possible and that includes eating outside! Check out our list of the top 10 patio locations in the Willmar Lakes Area!

Max’s on the Green
You can’t beat the view from the patio at Max’s on the Green located at Little Crow Golf Resort in Spicer. Overlooking the scenic golf course, it is the perfect setting for a quick snack before you play a round of golf, a family lunch between swims at the hotel pool or a night out with friends!

Whether you are going there before or after a day on the lake, or you are just looking to unwind after a busy day, O’Neil’s has an amazing patio with gorgeous views of Green Lake. O’Neil’s has become a local favorite when it comes to summertime outdoor dining and live music.

Zorbaz on Green Lake
Enjoy not only the view of Green Lake, but also the sandy beach and cool waters of the lake as you enjoy your favorite meal on the patio of Zorbaz! Come by car, boat, or float plane and enjoy the largest beer selection on tap. The kids will love the game room and you’ll love the weekend live music on the patio stage. Be sure to get there early to grab a seat by their fire pit.

The Oaks at Eagle Creek
Situated across Willmar Lake, the view from the outdoor patio deck with a gorgeous fireplace is unbeatable. Aside from the relaxed atmosphere, you’ll get to delight in the best new and upcoming wines, craft beers, and daily happy hour specials!

Ruff’s Wings & Sports Bar
The outdoor patio at Ruff’s has everything you could dream of with an outdoor bar, fire feature, heat lamps, and 3 TV’s including a 70″ HD TV. Ruff’s is the place for every occasion, anything from a business happy hour, sports binge, or late night high energy atmosphere.

Goat Ridge Brewery
As the saying goes, it’s always cooler by the lake (or river in this case). So even if it’s hot and humid out, you’ll find a relaxing getaway in the backyard of Goat Ridge Brewery. With plenty of trees for shade and the sound of the flowing water of the Middle Fork Crow River, you’ll love the tranquil environment. Order an appetizer and sit back and enjoy life at this peaceful spot.

Grandview Valley Winery
A beautiful patio with plenty of space for your extended family awaits you at Grandview Valley Winery, nestled into the 7.5 acre vineyard. The scenery in the Minnesota River Valley boasts breathtaking views that can hardly be rivaled during any season and is more than worth the drive.

Hinterland Vineyard
A relaxing outdoor patio with a stage for live music and a view of the vineyard. The peacefulness at this patio will have you feeling like you are sitting in your own backyard.

The Land by Model Citizen
Be sure to check out the beautiful patios, located throughout the grounds of the property. The front patio and main stage patio are great places to enjoy food and beverages. Relax and unwind under the Pergola and enjoy the views of the flower garden and the beautiful landscape.

Sweet River Cafe in New London
Nestled along the charming Main Street of New London, the Middle Fork Cafe’s patio can be your oasis from the summer heat with the perfect amount of shade and sunshine. And paired with the perfect decadent dessert and beverage, you’ll want to stay awhile.

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Surrounded by beautiful lakes and scenery…who wouldn’t take a hike or a leisurely bike ride to enjoy the view? With miles of trials to choose from, you can always find new places to explore.

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