Top 5 Patios Inspiring Relaxation

As a Minnesotan, when the weather’s nice you try to take advantage of it as much as possible and that includes eating outside! We’ve searched throughout Kandiyohi County and came up with the top 5 patio locations that inspire relaxation, and here they are!

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 or a pizza as well as your favorite craft beer and sit back and enjoy life at this peaceful spot.

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 (newly updated) patio with gorgeous views of Green Lake. You’ll quickly see why O’Neil’s has become a local favorite when it comes to summertime outdoor dining and live music. They serve up a variety of creative flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches, wraps and more that you won’t find anywhere else!

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! And if you’re just looking for that perfect place to relax and unwind, you’ll definitely find it in this quiet, countryside!

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 dig in to your favorite meal & beverage on the patio of Zorbaz! Come by car, boat, or float plane and enjoy the largest beer selection on tap in the area! You’ll love the weekend live music on the patio stage throughout the summer as you dance the night away in the sand. If you’re hoping to relax by their fire pit in one of their adirondack chairs, make sure you get there early as that is the most popular seating area!

The Oaks at Eagle Creek
Situated across from Willmar Lake and overlooking the beautiful Eagle Creek Golf Course, the view from The Oaks outdoor patio deck is spectacular! Aside from the deliciously crafted menu, you’ll get to delight in the best new and upcoming wines and craft beers! So make a plan to meet up with some friends and enjoy an evening reminiscing by the patio fire pit at The Oaks!

This isn’t all of the outdoor dining locations in the Willmar Lakes Area, by any means. There are several more options that’ll have you enjoying the outdoors with your favorite beverage and entree. But if you’re looking for beautiful scenery and a relaxing atmosphere, these five hit the mark!

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