When you’re hungry and blessed with a mild, sunny day in The D, search out the metro area’s most illustrious dine-and-drink outdoor patios. And who said you can’t hit more than one in one day?
Mercury Burger & Bar, Detroit
Cool off on the patio, admire outdoor art and slurp down the tastiest milkshakes in town. Huge burger selection – try the Southwest Detroit with chorizo and pickled spiced carrots, plus either poutine or garlic fries. Large selection of Michigan craft beers, too.
Parc, Campus Martius Park
A recently remodeled venue, cool place to meet friends and relax in Campus Martius Park. They offer a wood-fired grill, which allows their chef team to create a range of delicious, unique dishes that excite the soul.
Mike’s on the Water, St. Clair Shores
Get the island vibe as you sit on this Nautical Mile hidden gem. The gorgeous tiki bar is right on the canals of Lake St. Clair. The perch dinner is a solid choice. Boaters can drive in and park right next to the patio.
MacRay Harbor on Lake St. Clair
Sail in and dock or drive to MacRay Harbor in Harrison Township, the perfect spot to enjoy tropical drinks and delicious steak, chicken or seafood. The outdoor seating area looks across the sparkling waters of Lake St. Clair for an unbeatable view.
Bar Louie, Novi
The patio is heated on those cooler nights. Drink specials, delicious grub, and an awesome happy hour during the week with martinis under $6 and ½ price apps. Go for a selection of sliders from salmon to chicken parm.
Granite City Food & Brewery, Troy
Enjoy a Michigan craft beer or cocktails on the patio. Choose from a huge menu with flatbread pizzas, salads, soups and a garlic butter sirloin that will knock your socks off. Additional locations in Northville and downtown Detroit.
Big Fish Seafood Bistro, Dearborn
Sensational seafood and patio seating. It’s almost like you’re on vacation when you eat at Big Fish Seafood Bistro. Located along the circle of Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn. Start things out with the Hot Rocks & Blue Slaw (spicy shrimp and blue cheese coleslaw).