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Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining

1st Place: The Livery
2nd Place: Bug Eyed Betty’s
3rd Place: Jake’s Supper Club

Locals love dining with a view, and these area restaurants are happy to serve up tasty eats with an eye toward Mother Nature. The Livery (316 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire), famous for its spacious back patio and oversized fire pit, tops the chart for the eighth year in a row, with sassy burger and pizza purveyor Bug Eyed Betty’s (1920 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire) joining the ranks in second place. And where better to enjoy a steak and the fall colors at the same time than with a view of Tainter Lake at Jake’s Supper Club (E5690 County Road D, Menomonie)? — Garrett Denney