Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining

With the weather being ever so frightful, a nice meal outside on a warm patio sounds pretty delightful right about now. For the second year in a row, Cowboy Jack’s (1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona) finds its place in the sun as the Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining. Coming in second is The Lakely at the Oxbow Hotel (516 Galloway St., Eau Claire), where you can sit outside by the fire with friends, craft cocktail in hand. The Livery a.k.a. Cowtoon Saloon (316 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire), the No. 3 vote-getter, is known for its giant outdoor patio, cocktails, and cheese curds. — Rachel Worthing