Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining

During the warm months, eating outside can feel so lovely. Cowboy Jack’s (1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona) provides the perfect atmosphere for eating outdoors, with a large patio that overlooks the Eau Claire River, the River Prairie development, and sometimes live music in the summer. The Livery (aka Cowtown Saloon) (316 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire) is the ideal place to grab a unique drink and a tasty bite, with their big fire on the patio keeping the area warm even into the fall months. The Lakely (at The Oxbow Hotel) (516 Galloway St., Eau Claire) features a great hangout area outside the restaurant with plenty of seating room, plus a grassy area to break out some kubb blocks if you’re so inclined. – Briana Novacek