Marshfield WI outdoor diningEnjoy your vacation al fresco

Outdoor dining season is here, and there’s a table waiting for you! The weather is warming up, and patios, beer gardens and decks across the state are rolling out the patio tables to welcome diners with fresh entrees and a relaxing open-air atmosphere. Whet your appetite by reading about three of our favorite outdoor dining destinations.


In central Wisconsin, Marshfield has reinvented its dining scene. The Blue Heron Brew Pub is flanked by a row of outdoor tables on 9th Street, giving diners a view of the historic downtown. The pub has 10 microbrews on tap, as well as delicious dining options like pizzas from its upstairs wood-fired oven. On Central Avenue, MoJo’s Pasta House & Cajun Cook Shack is the place to go for home-cooked delights. Arrive early to get an outside sidewalk table.


Relaxation begins on the edge of Madison. Fitchburg’s thriving dining scene is popular with visitors—restaurants are located near the city’s expansive trail system, so it’s the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing meal after an adventure on two wheels. You’ll find a lot of great restaurants, including places with outdoor seating. Popular outdoor dining spots include Cajun hotspot Lilliana’s Restaurant and the Thirsty Goat, which has more than 40 beers on tap along with some great pub food.


Middleton has more than 30 restaurants with outdoor dining, offering everything from casual fare to fine dining. The historic 1847 at the Stamm House, built in—you guessed it—1847, is one classic Middleton restaurant that offers outdoor seating. Find delicious Italian dining at Villa Dolce or Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano or enjoy an upscale burger at The Free House Pub or Tanner’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill.

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