6 patios not-to-miss this summer
For fine dining or friendly drinks, visit these six patios this summer.
1. Lolo’s Bar & Grill
1862 Ottawa Beach Road, Holland
Open Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. until close and Friday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. until close, May through September.
For outdoor waterside dining, consider LoLo’s Bar & Grill, which opened in May on the north side of Lake Macatawa. Chef Brad Kelley describes the menu as Caribbean-Latin. Lolo’s is becoming known for its slushies, cocktails and punch bowls.
2. Mermaid Bar & Grill
340 Water St., Saugatuck
Open Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
The family-owned Mermaid Bar & Grill welcomes guests to step into the kitchen to see what’s happening from the prep of a “coconut cream pie bowl” to Mr. Fabulous burger. All enhanced by people- and boat-watching along Lake Kalamazoo harbor.
3. The Butler
40 Butler St., Saugatuck
Open Monday through Thursday and Sunday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
The Butler is a landmark in downtown Saugatuck. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, The Butler Deck provides outdoor dining, live music on the weekends and great views of the Lake
4. Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant
216 Van Raalte Ave., Holland
Open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Bar open every day, 11 a.m. until close.
The popular eatery on the south side of Lake Macatawa opened in 2006. A spacious, two-level umbrella-filled patio is just the place to watch the boats and enjoy a drink and a meal. Check out the live music every evening during the summer.
5. Jack’s Waterfront Bistro + Bar
Inside Holiday Inn, 940 W. Savidge St., Spring Lake
Restaurant hours through Labor Day: Monday through Wednesday, 6:30–10 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 6:30 a.m.–11 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.–11 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m.–10 p.m. Bar open Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m.–1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon–2 a.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m.–midnight.
The deck at Jack’s Waterfront Bistro looks out over the banks of the Grand River. Now that it’s summer, the outdoor Tiki Bar is open and serving cocktails like its signature Rum Bomber.
6. Snug Harbor
311 S. Harbor Drive, Grand Haven
Hours: Sunday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Snug Harbor is located next to the boardwalk on the Grand Haven Channel. Enjoy a meal on the outdoor deck and take in the sights of people walking the boardwalk and boats moving through the channel.