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Outdoor Winter Dining Options - Lakeshore to Lake Country

Updated: Mar 20


Phil saw his shadow today, so for a lot of us that means six more weeks of winter - but this is Wisconsin and we know that really means sixteen...luckily, there is no shortage of outdoor winter dining options so we don't go stir crazy! The past few years have seen a bubble boom in the restaurant biz - domes are popping up on patios everywhere to make use of that dining space while the temperatures dip, it's hard to keep them all straight! I've done a little bit of research and compiled a list of all of the domes, yurts, bubbles, and shanties your heart could desire - Lake Country to lakefront, and even a little bit beyond! Since no two experiences are the same, I made sure to include all the details for each one. Happy winter dining!


Lake Country + Beyond

Belfre Kitchen

606 Genesee St., Delafield (262) 303-5066

The domes at Belfre Kitchen offer 90 minute reservations and can accommodate 4-6 people most comfortably, but 8 people max. There is a fee to reserve your dome, depending on when you go, and your reservation includes a complimentary sparkling wine toast with the full menu available to order. Reservations are $25 to rent a dome for lunch, $50 for weekday dinner & brunch, and $75 for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Tap Yard

1150 W Sunset Dr, Waukesha

The Winter Wonderland at The Tap Yard offers 90 minute rentals and can accommodate up to 6 people. Reservations can be made for a $50 non refundable deposit which is taken off of your final bill. You'll be able to order from a pre-picked menu ahead of your reservation.

Fishbones

1704 Milwaukee St, Delafield (262) 646-4696

The domes at Fishbones offer 1 hour and 45 minute reservations and can accommodate 6-8 people comfortably. There is no fee to rent the dome, the full menu is available for ordering, and to top it all off you get a lake view.

Bass Bay Brewhouse

S79W15851 Aud Mar Dr, Muskego (414) 377-9449

Bubbles on the Bay offers 90 minute reservations and can accommodate up to 4 people. Choose a reservation for brunch ($135) or weekend nights ($120), and your reservation includes a charcuterie board and old fashioned option with a warm cookie to take home or one brunch platter and mimosa option, each serving up to 4 people. You can add food and drinks in 4 person increments during your reservation.

Café Hollander - Hilldale

701 Hilldale Way, Madison (608) 237-3168

The globes at Café Hollander - Hilldale offer 90 minute reservations and can accommodate up to 8 people. Your $100 reservation includes a complimentary drink package of your choice, with the option to order off of full menu or additional beverage/dining packages during your visit. Bonus, your furry friends are welcome!

Zin Uncommon

629 Main St, Delafield (262) 646-5959

The domes at Zin Uncommon offer 1 hour and 45 minute reservations and can accommodate up to 10 people, with a full menu available to order from. Call the restaurant to make your reservations.


Brookfield/Wauwatosa

Café Hollander - The Corners

20150 Union St., Brookfield (262) 785-4490

The domes at Café Hollander - Brookfield offer 90 minute reservations and can accommodate up to 6 people. Your $50 reservation includes a complimentary drink package of your choice, with the option to order off of full menu or additional beverage/dining packages during your visit. Bonus, your furry friends are welcome!

Zisters

13425 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove (262) 794-3924

The domes at Zisters offer 90 minute reservations and can accommodate up to 8 people. Your $150 reservation includes a complimentary drink package of your choice, with the option to order off of full menu during your visit. Call to make your reservation.

Buckatabon

7700 W Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa (414) 271-7700

Frank & Larry’s Northwoods Shanties offer 90 minute reservations and can accommodate up to 10 people. Your $100 reservation includes a complimentary drink package of your choice, with the option to order off of full menu or additional beverage/dining packages during your visit. Bonus, your furry friends are welcome!

Eldr+Rime

2300 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa (414) 867-9200

The Stuga Experiences at Eldr+Rime offer 2 hour reservations and can accommodate up to 6 people. Your reservation has a minimum food and beverage spend of $200 + 20% gratuity.

Kegel’s Inn

5901 W. National Ave., West Allis (414) 257-9999

The yurts at Kegel's Inn offer 90 minute reservations and can accommodate 6-12 people. Your $50 deposit holds your reservation and will be taken off of the final bill.


Milwaukee

Café Benelux

346 N. Broadway, (414) 501-2500

The lux domes at Café Benelux offer 90 minute reservations and can accommodate up to 8 people. Your $200 reservation includes a complimentary drink package of your choice, with the option to order off of full menu or additional beverage/dining packages during your visit. Bonus, you get to keep your mug!

Café Centraal

2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 755-0378

The street cars at Café Centraal offer 90 minute reservations and can accommodate 6-8 people. Your $50 reservation includes a complimentary drink package of your choice, with the option to order off of full menu or additional beverage/dining packages during your visit. Bonus, your furry friends are welcome!

Café Hollander - Downer

2608 N. Downer Ave., 414-963-6366

The domes at Café Hollander - Downer offer 90 minute reservations and can accommodate up to 6people. Your $50 reservation includes a complimentary drink package of your choice, with the option to order off of full menu or additional beverage/dining packages during your visit. The restaurant also has a heated Chalet for up to 25 people to book a private event. Bonus, your furry friends are welcome!


Lakefront Brewery

1872 N Commerce St., (414) 372-8800

The Hop House experiences offer 90 minute reservations and can accommodate 6-8 people. Your reservation has a minimum food and beverage spend with a special package menu to choose from, and the fee to book your reservation depends on how many people you'll have and when you choose to go. For 6 people M-Th, there is a $30 fee and $100 min spend; 8 people M-Th has a $50 fee and $150 min spend; 6 people Fri-Sun has a $50 fee and $100 min spend; 8 people Fri-Sun has a $75 fee and $150 min spend.

Braise

1101 S. 2nd St., (414) 212-8843

The domes at Braise offer 90 minute reservations and can accommodate 6-8 people. Your $150 reservation includes a complimentary drink package of your choice and a shared charcuterie board, with the option to order dinner and desserts during your visit. Reservations are available Tue-Thurs at 6 & 8pm or Fri-Sat at 5, 7 & 9pm.

At Random

2501 S. Delaware Ave., (414) 481-8030

At Random's heated yurts are available for cocktail service by reservation only, and each guest much purchase a drink during your stay. Call to make your reservation.

Hubbard Park Lodge

3565 N. Morris Blvd., Shorewood, (414) 273-8300

Winter Camp experiences at Hubbard Park Lodge offer 2 hour reservations and can accommodate up to 7 people. Your reservation includes a complimentary welcome drink from the Winter Camp menu for each guest with access to order from the full menu during your stay.

Zocalo Food Truck Park

636 S. 6th St., (414) 433-9747

The greenhouses at Zocalo Food Truck Park offer 90 minute reservations and can accommodate parties of 2 to 8 people. There is a $3 fee for Tuesday reservations, $16 fee for Weds/Thurs reservations, $26 fee for Fri/Sat reservations, and $11 for Sunday reservations.

Twisted Fisherman

1200 W. Canal St., (414) 384-2722

The Ice Camp experiences at the Twisted Fisherman offer 1 or 2 hour reservations. Choose from the $30 2 hour heated globe reservation which can accommodate up to 7 guests with the option to order from the full menu, or a $5 reservation in an unheated fireside shanty, which can accommodate up to 8 guests for 1 hour with beverage options available.

Third Space Brewing

1505 W. St. Paul Ave., (414) 909-2337

The Happy Domes at Third Space offer 2 hour reservations and can accommodate up to 8 people. Your $25 reservation holds your dome and a full beer and snack menu are available to order from during your stay.

Brandywine

W61N480 Washington Ave., Cedarburg (262) 618-4683

Brandywine has three heated outdoor domes available for 2 hour reservations. Call the restaurant to make your reservation.


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