Outdoor Patio Dining at Magdaleno's Italian Restaurant

11 Places to Eat & Drink Outdoors In The Dotte

The time has come to enjoy the season’s simplest pleasures: sunshine, fresh air, and delicious food and drinks. With temperatures getting warmer by the day, what could be more fitting than a meal with a view? Whether it’s American fare, a classic breakfast, upscale dining, or a refreshing cocktail, finding a seat on a patio in Wyandotte is just what this weather ordered!
 
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Magdaleno Ristorante
Just off the main drag of Biddle Avenue lies a veritable treasure trove of unique, authentic, fresh Italian food. Magdaleno Ristorante has incredibly fresh food as Chef Magdaleno Guzman shops daily handpicking each of his ingredients. Now open is Magdaleno’s Outdoor Cafe. Enjoy the handmade pasta’s, extensive wine list along with dozens of options for cocktails, domestic and italian beers, with the outstanding fine dining and escoffier service with over 30 years collective experience in the sun. The lights twinkling above you while sitting in their outdoor cafe creates an atmosphere that enhances fine nighttime dining.
152 Elm Str.
Open weekdays 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM and Sunday 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
 
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Wine Dotte Bistro
With three meals eaten in your day, why not have one of them on the patio of this newer Wyandotte establishment? Indulge in your brunch, lunch, or dinner with scenic views of the Detroit River and Bishop Park. Located on Van Alstyne, Wine Dotte Bistro’s patio is cozy, tranquil, and just what you need to embrace the sights and sounds of Wyandotte. Large striped umbrellas offer some shade while the fine cuisine lets you escape the day-to-day grind. All menus have variety to fit most pallets. There are daily chef specials as well as a full service bar, and of course, a vast selection of wine. What more could you want?
2910 Van Alstyne Street
Open Tuesday thru Saturday 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM and Sundays for Bubbles & Brunch 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
 
The Waterfront
The name says it all! Being right on the Detroit River, The Waterfront is one of the best spots Downriver for a sunset toast or sunlit Sunday brunch. With daily chef speicials and tried and true staples on their menu for lunch and dinner, The Waterfront provides casual to upscale dining without having to drive out of your comfort zone. A full bar with specialty cocktails can help prolong the relaxation you’ll find along the water. In case the weather is not on your side, indoor seating areas also provide views that few places Downriver can capture. On any given beautiful day, it’s good to know patio seating and postcard views await you and your appetite!
507 Biddle Ave.
Open Sunday thru Wednesday 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM and Thursday thru Saturday 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
 
Nanna's Kitchen
Nanna’s Kitchen
Favored by many locals all over Downriver, family owned and operated Nanna’s Kitchen provides comfort food both indoors and out. With a patio overlooking the edges of Biddle and Elm Street, Nana’s Kitchen offers quality diner food in the heart of the city. Enjoy breakfast (the House Recipe Texas Toast is to die for!), lunch with a cup of their award winning chilli, or a pot roast dinner that even your Mom would love. This family friendly patio, with plenty of umbrellas for shade during those peak hours of daylight, offers so many options for all kinds of taste buds, we’re sure you’ll be back for more.
2962 Biddle Ave.
Open Monday thru Saturday 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Sundays 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
 
Bobcat Bonnie’s
Corktown favorite Bobcat Bonnie’s opened doors in its Wyandotte location this past March and ever since, business has been booming! You may think this is your typical “burgers and beer” spot, but once you explore their creative menu and see all their bar has to offer, you’ll know they’re anything but typical! Keeping with the original menu from their Detroit location, Bobcat Bonnie’s will win you over with a large beer list, specialty tater tots, and their famous Captain Crunch chicken fingers. Their patio service will give you the breath of fresh air you’ve been craving all winter! Offering brunch on the weekends and lunch and dinner each day, this is one patio you don’t want to miss!
118 Sycamore Street
Open weekdays 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM and weekends 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM
 
Alvi’s B.B.Q.
Brisket, ribs, or pulled pork? No matter what your looking for in barbeque food, Alvi’s is sure to have it! Serving prime cuts of meat, along with comfort food classics (the coleslaw is perfection!), Aliv’s B.B.Q. always satisfies. Their homemade sauces and rubs really make them stand out among chain B.B.Q. restaurants in the Downriver area.  They also feature Cajun seafood entrees if you’re craving something different. Their bar delivers on the cocktail menu! If it’s a martini that’s more your style, step on over to Gizzmo’s, their sister property! The restored insides of the building are warm and inviting, but having a seat on their patio along Biddle Avenue is just what any meal needs this season.
3233 Biddle Ave.
Open Tuesdays thru Thursdays 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and Sundays 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 
Gregorio's Italian Restaurant
Gregorio's Italian Restaurant
On Biddle Avenue just outside Downtown Wyandotte is Gregorio's Italian Restaurant. Gregorio's is small in size but big in tradition. You'll get Homecooked food from age old recipes passed down through generations and the essence of a small sicilian cafe while dining at Gregorio's. While enjoying lasagna, chicken marsala, linguine, or even just a glass of wine, take a seat in their outdoor patio with charming decor to make you feel relaxed and at home.
2356 Biddle Ave.
Open Tuesdays thru Thursdays 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Fridays 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Saturdays 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and Sundays 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
R.P. McMurphy's
R.P. McMurphy’s
Looking for something a little more secluded? The patio in the alley of R.P. McMurphy’s is just the place! This tavern serves up bar favorites such as burgers and sandwiches along with a rich assortment of seafood items for your evening outdoor dinner. If you're in the mood for a casual meeting with friends, their daily cocktail items will please any taste. With exposed brick surrounding you from neighboring buildings and white lights strung overhead, R.P. McMurphy’s patio is sure to give you the ambiance you’re craving for your Spring and Summer gatherings.
2922 Biddle Ave.
Open Sunday thru Thursday 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
 
Captain’s
Overlooking Oak Street and just steps away from Downtown Wyandotte, Captain's patio offers a breath of fresh air to any Spring/Summer outing. Their $5.99 daily lunch combos are a tough deal to beat! They also host an assortment of Happy Hour specials each day and a large beer selection to pick from. The staff at Captain's are a pleasure to talk to and provide quick service. When the sun is too much or a light rain shower is coming down, get a table alongside the open front wall. The brick interior and exterior add to Captain's character and would be a prime location this season!
126 Oak Street
Open everyday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM
 
Sport’s Brew Pub
There may be ample seating indoors, but did you know that Sport’s also hosts a large outdoor seating area? Recognized as Downriver’s first Microbrewery, Sport’s Brew Pub’s covered patio is perfect for grabbing an in house brewed beer and juicy cheeseburger with pals or with the family. Maple is always bustling with tons of activity making “People Watching” a sport in and of itself. Even in light rain, the covered patio can be just the spot to just sit back and take a break. Family friendly, Sport’s Brew Pub can quench your thirst, fill your stomach, and help get in your daily intake of Vitamin D.
166 Maple Street
Open everyday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM

Whiskey’s on the River
Can’t decide between a water view, park view, or bustling street? Whiskey’s is the perfect option! Settled on the Southeast corner of Biddle and Oak, Whiskey’s lunch and dinner menus feature delicious American pub fare as well as daily food and drink specials. Their pulled pork sandwich is large enough for two! They’ve also started serving brunch, complete with a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. Often featuring live music on the weekends, and their patio along Oak is an entertaining site for enjoying each and every warm weather social occasion you may have.
2903 Biddle Ave.
Open weekdays 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM 2:00 AM