Outdoor dining with great views


A collage of images showcases outdoor patios across West Michigan. Pictured from left to right: The Lake House Waterfront Grille, The Deck. Linear Restaurant and BoatWerks Waterfront. Photos courtesy of listed restaurants.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (ABC 4)- Summer is here; now’s the perfect time to take advantage of West Michigan’s food scene! Tons of local businesses and restaurants welcome guests to relish the great outdoors and pair scenic views with fresh cuisine.

If enjoying delectable meals and stunning views is on your 2023 bucket list, then visit any of these local spots around town.

Know of an additional West Michigan dining spot with great views? Email morgan.poole@woodtv.com to have it featured.


Blue Water | 5180 Northland Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

A September 2020 photo shows an outdoor seating area at Blue Water. (Photo courtesy of Blue Water)

Blue Water offers guests a “breath of fresh air” as they dine on patio seating along Versluis Lake. On the way up to the patio, guests can also take time admiring the restaurant’s Koi fish pond, which makes a great photo op!

A photo captured in June 2021 showcases a Koi…

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