Outdoor dining in Middleton

The umbrellas are open and tables are set! Come enjoy one of Middleton’s 35 restaurants and cafés that offer outdoor dining. Whether you enjoy sidewalk cafés, patios or picnic tables, here’s a list for you!

Ancho & Agave

Enjoy one of their many house-made signature salsas and 12 kinds of margaritas indoors or on their lovely patio. This fairly new restaurant to Middleton is located in Greenway Station, with ample parking and all the classics on their menu. Reservations not necessary but can be made online.

1847 AT THE STAMM HOUSE

The Stamm House, built in 1847, has served the Middleton community as a service station, hotel and tavern, speakeasy during the prohibition, supper club, and now a staple Middleton restaurant.

Barriques

Enjoy breakfast or lunch at Barriques in downtown Middleton. Located on the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Cayuga Street, Barriques has a wrap-around sidewalk café to begin your day off right. Serving a wide variety of drinks from coffee, tea, non-alcoholic, alcoholic and blended. Hours are Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

BIAGGI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO

Casual Italian restaurant offering affordable house-made and imported pastas, soups & salads, pizza, seafood, steaks and desserts, as well as an extensive wine list and full bar.

BRISTLED BOAR SALOON & GRILL

The Bristled Boar features numerous large televisions with satellite TV, two pool tables, two dart boards and a full sand volleyball court.

Capital Brewery & Bier Garten

Capital Brewery & Bier Garten in downtown Middleton is a not-so-secret treasure. Middleton residents flock to the large outdoor space during good weather and cozy up to the bar in the winter. There is usually live music Friday nights and folks are encouraged to sit down at one of the picnic tables, enjoy a fresh pint of Cap-Brew and you’re welcome to carry or order in! Summer hours include: Sunday: noon-5 p.m.; Monday: closed; Tuesday-Thursday: 4-9 p.m.; Friday: 3-10 p.m.; Saturday: noon-9 p.m.

C’S RESTAURANT & BAKERY

C’s Restaurant & Bakery serves a full breakfast and lunch, as well as a great bakery.

CRAFTSMAN TABLE & TAP

Craftsman Table and Tap is a friendly neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of Middleton. Its private patio is a comfortable place to enjoy a meal, or book an event!

CULVER’S

Culver’s is a Wisconsin chain offering famous Butter Burgers, sandwiches, fries, frozen custard, and more!

DHABA INDIAN BISTRO

Dhaba Indian Bistro offers fine & classic Indian food at competitive prices. The lunch and dinner menus offer excellent options, as well as a daily lunch buffet, that reflects the best features in Indian cuisine.

THE FREE HOUSE PUB

Cozy gastropub offering sandwiches, burgers & bites. Also boasts a large beer, wine, cocktail, and whiskey menu, within a cozy setting and an outdoor patio. Open for lunch and dinner.

FUJI SUSHI & HIBACHI

High energy and entertaining hibachi dining experience, with unmatched seafood, steak and other Japanese cuisine options.

GINO’S ITALIAN DELI

Classic Italian deli offering salads, submarine sandwiches, pasta sauces, lasagna, meatballs and Italian sausage, all made in-house daily.

Grace Coffee Co.

Located on the corner of Parmenter Street and Hubbard Avenue, Grace Coffee Co. serves up specialty coffees and teas and craft cocktails, along with delicious bakery items and a breakfast and lunch menu. Enjoy your meal outdoors on their sidewalk café which wraps around the corner. Hours are Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Grape Water Wine Bar

Grape Water Wine Bar invites customers to enjoy a glass of wine in or outside their establishment. Enjoy their sidewalk café all summer and into the fall!

HIDDEN CAVE CIDERY

Hidden Cave Cidery is a brand new business opened in Middleton in summer 2021. The cidery offers ciders entirely made from Wisconsin-grown apples. The outdoor patio is open to enjoy a glass of hard cider and one of their signature cheese boards. Guests are also allowed to bring their own food in (to the patio) to enjoy.

HUBBARD AVENUE DINER

The ultimate classic diner, serving classics like meatloaf and mashed potatoes, as well as innovative sandwiches, salads and entrees. Famous for their delicious pies!

JOHNNY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE

Italian Steakhouse, specializing in quality steaks, chops, seafood, and many other Italian specialties.

Longtable Beer Cafe

Longtable Beer Cafe serves beer on tap and has a cooler of more than 300 kinds to choose from, and that’s not all! Enjoy a craft burger, frites or charcuterie board at one of their custom long tables or outdoors on the patio. You can reserve firepits, as well.

LUPE’S TAQUERIA

Casual counter service taqueria, offering burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and more, all made with fresh ingredients and fast and friendly service.

MID TOWN PUB

Middleton’s lakeside neighborhood bar and grill. American grub with vegetarian options and weekly lunch and dinner specials, including an award-winning fish fry.

MIDDLETON SPORT BOWL

Sports bar and bowling alley with 10 bowling lanes and bumper bowling for kids! A multi-level sports bar, with many HDTVs and four big screens, so you can enjoy the big game!

MONK’S BAR & GRILL

A neighborhood bar and grill offering a full menu with daily food and drink specials, all within a family-friendly environment.

NITTY GRITTY

A family and group-friendly restaurant and bar, known as the “Official Birthday Place and Home of the Famous Gritty Burger.”

NOODLES & COMPANY

A fast, casual restaurant, specializing in noodle dishes, soups, and salads inspired from around the world.

PAUL’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & RESTAURANT

Local, neighborhood bar serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as daily food and drink specials. Happy Hour offered Monday-Friday, 4 -7 p.m.

PRAIRIE CAFE & BAKERY

A local café and bakery, offering breakfast, lunch, and daily bakery specials. Everything, from the soups to the salads to the fresh bakery items, are made in-house daily!

Starbucks

Middleton has two Starbucks locations — Greenway Boulevard and Allen Boulevard — and they each offer at least a small outdoor patio.

SOFRA FAMILY BISTRO

A family-friendly restaurant, serving authentic Albanian-American cuisine. Here, you will find award-winning homemade Albanian sausages served with eggs for breakfast, in a burger form for lunch and alongside Albanian entrées for dinner.

TAKARA 88

Takara 88 offers delicious Japanese dining and takeout. Takara 88 has been recognized for its outstanding Sushi and traditional Japanese cuisine, while providing excellent service and friendly staff.

TANNER’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & GRILL

Sports bar serving lunch and dinner, featuring specialty burgers, chicken lips, charred chicken wings, Booga Mania, amazing specials and a great view of any TV.

VILLA DOLCE

An artisan pizzeria and gelateria, offering great food in a relaxed environment, all located within downtown Middleton.

THE VILLAGE GREEN

A family-friendly and locally owned, old-fashioned tavern in Middleton. The Village Green has been proudly serving customers throughout Dane County since June of 1976.

WILLY STREET CO-OP WEST

Featuring high-quality natural, organic and locally-produced foods that you can enjoy in-store or grab and go!

Pick Your Picnic

Middleton’s parks and downtown green spaces offer many enjoyable spots to grab a picnic table or toss down a blanket and enjoy a homemade picnic or carryout from one of Middleton’s 70 restaurants! Read more about it here.

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