Winter Outdoor Dining: Delicious Kalamazoo Restaurants with Igloos & Heated Patios- 2022

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Spots to Dine Outdoors in Kalamazoo this Winter

Dining outside while snowing? Why not.

Local restaurants continue to persevere through the many challenges of the pandemic, from offering carryout or delivery for the first time to now building outdoor, heated dining structures for winter outdoor dining.

And for diners, the appeal of eating under the stars while supporting a local business is a win-win.

If you’re curious to try out these new dining spaces, read on for a list of restaurants prepped to serve you outside.

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Kalamazoo Restaurants with Winter Outdoor Dining + Location Search

Many places require reservations, so call ahead and bundle up: although heated, it’s still winter in Michigan.

Tip: Many spots recommend a “lap blanket” to stay warm while dining.

Looking to venture outside of Kalamazoo? Try this list of igloo dining in Grand Rapids.

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Bird Dog in Mattawan

Igloos


About Bird Dog
Bird Dog is a modern American cuisine restaurant located in historic downtown Mattawan Michigan.


Outdoor Dining Details
Our Igloos are up & running!! We are taking reservations starting today for tomorrow thru New Years Eve! ❄️ Give us a call to make a reservation☎️

Cherri's Chocol'art in Kalamazoo

Firepits


About Cherri's Chocol'art
Known for their unique, decadent chocolate, Cherri's Chocol'art features a full coffee bar, ice cream bar, hot chocolate and marshmallows made from scratch and seasonal monster shakes.


Outdoor Dining Details
Enjoy your hot chocolate or coffee outside with firepits to keep you warm.

Clara's on the River in Battle Creek

Tents


About Clara's on the River
A walk through Clara's on the River is a walk through the history of Battle Creek. Each room at Clara's On the River is filled with antiques, stories and scenic views.

The patio area is the perfect spot for summer entertainment, or during the holidays for gazing at the International Festival of Lights displays.

Banquet rooms and special banquet menus are available.


Outdoor Dining Details
Heated cabanas

Cosmo's Cucina in Kalamazoo

Firepits, Heated Patio


About Cosmo's Cucina
Established in 1992, serving a delicious mix of ever-changing menu items. Leaning toward Italian/Mediterranean including fresh hand-pulled pasta, and creative dishes to satisfy most every taste.

Located at the corner of West Vine and Locust Streets in the historic Vine neighborhood. O'Duffy's Irish Pub is downstairs.


Outdoor Dining Details
Patio with heaters and fire pits

Dog & The Bank in Plainwell

Igloos


About Dog & The Bank
A collaboration between Chef Matt Bush and wife Allison Maxwell, Dog & The Bank is a modern American restaurant that focuses on fresh, local & seasonal fare. Styled in an intimate setting with an interactive kitchen & full bar that includes specialty cocktails, wine and craft beer.


Outdoor Dining Details
• Igloos will be Reservation only! (Inside dining is still first come, first serve)
• They can seat up to 6 people
• We do have heaters inside each one, so they are quite warm!
• We have music & lights too

Gull Lake Distilling Company in Galesburg

Firepits, Heated Patio


About Gull Lake Distilling Company
Gull Lake Distilling Co. is a locally-sourced craft Distillery, Brewery, and Winery in Galesburg, MI. We serve specialty cocktails and beer/wine by the glass. Almost all products are locally sourced in Michigan.


Outdoor Dining Details
🔥Seating inside and out! We keep our covered awning nice and toasty- just as comfy as indoors! Or sit by a bonfire with a hot drink and get a s'more kit for dessert!

HopCat in Kalamazoo

Igloos


About HopCat
HopCat - The Best Beer Bar in the World. Open for dine-in, curbside takeout, and delivery.


Outdoor Dining Details
Guess what!? Our heated igloos are coming back, beginning December 6! Space is limited!

Make your reservation today for our igloos here: http://bit.ly/KzooIgloos

Latitude 42 in Portage

Tents


About Latitude 42
Locally Owned Brewery-Distillery-Kitchen with Patio/Beer Garden, Carryout, Dine In, Craft Brews, Cocktails, Adult Juice Boxes and Ice Pops, and Weekly Specials. A Kalamazoo staple since 2013.


Outdoor Dining Details
Event tents with sides and heaters within

Call for reservations 269.459.4242

Latitude 42 (Oshtemo) in Kalamazoo

Tents


About Latitude 42 (Oshtemo)
Locally Owned Brewery-Distillery-Kitchen with Patio/Beer Garden, Carryout, Dine In, Craft Brews, Cocktails, Adult Juice Boxes and Ice Pops, and Weekly Specials. A Kalamazoo staple since 2013.


Outdoor Dining Details
Event tents with sides and heaters within

Call for reservations: 269.775.7242

NEDS on Gull Lake in Hickory Corners

Igloos


About NEDS on Gull Lake
NEDS is a pizza, grinders and burger joint with liquor and beer. We offer take-out beer & wine & We deliver to the boat launch!


Outdoor Dining Details
❄️Igloos are open for reservations❄️

• They will seat a max of 6 people.
• Call 269-671-5700 to make a reservation.
• We will not be reserving inside tables, only igloos
• Inside dining will continue to be first come first serve

O'Duffy's Pub in Kalamazoo

Heated Patio, Firepits


About O'Duffy's Pub
O'Duffy's Pub is Kalamazoo's only real pub. A place to meet friends, both old and new, share stories, all without the distraction of television. Nonsmoking since we opened in 1999. Serving Gold Standard Award Guinness every time!

Located at the corner of West Vine and Locust Streets in the historic Vine neighborhood. Cosmo’s Cucina is upstairs.


Outdoor Dining Details
Patio with heaters and fire pits

Old Burdick's Bar & Grill (Downtown) in Kalamazoo

Greenhouses


About Old Burdick's Bar & Grill (Downtown)
At Burdick’s we take pride in crafting delicious meals with fresh ingredients. From pub fare to gourmet burgers and fresh salads, we have a variety of menu items that will satiate almost every palate and appetite.

Our true claim to fame isn’t the number of beer taps, but the amazing variety of local craft beers we offer on tap including specialty beers by Michigan breweries that are in limited supply.

Try a new craft beer with us!


Outdoor Dining Details
Greenhouses are BACK!

This year, we have 2 Greenhouses available that can fit up to 10 guests.

Our greenhouses are equipped with heaters, but when the temperature dips below freezing it can get a bit chilly. We encourage guests to still bundle up and even bring a blanket if you'd like to on the very cold Michigan evenings.

Reservations are not required but HIGHLY encouraged, especially on weekends. To reserve, please call 269.343.0032.
Learn more at www.oldburdicks.com/greenhouses/

The Core Bistro in Battle Creek

Firepits, Heated Patio


About The Core Bistro
American restaurants featuring favorites like sandwiches, soups, spaghetti, prime rib and chicken dinners.


Outdoor Dining Details
Heated patio and firepits

Traveler's Cafe & Pub in Portage

Heated Patio


About Traveler's Cafe & Pub
American Style Comfort Food Restaurant in Portage, MI.

We offer a Destination Menus to various regions around the world on a regular basis.


Outdoor Dining Details
Heated patio

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