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The Eater Detroit Guide to Dining Outdoors

A roadmap on where and how to enjoy a meal outside when the weather is nice

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Rooftop building with tables and chairs shows views of downtown Detroit buildings

The Eater Detroit Guide to Dining Outdoors

A roadmap on where and how to enjoy a meal outside when the weather is nice

Filed under:

  • Map

Ideal Metro Detroit Rooftops for Dinner, Drinks, and Sun

After a pandemic, a gray winter, and almost 15 months indoors, many people are embracing the outdoors. This is the season when Detroit is mostly warm, and the streets come to life.

This year, many restaurateurs in metro Detroit expanded their outdoor dining programs in response to indoor capacity restrictions; some installed patios; others rolled out plastic domes, built into the street, and expanded into parking lots or sidewalks to accommodate diners. It might be a good time to make a reservation for a patio or a rooftop, or grab a few sandwiches, salads, snacks, charcuterie boards, and a basket and head to a scenic park for a picnic.

This Eater Detroit outdoor dining guide can help with maps included, and will be updated regularly.