Our Top Spots for Chelan Outdoor Dining

Outdoor dining is a perfect way to celebrate the summer in Chelan. With great weather and easy access to the lake, hiking, and so many other outdoor activities, it’s hard to spend a lot of time inside! It only makes sense that you’d want to grab a few meals outside as well, especially when there are so many incredible views nearby!


18 BRIX, located at Karma Vineyards, is known for their delicious ingredient-driven menu. Each item is made with locally sourced ingredients, freshly produced and cooked to create each artistic dish. Pair your food with one of Karma’s wines and you’ve got a recipe for a perfect meal!

Lakeview Drive In

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At Lakeview Drive In, you’ll get an incredible view of–you guessed it–Lake Chelan! Gaze out over the water and at the mountains while you munch on your burger and fries. If you’re looking for something sweeter, the homemade milkshakes are a perfect treat for a hot summer’s day. There’s a reason Lakeview Drive in has been a Chelan staple since 1957!



Did you know Sorrento’s has been named one of the Top Scenic View Restaurants in America by OpenTable? So this Chelan outdoor dining is guaranteed to come with an incredible view! And they have food and wines that actually might overshadow the view. Visit Tsillan Cellars to experience the view, the wines, and the food!

BBQ in the Vineyard

This is a Chelan summer tradition! BBQ in the Vineyard at Chelan Winery is the perfect way to enjoy Chelan outdoor dining. Currently, you can pre order their excellent BBQ food and pick it up at Chelan Winery. You can also dine outdoors at the winery, where they have picnic tables set up! No Chelan summer is complete without having at least one BBQ in the vineyard.

Picnic by the lake

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With so many great restaurants around that offer carryout, you can always come have a picnic in view of the lake! When you stay at Lakeside Lodge and Suites, you can dine outside on our front lawn and look out over Lake Chelan while enjoying your food. You can also use the grills we offer guests to cook up your own picnic fare! And when you stay here, you’ll be right across the street from Lake Chelan, so you can easily relax lakeside.

What are your favorite restaurants for Chelan outdoor dining?

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