My Chelan Vacation

Lake Chelan Restaurants

When the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, leave stuffy indoor restaurants behind for a refreshing, open-air dining experience! With 300 days of sunshine a year, Chelan offers the perfect climate to escape from the rain and get a dose of vitamin D. And in a food and wine destination like Chelan, that means patios! 

From fine dining to classic drive-in-style fast food, here are the best restaurants with patios in Lake Chelan.

1. Lake Chelan Winery

Just a 10-minute drive from the center of town, Lake Chelan Winery offers expansive grounds with stunning views of the lake, a delightful tasting room with free samples of local wines and cheeses, and dog-friendly patio seating. Known for its exceptional wine and unique barn-style atmosphere with picnic tables, this local eatery hosts regular concert events, as well as its infamous "BBQ in the Vineyard" with delectable baby-back ribs, pulled pork, and smoky chicken.

2. Sorrento's Ristorante at Tsillan Cellars

Discover a taste of Tuscany in North Central Washington at the warm and romantic Sorrento's Ristorante on the lake. Fine Italian dining, perfect wine pairings, and incredible views of Lake Chelan combine to give you one of the best dining experiences in the area at Tsillan Cellars. In the summer, Sorrento's scenic open-air seating and world-class cuisine give you the perfect excuse for a romantic night out with your special someone. Perched on the hillside by the lake, you can't pass up a chance to watch the sunset with a glass of fine local wine. 

3. Lakeview Drive-In

Sometimes, you just need a burger. With all of the delicious, thick-cut French fries you can dream of (seriously—they come in buckets!), homemade tartar sauce, and an expansive patio with scenic views, this tried-and-true burger joint right on the lake knows how to please. Open since 1957, the Lakeview Drive-In is a favorite of locals and out-of-towners alike, and is a classic dog-friendly restaurant in Lake Chelan for visitors with pets. Make sure to try one of their famous shakes!
Campbell Veranda
Campbell's Pub & Veranda

4. Campbell's Pub & Veranda

Campbell's Pub & Veranda is a Chelan classic! Once home to the original Campbell Hotel, this historic eatery has plenty of outdoor seating and an outstanding menu ranging from upscale pub fare to seasonal fine dining (think Parmesan truffle fries and fresh Copper River salmon). Known for its upscale pub fare, Campbell's offers live music on Friday nights, a phenomenal happy hour, grade-A service, and a shady open-air veranda.  

5. Blueberry Hills Farm

Only about a 20-minute drive from downtown Chelan, the family-friendly Blueberry Hills Farm in nearby Manson boasts a barn-inspired interior and an outdoor deck with sweeping views of the blueberry fields and mountains. Grab some soft-serve ice cream topped with blueberries to enjoy out on the deck, and afterwards, pick your own fresh berries in the field.  
Wapato Point Cellars, Kellie C. on Yelp

6. The Winemaker's Grill at Wapato Point Cellars

For a more romantic dining option in Manson, spend your evening at Wapato Point Cellars, sampling delicious varietals of Washington wine. With a warm and inviting tasting room and an exquisite outdoor patio, the natural beauty of this area is unmistakable. Dine on the patio under billowing willow trees, enjoying a fresh meal of local fare, world-renowned wine, and ever-changing specials. 

7. Local Myth Pizza

This famous downtown Chelan pizza joint serves locally made artisan pies with only the freshest ingredients. Dogs and humans are welcome to sit out on the Local Myth patio, where you can people-watch and enjoy the fresh air. Start with the capri sundae (think Caprese salad), then dig into a huge pizza pie or calzone. Build your own or choose a classic, and finish with the sinfully good Oreo cookie cheesecake.
Fox & Quail Cafe
Fox & Quail Cafe, Leah G. on Yelp

8. The Fox & Quail Cafe

If you're searching for fresh food and quick service in downtown Chelan, you can't beat this sunny spot. With a mostly made-from-scratch menu and wonderful panini sandwiches, The Fox & Quail Cafe is perfect for a breezy lunch date outside on the patio. Try the melon salad, which features honeydew melon and watermelon, served with goat cheese and basil and drizzled with a balsamic vinegar reduction.  

9. Quick Wok

Looking for an uncomplicated, budget-savvy meal near downtown Chelan? Tucked away on Woodin Avenue at the end of the main downtown stretch, this unassuming Chinese joint offers a small selection of shaded patio seating and fantastic food. Choose from a selection of noodles, rice, stir fry sauce, and other ingredients to discover your favorite combination. Many vegan and vegetarian options are available, and the friendly staff at Quick Wok is always happy to give you a helping hand with any special dietary needs.
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