Hot Outdoor Dining Spots in Minot

Soak in the summer sun at over 15 outdoor dining spots in Minot. Experience stunning rooftop views, patio-style eateries, open-air concepts, and bistro tables near charming cafes! The Magic City has a vibrant and rich culinary history that boasts many restaurants, bars and pubs, bakeries, coffee shops, and more! Click on each of the business names for more info.

Rooftop Views!

Sports on Top

Sit on the wraparound rooftop seating above Sports on Tap to catch amazing sunsets and views overlooking the heart of the Magic City. This dining space opens during the summer and features fire pits and heaters to keep you cozy. There’s never a shortage of entertainment with yard games, a dance floor, happy hour specials, and pizza on Fridays!

Sports On Top Drink and Pizza

Sit outside on the patio!

Atypical Brewery & Barrelworks

Atypical Brewery specializes in Barrel-Aged sour ales, craft beer, and other specialty drinks in an old Westland Gas Station. You can drink inside or outside on their dog-friendly patio and even play yard games or board games! There’s a place for everyone, with the front patio hosting all ages and the back patio for 21+.

Arny’s 2.0

This downtown Minot pub serves more than just drinks, order savory food creations like pizzas, tacos, and fries with toppings like truffle aioli, pho, or cheese and bacon. The colorful patio area is connected to the bar and makes for the perfect spot to enjoy a cold one in the heat of summer. Be sure to check out Arny’s 2.0 bottle shop while you’re there!

Spicy Pie

Relax on the patio on summer nights and catch some live music on Thursdays at Spicy Pie. Sit on the kid and pet-friendly heated patio, watch a sports game, or catch up with friends. This family-friendly restaurant features pizzas, grinders, and beers. You can create your own pizza or order a slice which is roughly the size of a dinner plate!

JL Beers

JL Beers offers tasty food and craft beer serving burgers, sides, and more with fresh ingredients that are locally sourced. Guests 21+ will be treated to various beers on tap, mouthwatering burgers, and comfortable outdoor patio seating!

Badlands Restaurant Grill & Bar

Badlands Restaurant Grill & Bar offers an exquisite selection of the finest steak, seafood, pasta, and more. Choose from a plethora of wines and other beverages to complement your meal! Guests 21+ can sit by the fire or enjoy the summer sun outside on the patio. The inside dining experience is perfect for a group or family.

Ground Round

The Ground Round offers a pub-style dining atmosphere and features a 21+ dining patio experience. The endless flavors of this unique menu will be sure to leave you full and happy.

Bones BBQ Smokehouse & Grill 

There are no bones about it – locally owned and operated, Bones BBQ features some of the town’s most mouthwatering and fresh barbeques! Bones offers various beverage options for adults and a kid’s menu for your little ones. Families can dine on the patio with a handful of giant picnic table-style seats.

The Station

Sip on hot or cold brews and enjoy a selection of beers and wines at The Station! Bring your drink and lunch outside to sit on the kid and pet-friendly patio. While there, snap a quick pic next to their vibrant coffee cup mural!


Dine on the patio with an incredible view at 1685, the newest restaurant at the Minot Country Club! With a diverse menu, including gluten-free options, 1685 offers an eclectic culinary experience with various cuisines. The restaurant features a patio open to all ages. 1685 is currently a reservation-only restaurant.

Pointe of View Winery

Enjoy their medal-winning Rhubarb wine with amazing views of the North Dakota prairie. Located just 6 miles west of Minot and was the FIRST winery in all of North Dakota. They offer a tasting room, an outdoor deck for relaxing, and even a walking trail around the grounds.

Spicy Pie Night Time Patio
The Station Sandwich Lunch Patio
Bones BBQ Outdoor Patio Dining Space

Just a light breeze, please!

The Starving Rooster

Dine in the original Altman and Taylor Tractor Company building, the inspiration behind the restaurant’s name! The menu features fantastic brunch options, beer, cocktails, pizza, and pasta. You won’t go hungry at The Starving Rooster!

Mi Mexico

A Minot classic since 2008 for authentic Mexican cuisine, Mi Mexico recently reopened in a new location! Dine on tacos on their covered patio and listen to the water flow from the fountain while you sip on a margarita.

Prairie Sky Breads

Independently owned, Prairie Sky Breads creates homestyle bread and baked goods. Order lunch daily and pizza on the weekends! Dine inside, or out amongst the plants in Minot’s only parklet.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings features a sports-bar experience where you can watch local, regional, and national games on one of their many flatscreens. Minot’s “B-dubs” features an open-air concept on the South side of the restaurant where guests can enjoy the sunny weather, perfect for families and large groups.

Buffalo Wings & Rings

Buffalo Wings and Rings has a diverse menu that includes wings, burgers, quesadillas, Greek gyros, pitas, sandwiches, and more! Check out their daily draft and drink specials, and don’t forget the beautiful patio where all ages can dine.

Uncle Maddio’s

Uncle Maddio’s offers a modern pizza experience with limitless options. Choose from 47 toppings, 3 crusts, 6 sauces, and 7 cheeses, including vegan and gluten-free choices. Don’t miss out on the new Coca-Cola Freestyle machine!

Buffalo Wings & Rings Outdoor Patio Dining Area
Prairie Sky Breads Parklet Outdoor Dining Area
Starving Rooster Outdoor Patio Dining Area
  • Bearscat Bakehouse920 N Broadway
    • Features a few large picnic tables to enjoy freshly made pastries!
  • Cookies for You117 Main St S
    • Contains a pair of chairs and tables next to this quaint cookie-themed business!
  • Magic City Sweets123 Main St S
    • Bring your ice cream outside and sit on brightly painted chairs with tables to match!
  • Black Iguana Coffee109 Main St S
    • Come sit on a handful of chairs and tables next to Margie’s Art Studio!
  • With Room Coffee 815 N Broadway
    • A few chairs and tables often adorn the side of the brick entryway to this coffee spot!
  • Starbucks Coffee – 1340 S Broadway
    • Provides outdoor patio seating for those to enjoy coffee, bagels and more!
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