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Dine Outdoors Downtown

7/2/2018 - Taylor Thomas

Foodie
Outdoor dining options in the Kenosha Area are plentiful, especially in the downtown neighborhood.
Outdoor dining options in the Kenosha Area are plentiful, especially in the downtown neighborhood.
Outdoor dining options in the Kenosha Area are plentiful, especially in the downtown neighborhood.
Outdoor dining options in the Kenosha Area are plentiful, especially in the downtown neighborhood.
Outdoor dining options in the Kenosha Area are plentiful, especially in the downtown neighborhood.
Outdoor dining options in the Kenosha Area are plentiful, especially in the downtown neighborhood.

I love to be outside, enjoying the sun and warmer weather - I think so many of us do! I seriously get a twitch if I can’t get outside and feel alive! 

I used to be a travel advisor and over various capacities, I traveled quite a bit to beautiful destinations in the world. There are always outdoor cafes of some sort even in the smallest of communities, or squares filled with dozens of outdoor dining destinations that made you feel at the center of activity. No matter where I am, I feel connected to the surrounding community when I sit with friends and family to eat, drink, and just take in the moments outdoors!

As for Kenosha, there is no shortage of great dining options. Here is a list I’ve put together featuring a few happening outdoor dining venues around the Downtown Kenosha neighborhood. 

Waterfront Warehouse
They serve everything from traditional bar food including wings, flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches, and specialty fries, to pasta, seafood, and steak.

Mike’s Chicken & Donut Bar/Mike’s Sportsbook & Meat Bar
Get your fill of donuts, chicken, whiskey, specialty coffee, shakes, craft soda, and beer.  You can also head upstairs for sports, steaks, seafood and craft cocktails. Live music on the rooftop patio is a bonus!

Wine Knot Bar & Bistro
Wine Knot is Kenosha's first and only wine bar. They feature American Bistro food with an International flare. To complement the food, they offer over 50 wines by the glass. They have an quaint patio with covered seating so it can be enjoyed often.

Kaiser’s Pizza & Pub
Known for their thin crust pizza, fresh fish Fridays, burgers, and salads, this is a hot spot in town. The outdoor patio has an urban feel - perfect for pizza and beers in the heart of Downtown Kenosha.

Harborside Common Grounds
An array of soups, build-your-own sandwiches, desserts, bagels, muffins, and more. Featuring a wide variety of coffees, espresso and other beverages. Great view overlooking the Kenosha Harbor!

Villa D’ Carlo Restaurant
Offering a unique blend of Italian cuisine, thin cornmeal-dusted crust pizzas, a wide variety of seafood, choice cut steaks and sandwiches, and their famous custard-style tiramisu. The outdoor seating area feels like a garden and offers glimpses of the harbor.

The Coffee Pot
You'll find homemade breakfast and lunch specials, as well as made-fresh-daily cracked wheat/oatmeal bread. Home of award winning soups & chili, too. The outodor dining area here is known as "The Garden of Eatin!"

tg’s Restaurant & Pub
It’s known for having Kenosha's original Hot Beef sandwich, homemade soups, and desserts. The beer garden is filled with picnic tables and lush greenery - offering a home-like feeling. 

Many outdoor dining areas are also pet-friendly. Some can accomodate large groups. Never be afraid to sit alone and dine (there is always great people watching) - bring along a book or journal. No matter where you are in the world, outdoor dining is a must! The fresh air and bustling environment gives us the opportunity to connect with our community. See you out there!

Community Blog Team 2018

Taylor Thomas

Community Blogger

Kenosha transplant. Semi-OCD, free spirit with fluctuating energy levels. Experienced traveler & tour guide. Enjoys being a tourist in her own town. Lover of Lake Michigan and historical character! 

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