Outdoor dining in Northern Indiana?

That’s right! Kosciusko County is home to lots of outdoor and lakeside dining options. Plan a night out or a weekend getaway to our county and find some unforgettable food.

The Pier & Back Porch

The Pier & Back Porch, Oakwood Resort, Syracuse, Ind.

The Pier & Back Porch is at Oakwood Resort, along stunning Lake Wawasee, this restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy a dinner with friends or a date night by the lake. Foodies love the fresh seafood and steaks at this local restaurant.

The BoatHouse Restaurant

BoatHouse Restaurant, The Village at Winona, Winona Lake, Ind.

Located in the Village at Winona along Winona Lake, the BoatHouse is a signature restaurant in the area. Sit in the screened-in porch, overlooking the lake, and decide on a meal from their diverse menu. Visit their bar as well.

Light Rail Cafe & Roaster

Light Rail Cafe & Roaster, The Village at Winona, Winona Lake, Ind.

This cafe in the Village at Winona serves mouth-watering pizzas made in a brick-fire oven, sandwiches, soups, salads, baked goods, and coffee roasted in-house. Many ingredients are farm-to-table and the quality shows in their food. Sit in the screened-in porch or take in the sunshine on the deck.

The Garden at Winona

The Garden at Winona, The Village at Winona, Winona Lake, Ind.

The Garden is a seasonal restaurant, along the canal in the Village, located beside Cerulean. This patio and outdoor cooking area provide a fun atmosphere. There is often live entertainment, events, and games available to play. Try one of their many cocktails.

Port Winona

Port Winona & Market, The Village at Winona, Winona Lake, Ind.

Do you enjoy wine or beer? This local shop in the Village, offers a variety of wines and beers to pick from. If you are feeling hungry, they serve meat and cheese boards, desserts, and more. It’s a good place to relax with friends on the front porch, while taking in views of the canal and lake.

Kelainey’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop

Kelainey’s Sweet Dreams, The Village at Winona, Winona Lake, Ind.

Stop at Kelainey’s in the Village and sit on the screened-in porch or the outdoor seating on the lawn and cool down with some ice cream. Kelainey’s serves hand scooped ice, malts, milkshakes, old fashioned sodas, sundaes, homemade waffle cones, and sandwiches. This is a local favorite.

The Frog Tavern

The Frog Tavern, Syracuse, Ind.

Resting on the shores of Lake Wawasee, you can arrive by boat or by land. Enjoy live entertainment and a fun night with friends. The menu is full of delicious foods.

The Channel Marker

The Channel Marker, Syracuse, Ind.

Located on the channel between Syracuse Lake and Lake Wawwasee, this restaurant provides views of Lake Wawasee. You can ride you bike along the Syracuse-Wawasee trail and stop for a meal. Sit on the deck and try one of their cocktails.

Spike’s Beach Grill

Spike’s Beach Grill, Warsaw, Ind.

Spike’s often has drinks from local breweries and you can enjoy live entertainment or play sand volleyball. Sit on the main level or the balcony. Spike’s is a fun environment for hanging out with friends and there’s plenty to do.

Downtown Eatery & Spirits

Downtown Eatery & Spirits, Warsaw, Ind.

A local favorite, the Downtown Eatery & Spirits has an outdoor patio that is positioned snugly between two buildings, providing a secluded feel. There is a wide range of foods to try.

Lakeview Restaurant

Lakeview Restaurant, North Webster, Ind.

As you can see from the photo, the Lakeview Restaurant is right on the water on Webster Lake. It’s also right beside the Dixie Sternwheeler. Relax by the water and enjoy delicious pizza and sandwiches.


rua, Warsaw, Ind.

This modern restaurant serves a menu inspired by international street food along with cocktails. Sit outside and enjoy the evening in downtown Warsaw.

One Ten Craft Meatery

One Ten Craft Meatery, Warsaw, Ind.

Sit outside in downtown Warsaw and eat at One Ten. This restaurant is farm-to-table and also a meat market and serves fresh products from farms in and around Indiana.

Tippy Creek Winery

Tippy Creek Winery, Leesburg, Ind.

Located beside a cornfield in Leesburg, Tippy Creek Winery serves wines that are blended and bottled on-site. The outdoor patio has corn hole boards for you and your friends to enjoy and there is often live entertainment and a variety of events throughout the year.

Plan Your Visit

While planning your visit to K-County, experience outdoor and lakeside dining. If you need a place to stay, check the lodging options in the county.

Mitchell Randall