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Good patio or outdoor restaurant in summer?

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Good patio or outdoor restaurant in summer?

HI we will be drinking through this summer in July and will want to stop for some food in late afternoon or evening. We need an outdoor patio or rooftop patio outside. Preferably with good views of falls or water or city. Any good places to check out?

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We will be"drinking" through this summer????????

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What’s wrong with drinking through the summer?

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Nothing at all but they don't need to come to Sioux Falls to do it.

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4. Re: Good patio or outdoor restaurant in summer?

This has turned into one of our more entertaining threads....

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Wonder where the OP went?

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Getting an early start, warm ups...

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Lol Dave!

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Blue Bell Lodge is a great choice. The food is very good and the service was outstanding. While there is not water nearby the drop off just past the edge of the deck affords a great view of the surrounding forest and next ridge. And the fragrance of the pine woods! Amazing. We stopped in for a late lunch, sometime after one. If your want a fun bar experience check out the saddle bar stools, yeee haw.

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I think the OP was looking for something near Sioux Falls, as that is the forum we are in.

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The Falls Overlook Cafe is going to give you the best view of the falls from any indoor location. However, it's more of a sandwich shop. They don't serve alcohol and I'm not even sure they're open for evening meals. To see the actual falls, you really need to be INSIDE Falls Park. If you want a restaurant with a nice patio overlooking the river, you would find that at Falls Landing restaurant, which is located inside the Country Inn and Suites. You'll only be able to see the river, not the falls from there. Parking in the small Country Inn lot is a nightmare. Park next door at Cherapa Place and walk to the Country Inn. The food at Falls Landing isn't anything spectacular. What I would do is park at Crave, which is just across the street. Eat a nice meal there. Then walk to Falls Landing for a drink on the patio if you're so inclined.

Keep in mind that, other than the actual falls, the Big Sioux River itself is nothing spectacular. It's narrow and sometimes slimy looking. There are no lakes in town.

Edited: 05 February 2018, 05:56
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