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Top Summer Patios: Waterfront and Streetside

Whether overlooking captivating water views, a lush vineyard or streetside to the bustle of a heritage community, patio season is alive in Rideau Lakes! No matter where you can choose to enjoy a patio this summer, it’s sure to be memorable.

Evergreen Golf Course

Can you say covered patio with a stunning view? The clubhouse at Evergreen Golf Course overlooks beautiful Wolfe Lake and welcomes visitors to the restaurant and patio. Open seven days a week during the season, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Check out the menu and get ready for delicious meal with a view.  

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Harlem Stonegate Bed & Breakfast

The screened in veranda or gazebos at this historic farmhouse are a dining experience to remember! Couple that with locally-sourced, fresh ingredients, gorgeous presentation and mouth-watering culinary creativity and it’s no wonder guests and visitors are giving rave reviews.Harlem Stonegate Bed & Breakfast also opens to non-B&B guests for culinary adventures by reservation only. Call 613-272-9110 at least 24 hours in advance for reservations.

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Scheuermann Vineyard and Winery

Imagine sipping wine outdoors while overlooking the vineyard and the pristine lake beyond, connecting with your friends or a special someone over wood oven pizza or a perfectly-wood grilled steak or even scallops. It sounds like a fairytale but it’s in Rideau Lakes! Experience a local winery with an ever-changing wine lineup – summer is made for sipping.

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Stoodley’s Kitchen and Beverage

Beautiful new patio with bright red umbrellas right in the middle of the heritage community of Elgin! Stoodley’s Kitchen and Beverage specializes in using fresh, local ingredients to prepare great food in house daily. The large patio is ready for you to enjoy! Take a look at the menus and plan your visit.

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The Galley Restaurant

You’re not going to get much closer to the water than this! Overlooking Big Rideau Lake, The Galley is located at Len’s Cove Marina in Portland and screams summer vibes with an exciting new menu. This popular local spot also features a wide selection of on-tap beers, including craft brews and is even open for brekkie! Check out the menu and plan to swing by for live music nights, too.

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The Opinicon

Sit alongside the masterfully restored heritage restaurant with its special ambiance and beautiful gardens. Delight in the cozy, waterfront cottage community of Chaffey’s Lock while indulging in mouth-watering creations by talented chefs. Take a look at the menu – and be sure to stop into The Opinicon ice cream shoppe afterwards for a sweet dessert!

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Stirling Lodge

This historic lodge in the village of Newboro has been reeling in anglers from across Canada and the United States for more than 120 years! Find a streetside patio at the Post and Beam Dining Room - and the chance to enjoy delicious fare on a heritage porch adorned with greenery. Take a peek at the menu and plan your outing!

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Wild Wing

Wild Wing is known for its delicious Canadian-raised chicken wings with 101 flavours. The patio here is welcoming and has a true family friendly sports restaurant atmosphere. Take a look at the menu and decide ahead of time how saucy you’re feeling!

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Mini Patios

Want a place to sit for a spell? Aside from beautiful township parks, there are several summer hot spots where a few tables and umbrellas keep visitors and locals alike cool and comfortable.

Forfar Dairy and Sunflower Bake Shop

Loving the sunshine and loving ice cream? Head to this popular ice cream stop to get your favourite flavour and some cheese curd, artisan bread made fresh from scratch, tarts and much more. Whether on the Cataraqui Trail or just driving by, swing into the Sunflower Bake Shop in Forfar and then sit at the picnic tables or patio tables out front. Be sure to take a fun photo with the giant cow, too!

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Recess Café

Espresso is meant to be sipped at a streetside café and summer lunches are made for picnicking. Try the table on the lawn and enjoy just being outside.The food is fresh and tasty (think house-made focaccia bread sandwiches!) and the desserts are out of this world (ummm, carrot cake, scones, vegan chocolate bourbon pecan cake?!? Come on!). School is in session!

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Stagecoach Fine Foods and Bistro

This little covered patio in the historic village of Newboro is the perfect spot to enjoy an arrangment from the Cheese Bar, the Gelato Bar (and the Jelly Bellies) from the Stagecoach Gourmet Food Shop, or to enjoy the menu  from the Stagecoach Bistro. 

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Dining outside seems like a rite of summer no matter where you end up. Enjoy unique patio experiences overlooking the water, fields and even vineyards in Rideau Lakes!

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