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5 Places to Enjoy Family-Friendly Outdoor Dining in Northwest Michigan

Updated: Jan 27, 2023

Make a family lunch or dinner memorable this winter by enjoying it outdoors in an igloo or tent! Check out five family-friendly outdoor dining options in Northwest Michigan!

Iron Fish Distillery

14234 Dzuibanek Rd., Thompsonville

Base Camp Iron Fish is a village of individual heated, waterproof, breathable canvas tents where guests can be cozy while enjoying spirits, cocktails and farm fresh wood fired pizza and snacks. Tens are three sizes and can accommodate groups of 2-4 or 6-8 people, and are available by reservation for 90 minutes. Tents are sanitized between each use.


  • Phone: 231-378-3474

Hop Lot Brewing Co.

658 S. West-Bay Shore Dr., Suttons Bay

Visit Hop Lot Brewing Co. and reserve a cozy igloo for your party! Reservations are required, and last for 75 minutes. Igloos seat up to 8 guests, and are heated with ionized furnaces. Guests must be 21+ to reserve an igloo, no unaccompanied minors allowed in the igloo.


  • Phone: 231-866-4445

Delamar Traverse City

615 E. Front St., Traverse City

Book a Snow Days Day Pass at Delamar Traverse City and enjoy many amenities on its property, including heated igloos, indoor and outdoor heated pool, s'mores, complimentary hot cocoa and more. Snow Days Day Passes are available weekly Sunday through Thursday from 10am-9pm. Passes are $35 for guests 13 and over, $25 for kids 3-12, and children 0-2 are free.


Stormcloud Brewing

303 Main St., Frankfort

Stormcloud has Thunder Domes (igloos) available to reserve on their pub patio. Thunder Domes can be rented for $10 per 75 minutes. Each dome seats up to 6 guests, and a minimum of two people are required for a reservation. Reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance.


  • Phone: 231-352-0118

Farm Club

10051 Lake Leelanau Dr., Traverse City

The Farm TC's Shepherd's Tent can be reserved for parties of 6-12 guests. It's suitable for kids 12 and older, and features a special 5-course menu for $75 per person. It is warmed by a wood stove, but guests should still dress warmly!


  • Phone: 231-252-3079


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