Sometimes nothing sounds better than a meal and a cold beverage while sitting outside enjoying a beautiful Minnesota afternoon or evening with friends or family. Cottage Grove has several outdoor eating options that fit the bill so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery and the sunshine.
EAGLES BAR & GRILL AT RIVER OAKS
Just off Highway 61, Eagles Bar & Grill at River Oaks Golf Course offers a picturesque view of the Mississippi River Valley. The incredible food, friendly staff and compelling social atmosphere make it a must stop for a spring or summer night out. During the warm-weather months, the patio is a great spot to check out the chef’s latest creations while taking in the action of the practice range and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
Follow your nose to the corner of 70th Street South and Hinton Avenue South to Junction 70, the perfect place to grab a craft beer and a pizza. Maybe a hand-cut steak, juicy burger or authentic BBQ is more your style. Junction 70 has a huge menu for taste buds of all kinds.
The restaurant features a gorgeous, full-service patio leading directly into the bar through three glasspaned garage doors that let in natural light and warm summer air. There is a game room for the kids (and grownups, too). Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
If you’re craving authentic Mexican food, look no further than Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant. Conveniently located on East Point Douglas Road, Las Margaritas is family owned and operated. Their outdoor patio offers a cozy setting to sip a delicious margarita while treating your taste buds to fresh chips smothered in Las Marg’s famous cheese dip.
You can enjoy a full menu of authentic Mexican favorites like quesadillas, fajitas, flautas and fried ice cream Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
MUDDY COW BAR & GRILL
Located just north of 80th Street South and East Point Douglas Road, the Muddy Cow Bar & Grill is locally owned and operated and features appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, soups, salads and several mouth-watering entrees. Have a sweet tooth? Try the mini donuts or loaded funnel cake fries for dessert.
Muddy Cow’s patio is a great spot to enjoy their gooey cheese curds, mouthwatering burgers and 2-for-1 drinks every day, all day. Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.