You Need to Try These Heated Outdoor Dining Spots

Posted by: Alona Gilpin on January 4, 2023

Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you can't still enjoy patio dining. These restaurants offer heated outdoor options. Step aside, winter.

SmockTown Brewing Company

This brewpub is the place to be this winter! Head outside to enjoy a drink with friends in an igloo. Rent one of these fun outdoor spaces for only $25 an hour. SmockTown also offers live music, trivia nights, karaoke, and bingo. Grab a Bar Bites menu and find pretzel bites, Frito pie, a hot dog trio, and more. They also have a great selection of sandwiches and hotdogs to choose from.

Big Woods Franklin

Big Woods Franklin is a family friendly restaurant overlooking the scenic Hillview Golf Course. They offer live music, private events, and monthly features that you can view on their website. Their extensive menu includes burgers, artisan pizza, tacos and more. Enjoy some of their monthly features such as the Cajun shrimp pizza. On top of that, Big Woods makes great cocktails, martinis and craft beer for adults to enjoy.

Whit’s Inn

This local bar and grill is the perfect spot to have fun with friends and family. They have an outdoor seating area that’s accommodating to guests during the winter season. Enjoy some of the best tenderloins in Indiana or a Whit’s famous burger. Looking for something lighter? They offer different appetizers, salads, and pizzas to choose from. Finally, top the night off with a Whit’s Inn bloody mary or prosecco mimosa along with their other drink options.

Oaken Barrel Brewing Company

Be sure to check out this award-winning brewpub located in Greenwood. With their family section, two bars, outdoor dining area and banquet facility, you’re guaranteed to have a great dining experience. The drink menu includes wine, beer, and handcrafted ales. They're known for their burgers, but they also serve great smoked ribs, steak, shrimp etoufee and more.

The Willard

What was once a hotel is now the perfect place to go for a get together with friends and family. The Willard’s specialties include tenderloins, pizza and a variety of spirits. They offer indoor and outdoor dining throughout the year thanks to walls that surround their patio to keep it warm. This historic restaurant will ensure a unique dining experience and is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.