Summer on the Patio

Two things you probably don’t have in your pantry: fresh air and sunshine. Take advantage of the nice weather and move your dinner plans outside for a mood-boosting, vacation-state-of-mind meal. We’ve named several Council Bluffs patios for outdoor dining and drinking to make your al fresco experience easy and breezy. Whatever you crave – brunch, lunch, dinner, or drinks – there’s a patio waiting in Council Bluffs.

Cool Off with a Refreshing Drink

Nothing quite beats a cool refreshing drink on a hot summer day! Visiting one of these local options is a great way to spend a summer evening.


UNleash Your Appetite! 

Get some much-needed fresh air and enjoy a delicious meal from a local restaurant. Things taste better al fresco, right?!

Caddy's Kitchen & Cocktails

Treat Yourself! 

Ice cream and summer go hand in hand! Enjoy a frozen treat after a long day in the sun at one of these amazing local options.

Christy Creme

The Fun Doesn't Stop Here!

Outdoor dining not your thing? No problem! For a complete list of restaurants and bars in town, please visit  You’ll love the variety of restaurants offering anything from fast food to elegant dining and gourmet fare to home cooking! Check out our recent blogs to get the insider's scoop on all things Council Bluffs.

Use our interactive trip planner tool to help you plan your unforgettable getaway in Council Bluffs! As you browse the website, look for the pin icon to save things to do, places to eat, events to attend, blogs, and more. Once you've curated your list, you can send it to yourself, share it with friends or family, and easily access it at any time! 

For a complete list of attractions, click here!

Don’t forget to book your hotel stay with one of our properties by clicking here!

This post was originally published on June 7, 2022 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.