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102 S. 2nd Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
Domacin is one of the best wine bars in the Twin Cities and has the awards to prove it. More than 600 wines by the bottle plus an extensive selection by the glass. Modern-American Cuisine. Featured in Travel & Leisure Magazine as one of America’s Top 25 wine bars. Private dining available in The Cellar and Gazette Room plus a wineshop on site and educational classes and events.
102 South 2nd Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
Established in 2012, Domacin’s Wine Shop is a natural extension of our award-winning restaurant and wine bar. We offer you, our valued customers, a unique collection of more than 700 fine wines hand-selected from wineries worldwide. Drop in Friday or Saturday from Noon until close for complimentary tastings of our featured wines.
Top 10 Choices for Outdoor Eating in Stillwater, MN.
In collaboration with NellieBellie Kitchen
Your summer isn’t complete without a trip to downtown Stillwater, Minnesota to take in the beautiful scenery, great shopping, and fun activities. And don’t leave without stopping for a meal at one of the amazing Stillwater outdoor dining patio locations (who all happen to be locally owned by the way).
Even if you are familiar with Stillwater and visit the historic riverfront district on a regular basis, check out some of these patios and make sure you haven’t missed them.
We don’t think there is a better way to experience this hip historic town and all of its charm than at one of the many Stillwater outdoor dining locations. There are so many gorgeous views, menus, and ideal people-watching spots!
Many restaurants have excellent specials, menu items, and drink choices no matter what time of day you are enjoying Stillwater. Here are some of our favorite places and menu items you should check out. Put them on your summer bucket list and see what’s new!
Stillwater Outdoor Dining
1. Brick and Bourbon
215 Main St. S. Stillwater, MN
This intimate rooftop patio has an amazing view of the St. Croix River! Enjoy happy hour from 3pm-6:30 pm Monday to Thursday with drink and menu specials. And they have brunch with a bloody mary bar on the weekends…don’t miss that!
We tried out their mango and blackberry wine slushies, the PB & Jay burger, and their maple pecan salad. That burger though! It comes on a glazed donut instead of a bun, slathered in peanut butter and a bit of bacon. This burger is a must-try, for sure! The wine slushies are a refreshing surprise, full of yummy wine, and beautiful to look at. We will be going back for another, really soon.
A great menu, beautiful view, and friendly staff Brick and Bourbon is on our must-do list for a beautiful day!
2. Tilted Tiki
324 S. Main St. Stillwater, MN
The Tilted Tiki’s patio is right on Main Street and a great location for people-watching. They have live music multiple nights a week, drink specials daily, and a menu unlike anything else in the city (we tried pickle pockets… so fun!). Their happy hour specials are from 3-7pm.
We loved the large vegan portion on their menu and tried the vegan cheesecake. It was delicious!
Don’t leave Stillwater without heading to Tilted Tiki and grabbing a drink. Their tropical drinks are beautiful, delicious, and a thrilling dose of summer!
3. Nacho Mama’s
312 S. Main St. Stillwater, MN
If you haven’t been to Nacho Mama’s yet, do so! In the summer, head to their patio located behind their building. Their alleyway patio is tucked away and a colorful place to grab a bite to eat.
Nacho Mama’s serves up large portions of delicious Mexican food. Once you come, you’ll be back! We always grab their Mexican street corn, a margarita, and homemade guacamole when we are there.
Don’t leave without sharing a Mexican Ice Cream. Easily serving 2-4 people, it’s a fantastic summer treat!
4. Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop
131 Main St. Stillwater, MN
The patio for Leo’s Malt Shop and Grill is surprisingly large, dog-friendly, and nicely shaded.
Leo’s is always the perfect place to grab a classic burger and malt with that old-time vibe in Stillwater. Their reubens are amazing and did we mention their malts? Truly, they serve up old-fashioned malts in several flavors from strawberry banana to Nutella.
5. Feller Restaurantin Lora Hotel
402 S. Main St. Stillwater, MN
At Feller Restaurant you’ll find a beautiful, dog-friendly patio right on the main street.
Feller has a gorgeous location and delicious made-in-house, chef-driven food! We are big fans of their Feller burger (every. single. thing. is handmade—even the bun and cheese!), foragers crostini, and cocktails.
And…Feller is a fantastic location for breakfast! Grab outdoor seating, a bloody mary (they have several interesting flavors), and flapjacks (our personal favorite). It’s hard to beat this spot for a summer breakfast!
Bonus…the historic stairs are right near them! Indulge in that dessert, you can walk it off!
6. Matchstick Grill in Hotel Crosby
232 N. Main St. Stillwater, MN
One of the newest places in Stillwater, Matchstick has an amazing main street indoor/outdoor vibe. Giant doors open to their main street patio and allow for a great social experience.
Each weeknight features a fun special and their happy hour runs from 3:30-5:30 (we love their fish tacos and 1/2 price selections). Tuesday is flight night (come during 3-5:30 for 1/2 price) and a great time to try something new. Did we mention that their whiskey selection is extensive? Sooo good.
The locally sourced, chef-driven menu here is ala carte and they deliver food when it finishes rather than delivering all of the dishes at once, so collaborate with your fellow diners and sit back to taste an array of flavors together.
Try their wood-fired carrots and made-in-house sausage for a true sample of the custom wood-fire grill in their kitchen.
7. Reve’ Bistro & Bar
200 E. Chestnut St. Stillwater, MN
Reve has a large, nicely shaded patio just up the street from Main Street.
They serve happy hour from 2-5pm with menu items like fresh oysters and smoky mac & cheese on the happy hour menu.
This is a nice stop for a glass of wine and salad for lunch, at dinner don’t miss their beef wellington (they are well-known for this tasty dish!).
Bonus…they have parking lot that is reserved only for Reve’ customers.
8. Dock Cafe
425 Nelson St. E. Stillwater, MN
The patio at Dock Cafe is simply amazing. Large, right on the river and those views! It has an outdoor bar ready to serve from their nice wine list.
The food at Dock Cafe is fairly traditional and familiar. This is a great place for large groups to find something to please everyone.
Don’t miss their homemade pumpkin bread and their curried chicken salad is a nice lunch option or citrus herb panko crusted walleye for dinner or “supper” as many in the Midwest say!
Bonus, there are several parking options around and they are located right along the bike path.
9. Quickfire Pizza
116 Main St. S. Stillwater, MN
Oh boy, this is a hidden gem of a patio convenient for grabbing drinks and a delicious lunch for that oh so needed private chat with a friend.
Immerse your taste buds in a wild variety of pizzas using all locally sourced or specialty imported ingredients. Kids will love to watch them build your za and place it into the custom wood-fired oven. Out will come the crisp toppings ready to enjoy with a local brew on tap or wine.
Take a bit to shop along Main Street while you are out and about, too.
10. P.D. Pappy’s
422 E. Mulberry St. Stillwater, MN
We can’t close out this list without mentioning P.D. Pappy’s, can we!
P.D. Pappy’s patios (they have two) are right on the river. Sometimes literally. They are often victim to flood waters creeping in and invading one of their patio spaces. This happens most often in the spring but simply adds to the fun that is P.D. Pappy’s.
With live weekend music (a great line-up!) in the summer, P.D. Pappy’s is the place to head down for dancing, a drink and nacho’s (huge!). They also have a great menu full of your favorite burgers and sandwiches.
“Pappy Hour” is Wed-Fri 11-6pm plus they have really good weekly specials. Head to their patio on Sunday afternoons to listen to a 3-piece band! An easy stop before you head out on your rented pontoon from Stillwater Boat Club & Rentals next door or when the Stillwater Car Show is right in front of their location.
Outdoor Dining in Stillwater
This isn’t ALL of the outdoor dining locations in Stillwater, by any means. There are many more places with pretty patio options and hot spot locations (oh la la see below). These are simply the ones we knocked off our bucket list and checked out so we could share some great options with you all.
Enjoy your culinary adventure in the historic downtown district of Stillwater, Minnesota. For a full list of restaurants, pubs, wineries, and breweries visit www.DiscoverStillwater.com.
Stillwater certainly has just as much foodie draw as their nearby big cities Minneapolis or St. Paul AND it’s more pedestrian friendly with free or very cheap parking!
Four Culinary Stops to Make You Crave Stillwater
Photography by The Culinary Portfolio
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Let this carousel of culinary photos ignite your taste buds. Here are four downtown Stillwater, Minnesota restaurants with completely different vibes and a variety of menu items and drinks for you to scroll. With over 30 restaurants downtown, you are destined to crave Stillwater and discover a new favorite go-to spot for dining out. From breakfast to apps to linner (meal between lunch and dinner, yep it’s a thing) restaurants of the historic downtown district of Stillwater have your belly and thirst cravings covered. Where will you be dining next?
Pre-party before live music with a dragon fruit infused hot pink margarita along side fresh hot salsa Verde dipped corn chips at Lolito or start your Sunday morning with a spicy bloody Mary and giant breakfast burrito at Oasis Cafe. Craving the tropics during the winter weather? Hurricanes filled with fruity rum flavors garnished with colorful edible flowers and a plethora of pineapple dishes welcome you at the The Tilted Tiki. Feeling a little retro? Escape to the classic diner days and take date night to a whole new level by sharing a banana split or strawberry malt with a burger and fries at Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop.
Scroll down to see images grouped by restaurant: Lolito Cantina, Oasis Cafe, The Tilted Tiki and Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop.
112 Main Street N. Stillwater, MN 55082
Escape to a bright modern cantina with open kitchen concept as the chef’s and bartenders talents are always on display with authentic Mexican-inspired cuisine. Technically on the appetizer menu, the grilled Argentinian wild red shrimp at Lolito is such a delightful dish. Your skewer is laid on a tostada and covered with the colorful flavors of red tomatoes, chimichurri, avocado-serrano emulsion, fresh cilantro, and radishes.
Let us introduce you to Lady Glitter Sparkles recently named one of the best cocktails of the year by Twin Cities Pioneer Press readers. Get your bling on with this drink from Lolito mixing tequila, aperol, lemon, bergamot, and cava sparkling brut.
Are you a connoisseur of well written menus and clever drink names, then the “Easy lover” is your drink. A little smokey mezcal, blood orange, sour cherry, lime, pineapple, and orange crema come together for this beautiful beverage.
If you are craving something warm and to die for, let us suggest Lolito’s coconut soup with lobster. A little red chile kick stirred with fresh garlic, ginger, tomato, lime and coconut milk and this soup is sure to make you feel joy.
Prickly Pear Margerita staring tequila, curaçao, orange, Fresno, and lime. My goodness does this make you desire a carefully crafted spirit! If classic house margaritas are what you seek, the lime green glass is yours.
806 Main Street S. Stillwater, MN 55082
Your weekend isn’t complete without a breakfast bloody mary. Oasis Cafe‘s signature clamato based in-house mix has the right amount of zip to chase with a Miller High Life shorty.
Give a good morning wave to the Huevos Rancheros plated like a painting with roasted poblano coriander coulis and framed with a blue tortilla shell. Packed with goodness, your morning can be off to a great start with two basted eggs, pulled pork, skillet potatoes, black bean relish, and queso fresco.
Wrap up your weekend away with a morning breakfast burrito full of scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, chorizo sausage, black bean relish, skillet potatoes, queso fresco, a little more of that tasty green poblano puree all cozied up together in a garlic herb wrap with smokey queso sauce and fire roasted salsa.
Quite likely Oasis Cafe‘s most popular dish, the corned beef hash is made in house as in they have their very own brine process that brings out insane meaty flavors. This hearty dish is served with skillet potatoes, onions, celery, heavy cream and topped with two eggs and toast.
Crave Stillwater, yet? This classic diner is set into the limestone bluffs entrance of Main Street Stillwater, Minnesota with St. Croix river views and excellent proximity to arrive via bicycle since it’s just across the road from the new St. Croix Crossing Loop Trail. Explore downtown Stillwater, then rent a bike and discover this famous stop after your ride. Hearty or healthy, coffee or cocktail Oasis Cafe caters to burger fans or buckwheat gluten free pancake seekers.
The Tilted Tiki
324 S. Main St. Stillwater, MN 55082
The Tilted Tiki‘s chef just rolled out several new menu items like this seasonal fish dinner. Pictured here is mahi mahi a top a mashed potato patty and dolloped with a mango habanero aoli and red peppers.
The Tilted Tiki tropical bar and lounge is your rum cocktail destination. If you need a refreshing drink that takes you away from winter or a sweet happy hour, this is your place. As they say, “our drinks are strong, citrusy, and rum-forward”. The hurricane is the famous drink of New Orleans mixing lemon and passion fruit rounded out with husky dark rum. There are so many cocktails to crave on Stillwater’s Main Street!
A Mai Tai is a slightly tart citrusy drink. It’s the result of shaken rum, Curaçao liqueur, orgeat syrup (an almond nutty flavor), and lime juice, associated with paradise vacation settings. You’ll find 13 varieties at the Tilted Tiki from spicy to mai tai-rita twist to one made with a Minnesota spiced Rum – Alander Mai Tai.
Here’s a feel-good meal decision that will brighten your day with the healthy color pallet and amazing flavors. The tropical tilted poke bowl is laid over brown rice with pineapple, green onions, red pepper, snow peas, shredded cabbage and mixed greens. Served with your choice of sauce like the mango jerk sauce and your protein pick (chicken, shrimp, tofu, or Beyond plant-based steak or sausage).
Just look at how refreshing this premium Mojito must be with mulled fresh limes, mint, rum, and a touch of sweet. Save a mint leaf for your post dinner breath-freshening and possibly a little spin with your partner during their live music. Check their calendar for daily events and specials to make you escape to the islands any time of the year.
Vegi lovers unite here as well with the plant based paradise menu full of vegan options like this tropical pineapple Beyond burger served on a toasted bun topped with vegan cheese, grilled pineapple and Lau-ai slaw set with sweet potato fries and a Pina Colada sauce.
Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop
131 S. Main St. Stillwater, MN 55082
Discover the classic diner days and take date night to a whole new level by sharing a banana split with chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream topped with tons of whipped cream and bright read cherries of course!
The 131 Deluxe Burger features the old fashioned process of hand pressing fresh patties on the flattop grill to sear the ground beef creating that oh-so-juicy classic American cheeseburger we all crave. Signature seasoned sour cream is a welcoming cool dip for the warm salty waffle fries. Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop is Americana at it’s finest with local Midwestern and Minnesota sourced ingredients. Sip a bottled classic Coca-Cola for that nostalgic experience in this locally loved joint.
Grab that sidecar metal cup with extra malt in it and savor the cold sweetness of a strawberry malt or try their deluxe shakes like mocha toffee crunch, fruits of the forest, or unique malt flavors like Nutella or butterscotch. Does your sweet tooth crave Stillwater?
Get comfortable in red booth of Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop with a classic Stilly Cheesesteak sandwich and french fries. Melted Wisconsin cheese and grilled green peppers make for a satisfying lunch break. If you are traveling with kids, this place is a hit as well so check out all the family fun ideas in Stillwater including a stop at Leo’s patio, indoor seating or walk-up ice cream window. Also, if you are in need of a challenge, ask about the double jumbo.
Downtown Restaurant List
- Breakfast Spots: Oasis Cafe, Main Cafe
- Special Dinner: Domacin, Lowell Inn, Marx Fusion Bistro
- Casual: Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop, Grand Pizza, Nacho Mamas, Osaka Sushi, Ziggys
- New: Feller, Matchstick, Lolito, The Lumberjack
- Just a Slice: Quickfire Pizza, Victorianos
- Mixologists: LOLO American Kitchen, Brick & Bourbon, The Velveteen, The Tilted Tiki
- Riverside/Riverview: Dock Cafe, Freight House, PD Pappys (seasonal only), Portside, Charlie’s Irish Pub
- Neighborhood Pub Vibe: 3rd Street Post, The Mad Capper, Whitey’s Saloon, Brian’s Bar & Grill
- Coffee Shops with food: Tin Bins, The Daily Grind, Revival/Something Pasta, Mon Petit Cheri
- List of places with sweet treats
Be sure to be realistic about all the tastes there are to try in downtown Stillwater. This is isn’t just a day trip, better plan a sleepover, a getaway, a vacation, staycation…whatever you want to call it but when you are hungry or thirsty, think Stillwater, MN. Stillwater has so many new places to stay as well, so check your calendar and consider it soon: www.DiscoverStillwater.com/lodging.
20 Fun Ideas for the Adults Visiting Ice Castles MN Downtown Stillwater
1) Castle-side outdoor bar at Water Street Inn on the weekends with live music inside at Charlie’s Irish Pub. Balcony rooms overlooking the Ice Castles, too!
2) Skee-ball and $5 martinis at No Neck Tony’s.
3) Cheese & Charcuterie flight with wine pairing at The Wedge & Wheel.
4) Sports bar with large tap beer selection also known as the official Husband Daycare center – Mad Capper Saloon & Eatery.
5) Tropical drinks to warm up with at The Tilted Tiki
6) Foosball at Brine’s Bar & Restaurant or to die for NY Style pizza slice at @Victorianos Pizza.
7) Stop at one of America’s Top Wine Bars – Domacin Stillwater or an underground Speakeasy…Shhh Top Secret Cocktails. The Velveteen.
😎 Try the ‘Fireside Flannel’ at Lift Bridge Beer Company or order up a flight of beers with river views at Maple Island Brewing
9) Partake in a wine tasting at one of the oldest wineries in Minnesota – Northern Vineyards Winery. Try the Main Street Rose’!
10) Nibble on the Sriracha Mac & Cheese and enjoy live music at Portside Stillwater
11) Artisan cocktails like the Dark & Swayze will warm you up during social hour 3-5 at Lolo American Kitchen Stillwater
12) Sip margerita’s in the new front main-street cantina while you await your table for a Mexican feast at Nacho Mama’s
13) Step into Stillwater’s newest restaurant (open Jan 23) Brick & Bourbon
14) Pull tabs at Americanlegion Stillwater. How’s your luck?
15) Live Music Friday/Saturday evenings at Pub 112 Lion’s Tavern Ziggy’s Street Food • Live Music • Cocktails and giant jenga in the tap room at the Freight House
16) Historic Saloon right on Main Street. Lumberjack wannbe’s welcome – Whitey’s Bar
17) How about an ice bar shot ski with the chef at MARX Fusion Bistro & Wine Bar
18) Riverside dining at the Dock Cafe…oh so beautiful and romantic!
19) Book the private dining room and order up the chilled seafood platter to share at Revé Bistro and Bar .
20) Can’t decide? Book a guided Foodies On Foot culinary walking tour downtown.
Many more ideas at www.DiscoverStillwater.com!