Pick A Patio Table and Soak up Good Food and Good Vibes

August 12, 2019

Summer is prime time for outdoor dining, and around Clear Lake you’ll find lots of decks and patios that welcome well-behaved pets. In Lower LakeDanny’s Roadside Kitchen is a true “roadhouse”—no inside seating, just great barbecue with a cult following. On a healthier tack, Wholly Bowl in Lakeport has a dog-friendly patio and turns out good-for-you meals (think chicken teriyaki bowls and Thai peanut wraps) and some of the best vegan dishes in Lake County.

If plain old American food is more your thing, enjoy it on the lakeshore with killer views at Boathouse Bar & Restaurant in Nice, near Upper Lake. Switching cuisines, Harbor Restaurant and Lounge, also in Nice, is a Chinese eatery also right on the lake (try the honey walnut shrimp).

Back in Lakeport, Sanducci’s Cottage is a family-owned and operated restaurant serving homemade dishes and frozen treats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (it’s known for its massive breakfast sandwiches). Also in Lakeport, Renee’s Café dishes up fast, casual American fare that customers are welcome to enjoy at dog-friendly outdoor seating.

Fresh and Bangin Eatery in Lucerne is one of the county’s newest restaurants. It specializes in cuisine from around the world prepared daily from scratch and accompanied by Lake County wines and California craft beers.