Igloo, Outdoor, and Shanty Dining In + Around Mid-Michigan

Life has changed quite a bit over the last year, but coming together with others to enjoy a delicious meal – that you did not have to prepare or clean up after! – remains a favorite pastime.

In light of these changes, restaurants and eateries throughout Mid-Michigan are getting creative with their dining options. Enter igloos, shanties, and heated outdoor dining!

So if you are looking for a night off from the kitchen or want to safely gather with others, we’ve put together an interactive map and guide to all the amazing Mid-Michigan restaurants that offer igloo, shanty, and outdoor dining. Bon appétit!

Local regulations and guidelines related to dining change often and unexpectedly. Before heading out to any of the locations listed, please call or check their social media pages for the latest options, availabilities, and requirements for igloo and outdoor dining.

Did we miss a local igloo or outdoor dining option?
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Hey! I'm Lyndsey one of the co-owners of Mid-Michigan Moms. I was born and raised in Omaha, NE and in my life before becoming a work/homeschool/stay-at-home mom was a critical care nurse and nurse educator. After unforgettable adventures in California and Texas, our family moved to my husband’s home state of Michigan. My husband, three kids, and a naughty yellow lab are now loving our chaotic, rural living-life. I love traveling, balancing no less than 12 DIY projects at once, chocolate, cooking, daiquiris, and a sunny day in the 70s at the lake.


  1. Farmer’s home tavern in Hemlock.
    215 W Saginaw St, Hemlock, MI 48626
    Buffalo Wild Wings in Saginaw.
    2690 Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604

  2. 15th Street Tavern on M-15 between Clarkston and Ortonville has a gorgeous and huge tent! Also, the Clarkston Union has an igloo! Also, Bullfrogs in Ortonville has 2 igloos but they are by reservation only.

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