Best Helena Restaurants with outdoor seating

By Annette Jamieson

If you’re visiting Helena or a local, take to the patio for your dining experience! There are several restaurants that offer wonderful outdoor seating. Whether you’re looking for a bite to eat, fine dining, or a nice glass of wine to enjoy with your meal, Helena has the perfect patio for you! Here are a few of the top options when it comes to eating outside in Helena.

Mediterranean Grill

Mediterranean Grill offers a large outdoor seating area for the fresh-air enthusiasts that want to enjoy a lovely atmosphere. Flavors that will transport you to countries nourished by the Mediterranean Sea: Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Morocco. The menu emphasizes fresh fish, vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts and olive oil.

Silver Star Steak Company

A hotspot located in downtown Helena; Silver Star is the perfect spot for a dinner date with a relaxing outdoor patio conveniently located in the Great Northern Town Center. Helena’s most extensive wine list, a casino, and a private dining room with seating for up to 40 people. The Silver Star offers five different types of steaks with different portion size options.

Wassweiler Dinner House

Enjoy fine dining in a cozy atmosphere in the historic inn built in 1883. The Wassweiler is a dinner house specializing in high quality steaks in an intimate setting. You can dine outside in a dining pod if you wish as they added three igloos to their back patio!


Maison is a culinary experience of Helena unlike any other. Located at the Oddfellow Inn & Farm, this unique fine dining farm-to-table French bistro is something to be savored. Come and enjoy the ambiance of the mountains and the friendly animals. Just note they are open Wednesdays-Saturdays.

Windbag Saloon

This location has traditionally been a focal point of night life in the area. The Windbag Saloon has a full bar, with pub style American food. They have recently renovated to provide a more modern and comfortable environment for customers. If you’re in the mood for great service and a little history of downtown Helena, this is your place. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday! Their casual atmosphere is perfect for an outdoor lunch or dinner.