We may not have as many bodies of water as Minnesota or Michigan, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the ones we have!

If you're looking to have some food or drinks out on a patio by the water this summer, there are quite a few places here in Iowa that you can check out! Whether you're traveling over to Arnolds Park and Lake Okoboji, or just looking to take a little day trip somewhere in Eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River, you have options.

With the help of Google Maps, Facebook, Only in Your StateTravel Iowa, and Travel Dubuque, I put together a list of 15 different restaurants and bars here in the state of Iowa that are located right on a river or lake. Hopefully you'll be able to check out a couple of them this summer!

15 Iowa Restaurants on the Water That You Can Visit This Summer

We may not have as many bodies of water as Minnesota or Michigan, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the ones we have! If you're looking to have some food or drinks out on a patio by the water this summer, there are quite a few places here in Iowa that you can check out. Here are 15 of them!
  • PM Park - 15297 Raney Dr, Clear Lake

Speaking of water, you can also take a ride on one of the four awesome riverboats we have in Iowa! Get more information on those HERE.

30 Cool Outdoor Patios to Dine On This Summer Around the Corridor

Now that spring is here, patio season is right around the corner! With the help of Eastern Iowans in the Deetz - Let's Support Local! Facebook group, I put together a list of 30 awesome patios in the area where you can dine and/or drink when the weather gets warmer. Here are some of the popular places!