Labor Day is done and gone, and autumn is rapidly approaching.

Don’t slip on that sweater and start sipping on pumpkin spice lattes just yet. You still have time to enjoy the last vestiges of summer while sipping a pint of cold beer among nature.

There are plenty of places to dine outside in Michiana but let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than a view of the water.

Here are 10 places around Michiana you can enjoy a meal (and a drink) along a river or lake.

  • The Back Porch at Oakwood Resort, 702 E. Lake View Road, Syracuse
    • Lake-side dining and pier-side dining
    • Open from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday; from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday; and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
  • BoatHouse Restaurant, 700 Park Ave., Winona Lake
    • Lake-side dining
    • Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • Fat Cam’s at Garver Lake, 25020 May St., Edwardsbug, Mich.
    • Outdoor lake-view dining
    • Open from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday; from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
  • Flippin’ Cow, 51330 S.R. 19, Elkhart
    • Outdoor lake-side dining.
    • Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and from 11 a.m. to Midnight Friday and Saturday.
  • Hensell’s Oaken Bucket, 1212 S. Ironwood Drive, South Bend
    • River-side dining.
    • Open from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday to Saturday and from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
  • McCarthy’s on the Riverwalk, 333 NIBCO Parkway, Elkhart
    • River-side dining.
    • Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
  • On the River Tavern, 600 Fisherman’s Road, St. Joseph, Mich.
    • River-side dining
    • Open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday to Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • Plank’s Tavern on the Water, 800 Whitwam Drive, St. Joseph
    • River-side dining
    • Open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Note: There is a break in food service from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • RyeBelle’s, 518 Broad St., St. Joseph
    • Rooftop lake-view dining
    • Open from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
  • Stray Dog Bar and Grill, 245 N. Whittaker St., New Buffalo, Mich.
    • Features rooftop seating near Lake Michigan.
    • Open daily at noon Central Time.
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