With Minnesota bars and restaurants open for outdoor seating, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at the best spots in Central Minnesota for outdoor eating and drinking.

These local spots are excited to see you. All will require reservations, so call ahead. Let's hope for a long stretch of nice weather.

Know of a spot that we need to add to this list? Email pete@minnesotasnewcountry.com.

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.

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