These restaurants offer good eats in the midst of Mother Nature.

Marielle Dezurick

More people than ever are venturing out into Mother Nature—and they’re showing no signs of slowing down. Whether you’re hitting the open road, hiking solo, or camping with a group, here’s how to live your best outdoor life this year—being far from an urban culinary center doesn’t mean you have to give up fine dining.


Takibi Dining Room

AJ Meeker and Ashley Marti

This Portland restaurant combines all of our favorite things: camping, food, and cocktails. Located at Japanese outdoor brand Snow Peak’s headquarters, the space is at the forefront of the glamping restaurant trend.

The Social Haus

The Social Haus at the green o

the green o/Dan Goldberg

Head to the remote Montana wilderness to discover a surprising nine-course tasting menu where your amuse bouche might just be foie-gras-infused ice cream. Expect different dishes daily and ingredients foraged from the woods.

Red Dog Saloon

French Brothers
Owners Mike and Matt French on the steps of the Red Dog Saloon

Thomas J. Story

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Smack dab in the middle of the California desert’s Pioneertown, the saloon serves up Western nostalgia and craft cocktails that are a big step up from a shot and a beer. Order a barrel-aged Negroni after exploring nearby Joshua Tree National Park, then rest your head at the neighboring Pioneertown Motel. 

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