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Best Dallas Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Dallas.


 

View the Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Dallas/Fort Worth

Blue Goose Cantina Tex-Mex
11/20
2905 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
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A boisterous Tex-Mex joint for mean margarita sipping and hearty, well-made fare. More...

Blue Goose Cantina Tex-Mex
11/20
4757 W. Park Blvd.
Plano, TX 75093
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A boisterous Tex-Mex joint for mean margarita sipping and hearty, well-made fare. More...

Blue Mesa Grill Southwestern
11/20
1600 S. University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Southwestern fare, signature blue margaritas and a bargain Sunday brunch. More...

Cafe Express Mediterranean
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Cafe Express, Dallas, TX 3230 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
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Chain of casual dining spots with a focus on fresh foods with a mostly Mediterranean vibe. More...

Cafe Madrid Spanish
12/20
4501 Travis St.
Dallas, TX 75205
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Sidewalk style café offers a nice selection of tapas and wines, served by a patient and knowledgeable staff. More...

Il Cane Rosso Pizza
14/20
Dining Room at Il Cane Rosso, Dallas, TX 2612 Commerce Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
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Neapolitan-style pizza from techie-turned-pizzaiolo Jay Jerrier. More...

Dream Cafe Contemporary
12/20
The Quadrangle
2800 Routh St.
Dallas, TX 75201
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This laid-back restaurant serves up healthy, tasty fare with Texan, Thai and Mediterranean flavors, plus lots of vegetarian options. More...

The Dubliner Pub
Quick Bite
2818 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
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A warm atmosphere awaits at this traditional Irish pub offering imported beers and whiskies complemented by a compact menu of sandwiches. More...

Fireside Pies Pizza
12/20
2820 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
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Stylish pizza joint with a cozy dining room and clandestine patio. More...

Joe T. Garcia's Tex-Mex
11/20
2201 N. Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76106
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When the weather is good, there is no finer place than Joe T's garden to sip margaritas and munch on chips and salsa. More...

Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana Nuevo Latino
15/20
Dining Room at Lanny 3405 W. Seventh St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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A contemporary adobe cottage sets the scene for dishes wrought from fine Mexican ingredients prepared with classic French and Italian techniques. More...

LightCatcher Winery & Bistro Bistro
11/20
6925 Confederate Park Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76108
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LightCatcher Winery & Bistro features locally made wines and bistro dishes. More...

The Old Monk Bar
12/20
2847 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
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This dimly lit pub with a great patio is a Henderson Avenue staple for tasty brews and better-than-average bar food. More...

Patrizio Italian
12/20
Highland Park Village
25 Highland Park Village
Dallas, TX 75205
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Enjoy Italian fare on a shaded patio or indoors amid upscale environs. More...

Railhead Smokehouse BBQ Barbecue
13/20
2900 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Plate or sandwich, chopped or sliced---barbecue is the name of the game. More...

Reata Restaurant Steakhouse
13/20
310 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
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Steakhouse-style fare with a Southwestern kick. More...

Toulouse Cafe & Bar French
13/20
Dining Room at Toulouse Cafe & Bar, Dallas, TX 3314 Knox St.
Dallas, TX 75205
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Belgium-inspired French fare in a charming neighborhood-style bistro. More...

Urban Taco Mexican
12/20
3411 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
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Fresh, contemporary Mexican fare in a sleek and chic Uptown setting. More...

Villa-O Italian
11/20
4514 Travis St.
Dallas, TX 75205
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Serviceable Italian food by restaurateur Robert Colombo in a nautical-themed atmosphere at Travis Walk. More...

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