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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

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 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 St.
Dallas, TX 75226
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Neapolitan-style pizza from techie-turned-pizzaiolo Jay Jerrier. More...

Chuy's Tex-Mex
11/20
Dining Room at Chuy 4544 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75205
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An Elvis fountain, first-rate frozen margaritas and pretty good food mean it’s standing room only at Chuy’s. 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...

Gloria's Latin American
11/20
3715 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
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Bring some friends along so that you can order a lot of these Salvadoran and Tex-Mex dishes More...

Joe T. Garcia's Tex-Mex
11/20
Dining Room at Joe T. Garcia 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...

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...

Manny's Uptown Tex-Mex Restaurante Tex-Mex
Quick Bite
3521 Oak Grove Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
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Standard issue Tex-Mex located in a charming old home with a great patio. 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...

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

Stephan Pyles Southwestern
14/20
Dining Room at Stephan Pyles, Dallas, TX 1807 Ross Ave., Ste. 500
Dallas, TX 75201
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Legendary chef Stephan Pyles serves up his signature Southwestern cuisine with modernist touches at his eponymous downtown restaurant. More...

Sushi Axiom Japanese
12/20
2323 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
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Adventuresome Japanese fusion cuisine finds residence on Henderson Avenue. 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...

Woodshed Smokehouse Barbecue
13/20
Dining Room at Woodshed Smokehouse, Fort Worth, TX 3201 Riverfront Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Texas is known for its barbecue, but you’ve never seen ’cue that even resembles chef Tim Love’s smoked meats and exotic game. More...

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