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Best Houston 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 Houston.


View the Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Houston

Baba Yega American
2607 Grant St.
Houston, TX 77006
While the Victorian atmosphere is a substantial part of the draw, so is the something-for-everyone menu. More...

Backstreet Cafe American Regional
Dining Room at Backstreet Cafe, Houston, TX 1103 S. Shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX 77019
Brunch picks are standouts along with the multitude of appetizers and entrées. More...

El Pueblito Place Mexican
Dining Room at El Pueblito Place, Houston, TX 1423 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77006
Central American fusion with killer cocktails. More...

The Grove American Regional
1611 Lamar St.
Houston, TX 77010
Dine among the splendor of Houston’s Discovery Green. More...

Killen’s Texas Barbecue Barbecue
Quick Bite
3613 E. Broadway St.
Pearland, TX 77581

Ronnie Killen turns out his popular barbecue in Pearland. More...

Maria Selma Restaurant Mexican
1617 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77006

Casual, fun Mexican eatery in the Museum District. More...

Monarch American Regional
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Dining Room at Monarch, Houston, TX Hotel ZaZa Houston
5701 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005
Great views, prime people-watching and gourmet comfort food at Hotel ZaZa Houston. More...

Rainbow Lodge Seafood
Dining Room at Rainbow Lodge, Houston, TX 2011 Ella Blvd.
Houston, TX 77008
A romantic, earthy lodge serving upscale wild game complemented by remarkable wines. More...

Sparrow Bar + Cookshop American Regional
Dining Room at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop, Houston, TX 3701 Travis St.
Houston, TX 77002
Chef Monica Pope’s Sparrow flies high in Midtown. More...

Tiny Boxwood’s American
Quick Bite
Thompson + Hanson
3614 W. Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77027

A tasty oasis awaits at Tiny Boxwood’s. More...

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