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Best Outdoor Dining

The outdoor setting at Ocean Terrace in La Jolla features sweeping sea and sky views

Outdoor dining is one of the simple pleasures that fairer weather brings. Enjoy ocean views from a seaside terrace or the blooms and greenery in a courtyard garden. These specially selected restaurants present the best patios and decks where guests can savor the sunshine along with a meal.


Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants:


Atlanta

Boston

Chicago

Dallas/Fort Worth

Denver

Houston

Las Vegas

Los Angeles

Miami/South Florida

Napa/Sonoma (CA)

New Jersey - North Jersey

New Orleans

New York

Orange County, CA

Palm Springs

Paris, France

Philadelphia

Phoenix/Scottsdale

San Antonio

San Diego

San Francisco

Sarasota, FL

Seattle

Southwest Florida

St. Louis

Vancouver

Washington, DC


At La Grotta in Atlanta, guests can enjoy Italian fare in a courtyard garden

More of the Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants:


Atlanta

Atlantic City

Austin

Baltimore

Boston

Cape Cod

Central Coast, CA

Chicago

Cleveland

Dallas

Denver

Detroit

Green Bay, WI

Greenwich, CT

Hartford, CT

Hawaii

Hong Kong

Houston

Kansas City

Las Vegas

London, U.K.

Long Island, NY

Los Angeles Area

Maryland Suburbs (DC)

Mexico City, MX

Miami/South Florida

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Monterey/Carmel, CA

Montreal, Canada

Napa/Sonoma, CA

Nashville

New Jersey - Jersey Shore

New Orleans

New York

Northern New Jersey

Orange County, CA

Orlando

Palm Springs

Paris, France

Philadelphia

Phoenix/Scottsdale

Pittsburgh

Portland

Providence

Sacramento

Salt Lake City

San Antonio

San Diego

San Francisco/Bay Area

San Jose

Santa Barbara

Santa Fe

Seattle

Sedona/Flagstaff

Singapore

St. Louis

Sydney, Australia

Tampa Bay

Toronto, Canada

Tucson

Vancouver, Canada

Ventura County, CA

Virginia Suburbs (DC)

Washington DC

Westchester, NY


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Soak in the sunshine while dining at these restaurants representing the best of al fresco eating.

Discover the best outdoor dining in America!

 
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