The sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are chirping, and it’s time to enjoy friends and family with some yummy eats and drinks on the patio. Lucky for us, there are plenty of amazing Atlanta restaurants with awesome outdoor spaces.
Here are 23+ great options for outdoor dining Atlanta loves to enjoy in spring. Read on to discover outdoor dining Atlanta — from rooftop patios to al fresco to takeout windows, this Georgia city has it all!
4320 Powers Ferry Road
The Chastain, a new American neighborhood spot bistro and bar in Buckhead, offers two open-air terraces: the Old Oak Terrace and the South Terrace.
The more formal Old Oak Terrace offers a tented dining space and functions as an extension of the dining room, and the South Terrace features a fire pit and lounge seating. Cocktail, anyone?
Four-legged family members are welcome to enjoy the terraces with their owners. Reservations for dinner service on the Old Oak Terrace are encouraged.
Want more delicious fun when in Atlanta? Try one of these awesome experiences!
- Take an Atlanta Food & Cocktail Tour. Indulge in an eclectic array of cuisines and paired alcoholic beverages on this insider’s walking food tour of the chic, classy Atlanta neighborhood of Midtown.
- Enjoy a North Georgia Wine Country Tour from Atlanta. Join your guide on an air-conditioned bus tour from Downtown Atlanta to Georgia’s wine country. Enjoy 13 tastings at 3 local wineries. Experience a taste of Germany and local shopping in Helen, North Georgia’s famous Bavarian Village.
- Have fun on a Food Tour of Inman Park and the Atlanta Beltline. Enjoy lunchtime dining at 6 locally owned award-winning restaurants, experiencing the best of Southern Food today. See Victorian Houses in Atlanta’s first suburb and iconic murals along the Eastside Trail.
LIVE! AT THE BATTERY
825 Battery Ave SE #600
An entertainment destination located in the heart of The Battery Atlanta, Live! at The Battery is the go-to spot for catching sports, dining in style and sipping cold beer and crafted cocktails. Guests can enjoy both the lower level patio and upper level wrap-around patio – both perfect for grabbing a bite before heading to a Braves game across the street or cheering on their favorite teams on one of many TVs.
The two-story, 30,000-square-foot entertainment and dining space includes several district experiences, including Sports & Social – a sports bar, gaming parlor and social lounge, The Tavern at Sports & Social – a restaurant, and PBR Atlanta – Atlanta’s liveliest country bar with line dancing and bull riding.
870 Inman Village Parkway Northeast Suite 1
Located in Inman Park and translating to ‘heart, captured’ in Farsi, Delbar, a Middle Eastern restaurant and bar that opened last summer, delivers a menu of classic Persian cuisine with Israeli, Turkish and Lebanese touches.
The restaurant’s expansive outdoor patio seamlessly carries the open and natural interior to the outside. Seating in this area is first come, first served.
BUTCHER & BREW
6690 Town Square, Suite 410 (Alpharetta)
3 South Main Street (Alpharetta)
Butcher & Brew is an American gastro sports bar with two locations.
The original, situated in Alpharetta’s Historic Downtown District, boasts an outdoor patio featuring seating along historic Alpharetta’s main thoroughfare. The restaurant serves an eclectic and extensive collection of local beers, paired with bold and tasty twists on sandwiches, bowls, and a great place to share all sharing options!
The second, located at Halcyon mixed-use development in Forsyth County, features a covered patio overlooking Halcyon’s “Village Green” greenspace.
2316 Marietta Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
The Companion has an amazing outdoor space complete with lights, games, and more. You’ll love the comfort food items offered here, along with crafted cocktails and craft beer.
As for what to order when you visit? Eater Atlanta says, “Order the double-stack burger known as the Tower of Power, the sandwich special of the day, or daily dinner specials ranging from fried chicken to lobster rolls.”
CITY WINERY ATLANTA
650 North Avenue NE
City Winery Atlanta features a spacious patio with umbrellas and lots of greenery to provide shade on warm summer days.
City Winery delivers a unique culinary and cultural experience to urban wine enthusiasts passionate about music, offering intimate concerts, upscale dining, private event spaces, and a fully functioning winery.
SOUTH MAIN KITCHEN
9 South Main Street (Alpharetta)
Located in the heart of Alpharetta’s Historic Downtown District, South Main Kitchen serves fresh, elevated Southern cuisine matched with welcoming hospitality.
The restaurant is housed in a historic building built in 1902 and features a large and inviting patio space in the alley adjacent to the restaurant as well as a rooftop balcony and bar overlooking downtown Alpharetta.
THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN
3035 Peachtree Rd NE Suite A208
This Southern-inspired gastropub offers a gorgeous top-floor space that is charming yet polished with a patio overlooking Buckhead. Guests can enjoy dinner and cocktails with a view while enjoying the breeze when the garage doors are open.
The Southern Gentleman celebrates every aspect of what it means to be from the South with a fresh, modern take on traditional dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. The bar program explores the artistry and history of classic Southern cocktails – everything from barrel-aged cocktails to bottled libations to adult beverages on tap, along with New World wines and craft beers and the “perfect” mint julep.
The modern American whiskey bar focuses on extensive dedication to the wide range of whiskeys that come from distillers all over the world with a concentration on American Bourbons and Ryes with over 120 selections for guests to explore.
Suite P10b, 1170 Howell Mill Rd NW
Located in West Midtown and open for dinner, Aziza offers modern Israeli cuisine with fresh takes on traditional dishes, paying homage to Founder Tal Baum’s childhood in Israel.
With influences of Moroccan, Lebanese, and Persian kitchens, the menu features dishes meant for sharing, including hummus, larger appetizers and entrees, mostly prepared on a wood-burning oven. On the beverage side, the bar serves exceptional cocktails, plus a tight list of wines from the Mediterranean, California, Austria, France and more, as well as Israeli and craft beers.
The cozy space features an open kitchen, rich in textures and materials, low ceilings, exposed brick walls, comfortable green banquettes and handmade ceramic light fixtures. Aziza’s sister restaurant, Rina is listed below!
699 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 9
Rina is a casual, Israeli, diner-style eatery alongside the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail. Inspired by the beach restaurants of Haifa, Israel – where Baum was born and raised – the food, drinks and ambiance are quintessentially effervescent.
The fun, colorful restaurant space welcomes guests to enjoy modern takes on Israeli street food made with local ingredients and inspired by Baum’s traditional family recipes.
3035 Peachtree Rd NE
Gypsy Kitchen is a place where guests can transport out of the everyday.
Their beautiful patio space can accommodate intimate dates, group dinners or casual meetings. This Atlanta eatery offers a variety of options from cocktails on the outdoor patio overlooking the sights of Buckhead, to the gorgeous indoor dining areas, as well as a chef’s table for a truly unique experience.
HAMPTON + HUDSON
299 North Highland Ave. NE
Inman Park’s favorite community bar and restaurant offers lunch, dinner, brunch and late-night bites on their covered, outdoor patio.
Come for Hampton + Hudson’s seasonal menu and stay for a few drinks and cornhole games outside. Dogs are always welcome to join guests on the patio, and when sports are on, guests can catch games on the outdoor TVs.
Check their menu often as they offer holiday brunches!
LADYBIRD GROVE & MESS HALL
684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave.
Ladybird’s pet-friendly “Grove” space is a go-to for outdoor revelry.
The hangout spot features an outdoor bar in a vintage, painted camper, relaxed seating, string lights and more. The restaurant’s full-service menu can be enjoyed at the outdoor beer garden-style picnic tables.
LAPEER STEAK & SEAFOOD
12 North Broad Street NE (Alpharetta)
Lapeer Steak & Seafood offers an 840-square-foot covered patio with a glass ceiling and walls overlooking the courtyard in Alpharetta City Center.
Designed for year-round outdoor dining, the expansive and airy patio is temperature-controlled, allowing guests to dine comfortably no matter the season. New this year, Lapeer also offers an open-air patio on the front walk outside the restaurant.
3027 Bolling Way NE
Reminiscent of a charming European square, Le Bilboquet is located at the center of Buckhead Village.
Guests are transported to a Parisian sidewalk café with traditional French bistro woven rattan chairs and tables while they dine alfresco.
YUMBII TOCO HILLS
2907 N. Druid Hills Rd NE
1927 Peachtree Rd NE
2275 Marietta Blvd NW #410 Atlanta 30318
Yumbii’s location in Toco Hills features a partially covered, 700-square-foot patio illuminated with string lights.
Guests can enjoy Yumbii’s beloved menu on the patio alongside beverages like house-made margaritas, beer, wine and tequila. In the colder months, the patio features plenty of heaters throughout.
904 Memorial Dr.
Muchacho’s expansive brick patio comes alive with tropical plants, vintage outdoor furniture and red and white umbrellas.
Overlooking the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, the patio offers patrons a sun-filled place for breakfast, lunch or a drink.
FADO IRISH PUB
273 Buckhead Ave.
Fadó at Buckhead Village recently unveiled an expanded streetside patio to complement their rooftop garden.
Guests can enjoy the pub’s full food and beverage offerings, fans and TVs with audio in both outdoor areas. Reservations are not required, but can be made.
NINA & RAFI
661 Auburn Ave NE STE 220
Nina & Rafi is a restaurant and bar that offers patio seating right off the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. This dog-friendly restaurant is perfect for a bite after walking Fido.
While enjoying Italian comfort foods and famed pizzas, guests can sip Italian beer and wine, cocktails and pours from the restaurant’s extensive Amara list.
PONCE CITY MARKET
675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
The community hub offers plenty of outdoor dining options, with outdoor food kiosks and dedicated restaurant patios, including Minero, Bellina Alimentari, Pancake Social, Botiwalla and W.H. Fish Camp. It’s a great place for people watching and to take in live music!
Plus, PCM has dining tables set up in The Courtyard and on The Yard, so people can grab a bite from the Central Food Hall and enjoy a picnic.
NINE MILE STATION
Ponce City Market, 1829, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Located on The Roof at Ponce City Market, Nine Mile Station is a sleek indoor-outdoor, full-service restaurant specializing in delicious, shareable food.
Offering sweeping views of the city, the restaurant offers more than two dozen craft beer selections, plus a unique wine list and classically prepared cocktails to compliment any experience.
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, n134
Guests are welcome to enjoy chaat and cocktails outside Botiwalla’s bustling Ponce City Market location on their upgraded patio space, made perfect for people watching.
Botiwalla brings the streets of India to life — the glowing charcoal sigris*, the sizzling meats, the aromas of chaat masala*, and the crispy, crunchy, multi-textured street snacks — in the most delicious way possible.
DUB’S FISH CAMP
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
This Spring, guests can enjoy a fresh seafood dinner outside! Dub’s Fish Camp’s spacious outdoor patio right off Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall is the perfect spot to enjoy warmer weather.
W.H. Stiles Fish Camp is a modern, urban fish shack serving freshly caught seafood from the South (mostly). Named after Chef/Owner Anne Quatrano’s great-great-great-great grandfather, W. H. Stiles, Fish Camp is affectionately referred to as “Dub’s.”
Fish Camp features a raw shellfish bar with a rotating selection of oysters, clams, and crudo, sandwiches (po’boy, lobster roll, catch of the day), salads, bowls of fish, shellfish, and chowder, homemade seltzers, and a selection of beer and wine.
For those who like to linger, Dub’s retail section offers an eclectic array of sea-inspired home decor, kitchen utensils, oyster shuckers, claw crackers, sauces, and condiments. Evoking the bright, comfortable, and casual feel of oceanside seafood shacks, Fish Camp is an anchor of Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall.
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Unit 136
Tacos and margaritas can be enjoyed alongside warmer weather on Minero’s year-round patio.
Named after the Spanish word for “miner,” Minero represents the storied history of the taco, which supposes that Mexican silver miners named the dish in the 18th century. The word “taco” referred to the dynamite miners used to excavate the ore in the mines, which was made of pieces of paper wrapped around gunpowder and inserted into the holes carved in the rock face.
1073 Green St. (Roswell)
Located on a quiet street in Roswell, Monkey 68 serves up a diverse blend of Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese and Korean-inspired fare.
The open patio features greenery and a tranquil waterfall, making for a relaxing and homey ambiance.
MONKEY 68 KITCHEN & BAR
160 N Main St (Alpharetta)
Monkey 68’s sister concept, Monkey 68 Kitchen & Bar in Alpharetta shares space with pottery workshop A.C. Studios inside a bright and airy building with high ceilings, modern paintings, a warm array of globe lights and a sleek bar.
The casual hub, purposefully designed for gathering over a comfortable meal, seats 55 inside and 20 outside on the patio.
16 MORE PATIOS IN ATLANTA YOU’LL LOVE
- MARCUS BAR & GRILLE. O4W’s newest edition by Marcus Samuelsson is ready to serve its Atlanta neighbors some vibrant twists on Southern staples! Reserve your table on the patio to catch your first glimpse at the space.
- BEETLECAT. Every weekend at Ford Fry’s “oyster-ette,” brunch outside with made-to-order donuts & punch by-the-glass.
- SUPERICA. Sunshine & a margarita? A duo as iconic as PB&J. At all locations, including its brand *new* spots in Dunwoody & West Midtown, enjoy Tex-Mex staples, house margaritas & more on the patios.
- MARCEL. Enjoy an elegant dinner on the Westside on the back patio, and wrap up your evening with a cigar from the exclusive selection.
- SAINTS + COUNCIL. In the reimagined Colony Square, celebrate the change of season outdoors with dessert cocktails and the ultimate s’mores board, offered tableside with your very own flame – perfect for kids and kids at heart.
- ECCO. Did someone say happy hour? At both Midtown & Buckhead locations, unwind outside & order some of Atlanta’s favorite bites including the famous goat cheese balls.
- PULLMAN YARDS. Spend an afternoon at the Railpark, arguably the city’s largest patio, surrounded with bites from Dailies & Sides or the railcar bars. Plus, check out the schedule to play a game on the pickleball and bocce courts.
- THE OPTIMIST. Imagine you’re on the coast at the beloved fish camp & oyster bar, with seating on the patio alongside the putting green.
- NO.246. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two or family outing, relax on the backyard patio with old-school Italian favorites & a chilled bottle of wine.
- LITTLE REY. Soft serve ice cream, delicious tacos “al carbon,” ice-cold cervezas and margaritas frozen or on the rocks – spend a sunny day like a pro.
- LA TAVOLA. All week long, enjoy dinner on the patio at the Virginia-Highland staple with authentic Italian dishes and seasonal specials.
- SOUTH CITY KITCHEN. At Buckhead, Midtown and Vinings locations, reserve a table outside at one of Atlanta’s most iconic eateries (30 years!) to snack on the fried green tomatoes and classic smokey grilled pork chops.
- NFA BURGER. Home to one of “Georgia’s best burgers,” this counter inside a Dunwoody Chevron also offers one of the most underrated outdoor dining spaces with classic picnic tables.
- FOUNDATION SOCIAL EATERY. Enjoy two patios at the new space, one covered (and sometimes with Sunday “Blippi” showings for the kids!) and one open-air – great for any weather.
- PALO SANTO. Enjoy a skyline view while you sip on mezcal cocktails or natural wines, nosh on nori tacos & tostadas and on weekends, dance to the DJ.
- DOUBLE ZERO. Right off Emory’s campus, the modern Italian restaurant now offers free games of shuffleboard + foosball plus expanded patio seating.
OUTDOOR DINING ATLANTA FAQ
What meal is Atlanta known for?
Although Atlanta is known for its Southern cuisine u002du002d like fried chicken and barbeque u002du002d that’s not all you’ll find here. You’ll also find international cuisine, a craft beer scene, and amazing sweet treats.
Can you enjoy outdoor dining in Atlanta in winter?
Yes, there are some places that offer heated outdoor dining in the winter. Nine Mile Station at Ponce City Market has igloos in the winter that can seat 6, and a lot of the other places on this list offer heaters and even blankets so you can enjoy dining outdoors in winter.
Does Atlanta have a good food scene?
Yes, Atlanta is known to have one of the best food scenes in the United States. With international cuisines, Southern staples, inventive drinks, a craft beer scene and more u002du002d this is one city foodies will love!
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