Atlanta Restaurants with Outdoor Seating and Great Patios
Dining out in Atlanta is truly "dining out" at these fabulous restaurants with outdoor seating! Eating al fresco with the fam has so many fun benefits besides tasty food—enjoy nature, allow kids to get their wiggles out, play games (like cornhole and Jenga), and jam out to live music if available. And because its 2022, restaurants with outdoor seating provide a safe setting for anyone following strict COVID protocols who still want to dine out.
Patios at restaurants with outdoor seating are awesome family dining options almost the whole of the year (winter might be a tough season to sell to the kids). Depending on which restaurant with outdoor seating your family selects, there may be some entertaining people-watching options or musical acts to catch. If your family loves a good restaurant patio, check out this great group of Atlanta restaurants with outdoor seating.
Not in the outdoor dining mood but still want a culinary adventure? Read about Atlanta food halls that really hit the spot or maybe restaurants in Atlanta where kids can play while parents eat for more out-of-the-box dining options.
Atlanta Restaurants with Outdoor Seating
The Mill Kitchen and Bar - Roswell
Overlooking downtown Roswell, The Mill offers a ton of patio seating. Serving Southern comfort food, The Mill has been a popular spot for suburban Atlanta families for years. Make sure to visit The Mill's website for upcoming happenings as the restaurant plans lots of great events around holidays like Easter, Mother's Day, Christmas, and more.
Rina patrons can sit on the patio and watch people pass on the BeltLine. Photo courtesy of Rina
Rina - Old Fourth Ward
Enjoy delicious Israeli food on the BeltLine at Rina. This casual restaurant offers indoor sitting, as well as a to-go window where you can easily grab your food and people-watch on the eatery's patio.
The Chastain - Chastain Park
Chastain Park is a lush area and offers the best of restaurants with outdoor seating, like The Chastain. It's a great eatery serving American comfort food, and a great option for early risers is that the AM Cafe opens as early as 7am weekdays and 8am on weekends.
Shake Shack - Buckhead
With "shake" in the name, you know Shake Shack is a favorite for kids. While there are a few locations across metro Atlanta, the Buckhead location has a sweet upstairs outdoor seating area that overlooks all of Buckhead Village. Chase those shakes with the restaurant's famed hamburgers and crinkle cut fries.
Gypsy Kitchen has a ton of outdoor seating to enjoy its Spanish cuisine. Photo courtesy of Jamestown
Gypsy Kitchen - Buckhead
Introduce kids to Spanish and Moroccan flavors at Gypsy Kitchen in Buckhead. Besides the exotic flavors, this Atlanta restaurant has a beautiful patio to enjoy seasonal beauty.
Upscale restaurant Longleaf is located within Atlanta Botanical Gardens and presents a picturesque view of Mother Nature while you eat. There's no bad view in the restaurant as Longleaf is a contemporary glass structure—in fact, it won the 2020 Open Table Diners' Choice award for its magical garden views. Note: Garden admission is required to visit Longleaf.
Park Tavern - Midtown
Consistently voted the best patio and dog-friendly restaurant in Atlanta, Park Tavern was made for al fresco dining. Located at Piedmont Park, this beloved Atlanta staple not only offers delicious fare for the whole family (including little Fido), but also fun event programming, like an ice skating rink in winter and FREE music concerts in summer.
Enjoy the views of the Atlanta skyline at 9 Mile Station. Photo courtesy of Jamestown
9 Mile Station - Old Fourth Ward
Enjoy an amazing brunch on the ultimate Atlanta patio—Nine Mile Station is a rooftop restaurant at Ponce City Market. Before or after brunch, visit Skyline Park for even more fun. Reservations are required. Note: The Roof (including 9 Mile Station) is over 21 after 5pm on Friday and Saturdays.
Nina & Rafi - Old Fourth Ward
Restaurants with outdoor seating don't get better than dining outside on the Atlanta BeltLine. Devour a Detroit-style pizza at Nina & Rafi with the fam while watching the who's and what's of Atlanta pass you by on this neighborhood path.
Bartaco - West Midtown
Bartaco is popular with kids and adults, for its tasty tacos and margaritas (for the over 21 set). And though there are three locations, we recommend the West Midtown location for its spacious patio and comfortable outdoor seating.
Moxie Taco - Marietta
This Mexican restaurant patio is great for families, overlooking a relaxing water feature in Marietta. Moxie Taco serves tacos, rice bowls, quesadillas, and more, and sometimes offers live music during warmer months of the year.
Chattahoochee Food Works created gorgeous, colorful outdoor seating for families. Photo by author
Food Halls - Multiple Locations
We're taking restaurants with outdoor seating to include the various food halls located across Atlanta. Places like Ponce City Market, Krog Street Market, Chattahoochee Food Works, Marietta Square Market, and more are great spots to dine indoors or outdoors. In fact, you may even make a friend at these tasty establishments as some of the tables are large enough to accomodate multiple families.
Canton Street Restaurants - Roswell
We couldn't narrow down downtown Roswell's famed Canton Street to just one eatery since the street is packed with door-to-door restaurants with outdoor seating. Enjoy the culture and fun of Canton Street and eat outdoors at places like 1920 Tavern, Ceviche Taqueria & Margarita Bar, Zest, Roux on Canton, Mac McGee, and more!
Bone Garden Cantina - West Midtown
Kids love tacos and parents love margaritas so West Midtown's Bone Garden Cantina is the best of both worlds! In addition to a colorful patio, Bone Garden has a really cool store on site, where families can visit while waiting for their meals (make sure kids are supervised).