Outdoor Dining: 75 Patios to Visit

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patiosAhh summer. One of my favorite parts is sitting outside on a relaxing patio, enjoying a delicious meal. Use this list as a guide and please tell us your favorite Columbus patios if we are missing out! We hope you can cross a few off your list this summer!

Top Patios Around Columbus

Worthington

1. Dewey’s: Pizza, calzones, and fresh salads.

2.The Worthington Inn: Refined fare with fine dining and a casual pub in a building from 1831.

3. Over the Counter: Modern American diner.

4. Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza: New York style pizza with a jazz stage.

5. J. Lui: A snazzy spot with modern style fusion dining.

6. The Whitney House: Upscale tavern with a seasonal twist. (new patio this summer!)

Downtown

7. Milestone 229: Beautiful view of the river and park along with tasty food options.

8. Basi Italia: Intimate setting with Northern Italian dishes. (Victorian Village)

9. Due Amici: Italian options for pizza, pasta, and local entrees.

10. Pins Mechanical: Craft cocktails with duckpin bowling and pinball and other great activities.

11. Hyde Park: Upscale steakhouse.

Short North

12. Marcella’s: Pasta and Pizza (and the best meatballs!) in a vintage style dining room. The open window concept offers a patio feel. The Marcella’s Polaris location also has an awesome patio. Be sure to check out the great happy hour!

13. Standard Hall: American classics, beer and cocktails.

14. The Eagle: Dishing up fried chicken and other American classics.

15. Bakersfield: Casual, authentic choice with handmade tacos.

Hilliard

16. Local Cantina: Mexican specialties and craft beer.

(Center Street Market opened after this post was orginially published. It has a large outdoor patio area where you can order food/drinks from the various businesses and sit outside to enjoy.)

Dublin

17. Mezzo: Modern Italian cuisine.

18. 101 Beer Kitchen: Rustic Food, Craft Beer.

19. Tucci’s: Wine, Steak, Fish. There is a tent over the patio area so this makes it a good option for unpredictable Ohio weather.

20. The Pearl: Great views of the room and wonderful food. The Happy Hour is one of the best!

21. Dublin Village Tavern: Where locals gather, and visitors are welcome. 🙂

22. Matt The Miller’s: Creative flatbreads, steaks and more.

23. Oscars: Upscale diverse menu with international accents.

Powell

24. Local Roots: Contemporary spot with upscale American food. There are two patios (one that is family-friendly and one for the 21+ crowd.) Check out the live music schedule.

25. Prohibition Gastro Lounge: Gastro lounge with tasty dishes.

Westerville 

26. Jimmy V’s: Age old tradition and timeless recipes.

27. Uptown Deli and Brew: Modern upscale brewpub.

28. Wine Bistro: Expansive wine selection and small plates and flatbreads to share.

29. The Northstar Cafe: Carefully prepared, casual cuisine.

30. Pasquale’s Pizza and Pub: Wings, fresh baked subs and pizza.

Clintonville

31. Northstar Cafe: Carefully prepared, casual, local cuisine.

32. The Crest: Buzzy bar with elevated American fare.

33. Bareburger: Burgers, fries, shakes (fresh and organic fare).

34. Harvest Bar + Kitchen: Specialty pizzas and craft cocktails.

35. Lavash Cafe: Mediterranean eatery.

36. Fusian: Easy, casual sushi. (small outdoor area)

37. Mozarts: Bakery and piano cafe.

Easton

38. Cooper’s Hawk: Modern, casual dining and great wine selection.

39. RH Columbus: This rooftop patio is stunning. Located on the third floor of the 55,000 square foot design gallery it makes for a unique dining experience.

Check out this related post: Exploring Easton’s Expansion District

40. Mitchell’s Ocean Club: Delicious seafood and world class cocktails.

41. Chuy’s: Authentic Tex-Mex.

42. Smith & Wollensky: Steak, seafood, and chops.

New Albany

43. Hudson 29: American cuisine.

German Village

44. Lindey’s: Upscale American bistro.

45. G. Michael’s: Regional American meals.

46. The Sycamore: Elevated tavern fare with local ingredients.

47. Harvest Pizza: Inventive Italian pizzas and small plates.

48. Barcelona: Spanish small plates and paella.

Gahanna

49. The Barn at Rocky Fork: A steakhouse, only better!

50. 101 Beer Kitchen: Rustic, chic outpost.

Marysville

51. Benney’s Pizza: Pizza, salads, and ribs and great music.

Grove City

52. Wings and Rings: Modern sports bar with tasty wings.

53. Plank’s on Broadway: Relaxing atmosphere and live music on the patio.

Pickerington

54. La Fogata: Authentic Mexican grill.

55. Rooster’s: Casual restaurant specializing in chicken wings.

Upper Arlington

56. The Wine Bistro: Great wine list and delicious food options.

57. Moretti’s of Arlington: Classic Italian and fresh pasta.

58. Figlio: Wood fired pizza and pasta.

59. Katalina’s: Pancake balls and so much more. (closer to campus)

60. Houlihan’s: Pub fare, steaks, and pasta.

Grandview Heights 

61. Figlio: Brick oven pizza and Italian cuisine.

62.Vino Vino: Wine Bistro with sharable plates.

63. Hofbrauhaus Columbus: Serving Bavarian food. Check out the Happy Hour Menu.

64. Sweet Carrot: BBQ and other American comfort food.

65. Grandview Cafe: Laid back neighborhood tavern. Just reopened!

66. Third and Hollywood: Upscale American Fare. Personal favorite too 🙂

67. La Tavola: Modern take on traditional Italian fare.

68. Woodlands Tavern: Live music and eclectic pub food.

69. Mazah: Mediterranean Eatery.

Reynoldsburg

70. Prost: Beer and wine cafe with great food options too.

Canal Winchester 

71. Village Wines and Bistro : Full service restaurant and wine shop.

72. Harvest Moon: Memorable dishes, craft beer and live music.

Italian Village

73. Cosecha: Contemporary Mexican fare.

74. The Market Italian Village: Bistro fare, pizza and cocktails.

75. Goremade Pizza: Patio Opening Party on July 9!  This is a great place to try with little ones too. 🙂

So, are you hungry yet?! We hope you take some time to enjoy some delicious food and the sunshine on your face. Sit back and relax on the MANY incredible patios in our awesome city! Summer is the best! 

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Maureen Ingham has enjoyed living in the great city of Columbus for nearly 13 years! Originally from Canton, Ohio, Maureen attended Ohio University and will always be a bobcat at heart! After completing her education degree in Athens, she made her way to The Ohio State University to obtain a Masters degree in Special Education. She fell in love with Columbus then and convinced her now husband to join her in this awesome city! She taught 5th grade for 6 years, before deciding to stay home to raise two beautiful girls. Their family has recently moved to Worthington with their two girls and are excited to plant their roots here! Their first daughter, Maeve is 6 and her sister, Reese will soon be 5 years old. They welcomed a son, Miles in March 2020. Maureen has been with The Columbus Moms Blog since the beginning and now enjoys working on editing and events for the blog. She also works as a Postpartum Doula with her sister at a company called Together Wee Grow. They provide night nursing services, as well as daytime support to local families and babies in Columbus. It is a wonderful job to work along her sister and help families with their precious little ones in a vulnerable time period. In between the night shifts, sweeping up crumbs, exploring Columbus, and getting kids to where they need to be, Maureen enjoys working out, trying new recipes and restaurants, traveling, spending time with family, being crafty and trying to help others whenever she can! Maureen has many Columbus favorites. Her go-to restaurant is Third and Hollywood, she enjoys a sweet treat at Sassafrass Bakery or Fox in the Snow, a slice of pizza at Dewey's Pizza and a warm cup of joe at Highline Coffee. A perfect Saturday involves an outdoor activity with her family and trying a new restaurant when they can! She is excited to be a part of an excellent team here at Columbus Moms blog and hopes to be able to inspire mothers that small acts of kindness go a long way in raising their kids and the city they live in!