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Best Outdoor and Patio Dining in Raleigh

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Raise your hand if you’re in the mood to dine al fresco. We certainly are! We’re committed to soaking up the sun all summer long. Raleigh is home to some amazing restos with outdoor spaces. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants with outdoor and patio dining in Raleigh!

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Dine poolside at Mulino! This Italian kitchen offers a variety of classics and craft cocktails. Round up the squad to toast Pompelmo sunset during the sunset—seems pretty fitting to us—before ordering tasty apps and entrees to complete the meal. And don’t forget to save room for dessert because the made-in-house tiramisu is to die for!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 4:00pm–9:00pm

📍 309 N Dawson St

Wye Hill boasts some of the best views of Raleigh all while serving up delicious dinner and brunch! Our fave way to enjoy Wye Hill is with a cold beer (or house made seltzer) and starting with the dill pickle pimento cheese for the table. But you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu!

Monday | 4:00pm–9:30pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm–9:30pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm–9:30pm
Thursday | 4:00pm–9:30pm
Friday |  11:30am–10:30pm
Saturday | 10:00am–2:30pm; 4:00pm—10:30pm
Sunday | 10:00am–2:30pm; 4:00pm—8:30pm

📍 201 S Boylan Ave

This is a whiskey lover’s paradise, but it’s also a paradise for anyone who loves patio dining. Their patio is lined with picnic tables perfect for a few friends or for the entire friend group! Plus if the weather is really nice, Whiskey Kitchen will slide open the garage doors giving the entire resto an al fresco feel.

Monday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–12:00am
Friday | 11:00am–12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–12:00am

📍 201 W Martin St

This patio is one of Raleigh’s best kept secrets. Savor authentic Lebanese cuisine while nestled away on Sitti’s back patio. This is the perfect  escape from downtown! Every time we visit we have to order the Lebanese tasting because you get a little bit of everything! And try a bottle of the Lebanese wine with dinner, it pairs perfectly!

Monday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Friday |  11:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–9:00pm

📍 137 S Wilmington St

Did someone say boozy popsicles? Count us in! 10th and Terrace is our go to spot for a pre-dinner drink. Grab a drink—we love a nice glass of rosé in the summer—and relax on one of the couches overlooking the city. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Monday | 3:00pm–11:00pm
Tuesday | 3:00pm–11:00pm
Wednesday | 3:00pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 3:00pm–11:00pm
Friday |  12:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 1:00pm–9:00pm

📍 616 South Salisbury St

Craving seafood and unique cocktails? Cortez is one of our Glenwood faves and once you try their food you’ll understand why! You have to order the bread and weed butter for the table and we know we said seafood, but the smash burger is delicious. Their menu changes so each dining experience is a little different. Pro tip: visit between 5-6pm to score dollar off oysters!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Friday |  5:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 5:00pm–9:00pm

📍 413 Glenwood Ave

If you’re looking for something with lots of outdoor space, Raleigh Beer Garden is your resto! With a rooftop bar, second floor deck and huge patio, RBG is great for families, hanging out with friends, or grabbing a post-work brew. Speaking of brews did you know that RBG holds a Guinness World Record for most beers on tap? Make it a challenge to try something new each visit!

Monday | 11:00am–2:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am–2:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–2:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–2:00am
Friday | 11:00am–2:00am
Saturday | 10:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 10:00am–2:00am

📍 614 Glenwood Ave

Opa! The rooftop at Taverna Agora will transport you to Greece. Sip on Greek lemonade and snack on the traditional sampler to do like the Greeks do. If you’re feeling brave, try ouzo a traditional Greek aperitif! 

Monday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Friday |  11:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 326 Hillsborough St

Food halls really are the best of both worlds. Morgan Street Food Hall is made up of tons of booths selling tasty treats like loaded fries, hibachi, pizza, and rolled ice cream! This is perfect for groups who can’t decide on what they want to eat! Meet up on the patio to catch some rays and don’t forget to grab a drink from the bar. 

Monday | 9:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 9:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 9:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 9:00am–10:00pm
Friday |  9:00am–12:00am
Saturday | 9:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 9:00am–10:00pm

📍 411 W Morgan St

Why enjoy your dinner on a patio when you could sit in a park? Square Burger is located in Moore Square and you’ve got the entire block to choose your table! This counter service resto serves up tasty burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and shakes. This is perfect for families—be sure to let the kiddos check out the splash pad and playground—and for a quick lunch downtown.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 11:00am–6:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–8:00pm

📍 225 E Martin St

Looking for an elevated experience? Head over to Barcelona Wine Bar! With an extensive—and worldly—wine line and tapas menu there’s something for everyone here. Some of our fave dishes are the patatas bravas, chorizo with sweet and sour figs, and jamón and manchego croquetas. We’re hungry just thinking about this resto!

Monday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Friday |  4:00pm–12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–11:00pm

📍 430 W Martin St

Need an idea for date night? Try Humble Pie. This resto, nestled in the Warehouse District, serves up faves like crispy fingerling potatoes and buttermilk fried chicken. We love doing Humble Pie family style, but you could definitely order your own plates! Reservations for the patio are strongly encouraged.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–2:00pm

📍 317 S Harrington St

Bon Appétit Raleigh!

Did we miss one of your fave patios? Shoot us a message and we’ll be sure to check it out! Don’t forget to tag us in your food pics  @StuffToDoInRaleigh and use #stufftodoinraleigh for a chance to be featured on our page! And if you’re looking for other fun things to do, check the UNATION app and our City Guide.

Anna Brescia

Anna Brescia

Anna is a blogger for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Raleigh City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Raleigh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinRaleigh on Instagram and Facebook.

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