Outdoor DiningWith Memorial Day in the rear view mirror and the Fourth of July looming on the horizon, restaurant dining already has moved full-speed ahead into the summer season.  That means new summer menu items, like fresh salads with crisp fruits and veggies, citrusy summer drinks and our personal favorite: alfresco dining!

Outdoor dining takes many forms, from quaint sidewalk café tables to bustling beer gardens and peaceful patios.  Here at the Dish, we love them all.  And we strongly recommend you join in on the fun! There’s an alfresco option for every dining style, from casual picnic tables with room for the kids to play to moonlit tables for two.

Looking for a restaurant with outdoor dining near you?  Check out Restaurant.com’s 100 most popular restaurants with outdoor dining below!

Studio Diner, San Diego, CA

Laurenzo’s Prime Rib, Houston, TX

Vazzy’s Cucina, Shelton, CT

Los Toros Mexican Restaurant, Chatsworth, CA

Squeeze Inn, Sacramento, CA

Harvest Grill, Coon Rapids, MN

Daddona’s, Westlake, OH

My Big Fat Greek Restaurant At Chandler Mall, Chandler, AZ

89 Fish & Grill, Columbus, OH

Wolfgang Puck Bistro at Macy’s South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA

Margarita Paradise, Milwaukee, WI

The Broiler Steakhouse, Sacramento, CA

Lovin Cup Bistro and Brews, Rochester, NY

That’s Amore, Rockville, MD

Anna’s Pizzeria, Apex, NC

Tony Roma’s, San Antonio, TX

Copper Modern Indian Cuisine, Charlotte, NC

Manuel’s Original El Teyepac Café, City of Industry, CA

Mindy’s Ribs, Mokena, IL

East Side Restaurant, New Britain, CT

Big Hickory Seafood Grille and Marina, Bonita Springs, FL

KingFish, Jeffersonville, IN

Nonna’s, West Chester, PA

Great Escape Restaurant, Salem, MA

Taco City, Cocoa Beach, FL

Suparossa, Woodridge, IL

Blue Taj Cuisine of India, Charlotte, NC

Stephen’s On State, Media, PA

Mikato Steak and Sushi, Louisville, KY

The Stonewell Restaurant, Farmington, CT

Old Mining Company, San Marcos, CA

Osteria Ottimo, Orland Park, IL

The Fisherman Restaurant and Lounge, Noank, CT

The Brick Oven of Morristown, Morristown, NJ

Broad Street Grille, Chattanooga, TN

Howley’s Restaurant Est. 1950, West Palm Beach, FL

Cafe Degas, New Orleans, LA

Fontina Ristorante, Pleasanton, CA

El Segundo Sol, Las Vegas, NV

Boathouse Bar and Grill, Belmar, NJ

ENVY The Steakhouse (Located Inside the Renaissance Hotel), Las Vegas, NV

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Fort Myers, FL

Figs by Todd English at Macy’s, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Old Mill Brewery, Littleton, CO

Can’t Stop Smokin’ Barbq, Chandler, AZ

Latitude 43, Gloucester, MA

The Riverhouse Brew Pub, Milton, PA

Giordano’s, Orlando, FL

Grape Street Cafe Wine Bar & Cellar, Las Vegas, NV

Red Tractor Café, Dublin, CA

Orenco Station Grill, Hillsboro, OR

Nupa, Rochester, MN

Anaheim White House, Anaheim, CA

Il Postale, Sunnyvale, CA

Anthony’s Lounge & Ristorante, Murrieta, CA

Langermann’s, Baltimore, MD

Stadium Sports Bar, Bismarck, ND

Bess Bistro on Pecan, Austin, TX

Kyoto Japanese Steak and Seafood House, Williamsburg, VA

NY Pizza Patrol, Draper, UT

Trata Greek Taverna, Fort Lauderdale, FL

First course, Minneapolis, MN

Parthenon, Murfreesboro, TN

Villari’s Lakeside Restaurant & Bar, Sicklerville, NJ

White Lake Inn, White Lake, MI

KingFish, Louisville, KY

Hudson’s on the Bend, Austin, TX

The Chatterbox Drive-In, Augusta, NJ

Pizzico Ristorante, Providence, RI

Derek’s, Philadelphia, PA

Mendenhall Inn, Mendenhall, PA

Mercado Juarez Cafe (Miller Rd.), Arlington, TX

Asiago’s, Boise, ID

Eadies Fish House, North Canton, OH

Flagler Tavern, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Teak on the Hudson, Hoboken, NJ

Trattoria Rosa Bianca, Yardley, PA

Bensi of Hampton, Hampton, VA

Guido’s Pizzeria and Tapas, St Louis, MO

Liquid Lunch, Milford, CT

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, Burlington, NC

Cimarron Restaurant, Winston-Salem, NC

Fireside Grill, Prescott Valley, AZ

Bennett’s Chop and Railhouse, St Paul, MN

Firewood, McHenry, IL

Jaiyen Sushi, Chicago, IL

Bellini Restaurant, Madison, WI

J. BLACK’S Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge, Dallas, TX

OPA! Greek Cuisine and Fun, Tucson, AZ

Pazzo, Red Bank, NJ

Johnny’s on Fulton, Cleveland, OH

French Quarter New Orleans Kitchen, Lombard, IL

Marco’s Pizza, Lawrenceville, GA

Pazzo Italian Café, Hilton Head Island, SC

Phin, Green Bay, WI

Bistro 135 Jazz Lounge & Restaurant, East Rochester, NY

Altitude Restaurant, Denver, CO

Stripburger, Las Vegas, NV

Cafe Med, Deerfield Beach, FL

Simply Pho, Houston, TX