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Outdoor Dining: 75 Patios to Visit

Patio DiningAhh 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


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!) 


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.


16. Local Cantina: Mexican specialties and craft beer. 


17. Mezzo: Modern Italian cuisine. 

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

19. Tucci’s: Wine, Steak, Fish. 

20. Brazenhead: Traditional Irish Pub. 

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.


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. 


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. 


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.


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

39. Bon Vie: American bistro. 

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.


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

50. 101 Beer Kitchen: Rustic, chic outpost. 


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. 


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. Balboa: Spanish inspired menu right in Grandview.

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. 


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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