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50 Florida Restaurants With Patios and Outdoor Dining

50 Florida Restaurants With Patios and Outdoor Dining

Living or vacationing in Florida offers year-round favorable weather for outdoor dining. With safety and social distancing as top priorities, here are 50 Florida restaurants with patios and outdoor dining options to satisfy your taste buds while keeping you safe.

I’ve alphabetized the cities and listed the restaurants to make things easier for you to use.


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1. Boynton Beach: Banana Boat

Banana Boat is an upbeat waterfront restaurant with delightful meals and a charming ambiance. Indulge in their recommended brunch, featuring Classic or Crab Cake Eggs Benedict and Chicken & Biscuit Stack. 

Can’t make it for brunch? No problem. Banana Boat’s menu includes tasty selections like Lobster Nachos, Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Salad, English-style Fish & Chips, and Baby Back Ribs. Additionally, Banana Boat offers exciting nightlife and an early bird menu.


2. Boynton Beach: Hurricane Alley

Hurricane Alley is a popular downtown Boynton Beach eatery and raw bar. The menu features delicious options like Asian calamari salad, seafood bisque, and a Florida staple – smoked fish dip. Don’t miss out on their incredible New England Lobster Roll!

After your meal, stroll down the street to admire the kinetic art displays. And remember, you can enjoy live music on Tuesday evenings at the Tiki Hut.


3. Clearwater: Frenchy’s

Frenchy’s in Clearwater Beach, Florida, is a popular dining destination known for its outdoor patio, offering delicious meals and stunning sunset views. The Grouper Reuben is a must-try, while the Chicken Chimichanga caters to non-seafood eaters. Don’t miss the enticing Garlic Crab Fries.

With five locations in the area, South Beach Cafe is my top choice.


4. Daytona Beach: The Oyster Pub

Are you seeking a top-notch seafood restaurant and raw bar in Daytona Beach? Look no further than The Oyster Pub. With fresh shrimp, clams, oysters, and crab legs, it’s a casual eatery that hits the spot. Enjoy the satisfying Crispy Onion Straws, Wings, and Potato Skins. Their patio is the perfect spot to catch your favorite sporting events on their many TVs. 

Trust me, The Oyster Pub’s char-grilled oysters are unparalleled. Once you try them here, you won’t find any better.


5. Daytona Beach: Sessions

Sessions, located in Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach, offers oceanfront outdoor dining. The food is delicious. Try the Classic Eggs Benedict with asparagus for breakfast or a grilled chicken Caesar salad for lunch. Try the banana croutons on your salad; they’re fantastic! Another tasty nibble is Sessions’ bleu cheese glazed tater tots. 


6. Defuniak Springs: Bogey’s Bar and Restaurant

With love and devotion to Humphrey Bogart, Bogey’s is an unexpected gem in Defuniak Springs. Despite its casual vibe, Bogey’s Bar and Restaurant offers exquisite dishes. Start with the crab-stuffed mushrooms in béarnaise sauce, followed by the Cobb Salad or Fish Normandy with mushrooms, tomatoes, shallots, hearts of palm, shrimp, and lemon butter sauce.

Don’t miss Bogey’s charming second-story patio, perfect for al fresco dining and sipping classic cocktails.


7. DeLand: BakeChop

BakeChop, an upscale scratch kitchen restaurant in DeLand, offers a fashionable dining experience with trendy dishes. Daily rotating sides like Onion Rings, Broccoli Salad, Sweet Fried Plantains, Beets & Goat Cheese, Roasted Cauliflower, and Collards complement their custom-made sandwiches.

BakeChop also serves salads, meatballs, gluten-free items, and other small plates like magical fruit (hummus and veggies) and Cue the Quiche.


8. Delray Beach: The Office

My top pick for dining in Delray Beach is The Office, a charming restaurant offering indoor and outdoor seating. Its stunning decor and delectable comfort food menu make it a must-visit spot. 

Indulge in the Huckleberry BBQ Short Rib Grilled Cheese, a mouthwatering adult grilled cheese on brioche featuring mozzarella, white cheddar, gouda, and provolone. I chose the sweet potato fries and a side of marshmallow dipping sauce, which is simply outstanding, as my optional side item.


9. Dunedin: Hog Island Fish Camp

Experience delicious Gulf seafood and Southern sides at Hog Island Fish Camp in Dunedin, Florida. Start with the blue crab and goat cheese dip, which pairs perfectly with a cold beer, house-made sangria, or a refreshing margarita.

Savor the delectable Shrimp & Grits served over a parmesan grit cake for dinner.


10. Fort Myers: The Veranda

The Veranda is a high-end, classic restaurant established in 1978. It exudes antebellum charm and offers a stellar menu of exquisite Southern cuisine. Don’t miss the Southern Grit Cake, served with a velvety red pepper sauce, pepper jack cheese, and flavorful andouille sausage.

The Fried Green Tomato Salad, adorned with crispy ham bits, blue cheese dressing, and crumbles, is another creative delight. Even the complimentary bread and butter excels at this romantic downtown Fort Myers eatery.


11. Fort Pierce: 12A Buoy

Fort Pierce has rapidly emerged as one of my preferred dining destinations on Florida’s Treasure Coast. With a selection of superb restaurants, our top choice is undoubtedly 12A Buoy. Whether indulging in peel-&-eat or spicy pickled shrimp, relish your meal on the lively and vibrant patio. 

Salads, lobster mac & cheese, and blackened scallops never disappoint for lunch or dinner. Additionally, the beer selection is exceptional.


12. Gainesville: Mojo Hogtown Bar-B-Que

Indulge in mouthwatering BBQ favorites and delectable sides at MOJO Hogtown BBQ. Savor the best of both worlds with juicy grilled turkey and pulled pork on the two-meat combo platter. Complement your meats with homemade collard greens and sweet potato mash for a unique and delightful pairing.

Try the Disco Fries topped with Monterey Jack, cheddar cheeses, and brisket debris gravy for a satisfying start.


13. Gainesville: Satchel’s Pizza

Gainesville, Florida, boasts a variety of delectable restaurants, many offering exceptional patio settings. Among these, Satchel’s Pizza stands out as a favorite—a unique, artsy space serving delicious food. Indulge in a custom-made pizza or try their renowned Satch Salad, known for converting even the pickiest eaters into fans of healthy dishes.

Quench your thirst with an iced tea or sample their homemade soda flight. For a unique experience, dine in their vintage van. Check out Satchel’s $7 lunch special, featuring a salad and a slice of pizza with one topping.


14. Holly Hill: Chucherias

Discover this vibrant Latin restaurant at Holly Hill, just moments from Daytona Beach. Chucherias offers a fusion of Latin, American, and Caribbean cuisines, delivering exceptional flavors and a charming dining experience. Seafood enthusiasts and lovers of Latin-inspired dishes will delight in the diverse menu options.

Don’t miss the savory Cuban sandwich, famous pupusas, and delectable ham croquettes. For the more adventurous palate, savor the Spanish-style octopus, a visually stunning dish. Finally, indulge your sweet tooth with the irresistible Sticky Toffee dessert.


15. Hobe Sound: Harry and the Natives

Harry and the Natives is an exceptional Old Florida eatery located in Hobe Sound. The vibrant decor perfectly complements the delectable and high-quality food. Enjoy the incredible ambiance and unique experience this hidden gem offers.

Indulge in the Corned Beef Hash with poached eggs or the Natives Breakfast, featuring a generous serving of eggs, breakfast meats, pancakes, and a beverage. Additionally, Harry’s offers a delightful gator hash.


16. Hollywood: GG’s Waterfront

GG’s Waterfront is a renowned destination in Hollywood, Florida. This chic establishment boasts scenic Intracoastal dining and an exquisite menu. The Lobster Rolls are a must-try, and every dish is truly delightful. You’ve gotta try the perfect classic key lime pie.

Pro Tip: GG’s offers brunch and dock-side access on weekends for boaters.


17. Islamorada: Square Grouper

Enjoy waterfront dining and plenty of parking at Square Grouper Bar & Grill in Islamorada. Watch boaters and anglers while savoring Portobello Fries with curry mango dipping sauce. I always love a Caesar salad, and Square Grouper’s is marvelous!

Indulge in bread pudding with warm, buttered bourbon sauce for envy-worthy dessert.


18. Jensen Beach: Crawdaddy’s

Crawdaddy’s, located on Florida’s Treasure Coast, offers a vibrant atmosphere and a delightful blend of N’Awlins-inspired cuisine. Indulge in mouthwatering favorites like Jambalaya, Crawfish Étouffée, and Cajun Gorgonzola Meatballs.

Try the Yellowfin Tuna or Crab Cakes for a taste of American fare. Relax and savor your meal on the inviting covered patio with a refreshing Hurricane drink. Join them for live music every Thursday through Sunday.


19. Jensen Beach: Dolphin Bar

Travel back to the glamorous 1960s when actress Frances Langford owned this exquisite Stuart, Florida restaurant. Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House, reminiscent of a traditional steakhouse, boasts one of the finest patios on the East Coast with breathtaking river views. Indulge in delectable peel & eats with clarified butter and a side of sweet plantains. 

Experience an exceptional happy hour at the expansive bar.


20. Key West: Caroline’s

Locals love Caroline’s Cafe in Key West. Its vibrant patio provides a great spot for people-watching and immersing yourself in the lively Key West scene. The menu offers a diverse selection of premium salads, sandwiches, and entrees. I highly recommend trying their Jambalaya, as it is one of the best I’ve ever had outside of New Orleans.

As a bonus, you may even glimpse the cherished Key West chickens roaming around the patio while you enjoy your meal.


21. Key West: Two Friends Patio

At the charming historic Two Friends Patio Restaurant, you’ll find a delightful open-air café with an enticing menu near Mallory Square. Start your meal with the complimentary brown bread and delectable peel & eat shrimp.

For your main course, savor the snow crab legs platter with your choice of sides, or indulge in the Chicken Carbonara as a non-seafood option. The vibrant and festive patio adds to the popularity of this Key West hotspot.


22. Lake Wales: Cherry Pocket Steak & Seafood Shak

Cherry Pocket Steak & Seafood Shak in Central Florida is a lakefront gem. Its fish-camp vibe complements an exceptional menu featuring seafood, steaks, salads, appetizers, and even gator. Baby gators can be spotted gliding by the dock, offering great photo opportunities. My favorites are the Seafood Nachos with shrimp and crab and the delectable Cajun Stir-Fry. Delicious!


23. Lake Worth: Benny’s on the Beach

Benny’s on the Beach is undoubtedly one of the finest breakfast spots I’ve eaten at. Situated on a pier with breathtaking Atlantic Ocean vistas, this eatery offers captivating views of surfers catching waves. Benny’s boasts delectable scratch-made dishes crafted by talented chefs. The Benedicts and omelets are exquisite. 

Don’t miss the outstanding corned beef hash and chicken & waffles. Additionally, Benny’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with a tempting dessert menu. It has made its mark as a landmark in Lake Worth.


24. Malabar: Yellow Dog Cafe

Yellow Dog Cafe is a scenic riverfront restaurant known for its scratch-made dishes, homemade bread, and exceptional dining experience. With multiple dining rooms and covered patios, this locally-owned gem offers a delectable menu featuring favorites like Crab Bisque (with an adorable dog-shaped cracker), Baked Brie, pecan-crusted mahi-mahi, and potato-crusted salmon.

This restaurant offers complimentary valet parking.


25. Melbourne: Mustard’s Last Stand

Discover one of Florida’s finest dogs at Mustard’s Last Stand. Choose your preferred type of frank (beef, turkey, or veggie) and indulge in our delectable Chicago-style recipe creations, served on a sesame seed bun. Complement your hot dog with mouth-watering, half-order fries. I always chose Island Fries — with 1000 Island dressing, grilled onions, and nacho cheese.

Treat yourself to the classic Joe Dogmaggio (marinara, bacon, Swiss, parmesan) or the flavorful Hollyweird Dog (cream cheese and New York onions). Enjoy the Florida sunshine and climate by dining on the license-plate-adorned covered patio.


26. Miami: Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine

Visit Miami’s Lincoln Road Mall for a delightful break from shopping and people-watching. Indulge in traditional Cuban coffee and a meal at Havana 1957. Savor a cortadito and yucca fries for a light snack or feast on the hearty and flavorful Lechon Asado.

Havana 1957’s top-shelf mojitos are available in classic and fruity flavors and by the glass or pitcher. There are four other locations in addition to its Lincoln Road spot.


27. Miami: SoCal Cantina

Discover Miami’s swanky outdoor dining at SoCal Cantina. Savor top-notch margaritas, sangria, salsa, guacamole, and bold flavors. In Miami’s Brickell neighborhood, SoCal Cantina serves award-winning hand-crafted cocktails, including the #1 rated Gardener’s Margarita.

Don’t miss out on Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour specials for incredible savings! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


28. Mount Dora: Pisces Rising

Pisces Rising is a top patio dining spot in Mount Dora. Arrive early on weekends for live music. Their innovative charcuterie platters with caper berries are delicious. The specialty cocktails and wine menu are also outstanding.

Pisces Rising offers a wide range of delectable dishes, from gourmet sandwiches to steaks, ribs, and ravioli. I say have the steak!


29. Orlando: Polite Pig

Enjoy fantastic cuisine at The Polite Pig, located at Disney Springs in Orlando, with convenient parking in the lime garage. Indulge in delectable BBQ sides such as mac & cheese, crispy Brussels sprouts, southern potato salad, roasted beets, and tomato/watermelon salad. Dig into exquisite smoked meats, including USDA prime brisket, turkey, and fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs.

Take advantage of the buttermilk chess pie for a truly authentic Southern dining experience.


30. Orlando: Santiago’s Bodega

You’ll find this gem, Bodega, in the Thornton Park neighborhood of Orlando. A charming setting and aesthetically pleasing decor surround you as you munch on chef-inspired creations that will tickle your taste buds. From the tapas starters and sharables to the decadent pasta dishes and toothsome breads, you are in for a treat at this locally-owned eatery. 


Enjoy Bodega restaurants in Key West, Fort Lauderdale, and Altamonte Springs.


31. Orlando: Villa Italiano Chophouse

Villa Italiano Chophouse is one of the delectable dining choices at the Westgate Vacation Villas Resort in Orlando. Villa Italiano Chophouse’s service was impeccable. We were delighted by the complimentary olive and Italian bread, as well as the delicious toppings.

For dinner, I couldn’t have been happier with the Short Rib Ravioli, which featured homemade pasta and a rich, full-bodied red sauce. Likewise, my husband thoroughly enjoyed every bite of his Margherita Pizza.


32. Pensacola: Five Sisters Blues Cafe

Pensacola, a favored culinary destination in Florida, boasts a remarkable eatery—Five Sisters Blues Cafe. This renowned establishment receives rave reviews for its delectable seafood options, serving flavorful BBQ and soul food. As someone who frequently visits Mississippi, I must admit that Five Sisters Blues Cafe serves remarkable BBQ and soul food. 

One must try Aunt Sara’s Southern Fried Chicken, although I prefer the pulled pork BBQ plate paired with red beans and rice alongside country green beans. For those with a hearty appetite, consider indulging in a cup or bowl of flavorful gumbo, which offers bold flavors with the perfect touch of spiciness.


33. Pensacola: The Fish House

Pensacola boasts numerous eateries renowned for their fresh seafood, but The Fish House stands out with its exceptional taste and inviting atmosphere. Capture memorable moments on the picturesque deck bar, which exudes a charming and slightly romantic ambiance. Savor the Gulf Shrimp Platter, grilled, blackened, pecan or cracker-crusted, and ginger fried, perfectly complemented by delightful Southern sides like Gouda grits and Ma’s fresh collards.

The Fish House offers an incredible Sunday brunch.


34. Ponce Inlet: Racing’s North Turn

Experience a top-notch meal in a historic setting at Racing’s North Turn, just moments from Daytona Beach in Ponce Inlet. Situated at the birthplace of NASCAR in Daytona Beach, Racing’s North Turn offers an upscale menu in a relaxed atmosphere.

Enjoy live music and stunning views from the open-air seating. Indulge in the Ahi Tuna Salad, Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, Shrimp & Grits, or the day’s catch. The bacon-cabbage hash is an exquisite side dish option. Its incredible flavor is beyond words.


35. Port St. Lucie: Berry Fresh Cafe

Locals in the Treasure Coast of Florida love dining at Berry Fresh Cafe. The food is amazing, and the menu is extensive. It’s even pet-friendly with outdoor seating. They serve breakfast all day, featuring delicious dishes like Jalapeño Red Pepper Jelly Chicken & Waffles, quiche, spring berry açaí bowls, loaded potato pancakes, and Ghiradelli triple chocolate Whoopi pie pancakes.

Berry Fresh Cafe has three locations in Stuart, Jupiter, and Port St. Lucie. They also offer specialty coffees, wine, cocktails, and impressive Bloody Marys.


36. Sanford: Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe

I enjoy German cuisine, and when we spotted an authentic German restaurant in Sanford, we couldn’t resist stopping. Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe is the go-to place for delicious German eats. From the indulgent pretzel with cheese sauce and spicy mustard to the Wiener Schnitzel with cabbage and Späetzle, the dining experience is exceptional.

Remember to visit the adjacent shop to bring home all your favorite German condiments and gourmet foods.


37. Sanford: The Original Christo’s

The Original Christo’s is a family-friendly restaurant in downtown Sanford, Florida. It offers a variety of menu items, including creative dishes like Greek Nachos, Fresh Baked Pepperoni Bread, pizzas, and burgers.

The outdoor seating options became popular after the pandemic. Inside the restaurant, you’ll be amazed by the glass dessert counters filled with pies, cakes, dessert bars, brownies, cookies, and cheesecake. Christo’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


38. Sarasota: Shore

Sarasota’s St. Armand’s Circle offers a range of delectable dining options, with Shore being a standout choice. Indulge in Grouper Tacos, Crab Cake Salad, or the Shore Burger, featuring Tillamook cheddar and bacon jam, at this coastal eatery adjacent to the eponymous clothing store.


39. Sarasota: Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse

Check out Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse for a unique flavor combination of “Classic BBQ meets Old Florida.” Located in a humble spot, you can conveniently order from their curbside window or dine in their spacious outdoor pavilion. Savor mouthwatering barbecue, pizza, and tacos while enjoying live bands. Take advantage of their exceptional collard greens, the best in Florida.


40. Sebastian: Black Fins at Captain Hiram’s

Blackfins at Capt Hirams Resort in Sebastian, Florida, serves the finest hot peel & eat shrimp you’ve ever tasted. The seafood-heavy menu, relaxed indoor and outdoor seating, and riverfront deck create a welcoming atmosphere. Watch fishermen clean their catch and feed pelicans. Sandbar offers live music, tropical cocktails, and a tiki bar in a beachside setting. 

Pro Tip: Try Blackfin’s Sunday brunch buffet.


41. Sebring: Faded Bistro and Beer Garden

Faded Bistro and Beer Garden is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in Sebring, Florida. With its charming location and unique dining experience, it stands out as a gem. The courtyard provides ample space for social distancing, romantic moments, and engaging conversations. It boasts beautiful covered and uncovered tables surrounded by vibrant flowers. 

Don’t miss the Irish Nachos, smothered in house-made stout cheese sauce, bacon, and green onions, or the delightful cheese & charcuterie board.


42. Siesta Key: The Hub Baja Grill

Experience the culinary delights and vibrant atmosphere of Hub Baja Grill, a centrally located eatery. Indulge in delectable cuisine and tantalizing cocktails on our lively patio adorned with colorful lights. Begin with our famous Chips and Salsa, followed by the exquisite Bronzed Salmon with Black Bean Puree, Green Beans, and Passion Fruit Burre Blanc – a truly fantastic meal!

Don’t miss our excellent Fish and Chicken Tacos, served with rice and beans.

Pro Tip: Valet parking is available at Hub Baja Grill.


43. St. Augustine: Catch 27

Imagine dining on the delightful patio, savoring tortilla chips dipped in Datil pepper pimento cheese, pico de Gallo, and guacamole. Enjoy a refreshing margarita as you bask in the beautiful Florida weather. A Cuban rice bowl featuring blackened chicken, black beans, pico, brown rice, and aioli arrives as your main course. The flavors are heavenly. Experience this culinary delight at Catch 27 in St. Augustine.


44. St. Pete: Bodega

Bodega in the Edge District of St. Pete offers street-front dining and a covered patio. Their phenomenal made-to-order Latin street food, like the sensational Frita sandwich with Cuban-style beef and pork, avocado, and fritas on top, is hard to beat. Try one of their impressive juice drinks, my top pick being the Berry Cubano.


45. Tallahassee: The Edison

The Edison in Tallahassee impresses with its delectable Southern-inspired comfort cuisine. Its charming indoor and outdoor seating options make it a delightful destination. It is also a convenient choice for those wanting to grab a picnic meal to enjoy at Cascades Park nearby. The Edison Restaurant even offers gourmet picnic baskets for couples.

Brunch is a delightful affair, featuring highlights like the Chicken ‘n Flapjacks and Biscuits & Gravy.


46. Tarpon Springs: Hellas Restaurant & Bakery

Hellas Restaurant is a beloved dining spot in Tarpon Springs, known for its Greek population and eateries. The charming taverna, with its neon lights and painted murals, sits across from the water, but authentic Greek food keeps people coming back. 

Try the Assorted Spreads sampler platter for a delicious start, featuring feta, hummus, and Tzatziki with pita bread. Indulge in Pastitsio, Pork K-bobs, Mousaka, or the original Greek Salad for the main course. The Combination Platter allows you to sample various popular Greek items. Visit the neighboring Hellas Bakery for freshly baked bread, cookies, cake, pie, or baklava to take home.


47. Vero Beach: Waldo’s

Waldo’s is our top choice for dining with friends and family. The oceanfront and poolside setting is unbeatable, and the service is attentive. The best dish in Vero Beach is the Traveler’s Shrimp at Waldo’s – coconut, beer-battered, and Monterey Jack stuffed shrimp, all complemented by a trio of delicious dipping sauces. Pair it with two sides – coleslaw and pasta salad with kidney and garbanzo beans. 


Order Waldo’s Voodoo Juice, a delightful rum drink, in a 32-ounce souvenir bucket.


48. West Palm Beach: Inches and Ounces Vietnamese

Inches and Ounces is a Vietnamese street food restaurant on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. Indulge in their delicious dishes, such as Pho, vermicelli salad, or noodle soup. Try the flavorful noodle soup with chicken and tofu in coconut & curry broth – it’s a favorite! 

Accompany your meal with a delightful Thai tea or Vietnamese iced coffee for a sweet and flavorful beverage experience.


49. West Palm Beach: Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo is a trendy gastropub in West Palm Beach with a cool patio featuring a vintage Airstream camper. Delight in fire-grilled pizzas, risottos, hand-crafted cocktails, and craft beer from the enticing menu. Try the awesome fire-roasted Brussels sprouts!

Happy hour is available daily from 4 to 7 PM.

50. Winter Haven: Harry’s Old Place

Indulge in delicious steaks and seafood at Harry’s Old Place, lakefront in Winter Haven, Central Florida. This nautical-themed restaurant offers a warm welcome, with a blackboard displaying fresh catch and specials alongside the regular menu.

The Onion Loaf starter is truly delightful. Choose from fish (and fresh catch) preparations, including blackened, fried, charbroiled, jerk, mustard dill, garlic bread crumbs, or garlic butter. And if you have room for dessert, order Harry’s classic peanut butter pie.


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