The BEST Austin Patio's for Outdoor Dining ⛅️

Posted by Sydney Waring on

The season of outdoor dining is finally upon us! And, if you ask me, Austin is one of the best cities for outdoor dining. We have a ton of amazing restaurants with great outdoor spaces and even better food and drinks. Allie and I have been spending the past few weeks rounding up our favorite spots for y'all. We consider ourselves quite well-versed in the outdoor dining scene in ATX 😉 so, you can trust us! Comment below your favorite spots and let us know if we missed any gems. Cheers, mamas!

Perlas - South Congress

We are starting off strong with Perlas. This is a classic, serving amazing fresh seafood and great drinks. It's located in the heart of South Congress so it's always packed but the patio is first come first serve. Go get your name on the list for the patio and shop around until your table is ready! 

Loro - South Lamar

Such a good new spot on South Lamar. It's an asian smokehouse meets Texas barbecue, and they also have great cocktails and mocktails. 

Matt's El Rancho - South Lamar 

You cannot not go to Matt's when you come to Austin. It will be crowded but the Bob Armstrong queso will be worth your 1 hour wait, believe me. 

Ciclo - Downtown

This is Allie's all time fave. Located in the Four Seasons, where she and Justin got married! They have seriously amazing food and the view is gorgeous. 

Better Half Coffee and Cocktails - Clarksville 

A new spot in Clarksville that we love! Great happy hour with $5 drinks and burgers! They have a huge outdoor section. Also a great spot during the day to go and work. 

Josephine House - Clarksville 

A Clarksville gem. It's small and sometimes hard to get into. You NEED a reservation, so make one a few weeks in advance, but it is one of the cutest restaurants, you'll feel as in you are in France. 

Radio Coffee and Cocktails - South Austin

Radio is a local favorite for coffee during the day and cocktails at night. It's very family oriented and they have great events and markets on the weekends. 

The ABGB - Bouldin Creek

A classic Austin brewery. Love the feel of this place! 

Fresca's - South 1st

Such a classic spot on South 1st. They have the best powerbowls and frozen margs. Their guacamole is one of our favorites too. 

Contigo - East Austin 

Farm to table with really great drinks! 

Clark's Oyster Bar - Clarksville 

Sydney's favorite restaurant in the world! Such a cute spot and seriously the best lobster roll, burger, and oysters ever. Definitely pricey but they do have a great happy hour on the week days with $5 martinis! 

Bar Peached - Clarksville

Owned by the same restaurant group as The Peached Tortilla. The food is tacos and asian inspired comfort food. Get the spicy marg and pork belly buns, you won't regret it! 

Sour Duck Market - East Austin 

Really amazing food scene, this is an Austin secret, but we feel like you must know about it :)

Central Machine Works - East Austin 

A really cool new brewery in East Austin. Great pizza and beer. Very family friendly and they always have live music on the weekends. 

Juliet's Italian Kitchen - Zilker 

The BEST happy hour and an amazing Aperol Spritz. All the food is authentic Italian. Doesn't get much better! 

Jester King - South West Austin 
Definitely more out of Austin, but such a large open space with great beer and very kid friendly!