Patios are a great addition to any dining area, and a great spot to enjoy time with your friends, drinks, and dinner at sunset. Restaurants with patios seem to be slowly fading out in favor of better decorated insides, but these nine are doing great things with what nature’s given them. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy food under a gorgeous Kansas sunset? As long as you can ignore the flies that might come around, these places are stellar at all times of the day.
1. Boomer's Steakhouse - 401 Colorado Ave Holton, KS
Boomer's does that hometown classic American food we all love. They've got a great looking outdoor patio with plenty of greenery to give you that change of scenery you'd want after a day indoors.
2. Cars on the Route - 119 N Main St Galena, KS
Cars on the Route will be a big hit for lovers of Galena and the Cars movie, but they're also a hit with their fun outdoor seating and delicious BBQ.
3. Cozy Inn - 108 N 7th St Salina, KS
So, maybe Cozy Inn doesn't have the most beautiful seating, but the big draw here is that if you hate the smell of the inside, you can sit outside to enjoy your tasty sliders while still getting out of the house and sitting with your friends.
4. Lupita's Mexican Restaurant - 732 S Kansas Ave Topeka, KS
Lupita's has been in business for over 20 years, and they use only home recipies in their cooking. If you need another reason to stop in, check out this 6.5 pound "Tankarrito" and consider taking on the challenge? (Way too much for me!)
5. Mr. K's Cafe & Bar - 3901 Vanesta Dr
Ste B Manhattan, KS
During spring and summer evenings, sitting out here by the fire at Mr. K's is always a warm treat. Their food is delicious, and their patio is cozy and full of friendly people.
6. Newport Grill - 1900 N Rock Rd Wichita, KS
Newport Grill is a great seafood and steak restaurant by the Bradley Fair shopping center. The scenery is divine, and you'll never feel left out when you're eating outside.
7. Red Door Woodfired Grill - 11851 Roe Ave Leawood, KS
The Red Door has a lot of great wood fired creations, but to me, the draw is the outdoor seating in a covered patio. You get all the freedom and fresh air of outside, without all the noise from the inside. Plus, you get to enjoy your food right next to a sunset, where Kansans everywhere love to sit and enjoy the view.
8. Smoked Creations BBQ - 222 E Logan St Ottawa, KS
Crazy about BBQ? Want to sit outside where you can smell the day's smoke in the air? Here, you can! Smoked Creations does crazy things with barbecue that you'll have to taste to believe.
9. Taco Lucha - 1130 Moro St Manhattan, KS
Taco Lucha! They're my favorite taco joint in Manhattan, and for good reason. The food is absolutely wonderful, they have a wide selection, and they have a pretty patio area where I can enjoy my tacos outside under the sunset.