Is there anything better than sitting outside on the patio of a restaurant with a good view? Well, with the weather the perfect temperature for dining outdoors, we thought we’d compile a list (in no particular order) of some of the best restaurants in Louisiana with the most amazing outdoor patios you’re sure to love.
1. Warehouse No. 1 Restaurant
An absolute perfect place to enjoy a picturesque lunch on the Ouachita River. Located at 1 Olive Street, Monroe, LA 71201.
Enjoy beautiful downtown Lake Charles with wonderful food and maybe a glass or wine or two. Located at 949 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601.
3. Café Amelie
Nestled right in the middle of the French Quarter, you’re in for a treat when you dine in this beautiful courtyard. Located at 912 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116.
4. Nathan’s Restaurant
You could sit here for hours staring at beautiful Bayou Bonfouca. Located at 36440 Old Bayou Liberty Road, Slidell, LA 70460.
5. The Backyard
The best part about the outdoor seating at this place is the playground for the kids. Genius! Located at 244 W. Harrison Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70124.
6. The Beach House Bar & Grill
The covered patio (with fans) protect you from any direct sun, and the fans keep a cool breeze. There’s also a fun little playground for the kiddos to enjoy while they wait on their food. Located at 124 Girod Street, Mandeville, LA 70448.
7. Cane River Bar & Grill
You’ll love this family owned restaurant that features casual dining with an extraordinary view of the Cane River. Located at 1125 Washington Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457.
The back patio overlooks the Bogue Falaya River, overall a really beautiful setting for dinner. Oh, and they also have a bunch of goats that help with the landscaping (yes, real goats. They earn their keep by keeping the grass low). Located at 19130 W. Front Street, Covington, LA 70433.
9. Loggerheads Bar
Located right on the Calcasieu River, you can pull your boat right up to the restaurant to grab a bite to eat. With amazing views and delicious food, you may never want to leave. Located at 3748 Highway 3059, Lake Charles, LA 70615.
10. Palmetto’s On The Bayou
This little rustic building has some of the finest cuisine on the Northshore. Overlooking Bayou Vincent, this place is really a special treat. Located at 1901 Bayou Lane, Slidell, LA 70458.
11. Rips on the Lakefront
When it comes to outdoor seating, this one might take the cake. Enjoy delicious seafood with spectacular views of Lake Pontchartrain.
12. Agave Mexican Grill and Cantina
Enjoy some quality Mexican food surrounded by colorful lights and scenery. Agave has multiple locations, the one pictured above is located at 116 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501.
13. Mariner’s Restaurant
The perfect spot to watch a sunset over Sibley Lake while sharing a meal with family or friends. Located at 5948 Highway 1 Byp, Natchitoches, LA 71457.
14. Satterfield’s Landing
Enjoy live music while overlooking the False River at Satterfield’s. Pull your boat right up to the dock! Located at 108 E. Main Street, New Roads, LA 70760.
Absolutely delicious sushi with breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. Located at 100 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801.