Soak up the golden spring sunshine as you head outdoors for your favorite activities then wind down for the day with a delicious meal. These 10 restaurants boast spectacular outdoor patios in Pennsylvania promise a relaxing and a memorable dining experience.
1. Andora – 1616 Mt Nebo Road, Sewickley, PA 15143
Relish the sunshine and warm breeze as you dine on the picturesque patio at Andora. Peruse the menu chocked full of soups, salads, and entrees, including char-grilled ribeye steak, linguine, and penne with chicken. Andora serves both lunch and dinner and welcomes diners Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
2. Landis Store Hotel – 4 Baldy Hill Road, Boyertown, PA 19512
Enjoy your view of the vibrant garden from the outdoor patio at the Landis Store Hotel, a quaint restaurant that serves a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, small plates, and dinners, including Maryland crab cakes, grilled swordfish, New York strip steak, and chicken breast. Stop by Landis Store Hotel for dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Wednesday through Saturday and on Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3. Smugglers Wharf – 3 State Street, Erie, PA 16507
Sit under the lush green of hanging plants as the sun slithers through and stare at the spectacular views of Lake Erie from your outdoor patio seat at Smugglers Wharf. Dine on prime rib, crab cakes, or other lunch and dinner entrees.
Visit Smugglers Wharf Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
4. Loxley’s Restaurant – 500 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
Drink in spectacular views as you sit among the trees on the outdoor patio at Loxley's Restaurant. Listen to the rushing water of the picturesque waterfall as you peruse the menu that features such dishes as New York Strip steak, salmon, and fish and chips. Loxley's Restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
5. Blue Bell Inn – 601 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
Relax on the charming, private patio when you dine at Blue Bell Inn. The eclectic restaurant features a vast menu with such dishes as seared tuna, half-roasted chicken, Maine lobster roll, and braised short rib. Dine on the patio at Blue Bell Inn, which welcomes guests Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
6. Coyote Crossing – 800 Spring Mill Avenue, Conshohocken, PA 19428
Indulge in authentic Mexican dishes - tostadas, gringas, and quesadillas - as you soak up the ambiance on the enchanting outdoor patio at Coyote Crossing. The restaurant, which caters to both meat eaters and vegetarians, serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
7. Mt. Gretna Hide-A-Way – 40 Boulevard Avenue, Mt Gretna, PA 17064
Escape to Mt. Gretna Hide-A-Way for live entertainment and a delicious meal outdoors. Browse the generous menu that boasts such dishes as homemade French onion soup, house chili, grilled Reuben, chicken Parmesan, crab cakes, and filet mignon. Eat under the stars at Mt. Gretna Hide-A-Way Monday and Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m., Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
8. Penn Taproom – 80 W State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Lounge under the shade of towering trees when you sit on the patio at Penn Taproom as you ponder what to order from the vast menu. Opt for such dishes as fish and chips, baked mac and cheese, a traditional burger, or a meatball sub. A kids' menu is also available. Penn Taproom is open Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m, and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
9. John Wright Restaurant – 234 North Front Street, Wrightsville, PA 17308
Grab an outdoor seat or enjoy the atmosphere indoors at the former warehouse turned John Wright Restaurant. The charming restaurant with picturesque views features an eclectic menu of small plates, salads, pasta, and entrees, including sesame crusted tuna, chicken Romano, and vegetable lasagna. Plan your visit to John Wright Restaurant for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for dinner Wednesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Brunch is served Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
10. Hellenic Kouzina – 500 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Bring Your Own Beer (BYOB) to this quaint Greek cafe. Sit on the outdoor patio at Hellenic Kouzina as you peruse the menu packed with authentic Greek food, including chargrilled souvlaki, lamb shank, and moussaká. Dine at Hellenic Kouzina Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Celebrate spring by dining at these restaurants with spectacular outdoor patios in Pennsylvania and, if you happen to be in Cook Forest, stop by
this beautiful restaurant nestled among the trees.