Washington July 24, 2016
Try These 12 Washington Restaurants For A Magical Outdoor Dining Experience
Washingtonians are spoiled when it comes to outdoor dining―and we know it. Our big cities and small towns all seem to have have the most excellent patios, terraces and rooftops perfect for dining al fresco. And since we enjoy all four seasons in our state, patio season is a special (and brief) time.
You’d be reading all day if we listed every great option for outdoor dining in Washington, and opinions will vary about which restaurants are the best. But if you want a wonderful outdoor experience and a delicious meal, these spots won’t be disappointing.
1. The Pink Door, Seattle
No matter where you sit at The Pink Door, you’ll enjoy outstanding Italian inspired dishes using fresh local ingredients, mainly from Pike Place Market (they’re located in the Post Alley). But during the summer, the restaurant patio offers outdoor dining with a view of the waterfront and Puget Sound.
2. Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar Wandermere, Spokane
Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar originated in Spokane, and now they have locations all across the Pacific Northwest. Their Wandermere location in North Spokane has a beautiful patio that sits right on a manmade pond, and thanks to the outdoor heaters, you can enjoy it from early spring to late fall.
3. Vineyard Grill, Benton City
As if the Terra Blanca Winery wasn’t amazing enough, they recently partnered with Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar to create a magical dining experience with chateau-inspired cuisine. Dine on tapas, salads and brick oven pizzas while enjoying views of the Red Mountain region from the patio.
4. Keenan’s at the Pier, Bellingham
Located at the waterfront at the Chrysalis Inn & Spa, Keenan’s at the Pier offers panoramic views that are just as amazing as the food.
5. The Social Bar and Grill, Tacoma
The Social Bar and Grill on Dock Street overlooks the Thea Foss waterway, and the patio is perfectly sized. The menu includes tasty shareables like calamari and Hood Canal oysters.
6. La Fontana Siciliana, Seattle
You certainly wouldn’t expect to find a peaceful patio in the heart of Seattle’s busy Belltown neighborhood. But La Fontana Siciliana’s courtyard will make you feel like you’ve been transported to Sicily itself. The food will, too!
7. Brasserie Four, Walla Walla
The patio here is petite, but it’s undeniably charming. And the food at this French bistro is tres magnifique!
8. Clinkerdagger, Spokane
This list just wouldn’t be complete without Clinkerdagger, Spokane’s iconic restaurants with a patio overlooking the beautiful Spokane Falls.
9. Southfork Public House, Pullman
The Southfork Public House in the heart of Cougar Country has scrumptious sandwiches and burgers, an impressive beer lineup and the perfect patio, which occasionally sees the likes of stars like Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum.
10. Waterfront Pizza, Port Townsend
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What could be better than delicious pizza in Port Townsend, you might ask? Delicious pizza enjoyed on a casual patio. Waterfront Pizza is a longtime favorite of both locals and visitors.
11. Terra Plata, Seattle
Terra Plata’s ever-changing menu of locally inspired cuisine is impressive… and their rooftop dining is downright magical.
12. Munchen Haus Bavarian Grill and Beer Garden, Leavenworth
Leavenworth itself is magical, and Munchen Haus has an outdoor beer garden that’s family-friendly and fun. The atmosphere alone makes it worth the stop, but the German sausages are genuinely good.
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