Atlanta’s 12 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining

There’s no better way to experience Atlanta than by taking advantage of the many excellent outdoor dining options. From garden-like terraces to backyard patios, restaurants across the city and surrounding areas are pros at creating memorable spaces for al fresco dining.

From oysters to Oaxacan, here are the best patios for outdoor dining in Atlanta.

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Restaurants:Paces & Vine, Tabla - Midtown, Beetlecat
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Indian, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Vinings, Midtown, Inman Park
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Paces & Vine

$$$$·American·
Vinings
1,788 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions

The patio of this Vinings restaurant has always been a draw for its covered porch and spacious seating, which makes it an ideal perch for sampling a glass or bottle from an excellent wine list. The up...

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American in Atlanta

Tabla - Midtown

$$$$·Indian·
Midtown
885 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance

Grab a table on Tabla’s patio for an Indian feast in Midtown. Traditionalists will appreciate dishes such as butter chicken and lamb korma, but dig a bit deeper on the menu to find wholly original cre...

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Beetlecat

$$$$·Seafood·
Inman Park
1,822 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating

BeetleCat takes the idea of a New England seafood shack and turns it on its head, juxtaposing stand-bys like lobster rolls and oyster platters with dishes such as moqueca, a Brazilian seafood stew pac...

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Seafood in Atlanta / Georgia
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Forza Storico

$$$$·Italian·
West Midtown
931 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot

It might be a bit more before a trip to Italy is in the cards, so the next best thing is the laid-back outdoor area at West Midtown’s Forza Storico. The outdoor patio transports diners with playful It...

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Outdoor Eating in Atlanta / Georgia

The Mill Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Southern·
Roswell
2,047 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch

In a town where steak is easy to find, The Mill stands out for its departure from the standard steakhouse formula. After you’ve chosen your cut of beef, you can select a preparation style, with option...

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Southern in Atlanta / Georgia

Iberian Pig - Buckhead

$$$$·Spanish·
Buckhead
1,033 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date

Iberian Pig’s indoor/outdoor glass patio in Buckhead has a European feel thanks to geometric-patterned tile and chevron bistro chairs, while a wall of adjustable windows allow for circulation. Atlanta...

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O-Ku - Atlanta

$$$$·Asian·
Midtown
1,084 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings

O-Ku’s partially enclosed rooftop patio is an excellent place to dine while soaking up views of the Atlanta skyline. The restaurant offers a full menu of sushi, sashimi, and a few entrees from the kit...

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Five and Ten

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Athens
352 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies

Celebrity chef Hugh Acheson’s Athens restaurant stands out for its infusion of international ingredients into Southern cooking traditions, evident in dishes such as the cornmeal catfish, accompanied b...

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Contemporary American in Atlanta / Georgia
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no. 246

$$$$·Italian·
Decatur
2,314 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance

This restaurant in downtown Decatur is a seasonally driven ode to simple Italian cooking. The ever-changing menu revolves mainly around pizzas, pastas, and a few proteins, with local ingredients frequ...

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Italian in Atlanta / Georgia
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Arnette's Chop Shop

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Brookhaven
1,256 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies

On the second floor of this Brookhaven steakhouse sits a covered patio, twinkling lights, and comfortable seating where diners enjoy all the steakhouse classics such as shrimp cocktail, wedge salads, ...

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Casi Cielo Mexican Cuisine

$$$$·Mexican·
Sandy Springs
985 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Authentic

This Sandy Springs hot spot is known for its Oaxacan cuisine and mezcal cocktails, all available on the shaded patio that runs alongside the restaurant. Come here for the dishes you won’t find at othe...

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Le Fat

$$$$·Vietnamese·
West Midtown
783 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
  • Fit for Foodies

Vietnamese fare meets Cantonese and French at this modern brasserie. Originally the brainchild of chef Guy Wong, the menu includes dishes such as pho, papaya salad, and summer rolls, in addition to ba...

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