Food & Drink

OpenTable's Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in America

Published On 06/03/2015 Published On 06/03/2015

The glorious sun-, booze-, and food-filled days of summer are almost upon us, and so naturally, everyone's itching to emerge from their crusty pizza-box cocoons and hit up their favorite dining patio at last. While you probably have your favorite spot already in mind, OpenTable has just released its list of the 100 best restaurants for outdoor eating across America, which should give you further food for thought. And food for patio. Or something.

The list includes top outdoor dining destinations from 15 states -- a whopping 45 in California alone. Unsurprisingly, a bunch of OpenTable's picks are in other warm-weather states like Florida and Hawaii. But the list wasn't just based on who's got the best weather. Instead, the restaurants were chosen from more than 20,000 in all 50 states, based on over 5 million restaurant reviews by OpenTable users. In other words, a collective hive of the hungry. Alas, Alaska did not make the cut.

Prepare yourself. Here is the full list of the 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining:

208 Rodeo – Beverly Hills, California
Alexander’s – Naples, Florida
Angel Stadium-Diamond Club Patio – Anaheim, California
Areal Restaurant – Santa Monica, California
Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford, California
BALEENnaples – Naples, Florida
Beachcomber Café-Crystal Cove – Newport Coast, California
Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort-The Biltmore – Santa Barbara, California
Bistro 60 – La Quinta, California
Bistro at Bacara Resort – Goleta, California
Blue Dragon Restaurant – Kamuela, Hawaii
Bridge House Tavern – Chicago, Illinois
Brooks’ Bar & Deck at Edgewood Tahoe – Stateline, Nevada
Brown’s Beach House-The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Café Malaga – McKinney, Texas
Caffe Riace – Palo Alto, California
California Market at Carmel Highlands – Carmel, California
CanoeHouse – Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Carbon Beach Club Restaurant at Malibu Beach Inn – Malibu, California
Cavatina at Sunset Marquis – West Hollywood, California
Coast – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Cobalt Restaurant and Lounge-Vero Beach Hotel and Spa – Vero Beach, Florida
Copley’s on Palm Canyon – Palm Springs, California
Corks at Russian River Vineyards – Forestville, California
Deck 84 – Delray Beach, California
Duke’s Beach House Maui – Lahaina, Hawaii
El Chorro – Paradise Valley, Arizona
El Encanto Dining Room – Santa Barbara, California
El Techo de Lolinda – San Francisco, California
Escena Lounge & Grill – Palm Springs, Florida
Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante Maui – Wailea, Hawaii
Focacceria Ristorante – Liberty Corner, New Jersey
Frida’s – Lahaina, Hawaii
Fuego-Maya Hotel – Long Beach, California
Gannon’s – Wailea, Hawaii
Geoffrey’s Restaurant – Malibu, California
George’s Ocean Terrace – La Jolla, California
GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill – Hollywood, Florida
Granada Bistro – San Luis Obispo, California
Home Restaurant-Los Feliz – Los Angeles, California
Hula Grill-Kaanapali – Lahaina, Hawaii
Island Lava Java Bistro – Kailua, Hawaii
JB’s On The Beach – Deerfield Beach, Florida
JRDN Restaurant – San Diego, California
Kaluz Restaurant – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Kamuela Provision Co. – Waikoloa, Hawaii
L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek – Sedona, Arizona
Laishley Crab House – Punta Gorda, Florida
Las Campanas – Riverside, California
Latitudes – Key West, Florida
Lava Lava Beach Club – Waikoloa, Hawaii
Lavender Bistro – La Quinta, California
Le Vallauris – Palm Springs, California
Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill-The Standard Hotel – Miami, Florida
Lon’s at The Hermosa – Paradise Valley, Arizona
Marche Bacchus – Las Vegas, Nevada
Mesquite Grill @ Tonto Verde – Rio Verde, Arizona
MiraMare – Naples, Florida
Mission Rock Resort – San Francisco, California
Mitch’s on El Paseo Prime Seafood – Palm Desert, California
Momed – Atwater Village, California
The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill – Patchogue, New York
Oasis – Kapaa, Hawaii
Oceans 234 – Deerfield Beach, Florida
Ola at Turtle Bay – Kahuku, Hawaii
Old Angler’s Inn – Potomac, Maryland
Pacific’O – Lahaina, Hawaii
Passerelle Bistro – Greenville, South Carolina
The Patio at Las Sendas – Mesa, Arizona
Plantation Gardens – Koloa, Hawaii
Portico Restaurant – Richmond, Virginia
Poseidon – Del Mar, California
The Ranch House – Ojai, California
Red Fish Grill – Miami, Florida
The Restaurant at Ponte – Temecula, California
Restaurant Michael Schwartz – Miami Beach, Florida
Rustic, Francis’s Favorites – Geyserville, California
Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
SEA180 Coastal Tavern – Imperial Beach, California
Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado – Coronado, California
Shooter’s Waterfront – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Social Eatery & Bar – Sarasota, Florida
Solbar-Solage – Calistoga, California
Spencer’s Restaurant – Palm Springs, California
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, California
Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida
Sunset Terrace-Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, North Carolina
Tidal – San Diego, California
Tom Hams Lighthouse – San Diego, California
Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar – Naples, Florida
Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar – Palm Desert, California
Tonto Bar & Grill – Cave Creek, Arizona
The Turtle Club – Naples, Florida
‘Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii
The Upton – Scottsdale, Arizona
Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant – San Diego, California
The Veranda Restaurant – Fallbrook, California
Wilshire – Santa Monica, California
Wyebrook Farm Market & Café – Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
ZZest Market & Café – Rochester, Minnesota

Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and wonders if chowing a slice of pizza while walking down the street counts as al fresco dining. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.

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