Best Outdoor Dining in Austin

With summer upon us, there’s something to be said for eating a wonderful dinner outside. So where are those amazing patios? Those places that give us a fantastic view or ambience to go with our great food? We’ve rounded up some of the Best Outdoor Dining in Austin for you to enjoy.

First off, you need to head to Justine’s Brasserie. Dine al fresco in the French-inspired garden at Justine’s for a nice and fun evening out. Located at 4710 E. 5th Street, it’s open Mon-Sun (except Tuesdays when it’s closed) from 6pm to 2am. Exec Chef Taylor Chambers really knows his way around the kitchen just as you can get to know your way around the patio! Also get to know the yummy burgers, mussels and steak frites.

Next up on our whirlwind tour of the best outdoor dining in Austin is the Cherrywood Coffehouse open from 7am to Midnight every day. Easily the worst-kept neighborhood secret, the east side cafe is always packed. The huge breakfast tacos, delicious drinks, and large events-focused patio make for a winning combination. The menu is an inviting amalgamation of pastries, tacos, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and smoothies, as well as beer and wine, enhanced with excellent coffee beverages using Fair Trade Ruta Maya coffee. Breakfast at Cherrywood is an anytime affair, and it also offers a wonderful weekend brunch.

For stunning views, there’s Alta’s Cafe – a coffee and wine shop that offers an unparalleled view of Lady Bird Lake. Located over at 74 Trinity Street, Alta was the middle name of Lady Bird Johnson. She was a special lady who was instrumental in the beautification of the lake and its surrounding hike and bike trail. This natural escape in the middle of Austin’s urban setting stands as testament to her vision. Their coffee is fantastic as are their artisan sandwiches and cheese boards.

For some loud fun try Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden. It’s got everything; porches, picnic tables, a dog park and, of course, bangin’ beer and sausages! They’re about homemade sausage, craft beer, pig roasts, beef jerky, pickled vegetables, Sunday brunch, all forms of Americana and country music. They also have a specialty sausage for your doggy should you bring them.

We hope you enjoy a lovely dinner surrounded by some unique views – which is why we put this blog about the best outdoor dining in Austin together.