Rain or shine, these patios have you covered (literally)! We rounded up all of our favorites for you to enjoy Texas patio season in the shade!

Updated April 2024



Escondido Tex-Mex Patio

Their huge patio is covered and enclosed with beautiful orange drapery that can be pulled back on warmer days to let in the breeze, plus there are tons of fans too, making the patio enjoyable year-round!

Find Mexican classics like Chile Relleno, Quesadillas, Tortilla soup, and Enchiladas (which are made to order and never pre-wrapped), as well as dishes with a twist like the Mexican Caprese Salad and Tex-Mex Pizza. Pro tip: get an order of the Elote Fritters and thank us later!

Preston Hollow | Directions



Another Round

Play mini golf inside, then head out to the patio to hang! This quirky spot is the perfect daytime date or group outing, serving delicious cocktails and small bites. Their patio also has games like bagg-o and even pickleball courts!

West Dallas | Directions


Christie’s Sports Bar

This staple sports bar on Greenville is known as one of the best rooftops in Dallas! They offer a classic bar menu of beer and American eats, and often have amazing food and drink specials -- best enjoyed on the rooftop patio.

Greenville | Directions


Dolce Riviera

dolce riviera

Dine and drink under a gorgeous lemon tree on this Harwood spot's beautiful patio! Dolce Riviera's outdoor dining space transports you to the coast of Italy, from the vibes to the menu. Order a handmade pasta like the Cacio E Pepe and a refreshing cocktail like an Aperol Spritz for the perfect getaway, right here in Dallas!

Harwood | Directions


DL Mack’s

This swanky American Bistro is the perfect neighborhood patio hang, serving elevated dishes in a gorgeous space. The interior and exterior have an old-school Chicago vibe, and you can find Chicago-style cracker crust pizzas on the menu too! Pair it all with a cold martini for the perfect lunch or dinner.

North Dallas & University Park | See locations


Doce Mesas

Soak up all the coastal vibes at this classy Tex-Mex spot! Doce Mesas serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, with a focus on upscale traditional Mexican dishes. You can't go wrong with any of their seafood dishes or tacos, and a marg is a must!

Knox & The Hill | See locations



Dine like a cowboy at this ultra-Texan spot! Haywire serves "farm-to-fork" Southern dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, including an array of Texas ranch-raised beef. On the patio, you can even find a retro airstream trailer!

Plano & Uptown | See locations



Did you know this iconic spot for upscale Mexican also has a beautiful patio? Javier's is full of lush greenery and traditional Mexican architecture inside and out. Dine on the patio to soak up the sun, sip on dozens of different tequilas, and maybe even try a cigar!

Highland Park | Directions


Knox Bistro

This quaint French bistro is one of our faves for a patio brunch! Their menu features traditional French dishes like quiche, croque monsieur, steak frites, and more. Wash it all down with a spritz -- perfect for sunny days in Dallas!

Knox | Directions


Las Palmas

If you're looking for the perfect patio happy hour, this is it! Las Palmas is a Tex-Mex staple, serving everything from tacos to enchiladas, and some of the best margs in town. Dine al fresco surrounded by greenery and cute umbrellas for the perfect afternoon!

Uptown | Directions


Le Bilboquet

From the adorable rattan chairs to the white tablecloths, Le Bilboquet transports you to a romantic French garden! Sip a glass of wine while you peruse their extensive menu of upscale dishes, including caviar.

Knox | Directions


Mayer’s Garden

Mayer's Garden

This lively beer garden has an elevated sports bar vibe with huge TVs and ample patio seating! It's a go-to for day drinking, serving fresh garden cocktails like Palomas and Frose, and Texas-inspired bar dishes like queso and burgers. 

Henderson | Directions


Meso Maya

Find one of the largest patios in the city at Meso Maya! Their courtyard is the perfect spot to enjoy Mexican dishes like tostadas, tacos, quesadillas, salads, and more. Pair your meal with an inventive margarita like avocado or serrano berry flavor!

Uptown & Lakewood | See locations


Mexican Sugar

This 12,000-square-foot space features two patios: one on the ground level, and a rooftop! In either outdoor space, you can enjoy great views of the city, weekend DJ sets, and lively vibes. Their menu features dozens of fresh Mexican eats made from seasonal ingredients, and over 150 tequilas to try!

Uptown | Directions


Manhattan Project

This low-key brewery and coffee shop is the perfect casual spot to grab a brew in the warmer months! All their drinks are brewed in-house, and they even have some gluten-free beer options. Sometimes you can also find board games to play on the patio!

Oak Cliff | Directions



This new Harwood spot is the perfect blend of classy and chill! They're only open for breakfast and lunch, perfect for dining outside before it gets too hot. You'll find everything from eggs benedict and green smoothies to club sandwiches and lobster rolls, so there's truly something for everyone!

Harwood | Directions


Saint Rocco’s

For panoramic skyline views and really good Italian food, head to Saint Rocco's covered rooftop patio! The restaurant is nestled in Trinity Groves, just across the river, making it the perfect spot to snap amazing pics of the city. While you're there, enjoy everything from pizza to pasta, and of course, cocktails!

Trinity Groves | Directions


Sloane’s Corner

This casual-chic American bistro is a must-try in the Arts District, featuring a bright and airy patio and chef-driven menu. They're open from breakfast through dinner, so stop by anytime for anything for fresh, healthy eats!

Arts District | Directions


Smoky Rose

smoky rose patio

If you haven't been to Smoky Rose, add it to your Dallas bucket list! Their massive garden patio features tons of seating for groups, frequent live music, and all-around good vibes. The menu is Tex-Mex meets barbecue, with dishes like brisket street tacos, smokehouse fajitas, pulled pork quesadillas, and more.

White Rock | Directions


Sundown at Granada

Attached to the historic Granada Theater music venue, you'll find this low key spot featuring a multi-level patio! The space has a rustic garden feel and great views of the sunset, and is one of our favorite spots for brunch or before a concert next door!

Greenville | Directions



What's better than a rooftop with elevated dishes and delicious cocktails?! Both of Stirr's locations feature expansive rooftops that are the perfect place for groups. Their menu offers dozens of shareable bites, and large format cocktails to sip!

Deep Ellum & Addison | See locations



This courtyard-style patio is perfect any time of day, whether you're going for brunch with the girls, lunch with colleagues or a romantic date night! Enjoy Northern Italian dishes ranging from antipasti and salads to pizzas and pastas -- we recommend any of their homemade risottos.

Knox | Directions


The Finch

Take a break from shopping at Mockingbird Station at The Finch! This stylish and modern restaurant features a simple patio, and an all-day menu of American dishes like shrimp and grits, blackened chicken sandwiches, glazed salmon, and an array of salads and steaks. Pair your meal with a $12 martini flight too!

Highland Park | Directions


The Henry

The Henry Patio

This beloved rooftop patio is known for its East Coast energy! Grab a seat under the blue umbrellas and string lights to enjoy simple-yet-delicious American fare, including tons of seafood and an extensive wine list. From weekend brunch to weekday happy hour, it's a staple spot in the warmer months!

Uptown | Directions



Enjoy a vibrant Mexican meal at any of Vidorra's stunning locations! Their lively Deep Ellum spot features a huge garden rooftop with DJs on the weekends, while the Addison location has a more casual dining vibe, and their Grand Prairie location is located on a beautiful boardwalk. You truly can't go wrong at any of their restaurants!

Multiple locations | See locations


White Rock Brewing Co

Grab a flight of brews at this colorful beer garden! White Rock Brewing Co. serves several house beers on tap, local cans, craft cocktails, and bar bites like pizza, wings, and burgers. 

Trinity Groves | Directions