Looking for a fun patio to let your kids run around or a pet-friendly patio? We rounded up some of Austin’s greatest patios.
Abel’s on the Lake | A prime spot to come for great food and drinks while enjoying the spectacular views of Lake Austin.
3825 Lake Austin Boulevard | 512.904.0570
Bar Peached | This Clarksville restaurant serves cocktails, tacos, and Asian-inspired comfort food.
1315 West 6th Street | 512.992.0666
Clark’s Oyster Bar | A chic West Austin neighborhood spot with a great raw bar, lobster rolls, and more.
1200 West Sixth Street | 512.297.2525
Elizabeth Street Café | A neighborhood Vietnamese cafe and French bakery with sunny dining rooms and a great shady garden patio.
1501 South First Street | 512.291.2881
Josephine House | Stylish yet casual spin-off of neighboring Jeffrey’s offering seasonal New American dining on their shady patio.
1601 Waterston Avenue | 512.477.5584
Loro | Asian smokehouse meets Texas barbecue in a rustic spot with beer, wine, and cocktails plus giant patio.
2115 South Lamar Boulevard | 512.916.4858
Olive & June | This Italian restaurant offers a stunning patio with a beautiful ancient oak tree, perfect for happy hour cocktails.
3411 Glenview Avenue | 512.467.9898
Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar | One of Austin’s original high-end patio dining experiences, and still one of the best.
1400 South Congress Avenue | 512.291.7300
Tiny Boxwoods | Upscale garden cafe with open, airy vibe serving American fare and famed chocolate chip cookies.
1503 West 35th Street | 512.220.0698
Austin’s Pizza Garden | This long-standing Oak Hill pizzeria draws big weeknight crowds to the playscape featuring mister fans and tree shade.
6266 US-290 | 512.891.9980
Brentwood Social House | This pastry and coffee shop features a room full of children-friendly goodies, like toys and smaller chairs.
1601 West Koenig Lane | 512.362.8656
Culinary Dropout | Serving up hearty fare and an outdoor lawn games area, complete with a ping-pong table, corn hole, and foosball.
11721 Rock Rose Avenue | 512.777.3394
El Mercado | With laid-back service, a garden-style patio covered in party lights, and a small playscape for the kids it’s a win-win at this classic.
1302 South First Street | 512.447.7445
Home Slice Pizza | From the coloring sheets and complimentary ball of pizza dough to play with to the expansive outdoor area this place is perfect for kids.
501 East 53rd Street | 512.707.7437
Maudie’s Triangle | This local chain’s Triangle location has a large playscape so you can enjoy a margarita while the kids play.
4600 West Guadalupe Street | 512.381.5500
Ski Shores | With video games, boats, a playground, and baskets of fries, wings, and onion rings this place is the perfect after summer sun stop.
2905 Pearce Road | 512.394.7511
Sour Duck Market | The large outdoor area is very kid-friendly, from the gravel ground to random yard toys to board games and a family friendly menu.
1814 East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard | 512.394.5776
Upstairs at Caroline | The Upstairs is a backyard party with various yard games and a great menu of tacos suitable for the whole family.
621 Congress Avenue | 512.982.6766
The ABGB | With a spacious backyard, plenty of lawn chairs, and shady spots it’s a perfect place to bring the pups.
1305 West Oltorf Street | 512.298.2242
Contigo | A perfect spot to hydrate after running around Mueller Park.
2027 Anchor Lane | 512.614.2260
Easy Tiger | A cool, shaded, hip downtown hotspot. Both a bakery/cafe & a creekside beer garden serving simple snacks & cheeses.
709 East Sixth Street | 512.614.4972
Fresa’s South First | The Mexican restaurant maintained the massive, dog-friendly patio when it took over the former Freddie’s Place.
1703 South First Street | 512.992.2946
Mozart’s Coffee Roasters | Because what is better than lounging with your pup nearby, on a massive deck overlooking Lake Austin.
3825 Lake Austin Boulevard | 512.477.2900
Red’s Porch | Beer, burgers, and a dog-friendly patio, horseshoe pitch & second-story bar with views.
2508 South Lamar Boulevard | 512.440.7337
TLC | With lots of Southern comfort, this outdoor patio is perfect for your pups and you! They even have yard games.
1100 South Lamar Boulevard | 512.580.0971
Trace at the W | Trace makes homemade doggie treats and doggie ice cream for your pups to enjoy while you eat.
200 Lavaca Street | 512.542.3660
Yard Bar | The dog-loving Yard Bar is a combination dog park/restaurant/bar with Bark Rangers on guard to help your pups.
6700 Burnet Road | 512.900.3773