The sun is shining. The flowers are blooming. Spring is here, and it’s time to meet up with friends and family for some yummy eats and drinks outside on the patio. Lucky for us, the Chattahoochee Valley has several excellent restaurants with fantastic patios!
Enjoying dinner or drinks on a patio at a great restaurant just makes everything a little better. So check out one of these local hotspots that offer the perfect patio atmosphere and even better food! We’ve listed them in alphabetical order.
Buckhead Steak & Wine
Buckhead Steak and Wine has been around for a long time. This locally owned, French-style steakhouse is located under the trees not far from the Columbus Airport. Enjoy classic and innovated fare, seasonal cocktails, craft beers, and boutique wines. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Address: 5010 Armour Rd, Columbus. 706-571-9995. See their website for hours.
Denim & Oak Riverfront Restaurant at Hotel Indigo
Come for the food. Stay for the view of the Chattahoochee RiverWalk at Denim & Oak Restaurant. Located on the first floor off the lobby of Hotel Indigo Columbus. The menu features handpicked produce from W.C. Bradley Farms. Reservations encouraged. Address: 21 W 14th Street, Columbus. 706-780-7800. See their website for hours.
Eighteen85 Rooftop Bar & Kitchen at Hotel Indigo
For a stunning view, check out the rooftop patio of the Eighteen85 Rooftop Bar & Kitchen. Located on the top floor of the Hotel Indigo Columbus at Riverfront Place, Eighteen85 features an amazing riverfront view. Enjoy locally-inspired crafted cocktails and small plates. Currently operating on a first-come basis without reservations. Address: 21 W 14th Street, Columbus. 706-780-7800. See their website for hours.
Houlihan’s (Uptown Columbus)
Houlihan’s Restaurant in Uptown Columbus is a hot spot for friends, business associates, and family. This is a relaxed chain restaurant with an expansive menu including pub fare, steaks & pasta. Patio seating is available at the Columbus Marriott location. Address: 800 Front Avenue, Columbus. 706-324-1800. Hours: Mon-Sun 11 am – 9 pm.
Located on 13th Street across from Piggly Wiggly and Dinglewood Park, Jarfly is Midtown Columbus’ first patio-focused, American-style restaurant and pub. In addition, Jarfly is one of the few outdoor pet-friendly places around. So if you are looking for a pleasant, casual atmosphere where you can dine outdoors with your dog or kids, this is definitely a place to try. Address: 1358 13th Street, Columbus. 706-505-1818. See their website for hours.
Morton’s at Old Town
Located in a quaint, 300-acre development in north Columbus, Morton’s at Old Town is an excellent choice for an date night or a group gathering. Chef Morton specializes in European and American flavors and fresh, local ingredients. The menu changes frequently, and vegan options are available. Address: 3580 Massee Lane Suite H, Columbus. 762-524-7079. Hours: Tues – Sat 5:30 pm – 10 pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.
11th & Bay Southern Table
Enjoy a modern twist on southern classics at this rustic restaurant and bar. Indoor and outdoor seating available. The menu changes with the seasons. This restaurant faces the Columbus Riverwalk and has with plenty of parkings. Watch the sunset over the river while dining on the patio or around the fire pit. Address: 1050 Bay Avenue, Columbus 706-940-0202. Hours: Sun – Thur 11 am – 9 pm, and Fri – Sat 11 am – 10 pm.
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