Outdoor Dining Atlanta Style – Day or Night

Outdoor Dining Atlanta Style – THE List is Here

By Lu, OTL City Guides & Seat Fillers

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always loved restaurants with outdoor patios. Good food, delicious cocktails, and bright sunshine are triple-threat, in my book.

So, I consulted with a few people to hit the highlights of outdoor dining Atlanta style. Then, I’m following it up with a list of other area restaurants with patios or rooftop tables.

If you’ve been racking your brain to come up with a place to soak up the sun (or moon), then be sure to bookmark this page for outdoor dining in Atlanta. You’re sure to find a few new hotspots!


You’ll find that Ammazza attracts a crowd. That’s because it’s got a large outdoor seating area that’s warm and cheerful. A sunny patio is the best way to do outdoor dining Atlanta style.

The patio isn’t the only attraction, though. Ammazza is known for its variety of pizzas. Whether you prefer red or white sauce, you’re in at Ammazza.

Meat eaters will appreciate the locally-made soppressata topping. There’s also the famous cashew cheese pizza for the vegan diners who shouldn’t miss out on the trifold experience of classic pizza, beer, and sunshine on the patio.


Address– 591 Edgewood Avenue SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Ladybird Grove Atlanta, Atlanta outdoor dining, outdoor dining Atlanta Ladybird Grove

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

What more do you need to make a dreamy evening apart from warm weather, relaxing drinks, and outdoor space with starry lights?

I’ve mentioned sitting outside and soaking up the sun, but outdoor dining in Atlanta is appealing in the evening as well. That’s why Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is one of the most popular outdoor restaurants in Atlanta. Crowds gather for both the outdoor bar and restaurant experience.

Outdoor Brunch

Weekend brunches are particularly enjoyable. Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall offers brunch service on the bright and sunny patio. You’ll get the same delectable wine, craft cocktails, and local beer options, just not under the starry fairy lights that twinkle in the evening.

Craft cocktails are enticing but even better with must-try apps like pimento cheese fritters, BBQ fries, and smoked salmon dip. The menu also offers you quintessential ‘Campfire’ and ‘Backyard’ styled dishes revolving around smoked chicken and pork with BBQ sauce.

However, it’s the dreamy patio seating with the camper’s theme that amps up the food and drinks here.

Dogs Allowed

Oh, and dog parents can bring along their furry babies. They’re welcomed with open arms.

Website –   Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Address – 684 John Wesley Dobbs, Atlanta, GA 30312

Canoe Atlanta, Atlanta dining outdoors at Canoe, outdoor patio Canoe Atlanta


Outdoor dining Atlanta style includes some amazing views, and Canoe fits the bill.

Canoe is an intimate and dreamy outdoor seating restaurant situated along the banks of river Chattahoochee. It’s one of the most beautiful Atlanta outdoor restaurants in the area. It’s tucked away in a quaint corner while taking you far away from the din of the city with a wooden patio that opens up to the lush green and gurgling stream of water

You’ll find that Canoe is the perfect combination of culinary delights and aesthetic setting. Treat your palate to the mind-blowing dishes on the menu, carefully cooked and plated by top-notch chefs.

Sun and Sweets

If you’re looking for outdoor dining in Atlanta on the weekend, Canoe rolls out the sweet stuff. Try the freshly baked pastries, pecan buns, and scones, and your Sunday morning is complete.

Maybe you even want to stick around for lunch, as well. That’s when you can dig into the Beef Cavatelli Bolognese, Lemon Pepper Ricotta and Pork Belly. Signing off without some classic wine and the finest signature desserts (yes, there’s a sweet theme here) would be a crime.

Website –  Canoe

Address –  4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

More Outdoor Dining Atlanta Style

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q1238 Dekalb Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307 Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q 
Anis Cafe & Bistro2974 Grandview Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30305 Anis Café and Bistro 
Ammazza314 E. Howard Ave Decatur, GA 30030 Ammazza 
Boxcar1000 White St SW Atlanta, GA 30310 Boxcar 
Ration and Dram130 Arizona Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307Ration and Dram 
Bar Mercado99 Krog St NE Atlanta, GA 30307 Bar Mercado 
Cypress Street Pint & Plate817 W Peachtree St NW Atlanta, GA 30308 Cypress Street Pint & Plate 
Poor Hendrix2371 Hosea L Williams Dr SE Atlanta, GA 30317 Poor Hendrix 
Beetlecat299 N Highland Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307 Beetlecat 
Bone Garden Cantina1425 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30318 Bone Garden Cantina 
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30312Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall 
8Arm710 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30306 8Arm 
Shake Shack3035 Peachtree Rd NE Ste A146 Atlanta, GA 30305 Shake Shack 
Bread & Butterfly290 Elizabeth St Atlanta, GA 30307 Bread & Butterfly 
KR SteakBar349 Peachtree Hills Ave NE #D2 Atlanta, GA 30305 KR SteakBar 
Bartaco West Midtown969 Marietta St NW Atlanta, GA 30318 Bartaco West Midtown 
Bangkok Station550 Pharr Rd NE Ste 101 Atlanta, GA 30305 Bangkok Station 
Leons Full Service131 E Ponce de Leon Ave Decatur, GA 30030 Leons Full Service 
JCT Kitchen & Bar1198 Howell Mill Rd NW Atlanta, GA 30318 JCT Kitchen & Bar 
Ponce City Market675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30308 Ponce City Market 
Nine Mile Station675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308 Nine Mile Station 
Fellinis Pizza909 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306 Fellinis Pizza 
Barcelona Wine Bar240 N Highland Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307 Barcelona Wine Bar 
Georgia Beer Garden420 Edgewood Ave SE   Atlanta, GA 30312   Georgia Beer Garden 
Annies Thai Castle3195 Roswell Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30305 Annies Thai Castle 

From Atlanta Outdoor Dining to Fun Things to Do

We LOVE Atlanta! OTL chose Atlanta for one of our first Seat Filler club locations seven years ago and we’re so happy that we did, as it’s one of the best locations for entertainment, activities, and fun things to do. So, being able to supplement our private seat filler opportunities with public postings of the best of in food, fun, and freebies, in another win-win!

Check back often, as we’ll be adding to our Atlanta Guide.

Oh, and if you love outdoor dining, you’ll also want to check out the best brunch in Atlanta, too!