20 Best Outdoor Restaurants in Austin [Updated 2023]

Ambiance is a crucial element of the dining experience, which is why we decided to compile our list of the 20 best outdoor restaurants across Austin. From live oak-covered decks with twinkling string lights to trendy upscale rooftop bars, Austin has some of the most beautiful and eclectic patios.

Short On Time? List of the Best Outdoor Dining Spots in Austin:

  1. Ranch 616
  2. Bar Peached
  3. Perla’s
  4. Upstairs at Caroline
  5. Aba
  6. Salt Lick Cellars
  7. Patrizi’s
  8. The County Line
  9. Cenote
  10. Radio Coffee & Beer
  11. Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
  12. Live Oak Brewing Company
  13. Hays City Store & Ice House
  14. Olive and June
  15. Camp East
  16. Nixta Taqueria
  17. The Pitch
  18. Saddle Up
  19. Vinaigrette
  20. Lustre Pearl
  21. Better Half Coffee & Cocktails
  22. Kalimoxto
  23. LoLo
  24. Birdie’s
  25. Zanzibar

1. Ranch 616

616 Nueces St

Ranch 616 via Instagram

Ranch 616 is a southwestern-themed bar and grill. Their menu features a variety of Tex-Mex-inspired dishes and cocktails. We recommend trying their Texas black Angus tenderloin and crab served with southern greens and cheesy grits. Or, if you’re looking to grab a drink with friends, we recommend trying the original ranch water, made with Topo Chico, Sauza Hornitos Reposado Tequila, and Patron Citronge, and served with a slice of lime. You can enjoy all of this under their large, covered patio, coined the ‘Pistol Patio’, decorated with various cacti, neon signs, and low-hanging string lights.

Location 

616 Nueces St
Austin, Texas 78701

Delivery Timings

Pickup available at open hours; No delivery.

Open Hours

Monday – Thursday: 11AM – 2PM, 5PM – 10PM
Friday: 11AM – 2PM, 5PM – 11PM
Saturday: 5PM – 11PM
Sunday: 5PM – 9PM

Payment Options

Accepts Cash & Card

2. Bar Peached

1315 W 6th St

Bar Peached

Bar Peached is a trendy bar and grill located on West Sixth Street, providing a more laid-back ambiance than most bars and grills found on dirty sixth. Bar Peached serves Asian-inspired dishes, tacos, cocktails and more. We recommend trying their spicy Gochu pork fries paired with a banh mi taco composed of Vietnamese pork belly, pickled daikon carrots, and topped with sriracha mayonnaise and cilantro. Yet, what we love the most is their inviting outdoor atmosphere that allows customers to sit back and relax under the shade of giant oak trees and converse with friends and loved ones.

Location 

1315 W 6th St
Austin, Texas 78703

Delivery Timings

Delivery and pickup available at open hours.

Open Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 5PM – 10PM
Friday – Saturday: 5PM –11PM
Sunday: 11PM – 2:30PM, 5PM – 9PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

3.Perla’s

1400 Congress Ave

Perla’s

Perla’s is a seafood and oyster bar located on the iconic strip of South Congress in downtown Austin. Their menu features a wide variety of meals and appetizers, including seared brioche crusted halibut, semolina fried Texas gulf prawns, wood-grilled Creole oysters and more. Aside from their fantastic selection of seafood and cocktails, beautiful oak trees provide the perfect shade on their outdoor patio and deck, attracting customers to come and enjoy an enchanting evening at Perla’s.

Location 

1400 Congress Ave
Austin, Texas 78704

Delivery Timings

Takeout available at open hours; No delivery.

Open Hours

Monday – Thursday: 11:30AM – 10PM
Friday: 11:30AM – 11PM
Saturday: 10:30AM – 11PM
Sunday: 10:30AM – 10PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

4. Upstairs at Caroline

621 Congress Ave #201

Upstairs at Caroline

Upstairs at Caroline is an open-air rooftop bar located in the heart of downtown Austin. Their menu features a variety of beers, wines, and cocktails. In addition to their drinks, Upstairs at Caroline serves an assortment of Mexican-inspired dishes, including dips such as green Chile queso and creamy street corn and several street tacos such as grilled adobo chicken braised brisket, pork carnitas and more. What we love the most about Upstairs at Caroline is their fun ambiance complemented by their expansive seating, hanging string lights and beautiful views of downtown

Location 

621 Congress Ave #201
Austin, Texas 78701

Delivery Timings

Takeout available at open hours; No delivery.

Open Hours

Monday – Thursday: 4PM – 12AM
Friday: 12PM – 12AM
Saturday – Sunday: 11PM – 12AM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

5. Aba

1011 S Congress Ave

Aba + @hollycowartphoto

Aba is a restaurant and bar dedicated to serving some of the freshest Mediterranean dishes you can find in Austin. Their menu features an array of traditional meals, including smoky garlic hummus, shawarma spiced skirt steak, lamb and beef kefta kebabs, and other cold mezze items such as marinated olives and feta. Although what we love the most about Aba, is their elegant outdoor dining experience shaded by a giant oak tree and overrun by gorgeous, lush green plants and comfortable patio furniture. Join some friends for some cocktails and sit out under the beautiful night sky.

Location 

1011 S Congress Ave
Austin, Texas 78704

Delivery Timings

Takeout, delivery, and pickup available at open hours.

Open Hours

Monday – Thursday: 11AM – 10PM
Friday: 11AM – 11PM
Saturday: 10AM – 11PM
Sunday: 10AM – 9PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

6. Salt Lick Cellars

18300 FM 1826

Salt Lick Cellars

Salt Lick Cellars is a beautiful winery and vinery located next door to the iconic Salt Lick BBQ. This family-owned business is located about 20 miles outside of Austin and serves locally sourced farm to table grapes. Their beautiful outdoor patio features hanging string lights and twisting live oak trees, complimenting their elegant red and white wines. We recommend trying their award-winning barbecue red wine which pairs perfectly with the flavor profiles of many smoked meats. After sharing a glass of wine, you can walk next door to the Salt Lick and treat yourself to some brisket, sausage, or turkey cooked over an open flame fire pit.

Location 

18300 FM 1826
Driftwood, Texas 78619

Delivery Timings

Takeout available at open hours; No delivery.

Open Hours

Monday – Thursday: 11AM – 8:30PM
Friday – Sunday: 11AM – 9PM

Payment Options

Accepts Cash only

7. Patrizi’s

2307 Manor Rd

Patrizi’s

Patrizi’s is an authentic Italian food truck located in east Austin serving customers on their intimate shade-covered patio. Their outdoor dining experience is complemented by their handmade plates of pasta and other flavorful dishes. We recommend trying their Cacio e Pepe pasta tossed in Grana Padano cheese and topped with black pepper and olive oil. Pair this dish with some melt in your mouth garlic bread prepared with grilled ciabatta, poached garlic and more Italian Grana Padano cheese. Come on out and enjoy an authentic Italian meal under the stars.

Location 

2307 Manor Rd
Austin, Texas 78722

Delivery Timings

Takeout available at open hours; No delivery.

Open Hours

Monday – Sunday: 5PM – 9:30PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

8. The County Line

5204 FM-2222

The County Line on the Lake

The County Line Barbecue has been an Austin staple for more than four decades, and their menu is just part of the appeal. Aside from smoked brisket and delectable potato salad, their sprawling deck offers breathtaking views overlooking Bull Creek. Sit back and relax on their expansive, oak covered patio with a margarita and some good company and take in all the views their perfect location has to offer.

Location 

5204 FM-2222
Austin, Texas 78731

Delivery Timings

Delivery and pickup available at open hours.

Open Hours

Sunday – Thursday: 11AM – 9PM
Friday: 11AM – 9:30PM
Saturday: 11AM – 10PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

9. Cenote

1010 E Cesar Chavez St

Cenote

Cenote is a woman-owned coffee shop and café located in East Austin. Their menu features an assortment of caffeinated beverages and breakfast, lunch and snack options. This farm-to-table establishment provides fresh ingredients in a bright, lively environment. We recommend trying their delectable Banh Mi sandwich and pairing it with a house-made iced matcha latte. Their outdoor patio is large, yet intimate, shaded by oak and a few palm trees, draped in lights. Cenote is a great chance to catch up with friends over a cup of coffee or chill out on the back patio with a delicious meal.

Location 

1010 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, Texas 78702

Delivery Timings

Takeout available at open hours; No delivery.

Open Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 7AM – 4PM
Thursday – Friday: 7AM – 8PM
Saturday: 8AM – 8PM
Sunday: 8AM – 4PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

10. Radio Coffee & Beer

4204 Menchaca Rd

Radio Coffee & Beer

Radio Coffee & Beer is a beloved south Austin establishment. In addition to their traditional coffees and teas, they offer an assortment of cocktails, beers, wines and pastries. Although what really draws customers to this eclectic coffee shop is their open-air seating, allowing food trailers to come and vend traditional barbecue, Tex-Mex, and authentic Thai dishes. Come on out and catch some live music or even bring your dogs for a laid-back study session.

Location 

4204 Menchaca Rd
Austin, Texas 78704

Delivery Timings

Takeout available at open hours; No delivery.

Open Hours

Monday – Saturday: 7AM – 12AM
Sunday: 7:30AM – 11PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

11. Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden

79 Rainey St

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is located in Austin’s historic Rainey Street district, offering a more laid-back environment than most downtown areas. Their menu features an assortment of beers and traditional German foods, including Bratwurst and kielbasa and other barbecue-inspired dishes such as smoked turkey and even a whole smoked Texas Hog. Grab a pitcher of beer and some Bratwurst, catch up with friends on their sprawling brick-paved patio, or stop by and listen to some live music under their twinkling string lights.

Location 

79 Rainey St
Austin, Texas 78701

Delivery Timings

Delivery and pickup available at open hours.

Open Hours

Monday – Thursday: 12PM – 9PM
Friday – Saturday: 12PM – 11PM
Sunday: 10AM – 5PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

12. Live Oak Brewing Company

1615 Crozier Ln

Live Oak Brewing Company

Live Oak Brewing Company is another German-inspired brewery located just outside of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, offering a wide variety of on-tap and draft beers. If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, you can visit The Black Forest, an authentic German food truck, located in front of the brewery. Grab a cold beer and a freshly baked giant pretzel paired with some beer cheese fondue and sit outside underneath the sprawling live oak trees.

Location 

1615 Crozier Ln
Del Valle, Texas 78617

Delivery Timings

Takeout available at open hours; No delivery.

Open Hours

Sunday – Wednesday: 12PM – 8PM
Thursday: 12PM – 9PM
Friday – Saturday: 12PM – 10PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

13. Hays City Store

8989 FM 150

Hays City Store

Hays City Store is a restaurant and bar located about 30 minutes outside Austin. This hidden gem is off the beaten path and offers traditional American meals such as a classic chicken fried steak, burgers, and wood-fired pizzas. Their drink menu features an assortment of cocktails, beers, wines and bourbons. We love Hays City Store because they have a sprawling outdoor seating selection, a covered pavilion, shady oak trees, live music, and a dog-friendly policy. Get away from the city and come relax under trees to the sounds of live music.

Location 

8989 FM 150
Driftwood, Texas 78619

Delivery Timings

Delivery and pickup available at open hours.

Open Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 11AM – 9PM
Thursday – Saturday: 11AM – 10PM
Sunday: 10AM – 9PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card & Cash

14. Olive and June 

3411 Glenview Ave

Olive and June Google Reviews.

Olive and June is an upscale restaurant and bar serving Italian cuisine. This 3-story restaurant, located near North Lamar, is enveloped by a 200-year-old oak tree. Olive and June have a great open space with 4 different areas to dine, both inside and outside.  Their pasta is handmade in-house and they offer the largest and most diverse selection of Italian wine that you could find in Austin. 

Location

3411 Glenview Ave
Austin, TX 78703

Delivery Timings

Delivery and takeout available during open hours.

Open Hours

Sunday – Monday: Closed
Tues – Sat: 5PM – 9PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

15. Camp East 

2905 E 12th St

Camp East Google Reviews.

A huge outdoor space just over on East 12th Street, Camp East is a great place to go to enjoy some food from Fil N’ Viet and a glass of Wine from cork & Screw in the beautiful outside weather. The large space is filled with picnic tables, has overhead string lights, and also fire pits for when the weather is colder. This backyard patio is great to enjoy company with in the outdoors. 

Location 

2905 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

Delivery Timings

Pickup is available at open hours; No delivery.

Open Hours

Fil N Viet

Wed – Fri: 5PM – 9PM
Sat: 12PM – 3PM, 5PM – 9PM
Sun: 12PM – 3PM, 5PM – 8PM

Cork & Screw

Mon – Tues: Closed
Wed – Fri: 4PM – 10PM
Sat: 12PM – 10PM
Sun: 12PM – 8PM
Happy Hour: Thurs 5PM – 7PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

16. Nixta Taqueria

2512 E 12th St

Nixta Taqueria Google Reviews.

This non-traditional taqueria spot is a mom-and-pop shop that brings culture and community to the Austin area. A small inside area, but a large outdoor seating area with several picnic tables under a covered area. They offer a Tex-mex menu that is sure to satisfy your cravings.

Location 

2512 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

Delivery Timings

Delivery and pickup available at open hours.

Open Hours

Wednesday – Thursday: 12–3 PM, 5–9 PM
Friday – Saturday: 12–3 PM, 5–10 PM
Sunday 11 AM–3 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12–3 PM, 5–9 PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card & Apple/Android Pay

17. The Pitch

13000 Harris Ridge Blvd

The Pitch Google Reviews.

Food, fun, and futbol, The Pitch offers a great outdoor space for hosting events, happy hours, sports games, live music, and more. They offer four different restaurants to choose from and you can put everything together on only one tab. They host games in their beer garden and in Palmer field as well as holding events like movie nights and live music. Check out The Pitch where they have something fun for the whole family. 

Location 

13000 Harris Ridge Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

Delivery Timings

Delivery and takeout available at open hours.

Open Hours

Monday –  Thursday: 11AM – 10PM
Friday – Saturday: 11AM-11PM
Sunday: 11AM – 6PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

18. Saddle Up

1309 Rosewood Ave

Saddle Up Google Photos.

Saddle Up is all in one, with a beer garden, wine shop, bakery, and large outdoor event space located in East Austin. This dog-friendly space offers shaded outdoor seating over large picnic tables and is a great neighborhood spot to enjoy refreshments and bites. They are home to some of the best bbq from Micklethwait Craft Meats and Taco Bronco. 

Location 

1309 Rosewood Ave
Austin, TX 78702

Delivery Timings

Takeout available at open hours: No delivery.

Open Hours

Monday – Wednesday: Closed
Thursday – Sunday: 10AM – 10PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

19. Vinaigrette

2201 College Ave

Vinaigrette Yelp Reviews.

A fresh modern dining experience, Vinaigrette serves a beautiful selection of raw materials on their make-your-own salads as well as soups and sandwiches. The space is bright and colorful and is the perfect place to go if your craving a nutritious healthy option. They have a wooden patio with a huge tree central to the patio. 

Location 

2201 College Ave
Austin, TX 78704

Delivery Timings

Delivery, pickup, and takeout available at open hours.

Open Hours

Sunday – Saturday:  11 AM – 9 PM 

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

20. Lustre Pearl

94 Rainey Street

Lustre Pearl Google Reviews.

Lustre Pearl is a laid-back bar originating on Rainey Street, but with several locations. Full bar and full kitchen, this is a relaxed and vibrant space. Their outdoor space is on green turf with lots of seating and room to stand and socialize. From hula hoops, to ping pong, this place will make a fun time with great drinks and great company. 

Location 

94 Rainey Street
Austin, TX 78701

Delivery Timings

No delivery or takeout available.

Open Hours

Monday – Thursday: 12 PM – 2AM
Friday – Sunday: 12PM – 2AM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

21. Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

406 Walsh Street

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails Yelp Reviews.

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails doubles as a tasty coffee shop with great bites during the day and a trendy laid-back bar at night. Their outdoor space has a lot of open seating with long connecting picnic tables. With a great location in Clarksville and great vibes, as night falls, Better Hald is a great option for a casual outdoor experience. 

Location 

406 Walsh St
Austin, TX 78703

Delivery Timings

Takeout available at open hours.

Open Hours

Monday: 9AM – 3PM
Tuesday – Thursday: 9AM – 10PM
Friday: 9AM – 11PM (9AM – 10:30PM Kitchen)
Saturday: 8AM – 11PM (8AM – 10:30PM Kitchen)
Sunday: 8AM – 10PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card & Apple Pay

22. Kalimotxo

607 W 3rd St Suite 105

Kalimoxto Yelp Reviews.

Kalimotxo is a Spanish restaurant and bar in downtown Austin that embodies the energy of the basque’s social bar culture. This Spanish Restaurant is a great place to grab a drink with friends after work with flowing porrones, the best craft cocktails, and amazing small bites. They highlight their beautiful outdoor patio space that overlooks shoal creek. 

Location 

607 W 3rd St Suite 105
Austin, TX 78701

Delivery Timings

No delivery available.

Open Hours

Tuesday – Thursday: 5PM – 10PM
Friday – Saturday: 5PM – 11PM
Sunday: 5PM – 10PM
Monday: Closed

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

23. LoLo

1504 E 6th St

LoLo Google Reviews.

A natural wine bar and bottle shop in East Austin, Lolo is a a super trendy place with a great indoor and outdoor area. They offer beer and wine selections as well as small bites, but primarily they are known for their great wine selection. Lolo’s is located in a great location just blocks from music venus and other bars. 

Location 

1504 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

Delivery Timings

Pickup available at open hours; No delivery.

Open Hours

Sunday – Saturday: 2PM – 12PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

24. Birdie’s

2944 E 12th St Unit A

Birdie’s Google Reviews.

Family owned and operated neighboorhood restaurant and wine bar, Birdie’s is a mix between fine dining and casual. Birdie’s carefully and selectively prepares food options and curated wine but with a relaxed and laid back dining experience. They also offer a great outdoor seating space if you want to enjoy fresh air or are dining with a larger group. Their menu changes daily and is all the more reason to come more than once!

Location 

2944 E 12th St Unit A
Austin, TX 78702

Delivery Timings

Delivery and takeout available at open hours.

Open Hours

Sunday – Monday: Closed
Wednesday & Thursday: 4:30PM – 9 PM
Tuesday: 5PM – 9 PM
Friday – Saturday: 4:30PM – 9:30 PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card only

25. Zanzibar

304 E Cesar Chavez St Unit 700

Zanzibar Google Photos.

An Austin rooftop terrace with incredible views of the city, Zanzibar is an experience you do not want to miss out on. The terrace has outdoor seating that looks over the city. They have crafted specialty drinks and flavorful plates to choose from. It sounds like a perfect nigth to sit by the fireplace, grab a cocktail, and enjoy the view. 

Location 

304 E Cesar Chavez St Unit 700
Austin, TX 78701

Delivery Timings

No delivery available.

Open Hours

Monday –  Saturday: 12PM – 12AM
Sunday: 12PM – 10PM

Payment Options

Accepts Card & Apple Pay

Conclusion

Those are our Top 20 Outdoor Restaurants in Austin, Texas, and you won’t want to miss them when around town or passing by the city. Ranging from a variety of cultural food, ambiences, and environments, eating outside with nature or on the streets of Austin never tasted so good!

Eva Rogers

A Texan through and through, her passion for the Lone Star State is evident in every word she writes.Hailing from the vast plains of West Texas, Eva has a deep appreciation for the unique blend of tradition and innovation that defines the Texan spirit. Eva crafts articles that celebrate the diverse tapestry of Texas, from its bustling urban centers to its serene rural landscapes.