City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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Where do you go to eat outside?

courtesy of Wahoo Grill

courtesy of Wahoo Grill

After a long winter, I am ready to get outside. What about you? We have a number of great options around town for patio/outdoor dining. Here are a few popular places to catch some sun this weekend. Chime in and tell us where you like to dine alfresco!

  • Wahoo Grill 5-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays. 404-373-3331,1042 West College Ave., Decatur. $$-$$$.
  • Fritti 11:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 5:30-11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.- 12 a.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-12 a.m. Saturdays, 12:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays. 404-880-9559, 309 North Highland Ave., Atlanta. $$.
  • Bistro Niko 11:30 a.m.- 10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.- 11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Sundays. 404-261-6456, 3344 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. $$$.
    Skyline views from JCT rooftop patio, cr: Jenny Turknett

    Skyline views from JCT rooftop patio, cr: Jenny Turknett

  • Canoe 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 5:30-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sundays. 770-432-2663, 4199 Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. $$-$$$.
  • Holy Taco 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 404-230-6177, 1434 Glenwood Ave. SE, Atlanta. $$.
  • Einstein’s 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-12 a.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sundays. 404-876-7925, 1077 Juniper St., Atlanta. $-$$.
  • Café Gourmandises 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays. 770-945-6599, 686 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee. $-$$.
  • Anis Bistro & Café 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. daily, 6-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 6-10:30 Fridays-Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. Sundays. 404-233-9889, 2974 Grandview Ave., Atlanta. $$-$$$.
    courtesy of Fritti

    courtesy of Fritti

  • JCT Kitchen 11 a.m-2:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 5-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 5-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 5-9 p.m. Sundays. 404-355-2252, 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. $$-$$$.
  • Nava 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 5:30-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 5:30-11 p.m. Fridays, 5-11 p.m. Saturdays. 404-244-1984, 3060 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. $$-$$$.
  • INC. Street Food 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 12-10 p.m. Sundays. 770-998-3114, 948 Canton St., Roswell. $-$$.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food & More blog

– Jenny Turknett writes about Southern and Neighborhood Fare for the AJC Dining Team. She also publishes her own blog, Going Low Carb.

29 comments Add your comment

Hungry Gringo

March 11th, 2011
8:26 am

Six Feet Under (either location)


March 11th, 2011
9:11 am

Zucca in Smyrna Market Village.


March 11th, 2011
9:28 am

Meehans…bottomless bloody mary….dog friendly patio…..tastey food. Yes, please!

Ramona Clef

March 11th, 2011
10:17 am

The Marlay, Raging Burrito’s patio, U-Joint.


March 11th, 2011
10:21 am

Swallow at the Hollow in Roswell – something so right about eating BBQ on a front porch or from the picnic tables in the picnic area. Also Fickle Pickle has a great patio. In town, I agree that Einstein’s is a favorite – the bloody mary bar on weekends is pretty awesome.


March 11th, 2011
10:49 am

Muss and Turners.


March 11th, 2011
11:09 am

Loved Rio Grande in Buckhead – they had the best patio. I’m sad it’s gone now!


March 11th, 2011
12:03 pm

Al Fresco

March 11th, 2011
12:21 pm

La Fonda!


March 11th, 2011
12:26 pm

Mr. Ed

March 11th, 2011
12:26 pm

Cowtippers or Roxx. It’s fun to watch the late night owls recover from the dancing the night before.

Michael B. Shapiro

March 11th, 2011
1:36 pm

Paper Mill Grill at Paper Mill & Johnson Ferry. The deck overlooking the lake is outstanding!


March 11th, 2011
1:39 pm

Cafe del Sol in Poncey Hi.


March 11th, 2011
2:05 pm

Neighbor’s Pub


March 11th, 2011
3:16 pm

Stone Soup Kitchen has a great patio area!


March 11th, 2011
3:17 pm

Corner Tavern or Brewhouse Cafe in L5P
I liked trackside in Decatur before it burned to the ground.


March 11th, 2011
3:30 pm

Six feet under roof

Jenny Turknett

March 11th, 2011
4:12 pm

Thanks everyone! We’re compiling a great list here. Keep ‘em coming!


March 11th, 2011
5:26 pm

For just drinks on a nice, elevated patio: Steamhouse Grill on W. Peachtree or Shout in Colony Square. Haven’t been to the Daquiri Factory yet, but that patio used to be fun in the various previous incarnations. The Glenwood has a cool little rooftop and the patio in back of the Bookhouse Pub is pretty nice. The Republic on Memorial has a beautiful rooftop (Tin Lizzy’s and the new 6 Feet Under over there are still OK). U-Joint’s or Brewhouse Pub are probably my favorite to hang out on, though.

Jim R.

March 11th, 2011
5:28 pm

Treehouse…Great spot and I can walk home.


March 11th, 2011
6:29 pm

Sitting on the curb in front of Popeye’s on Boulevard and Ponce.


March 11th, 2011
7:26 pm


March 12th, 2011
1:57 am

I have picked up some new places to try out over the next few weeks. Thanks for the “shout outs.”

Trudy B.

March 12th, 2011
8:02 am

For the East Cobbers, Paradise Grill and Paradise South of the Border. They share a patio. At intersection of Shallowford and Sandy Plains in the Publix/Home Depot shopping center.


March 12th, 2011
10:48 am

Rooftop at French American Brasserie or Park Tavern!

david c

March 12th, 2011
1:24 pm

My back deck in the woods.


March 13th, 2011
3:22 am

The patio at Fox Bros is not to be missed.


March 14th, 2011
4:01 pm

The front patio at Leon’s Full Service is a great place to eat, drink, and people watch!


March 14th, 2011
7:10 pm

Love, love Wahoo Grill! Our go-to spot for a great meal any time of year but especially when the weather permits outside dining.