Eating a great meal under blue skies and sunshine makes for a perfect day. Luckily for Reno Tahoe, there are many al fresco dining options throughout the area that offer just that. Taste the city while enjoying the great outdoors with the best outdoor dining in Reno.
Located in the heart of Midtown Reno and at The Village at Rancharrah, Centro Bar & Kitchen serves up craft cocktails, beer, wine and flavorful tapas-style appetizers. They offer patio seating and this cozy spot is perfect for catching up with friends over drinks and small bites. Don’t miss their happy hour at their Rancharrah location, Tuesday through Saturday, 3-5:30 p.m!
Estella specializes in street tacos, salsas, assorted side dishes, mezcal and mezcal-inspired cocktails, sourcing local ingredients from Northern Nevada. Located at The Jesse in downtown Reno, Estella offers an intimate setting within their patio.
Nevada’s most award-winning brewery, Great Basin Brewing Co. in Sparks not only has a fantastic dog-friendly patio, but a great selection of Nevada-brewed beer and beer-infused menu items like Ale Battered Zucchini or their Wisconsin-Style Beer cheese made with freshly baked Icky bread.
Located on Wells Avenue, Von Bismarck is a modern family-style restaurant inspired by Eastern and Northern European traditions. Indulge in their selections of German-inspired menu items, beers and craft cocktails. Extend your daytime patio dining into the early evenings as decorative lights twinkle above their spacious patio seating.
Tucked away in an old converted house with a beautiful garden, dining at Stone House Café is like dining in your own Secret Garden. The café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and features one of the most expansive, ever-changing menus in Reno. You can’t go wrong with SH French Toast or the house-favorite Fish & Chips. Plus, they offer delicious daily happy hour specials! With craft cocktails, draft beers and small plates, happy hour doesn’t get much better than Stone House Café.
Located in South Reno, The Twisted Fork has a beautiful patio complete with backyard lights and views of Mt Rose. Stop by for their daily happy hour from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for discounted small plates, such as their Cauliflower Ceviche, and draft beers. The regular menu features delectables like their Thai Salad or French Dip made with slow-roasted tri-tip.
There are several reasons to make a visit to Wild River Grille during the summer. For one, their patio is spacious and sits right next to the Truckee River and the Reno Riverwalk. They also provide light, live music throughout the summer for patrons to enjoy. And don’t forget your furry friend – their patio is dog-friendly and they make sure the whole family enjoys their experience.
If you’re into brews and sunshine, Silver Peak on the River is the place for you. Before or after a stroll along the Truckee River, grab a seat on their patio in the heart of downtown Reno. With a wide beer selection and flexible prices, Silver Peak makes for a great place to grab an outdoor drink and a bite to eat. In the mood for some shopping after your meal? Silver Peak is located next to charming local businesses including Home Means Nevada Co. Downtown and Bumblebee Blooms Flower Boutique.
El Adobe Café has a wide selection of authentic Mexican food, with recipes passed down for three generations and a spacious outdoor patio. Enjoy a pitcher of margaritas on the sunny outdoor dining space with homemade chips and salsa to start! The patio provides mountain views and plenty of seating.
One of the best Reno restaurants with outdoor seating, Skyline Kitchen & Vine is a fresh small plate experience specializing in bold flavors and handcrafted cocktails. Their sister restaurant, Sierra Street Kitchen, is located in downtown Reno, but Skyline Kitchen is located in a quaint neighborhood with the best views of downtown Reno. They have a beautiful patio area and a daily happy hour special, making this the place to be any afternoon.
If you are looking for fine riverside dining, The Shore at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel & Spa is the perfect place for you. The Shore Room offers fresh seasonal food with flavors inspired by the larger Mediterranean area, including North Africa, Southern Europe and Greece. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can enjoy craft cocktails during their daily happy hour from 2-6 p.m.
Located on the patio of Abby’s Highway 40, this food truck offers a variety of dumplings, ice cream and sake. Sit down and eat some delicious Xiao long bao dumplings, or order online and get it to-go! Their large patio has plenty of seating, as well as a fire pit for chilly nights. Dumpling Queen has options for everyone, come try it for yourself!
Enjoy all of your steakhouse favorites, from filet mignon to a full rack of lamb and Chilean sea bass, on the patio at Nevada Steak. Inside Tamarack Junction, Nevada Steak offers an exceptional dining experience in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Pair your meal with a glass or bottle from their extensive wine list, and of course, you need to save room for dessert.
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