Patio Dining in Reno

The Coolest Hot Spots for Patio Dining in Reno Tahoe

Eating a great meal under blue skies and sunshine make for a perfect day. Luckily for Reno Tahoe, there are many dining options throughout the area that offer just that. As the weather gets warmer, you’re probably looking for some patio seating to enjoy that fresh air.

Here are some favorite and unique outdoor dining spots in Reno Tahoe

El Adobe Café

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.

Stone House Cafe

Tucked away in an old converted house with a beautiful garden, dining at The Stone House Cafe is like dining in your own Secret Garden. The cafe 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.

The Twisted Fork

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.

Centro Bar and Kitchen

Located in the heart of Midtown Reno, 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 Monday through Friday, 3-5 p.m!

Great Basin Brewery (Sparks)

Nevada’s most award-winning brewery, Great Basin Brewery 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.

Wild River Grille

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.

Silver Peak

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 meal.

Skyline Kitchen & Vine

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.

The Shore

If you are looking for fine riverside dining, The Shore at the Renaissance Hotel is the perfect place for you. The Shore Room offers fresh seasonal food with flavors and 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 happy hour Friday through Sunday 2-6 p.m.


Don’t hesitate to hit this gastropub while you’re out exploring in Incline Village! Spend a day swimming, boating or sailing and then take in the scenic views of North Lake Tahoe while indulging in global-flavored dishes and drinks. Brewforia Beer & Market is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can enjoy weekend brunch from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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