Best patio dining in Salt Lake City 2018

Avenus Proper patio (Avenues Proper)
Avenus Proper patio (Avenues)

Avenues Proper

The Avenues gastropub has is a perfect spot to grab brunch on a sunny weekend morning; brunch is served Saturday and Sunday until 2 p.m. with $3 bloodies and mimosas – or get a mini pitcher with their midday menu till dinner at 5 p.m. 376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 (385) 227-8628
Alamexo - interior looking out onto patio
Alamexo – interior looking out onto patio

Alamexo Cantina

In warmer weather Alamexo Cantina’ patio seamlessly transitions from indoors to out. Margaritas, guacamole made right at your table under the setting sun? Yep, sounds like our idea of perfection too! 1059 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 (801) 658-5859
Aristos patio
Aristos patio


You’ll find this fine dining Cretan/Greek restaurant over on the East side of Salt Lake City, close to the University of Utah. Dishes stretch further than the standard fare of gyro and souvlaki, here you’ll find imported seafood and a diverse array of meze. 244 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 581-0888

East Liberty Tap House

With a full bar, snug patio and refined bar grub, this neighborhood casual eatery is a perfect place to grab a brew and burger over in the 9th and 9th area. 850 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 (801) 441-2845
Ems patio. Credit, Facebook.
Em’s patio. Credit, Facebook.


Emily Gassmann is namesake, chef and owner at this North Salt Lake bistro. Gassmann focus is on freshly prepared simple cuisine sourced from local and organic purveyors. 271 Center St W, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 (801) 596-0566
Caffe Molise patio. Credit, Facebook.
Caffe Molise patio. Credit, Facebook.

Caffe Molise

In the heart of downtown SLC you’ll find not only one of the best Italian restaurants in the city, but also one of the prettiest patios. 55 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 364-8833
Current Fish And Oyster patio (Current)
Current Fish And Oyster patio (Current)

Current Fish And Oyster

Some of Salt lake city’s finest seafood and you can enjoy it al fresco at Current wether permitting. A solid wine list and stellar shellfish means whiling away an afternoon here a perfect pick; a glass of something light and crips, a plate of oysters, and a light breeze is 279 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 326-3474
Cliff Dining Pub patio (Cliff Dining Pub)
Cliff Dining Pub patio (Cliff Dining Pub)

Cliff Dining Pub

This perfect sunny spot is ideal for Draper-ites. This South valley restaurant offers plenty of space in and out, higher end pub grub and overlooks the SLC valley for some greta views. 12234 Draper Gate Dr, Draper, UT 84020 (801) 523-2053
Gracies patio (Gracies)
Gracie’s patio (Gracies)


There’s always a party going on at the rooftop patio at downtown Gracie’s, well, when the weather is playing nice too of course! This restaurant slash club has an extensive bar menu and fancier pub group of you fancy a bite; at night when the sun goes down the place takes on a louder more energetic party vibe. 326 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 819-7565
Green Pig Pub patio - (Green Pig)
Green Pig Pub patio – (Green Pig)

Green Pig Pub

Another downtown pub with a rooftop patio, and always a fun destination in the warmer Summer months. The Green Pig has a full bar plus a bar food menu too. 31 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 532-7441
Oasis Cafe Patio with Diners
Oasis Cafe – patio

Oasis Cafe

The patio at Oasis Cafe is a local’s secret that you’ll definitely want to discover for yourself. Encircled by the indoor restaurant space, you’d never spy it from the street. Brunch is served seven day at Oasis, as is lunch and dinner – which makes this restful space on the edge of downtown the perfect for any al fresco occasion. 151 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 322-0404
Sapa Patio (Jacob Show)
Sapa Patio (Jacob Show)


Another hidden gem, that you’d never know existed if you glanced at the unassuming building on State Street. Out back, this chic sushi restaurant is home to imported Vietnamese buildings that are 100s of years old. The impressive patio space is a wonderful space to enjoy Sapa’s creative maki rolls and a full bar. 722 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 363-7272
spitz downtown salt lake city
Spitz: downtown Salt Lake City, doner and a beer


Grab great local beer, a doner kebab, sit outside and watch the world go by. The picture above is from Spitz’s downtown SLC location, but all three (Sugar House and Cottonwood) have outdoor dining options too. A fun, casual spot with great food – to kick back at.
Stoneground Restaurant patio (Stoneground)
Stoneground Restaurant patio (Stoneground)

Stoneground kitchen

While Stoneground is located in the heart of the city, their patio is nicely hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets outside. Stop by in warmer months and enjoy their NY style pizzas and handmade pastas while dining al fresco. 249 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 364-1368
Ruth's Diner patio (Ruth's)
Ruth’s Diner patio (Ruth’s)

Ruth’s Diner

Head up Emigration canyon and you can enjoy outdoor dining while surrounded by mountains. The patio space behind the snug Ruth’s Diner restaurant is packed all Spring and Summer long so plan accordingly; in the warmer months the restaurant is known for its breakfast and brunches plus evening Summer BBQs on the patio. 4160 Emigration Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 (801) 582-5807

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