Whether you’re looking for a patio with a waterfront view, a hidden oasis, or a lively terrace, Baltimore has the perfect outdoor dining spot for you. Here you’ll find options for delicious food paired with shuffleboard, sculpture gardens, live music and more. Read on to find your ideal al fresco dining spot.
Enjoy sushi flown in each day from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market at the chic Harbor East restaurant, which offers panoramic views of the Inner Harbor from its waterfront patio.
725 Aliceanna Street
Barcocina’s outdoor patio on the water in Fell’s Point is a picturesque spot for tacos and cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juice. The rolling garage doors open during the warmer months to bring the harbor breeze through the restaurant, and stay closed in the winter to keep you warm while enjoying the view.
1629 Thames Street
Bond Street Social
The sizeable patio at Bond Street Social at the edge of Fell’s Point has large tables that make it good for groups to enjoy their signature "social drinks," which are brought to the table in glass infusion jars.
901 S Bond Street
Enjoy Cinghiale’s Italian menu complimented by a wine list with more than 500 labels on the front patio facing the Harbor East marina. Planters full of greens and chef’s herbs frame the space, offering a semi-private area for guests.
822 Lancaster Street
Tucked along the Jones Falls, feel transported to Italy on Cosima's waterside patio surrounded by the brick and stone façade of the historic Mill No. 1 underneath string lights and the stars.
Mill No. 1, 3000 Falls Road
Conveniently located next to Everyman Theatre and across the street from the Hippodrome Theatre, Forno’s cozy patio, surrounded by shrubs and covered by twinkling lights, offers a charming setting to enjoy happy hour or a full dinner before seeing a show.
17 N. Eutaw Street
Gertrude's Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art combines art and food on the flagstone patio overlooking the BMA sculpture garden. Whether it's dinner for two, a corporate function, garden party, storybook wedding or other special occasion, Gertrude’s is an artsy, delicious option.
10 Art Museum Drive
This contemporary Italian kitchen and bar, known for its upstairs Cabaret and innovative menu and arts programming, boasts an outdoor cafe in the heart of Little Italy. The perfect spot to enjoy a pre- Film Fest dinner and the upcoming Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival.
300 S. High Street
Gunther & Co.
The Gunther & Co. patio in Canton features a pergola, umbrellas, and two living walls to match the interior, which incorporate a natural landscape of pollinator plants and organic herbs. The herbs are used both in the kitchen and as part of the cocktail program.
3650 Toone Street
Take advantage of La Cuchara’s popular happy hour on the patio this summer, which features half-price pintxos and primeros from the daily changing menu, $5 gin and tonics, wine by the glass selections and Union Craft Brewing beers to wash down their Basque-inspired cuisine.
3600 Clipper Mill Road
One of the latest additions to Harbor East is 1920s oyster bar-inspired Loch Bar, which offers Chesapeake seafood as well as products from all over the East and West coasts and Mexico. Dine outdoors with a sweeping view of the Inner Harbor while feasting on a seafood tower and enjoying one (or several) of the more than 350 different whiskey offerings.
240 International Drive
Leinenkugel's Beer Garden
Enjoy an afternoon in the Power Plant Live! beer garden lounging in one of Leinenkugel’s Adirondack chairs, sipping on a crisp local brew. Cozy up next to the outdoor fireplace on a Friday or Saturday evening for a chance to hear live music acts performing on the Power Plant Live! Stage in the central plaza.
4 Market Place
Enjoy al fresco dining in the courtyard of Magdalena, the celebrated restaurant of The Ivy Hotel, a Relais & Châteaux property in Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood. High-quality, local, seasonal ingredients are at the forefront of the menu, along with a wine cellar of great depth and variety, malt whiskeys and craft beers.
205 E. Biddle Street
MEX Tequila Bar
The outside bar and deck at MEX within Power Plant Live! provides an entertaining and lively atmosphere with local acoustic acts playing live music. MEX offers south-of-the-border flavor, including in-house specialty salsas and freshly made margaritas. After dinner, MEX turns up the heat with a DJ to get the nightly party started.
26 Market Place
Retractable windows and doors create an open-air feel connecting the restaurant and waterfront patio at Ouzo Bay. You’ll feel transported to Greece without leaving Harbor East as you enjoy fresh bronzino, kalitsounia, and one of the most extensive ouzo selections on the East Coast. Just across the street is Ouzo Beach, sharing a kitchen and a lighter modified menu with Ouzo Bay. The Mediterranean villa-inspired bar is even closer to the water and features a live DJ every night.
Sit at one of the dog-friendly tables outside the front of Papi’s Tacos in Fell’s Point, or head to the courtyard behind the restaurant for a more intimate setting inspired by the culture of Mexico.
1703 Aliceanna Street
Whether you're enjoying an evening by the fire pit or hosting a party in your own private section, enjoy your evening underneath the trellis with food from 10 of Baltimore's most creative chefs, and inventive craft cocktails from r. bar at R. House, a former auto body repair shop turned food hall located in Remington.
301 W. 29th Street
Rusty Scupper Restaurant and Bar
Along the Inner Harbor promenade, Rusty Scupper’s topside deck is open Sundays 4-8 p.m. through Labor Day. Enjoy food and drink specials, plus live music from a Jimmy Buffet cover band.
402 Key Highway
Play games like shuffleboard, foosball, Jenga and Connect 4 on Spirit Cruises’ rooftop deck with breathtaking views of the city while experiencing the harbor by boat. All cruises also include a buffet meal and live DJ entertainment.
561 Light Street
Verde offers outdoor seating at its corner restaurant for diners to enjoy classic Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas at sidewalk tables under strings of lights on a residential street in Canton.
641 S. Montford Avenue
With big umbrellas, comfy lawn chairs, picnic tables and, of course, the sand beneath your feet, transport yourself to the beach without leaving the city. Enjoy specialty beverages and mouthwatering treats from chef Spike Gjerde. You’ll find traditional summer bites like hamburgers and hot dogs, plus a blackened catfish sandwich and wood grilled sausage. Relax along the water with your dogs or take advantage of the volleyball and bocce courts, swings and play area for kids.
Overlooking downtown Baltimore on the 19th floor of the Lord Baltimore Hotel, LB Skybar is a spectacular rooftop deck complete with sparkling string lights, cabana seating and an Instagram-ready plant wall. Cool off with spiked popsicle drinks and simple yet delicious bites while enjoying the skyline view.
16 On the Park
16 On the Park offers a rooftop view unlike any other in the city, located steps from the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, overlooking downtown Baltimore. Enjoy Maryland crab sliders, crab and corn fitters and a fresh raw bar on the roof of the Residence Inn.
The newest beach bar in Baltimore, South Point is the perfect place to play lawn games like cornhole and bocce and listen to live music while overlooking the Patapsco River. Enjoy barbeque-style dishes from the on-site food truck and fresh-squeezed orange crushes. Dogs and kids welcome.
Atop the extravagant Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, this fine dining restaurant will satisfy your cravings with the Chef’s Tasting, a five-course meal specially cooked by its head chefs. Even better, you can feast your eyes on the panoramic scenery of the Inner Harbor on the balcony of the 26th floor.