Outdoor Dining in and around Louisville, KY: Top Ten Places to Dine Al Fresco
These Louisville local restaurants await your company in their superb outdoor seating venues. All of these were highly recommended by LouFamFun readers.
KingFish on Upper River Road Did you know the first KingFish restaurant opened in Louisville on Derby Day in 1948? They have a longstanding tradition of good food, service, and atmosphere. This location offers family fun outdoors by the river.
The Irish Rover This staple on Frankfort Avenue is a lovely place to people watch the traffic up and down historic Frankfort Ave. I have been here a handful of times both with family and with just my husband and have absolutely loved the atmosphere and the food.
The Grape Leaf My husband and I recently dined here for the first time for an anniversary celebration. We have definitely put it on our “to do again” list. Dine outside and feel like you’ve been transported to a romantic, quaint city faraway.
Captain’s Quarters Their seafood menu is loaded, they offer a reasonably priced kid’s menu, and have a Sunday brunch. It can get busy but with the big lawn along the river, it’s laid back and relaxed – you can even order it “to-go” and eat casually out on the lawn. Sunset over the Ohio is lovely when paired with fried green chile wontons!
Corbett’s A great patio awaits you at this little gem near the Old Brownsboro Crossing shopping center. Step away from the hustle and bustle of all the shopping from Cabela’s and The Summit and dine in peace – great date night location.
Village Anchor A great brunch spot tucked away in quaint Anchorage. See our review here.
The Cafe Just discovered this jewel on the eastern side of downtown. Check out their Facebook page for updates-they have a patio that cannot be passed up!
Garage Bar Nulu is a great place to spend an evening. They have wood-fired pizzas that are really delicious and with such a unique outdoor setting, everyone will like the atmosphere. Plus, when you are finished eating or even before, you can stroll along Market St and explore!
Johnny Brusco’s NY Style Pizza Located in Norton Commons in Prospect, this locally owned franchise has great outdoor seating and delicious pizza. They really cater to families with their pizza by the slice – everyone can get what they want and it’s affordable!
Cunningham’s Creekside Enjoy your meal a bit more relaxed, right on the creek! Have a good ole’ fashioned fish sandwich this summer – I’ve heard it’s one of the tastiest around.
(El Toro Mexican Restaurante, Selena’s in Anchorage, Buckheads, Birracibo )
By guest contributor: Erin