Best Outdoor Dining in Louisville, KY
What are some great restaurants for outdoor dining in Louisville?
These Louisville local restaurants await your company in their superb outdoor seating venues. All of these were highly recommended by LouFamFun readers.
Please check with these restaurants to see if they are open for 2020 during the pandemic crisis!
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 outdoor dining atmosphere. This location offers family fun outdoors by the river. And, there’s lots of space for kids to get their wiggles out.
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. People watching is fun!
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. It’s family-friendly as well.
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 for outdoor dining 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!
Village Anchor A great brunch spot tucked away in quaint Anchorage. They have a nice kids’ menu and is great for introducing kids to someplace a little more upscale. Before of after your meal, you can take a walk along Anchorage Trail.
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! They have excellent salads and dessert.
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!
By guest contributor: Erin