Best Outdoor Dining in Louisville, KY


What are some great restaurants for outdoor dining in Louisville?

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These Louisville local restaurants await your company in their superb outdoor seating venues. All of these were highly recommended by LouFamFun readers.

Hauck’s Corner in Schitzelburg is a gem. The food is delicious, and the place is funky and casual. Great for families with one heck of an amazing space out back. Check out our post here

Paristown The Village Market. This place has multiple dining options and a huge outdoor space. There’s plenty of room for families to spread out and people can pick what they want to eat from different food options!

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!

Captains QuartersCaptain’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.

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!

Honorable Mentions:
(El Toro Mexican Restaurante, Selena’s in Anchorage, Buckheads )

Need more ideas for fun? Here’s our summer fun guide. 

By guest contributor: Erin

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