From idyllic patios to lakefront views, outdoor dining in Charlotte provides trip-worthy sights to see. Pull up a seat and enjoy scenic views found all throughout the Queen City.
Tucked away in the Dilworth neighborhood, Dilworth Tasting Room boasts of an enchanting brick-lined patio centered around a koi pond, with lights strung from trees.
For lake views, North Harbor Club is a must. This regatta-themed fine-dining destination overlooks beautiful Lake Norman from a waterfront patio. It even has its own boat docks for guests. Watch peaceful sailboats entering the marina while you dine on New American cuisine.
Another Lake Norman staple, Hello, Sailor has made waves for its nostalgic vibe. Enjoy tiki cocktails and lobster rolls on the elevated deck overlooking the lively marina.
On Lake Wylie, Papa Doc’s Shore Club is a casual seafood restaurant overlooking the lake, providing panoramic views of wildlife and the natural surroundings. Oysters, scallops and fried fish fit perfectly in this atmosphere reminiscent of neighborhood fish camps.
Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood is ripe with patios and outdoor spaces with gorgeous views and soothing surroundings.
The Artisan’s Palate features artist’s creations perfect for perusing while sipping on a curated cocktail or a signature dish in this restaurant-gallery hybrid. The “Secret Garden” out back makes for a lovely night around the fire or under the stars.
Nearby, Goodyear House’s expansive patio beneath a canopy of trees features a fairytale-like setting with a natural landscape as the centerpiece, with twinkling lights and lanterns adding to the rustic aesthetic.
Flower Child offers delicious meals on its dog-friendly patio of colorful chairs and yellow umbrellas with skyline views and fresh flowers on every table.
A truly unique baja vibe, South Bound embraces an open-air concept inspired by the streets of Southern California with the indoor restaurant transitioning effortlessly into a patio reminiscent of street eateries.
Charlotte’s oldest brewery, Olde Mecklenburg, has become synonymous with its 8-acre picturesque German biergarten surrounded by 100-year-old oak trees. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a world-class beer with family and friends in a stunning park-like oasis.
From all corners of the city, delicious cuisine and stunning views await with outdoor dining options in Charlotte. From lakefront dining to urban oasis, see it all.
- by Erin Byers Murray
- by Amber Chase