Curious where to go and sit outside to eat this warm season? This comprehensive (and always evolving) map provides a detailed collection of restaurants in greater Cincinnati that have outdoor seating. My personal favorites are the ones in purple and are also listed below. (Be sure to also check out all of the restaurants with outdoor space on the dog-friendly page!)
Beer Gardens and City Oasises
Arthur’s Cafe, Hyde Park One of my favorite non-river-view outdoor seating areas in Cincinnati. Peaceful and wonderful.
Eli’s BBQ, East End This no-frills restaurant features some of the best food around and recently built a covered patio for their outdoor space.
Findlay Market, OTR Beer garden, restaurants, and food vendors all in one place.
Habits Cafe, Oakley I love the juxtapositioning of enjoying being outside and watching the cars drive by while eating delicious food.
Kreimer’s Bier Haus, Miamitown This wooded sanctuary has a Great Miami River view and has some of the best German food around.
Krueger’s Tavern, OTR I loved this space when it was Lavomatic and knew that, whoever was going to snatch up this location when it closed was going to have a gem on their hands.
Mecklenburg Gardens, Corryville An urban oasis in the heart of Corryville features a leafy canopy, Mustard Club, and some really great German beer options.
Quan Hapa, OTR One of the more underrated outdoor seating spots has one of the best atmospheres in the city. Great food, too!
City and River Views
Cabana on the River, Addyston Fine food, live music, and river views. A tropical atmosphere on the Ohio. What more could you want on a nice warm night?
City View Tavern, Mt. Adams Regularly appearing on best burger lists, you can enjoy pub food, a beer, and a great view of the city and river from the patio.
The Gruff, Covington This dog-friendly pizzeria and deli has outdoor seating that looks out to the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge.
Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club, Ludlow Daily food specials, live music, great ranch, and my favorite atmosphere and view in the city.
Moerlein Lager House, CBD This Cincinnati staple features really good food, a huge beer list, and sweeping river vistas (from inside and out).
Next time you find yourself out and about and want to know where the nearest restaurant is that has outdoor seating, refer back to this map.
Featured image: photo taken while having dinner at Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club