Do you always opt for patio seating when eating out? Us too. Something about sitting outside while stuffing our faces with good food just feels right.
So, in an effort to not let the colder weather hold you back from supporting local restaurants, we’ve rounded up a list of outdoor spots that will keep you warm no matter the temperature. We’re forever grateful for these spots for keeping us out of the cold while we enjoy our meals + company outdoors.
Bittersweet Raleigh | 16 E. Martin St. | Enjoy drinks + dessert while their outside heaters keep you warm
Morgan Street Food Hall | 411 W. Morgan St. | Spacious dog-friendly patio
Transfer Co. Food Hall | 500 E. Davie St. | Large outdoor patio with commercial heaters
Raleigh Beer Garden | 614 Glenwood Ave. | Outside tables with fire pits to cozy up by on cold nights
Humble Pie | 317 S. Harrington St.
Crank Arm Brewing | 319 W. Davie St.
Longleaf Hotel | 300 N. Dawson St. | Hang out on the private patio with plenty of heaters + blankets
Trophy Brewing & Pizza | 827 W. Morgan St. | Grab a slice of pizza + enjoy the heaters on their outdoor patio
Whiskey Kitchen | 201 W. Martin St. | If the patio heaters can’t keep you warm, the whiskey sure will
La Santa Modern Mexican Food | 222 Glenwood Ave #107
Plates Neighborhood Kitchen | 301 Glenwood Ave. | Plenty of space on the covered + heated patio
Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing | 201 S Boylan Ave. | The fully heated, rooftop patio overlooks downtown
Carolina Ale House | 500 Glenwood Ave.
Vic’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria | 331 Blake St. | Enjoy Italian food on a warm enclosed patio
Gravy | 135 S. Wilmington St. | Gravy + Sitti share a heated patio behind the restaurants
Sitti | 137 S. Wilmington St.
Hummingbird Raleigh | 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd.
Stanbury | 938 N. Blount St. | The patio has been extended into the parking lot for increased seating options
The London Bridge Pub | 110 E. Hargett St. | Outdoor seating options are not in short supply here
Sushi Blues Cafe | 301 Glenwood Ave.
The Station at Person Street | 701 N. Person St. | They have fire pits, heat lamps, and even heated umbrellas.
Cortez Seafood and Cocktail | 413 Glenwood Ave.
Cowfish Sushi + Burgers | 4208 Six Forks Rd. | Enclosed heated patio
Midtown Grille | 4421 Six Forks Rd. | Lovely outside patio with heat lamps
STIR Raleigh | 4242 Six Forks Rd. | It may be chilly outside — but it’s warm on the patio
Rosewater Kitchen + Bar | 110 Park at N Hills St. | An expansive covered patio with heaters + beautiful greenery
Chuys | 4020 Market at North Hills St.
The Capital Grille | 4242 Six Forks Rd.
Bowstring Pizza and Brewyard | 1930 Wake Forest Rd. | Brewyard with a fire pit + a garden patio
Bahama Breeze | 3309 Wake Forest Rd. | Fire pit + outdoor heaters.
Glenwood Grill | 2603-151 Glenwood Ave.
Angus Barn | 9401 Glenwood Ave. | An upscale steakhouse that offers heated outdoor seating
Neuse River Brewing | 518 Pershing Rd. | A craft brewery with toasty heaters
Mordecai Beverage Company | 2425 Crabtree Blvd.
Relish Craft Kitchen & Bourbon Bar | 5625 Creedmoor Rd.
Gonza Tacos + Tequila | 7713 Lead Mine Rd. | Bring your pup + enjoy tacos on the covered, heated patios
Saints & Scholars Pub | 909 Spring Forest Rd. | Enjoy the pub atmosphere under the stars
Zest Cafe & Home Art | 8831 Six Forks Rd.
Lynnwood Brewing Concern | 1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd. | Outside heaters for chilly days
Vinson’s Pub and Eatery | 800 E Main St #2628, Clayton
Driftwood Cantina | 8460 Honeycutt Rd. | Spread out on their large patio with heaters
Winston’s Grille | 6401 Falls of Neuse Rd. | A covered patio with both heat lamps + ceiling heaters
Deja Brew Coffee House | 5001 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Dos Taquitos | 6101 Glenwood Ave.
Flying Biscuit Cafe | 2016 Clark Ave.
The local temps this week range from 36-62º, so bookmark this list for those in-between days and send it to the group chat to make weekend plans.
Did we miss your favorite winter patio? Let us know by replying here.