by nicolec763964483 - 188 Reviews - 58 List
Dining outside is an Austin pastime. There are plenty of Austin patios, gardens and street-side cafes, and here are our favorite Austin restaurants for outdoor dining in Austin.
Updated: August 05, 2011
If it's good enough for Anthony Bourdain ... Dine on freshly shucked oysters with some of the best people-watching on the Avenue enjoyed outdoors on a deck outfitted with picnic tables and striped umbrellas. You'll be able able to get the freshest catches in town.
You can dock your boat and dine outside on the wooden deck. A newly revamped menu at this 1950s icon keeps folks coming back for more. Staples include the classic cheeseburger, fish sandwich and specialty pizzas. Try the wakeboard pie, a meat lover's dream.
When you think tavern, you think dark, rich woods with a cozy bar. This place fits the bill but also has an intimate front patio shielded by jasmine vines and good tunes coming out of the strategically placed speakers. Enjoy front row views of the West 6th Street action while dining on traditional American tavern cuisine made interesting with British influences.
An indoor/outdoor dining room with an emphasis on the outdoor, this is the place to see and be seen adjacent to the swank W Hotel in downtown. The food happens to be some of the best in town, too; they have their very own food forager who traces the ingredients back to their original roots for the some of the best farm-to-table fare around.