Picture it. You're outside eating a delicious meal, sipping from a nice glass, and socializing with your favorite people - all from a scenic patio. Now that the days are longer and livin' is easy, this picturesque scene can become a reality yet again. Yes, patio dining season is back, and in Dunwoody it is better than ever! There is no shortage of patios here, across all types of cuisine and price points. From casual and family-style dining to something a little more romantic or a festive spot for friends, we have it all.


For the Casual Crowd and Familial Folk:

When it comes to breakfast and/or brunch in Dunwoody, Café Intermezzo wins the popular vote. Probably because as soon as you step foot in their entrance, you will be greeted with warm smells of coffee, baked goodness, and any other delicious morning scent you can think of. Have breakfast and then do a little grocery shopping before you leave at this perfect one-stop breakfast shop.


Cafe Intermezzo Brunch


Start your day off right at any of these other breakfast patio spots as well: Crema Expresso Gourmet, Valor Coffee 

Once the lunching hour arrives and that dinner bell rings, patio umbrellas all around the city go up in celebration. This is the part where your patio dining options really start to bloom. Enjoy some of the most delectable sandwiches in Dunwoody at E. 48th Street Market, or soak in some sun rays with a burger and fries on Village Burger's vibrant patio with family and friends. Bring the pups out for a day of fun in the sun at The Brass Tap patio where you're furry friends are treated as family.


The Brass Tap Women Cheers with Beer and Dogs


There are lots more where those came from. For even more casual and family dining options: Farm Burger, Takorea, Budi’s SushiChupito’s Azteca GrilleDunwoody TavernLazy DogMorty’s Meat & SupplyTaqueria Los HermanosVintage Pizzeria   


For the Trendy Instagrammers:

Patio dining at Ashford Lane is an experience unlike any other in Dunwoody. The quaint charm of this culinary hub is enhanced by its inviting outdoor spaces, where guests can savor their meals amidst a backdrop of greenery, live music, and events. Whether you're indulging in Tex-Mex delights at Superica, exploring the diverse flavors of Hawkers' Asian street food, or enjoying a lively meal with music at Culinary Dropout, the patio setting adds an extra layer of enjoyment to every dining experience. Each restaurant along Ashford Lane's patio dining scene offers something unique, making it a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts seeking al fresco dining in Dunwoody.

Also check out the incredible patio's at HOBNOB, Taco Mac, and Jeni’s Iceream


Men Eating Ice Cream and Laughing at Jeni's

For the Lovers:

Looking for a patio with a touch of romance? You came to the right place! Charm your way to another date with the soft music and gorgeous fountains at Cafe Intermezzo, one of Dunwoody's most romantic spots. Propose a toast to endless possibilities at Vino Venue, or make your sweetheart swoon over a classy, white linen tablecloth dinner at Portico Global Cuisine 


Vino Venue Patio


You'll set the bar high at any of these dreamy settings: Fogo De ChaoNovo CucinaMaggiano's Little Italy, Carbonara Trattoria, The Capital Grille


For Friends and Fun Times:

Celebrate good times and come on to a number of patios perfectly suited for you and your friends. Venture to Bar{n} for FUNWOODY! This patio mecca comes with cornhole, food trucks, and great bites (and drinks). Share a pint on Ye Olde Dunwoody Tavern's spacious patio or share some tapas over at Eclipse Di Luna. Just be sure to make your way back inside at some point for their live music and salsa dancing! Bringing your four-legged pal? Head to Lazy Dog for a patio that's fit for the furry king or queen of your life.


Dunwoody Tavern Patio


No matter where you go, the good times are sure to roll at any of these patios: Sage Woodfire Tavern, Joey D's Oak Room, Taki Japanese Steakhouse, Tin Lizzy's Cantina, The Cheesecake FactoryKing George Tavern, and Buffalo Wild Wings 


Pick Your Patio and Plan Your Trip

The patios are aplenty here but that's not all Dunwoody is good for. There are a ton of things you can do whenever you are done relaxing on the patio, and for most of them, you can remain outside enjoying the sweet sun! The warm weather is here to stay, and hopefully you will be too after checking out all there is to do #OutsideAtlanta: