The Top Restaurant Patios in Toledo

It’s heating up in Toledo, which means it’s time to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant on their outdoor patio. No longer must you sacrifice quality outdoor time during your lunch hour! Instead, get some fresh air while you enjoy a quality meal or drink with friends and family.

But where will you go? Might we suggest…


Bar 145

Not only is Bar 145 a great place to grab a burger — it has an atmosphere that is equally as enticing. Their outdoor space was recently remodeled by Maumee based designers, Flory Re-Decor & Design. Bar 145 restaurant specializes in burgers, bands and bourbon — all of which can be enjoyed inside or outside!

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Photos Courtesy of Flory Re-Decor & Design


El Camino Real

The best setting to enjoy authentic Mexican food and tasty margaritas is on a lively outdoor patio. El Camino Real’s location at Sylvania Avenue has one of the largest patios around, drawing crowds from all over! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the exciting atmosphere on the patio at El Camino Real.

El Camino Real Toledo

Photos Courtesy of El Camino Real


El Vaquero at the Docks

El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant has several locations in Ohio and Michigan, one of which has a particularly exceptional outdoor patio. El Vaquero at the Docks provides picturesque views of the Maumee River and downtown Toledo as you enjoy amazing Mexican food prepared with fresh and unique ingredients.

El Vaquero at the Docks Toledo

Photos Courtesy of El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant and Yelp


The outdoor seating visible from the road at Manhattan’s Pub ‘N Cheer in Uptown attracts crowds into their space to enjoy New York-inspired cuisine in the glorious summer sun. Manhattan’s location and overall feel provides a unique combination of city life and a comfortable neighborhood pub.

Manhattan's Pub and Cheer

Photos Courtesy of Manhattan’s Pub ‘N Cheer


Dale’s Bar & Grill

This is the second summer since Dale’s unveiled their relaxing patio oasis. It’s dog friendly, so bring the pups with you to enjoy the sunshine! Whether you’re dropping by for Tuesday night Trivia, live music, or to sample from their collection of beers and wines, Dale’s is the hotspot in Maumee for patio fun.

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Photos Courtesy of Dale’s Bar and Grill


Real Seafood Company

Real Seafood Company is another restaurant located at the Docks with an amazing outdoor patio area. Enjoy sunset views looking out over the river while you indulge in Real Seafood Company’s full and robust range of seafood options sourced from the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. Check out their 6-foot raw bar, offering clams, mussels and a fresh catch!

Real Seafood Company Toledo, Ohio

Photos Courtesy of Real Seafood Company


Rosie’s Italian Grille

Pair a glass of wine with a hearty Italian dish on the peaceful patio at Rosie’s Italian Grille. You’ll be transcended to a Tuscan oasis as you’re surrounded by rustic stonework, lush greenery and a beautiful fountain. If the weather isn’t exactly conducive for sitting outside but you still want a breath of fresh air, simply sit in their covered outdoor section!

Rosie's Italian Grille

Photos Courtesy of Rosie’s Italian Grille


Shorty’s True American Roadhouse

Barbeque seems to taste a little better when consumed outdoors. Shorty’s True American Roadhouse capitalizes on this with their covered patio area including huge tables for the whole family to surround, a fire pit, and rustic industrial touches that complete the experience.

Shorty's BBQ Toledo

Photos Courtesy of TripAdvisor and Shorty’s True American Roadhouse


The Oliver House

The Oliver House hosts several businesses under one historic roof. Perhaps the most well-known business in the collection is Maumee Bay Brewing Company, a local brewery crafting delightfully drinkable ales, lagers, porters, stouts and the like. There is a secluded courtyard patio right outside The Café at the Oliver House, where you can enjoy a fresh salad, soup or sandwich in this intimate and relaxing atmosphere.

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Photos Courtesy of Maumee Bay Brewing Company


Wesley’s Bar & Grill

The private patio tucked behind Wesley’s Bar & Grill is one of the best-kept secrets in Toledo. Play corn hole or bocce on their bocce court while you sip on one of their brews with friends, co-workers or your significant other. This is a fun and action-packed environment for gathering and enjoying warm summer nights!

Wesley's Bar and Grill

Photos Courtesy of Wesley’s Bar & Grill



Zia’s is another riverside restaurant at the Docks offering exceptional views of the Maumee River — especially visible from their outdoor patio. Enjoy fine Italian cuisine in this casual and relaxed atmosphere as you watch the sun set over the river.


Photo Courtesy of Zia’s


Who has your favorite outdoor patio space in Toledo?

We’d love to know what we’re missing out on!


Written: May 24, 2016

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Holly Ragsdale

Holly Ragsdale

Holly is a content specialist for Danberry Realtors. The Home Sweet Toledo blog focuses on community guides + local events, as well as home inspiration + design trends. Enjoy!