If you're looking for the best restaurants for outdoor dining in Seattle Southside, you've come to the right place! From porches to patios, to tents and waterfront dining, it's time to enjoy opportunities for dining al fresco.
No matter what time of year it is, getting fresh air while enjoying a meal just makes food taste better. Discover 14 of the best restaurants in Seattle Southside with outdoor seating.
Attached to Westfield Southcenter, Moctezuma's Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar serves fresh, authentic Mexican food and unique cocktails and desserts! Warm up with a hot bowl of tortilla soup before or after your shopping adventures and enjoy their patio area with heaters to take in some fresh air as you dine. Plus, their flaming fajitas or flaming queso appetizer will warm you up with their firey appearance!
Overlook the Des Moines Marina while you enjoy a signature steak or seafood dish at Anthony’s Home Port. Take in a three-course sunset dinner Monday through Friday until 5:30PM their or Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3-6:30 PM. Sunday brunch service until 2PM is another highlight not to be missed! The view of the Marina from this patio is truly a sight to behold.
Need a vacation but don’t have the time? Just head down to Bahama Breeze! Sample the Paella, Bahamian Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Cuba Libra Shrimp Salad and one of their many signature drinks, like the new spicy mango mojito, and float away to paradise in their open-air patio. Their happy hour, from 4-6PM Monday through Friday and 9-10:30PM Monday through Thursday features discounts on drinks and appetizers that'll complete the festive atmosphere.
Visit one of the restaurants the Pacific Northwest is best known for – Duke’s Seafood. Famous for its award-winning chowders and outdoor dining, Duke’s offers everything from chowder to wild Alaskan salmon. Don’t like seafood? Don’t worry! Try the Meyer Range Angus beef burgers or the chicken and corn chowder. Enjoy the people watching from their patio, which is located near Westfield Southcenter Mall.
Dee Des Moines Thai Cuisine
Looking for Asian flair? Try Dee Des Moines Thai Cuisine. You can sample one of the many dishes that blend Thai culture, flavor and history, including the Duck Curry, Holy Thai Basil on the Beach, Crescent Moon Mussels, as well as all of the Thai food staples you enjoy.
The Habit Burger Grill
There's nothing like a Charburger under the sun! The Habit Burger Grillis the place to be for casual dining, charbroiled burgers, and thick milkshakes. They also happen to have one of the best patios in Tukwila!
Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge
For a peaceful meal surrounded by trees and water, head to Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge. Enjoy farm-fresh meals of local and regional bounty. Feast on Hawaiian Blue Prawns, Hand-Crafted Cherry-Pistachio Sausage or a slab of organic Grass-Finished Beef. If it starts to get chilly on the terrace order the Hot Chocolate Pot for Two for a delectable dessert. With gorgeous views of the beautiful greenery and ornamental pond, you'll forget how close you are to the airport!
The Quarterdeck is a great outdoor venue to buy a drink, a sandwich or a pastry, and enjoy the sunshine along Des Moines Marina! Wine just tastes better with a breath of fresh air from the Puget Sound. Sometimes food trucks will make an appearance here as well, so the food options can vary. Plus the sunset view here can't be beat.
Have a crowd with you? Head to JOEY Southcenter! Located just outside of the entrance of Westfield Southcenter, Joey has a great variety of delicious cocktails, fresh and delicious food, and perhaps the largest outdoor patio in Seattle Southside. Catch some sun and enjoy all the people-watching opportunities as you enjoy a fresh sushi roll and signature sangria.
Des Moines Dog House
The Des Moines Dog House may look like an unassuming little shack, but inside you'll find gourmet hot dogs with a twist, including one served on an arepa, a delicious South American corn cake! On their dog-friendly patio, you can relax under an umbrella while you enjoy your tasty hot dogs.
Get a meal with a view of the Foster Links Golf Course at Billy Baroo's, a pub-style restaurant that's right alongside the greens! Enjoy their smokehouse meats served up on BBQ loaded baked potatoes, as sandwiches, on nachos, or just as a good old-fashioned plate of BBQ.
Rendition offers creative, delicious eats served in a beautiful, airy space that flows naturally into an outdoor patio area that features shade for when it's hot and fire features for when it's cold. Their duck fat fries are luxurious and delicious, and their fried chicken sandwich is perfectly plump and moist. But don't sleep on the ramen, either—it's the perfect way to warm up on a chilly day.
Nordstrom's Marketplace Cafe
You might not think of Nordstrom as the place to go to eat, but with their cozy third floor eatery and outdoor patio space, you'll find yourself pleasantly surprised by this restful opportunity to get a bite to eat mid-shopping trip! With soups, salads, sandwiches, and other light fare, this restaurant will fill you up without weighing you down. Their outdoor space is only open seasonally, however, so if you wish to dine outside you'll have to wait for warmer weather. When the patio umbrellas go up, the outdoor party is on, with space for groups up to eight to dine al fresco.
Pier 88 Boiling Seafood
Got a hankering for cra or shrimp? Need some seafood in your life? Pier 88 is famous for their Low Country Boil, a mix of 1/2 lb. snow crab legs, 1/2 lb. shrimp (no head), 1/2 lb. all-meat sausage, an egg, corn, and a potato that is all boiled together for a rich, flavorful cravings-buster with so much deliciousness you might not know where to start! Sound like too much? Don't worry, smaller boils as well as fried options are also on the menu. No matter what you have to eat, their patio will have you feeling breezy and enjoying the fresh air.