4 Must-Try Outdoor Dining Spots

There’s just something about enjoying a meal outdoors that makes it more relaxing. With fall weather upon us and cooler temperatures making the patio tables more inviting, now’s the perfect time to grab a friend, spouse, or neighbor and have your lunch or dinner outside at one of these great local restaurants.

The atmosphere at The Republic Grille has a warm and inviting local feel. Their ample outdoor patio, set amidst tall trees and shady umbrellas, is inviting for families and date nights. Their award-winning chicken fried steak dish has been voted in the top ten in Houston. Get there early to beat the lunch rush and be ready for a bit of a wait on a weekend evening, but most everyone agrees the food is worth the wait. They are currently expanding their patio section, too.

Robard’s Steakhouse within The Woodlands Resort not only has mouthwatering menu offerings, but it also has spectacular views of the lake and golf course. This upscale venue has a large patio for lounge seating while you’re waiting for a dinner table, and also features lake-front dining. Enjoy the sunset and breeze over a savory steak and shrimp or simply relax with a glass of wine from their expansive wine cellar. Outdoor dining at it’s finest!

If you’re looking for a more family-friendly option, try Lupe Tortilla. The outdoor dining area expands in pleasant weather when they open the large doors in the bar and other rooms of the restaurant. Outdoor lounge chairs are available while you wait and coffee tables make a great resting spot for your margarita.

A casual place with an easy-going vibe is Black Walnut Café. With something on the menu for everyone’s tastes, you’ll be sure to make even your pickiest eater happy. Outdoor seating is comfortable and convenient. A great place for breakfast, too!