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13 Lovely Outdoor Dining Options in Jacksonville

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One of the best parts about living or traveling to Florida is the ample amount of restaurants that have outdoor dining. In Jacksonville most restaurants have at least a few tables to accommodate guests who want to enjoy a meal in the warm sunshine — and some even have entire spaces dedicated to dining al fresco. But the 13 restaurants below all boast enviable patio dining along with top-notch eats, making them a go-to destination for the next outdoor dining adventure.

Editor’s Note: Most Florida restaurants have resumed indoor and outdoor dining services. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for onsite dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Florida Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Congaree and Penn

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11830 Old Kings Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32219
(904) 527-1945
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One of the most unique dining spots in Jacksonville is Congaree and Penn where guests can eat just steps away from where their food was grown. The “field to fork” dining experience features seasonal dishes based on what the farm is growing. For smaller groups, opt for dining on the patio, and for groups over 13 people can dine in a field of grapevines. Do not miss its stellar shrimp and grits, which is made with Florida shrimp, Jupiter rice grits, tasso ham, tomato gravy and topped off with pepper jelly.

2. The District

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2026 Walnut St
Jacksonville, FL 32206
(904) 240-6539
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The Springfield neighborhood in Jacksonville has quickly become the go-to destination for food lovers. One place that has been drawing in guests in The District. The restaurant is known for its outdoor dining space that features lounge tables and plush outdoor sofas. Diners can also rent a private boho yurt complete with a personalized welcome sign, an AC unit, and a bluetooth speaker. Indulge in dishes like beef Wellington and braised short ribs for dinner, or get a brunch charcuterie board for a decadent weekend brunch.

3. Culhane's Irish Pub

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967 Atlantic Blvd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
(904) 249-9595
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Irish pubs are plentiful in Jacksonville, but one with ample outdoor seating is Culhane’s Irish Pub. Both locations of the restaurant have a spacious deck where guests can enjoy pub classics like fish and chips, bangers and mash, and corned beef and cabbage.

4. Burrito Gallery Brooklyn

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90 Riverside Ave #601
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 355-4889
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Burrito Gallery has been a staple in Jacksonville for years due to its cheap eats, strong drinks, and enviable views of Downtown Jacksonville. The burritos here are hearty — filled with everything from ground beef to ginger teriyaki tofu — and can come topped with queso or ranchero sauce for an extra flavor punch. And while snagging an outdoors spot upstairs is easy, there’s typically a wait for a seat outdoors downstairs, so be prepared to wait.

5. German Schnitzel Haus

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13475 Atlantic Blvd #40
Jacksonville, FL 32225
(904) 221-9700
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For those looking for authentic German food in Jacksonville look no further than German Schnitzel Haus. Dine in its covered outdoor biergarten for a taste of Oktoberfest right in the heart of Jacksonville, while dining on old country favorites like jäger schnitzel, sauerbraten, and spätzle.

6. Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House (Multiple locations)

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1037 Park St
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 903-4112
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Hoptinger Bier Garden and Sausage House has two locations in town and both have ample outdoor seating. The location on Park Street has a rooftop bar that serves craft beer and sharable plates, and the Jacksonville Beach spot serves its entire menu inside and outside. No matter which location, be sure to try out a few beers by making your own flight and pick a few snacks to share with friends and family.

7. The Bread & Board (Multiple locations)

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1030 Oak St
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 862-6992
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The Bread and Board has quickly become a Jacksonville favorite with two locations on different sides of town and one more in the works. The Riverside neighborhood location offers outdoor picnic table seating with string lights for a casual nighttime hangout. And while there, don’t miss the buttermilk chicken board, which is its take on a fried chicken sandwich that is deconstructed and served on a charcuterie board. 

8. The Bearded Pig (Multiple locations)

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1224 Kings Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 619-2247
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The Bearded Pig consistently ranks at the top of every barbecue lovers list, with locations in the San Marco neighborhood and in Jacksonville Beach. Both have a spacious outdoor beer gardens serving barbecue right out of the smoker, or order one of the more unique offerings like the Bearded Poutine, which piles burnt ends, cheese curds, and pimento cheese on top of fries for a barbecue feast. 

9. European Street Cafe

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2753 Park St
Jacksonville, FL 32205
(904) 384-9999
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European Street Cafe has been a Jacksonville classic since the 90’s, offering up towering sandwiches, sharable salads, and ample outdoor dining options. Pro tip: order an “off menu” picklewich, that uses giant pickles in lieu of bread, filled with choice of two meats, cheese, and condiments.

10. Taverna

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1986 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 398-3005
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Taverna is best known for its homemade pastas, pizzas, and large assortment of small plates. Scoring a table on the always in demand patio can be hard at times, so make sure to book ahead with the restaurant. And do not leave Taverna without trying their burrata and prosciutto pizza, which is topped with fig, arugula, and truffle. 

11. Midtown Table

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5016 Gate Pkwy Suite 6
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 503-4122
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Midtown Table has a large outdoor covered patio and a green lawn space where families can enjoy dinner together, and it’s not unusual to see kids playing mini-golf on the lawn space while they wait for their food to arrive. If there’s one must-try on the menu it’s the sweet potato miso ravioli that comes with a brown butter and sage sauce.

12. Wicked Barley Brewing Company

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4100 Baymeadows Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32217
(904) 379-7077
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Wicked Barley features one of the largest outdoor dining spaces in Jacksonville with a covered back patio, covered beer garden, and boat dock. Be sure to get an order of fried cheese curds for the table, and pair it with one of the beers on tap that rotate weekly. And, yes, guests can take their boat out and dock right at the restaurant to grab a bite to eat, because, Florida.

13. Cap's On the Water

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4325 Myrtle St
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-8794
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One of the most popular outdoor dining locations is Cap’s on the Water in St. Augustine. Diners who choose to sit outside on its wooden deck are treated to views of animals exploring the waterway and colorful Florida sunsets, while dining on fish brought in fresh from local sources each morning.

1. Congaree and Penn

11830 Old Kings Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32219

One of the most unique dining spots in Jacksonville is Congaree and Penn where guests can eat just steps away from where their food was grown. The “field to fork” dining experience features seasonal dishes based on what the farm is growing. For smaller groups, opt for dining on the patio, and for groups over 13 people can dine in a field of grapevines. Do not miss its stellar shrimp and grits, which is made with Florida shrimp, Jupiter rice grits, tasso ham, tomato gravy and topped off with pepper jelly.

11830 Old Kings Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32219

2. The District

2026 Walnut St, Jacksonville, FL 32206

The Springfield neighborhood in Jacksonville has quickly become the go-to destination for food lovers. One place that has been drawing in guests in The District. The restaurant is known for its outdoor dining space that features lounge tables and plush outdoor sofas. Diners can also rent a private boho yurt complete with a personalized welcome sign, an AC unit, and a bluetooth speaker. Indulge in dishes like beef Wellington and braised short ribs for dinner, or get a brunch charcuterie board for a decadent weekend brunch.

2026 Walnut St
Jacksonville, FL 32206

3. Culhane's Irish Pub

967 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Irish pubs are plentiful in Jacksonville, but one with ample outdoor seating is Culhane’s Irish Pub. Both locations of the restaurant have a spacious deck where guests can enjoy pub classics like fish and chips, bangers and mash, and corned beef and cabbage.

967 Atlantic Blvd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

4. Burrito Gallery Brooklyn

90 Riverside Ave #601, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Burrito Gallery has been a staple in Jacksonville for years due to its cheap eats, strong drinks, and enviable views of Downtown Jacksonville. The burritos here are hearty — filled with everything from ground beef to ginger teriyaki tofu — and can come topped with queso or ranchero sauce for an extra flavor punch. And while snagging an outdoors spot upstairs is easy, there’s typically a wait for a seat outdoors downstairs, so be prepared to wait.

90 Riverside Ave #601
Jacksonville, FL 32202

5. German Schnitzel Haus

13475 Atlantic Blvd #40, Jacksonville, FL 32225

For those looking for authentic German food in Jacksonville look no further than German Schnitzel Haus. Dine in its covered outdoor biergarten for a taste of Oktoberfest right in the heart of Jacksonville, while dining on old country favorites like jäger schnitzel, sauerbraten, and spätzle.

13475 Atlantic Blvd #40
Jacksonville, FL 32225

6. Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House (Multiple locations)

1037 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Hoptinger Bier Garden and Sausage House has two locations in town and both have ample outdoor seating. The location on Park Street has a rooftop bar that serves craft beer and sharable plates, and the Jacksonville Beach spot serves its entire menu inside and outside. No matter which location, be sure to try out a few beers by making your own flight and pick a few snacks to share with friends and family.

1037 Park St
Jacksonville, FL 32204

7. The Bread & Board (Multiple locations)

1030 Oak St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

The Bread and Board has quickly become a Jacksonville favorite with two locations on different sides of town and one more in the works. The Riverside neighborhood location offers outdoor picnic table seating with string lights for a casual nighttime hangout. And while there, don’t miss the buttermilk chicken board, which is its take on a fried chicken sandwich that is deconstructed and served on a charcuterie board. 

1030 Oak St
Jacksonville, FL 32204

8. The Bearded Pig (Multiple locations)

1224 Kings Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207

The Bearded Pig consistently ranks at the top of every barbecue lovers list, with locations in the San Marco neighborhood and in Jacksonville Beach. Both have a spacious outdoor beer gardens serving barbecue right out of the smoker, or order one of the more unique offerings like the Bearded Poutine, which piles burnt ends, cheese curds, and pimento cheese on top of fries for a barbecue feast. 

1224 Kings Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207

9. European Street Cafe

2753 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32205

European Street Cafe has been a Jacksonville classic since the 90’s, offering up towering sandwiches, sharable salads, and ample outdoor dining options. Pro tip: order an “off menu” picklewich, that uses giant pickles in lieu of bread, filled with choice of two meats, cheese, and condiments.

2753 Park St
Jacksonville, FL 32205

10. Taverna

1986 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Taverna is best known for its homemade pastas, pizzas, and large assortment of small plates. Scoring a table on the always in demand patio can be hard at times, so make sure to book ahead with the restaurant. And do not leave Taverna without trying their burrata and prosciutto pizza, which is topped with fig, arugula, and truffle. 

1986 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207

11. Midtown Table

5016 Gate Pkwy Suite 6, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Midtown Table has a large outdoor covered patio and a green lawn space where families can enjoy dinner together, and it’s not unusual to see kids playing mini-golf on the lawn space while they wait for their food to arrive. If there’s one must-try on the menu it’s the sweet potato miso ravioli that comes with a brown butter and sage sauce.

5016 Gate Pkwy Suite 6
Jacksonville, FL 32256

12. Wicked Barley Brewing Company

4100 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32217

Wicked Barley features one of the largest outdoor dining spaces in Jacksonville with a covered back patio, covered beer garden, and boat dock. Be sure to get an order of fried cheese curds for the table, and pair it with one of the beers on tap that rotate weekly. And, yes, guests can take their boat out and dock right at the restaurant to grab a bite to eat, because, Florida.

4100 Baymeadows Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32217

13. Cap's On the Water

4325 Myrtle St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

One of the most popular outdoor dining locations is Cap’s on the Water in St. Augustine. Diners who choose to sit outside on its wooden deck are treated to views of animals exploring the waterway and colorful Florida sunsets, while dining on fish brought in fresh from local sources each morning.

4325 Myrtle St
St. Augustine, FL 32084

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