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Among the more than 1,200 restaurants across Wichita, there are a variety of casual and fine dining establishments that offer outdoor dining options, plus a number of bars and breweries with patios, too. Even sweet shops, like Cocoa Dolce’s Chocolates’ west location, have outdoor tasting areas. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks outside this patio season, start with this list of over 50 outstanding outdoor patios in Wichita.
When it comes to outdoor seating, Chicken N Pickle has you covered. They not only serve up delicious food, but plenty of fun too. This restaurant and entertainment complex has multiple open-air spaces to choose from and a variety of lawn games and activities like shuffleboard and bocce ball.
Looking for a place to watch a game or celebrate happy hour al fresco? At Deano’s Grill & Tapworks, diners will find 23 big screen TVs throughout the restaurant and a roomy patio to meet with friends for lunch, happy hour, or a fun dinner.
Located in Wichita’s unique Clifton Square shopping and dining area, Dempsey’s Burger Pub offers gourmet burgers, fries, salads, and more. Dig into a great meal with a view of the happenings in Clifton Square on their comfortable, charming patio. The area has a variety of murals to check out after dinner as well.
Headshots Bar & Grill is a go-to spot in Wichita for gamers looking for electronic games and unique board games. It’s also a great place for hungry players to order pub-style food and have a good time on the patio.
Mouthwatering food and a relaxing outdoor dining atmosphere can be found at Jax Restaurant & Bar in east Wichita. Enjoy happy hour on their inviting patio, or splurge on a signature dish like the shrimp pasta or chicken marsala.
Locally owned and family run, The Kitchen serves clean food made from scratch. In addition to the fresh meals, this eatery is located at Union Station in the historic baggage claim building and features an outdoor dining space facing the train tracks running through downtown Wichita.
At the roundabout in the Historic Delano District, Monarch is home to the largest craft bourbon and whiskey collection in the state of Kansas and is also known for its lively and spacious patio, which puts diners street-side with a view of the district’s clock tower.
The Brickyard is an outdoor music venue connected to restaurant Public at the Brickyard. The courtyard features spacious patio seating in a peaceful setting in Wichita’s Old Town District, where diners can enjoy food from area farms.
One of Wichita's coziest – and newly upgraded – patios sits outside of Tanya's Soup Kitchen and offers plenty of greenery and air as fresh as their ingredients. The warm breeze and flavorful salads, sandwiches, and soups are sure to warm your soul.
You will feel like you’re in a friend’s backyard when you sit at the patio outside Ziggy's Pizza in Clifton Square. When the Verbeckmoes family opened their second location, Ziggy’s Pizza – Northeast, they included a patio that features games like cornhole to keep the kids entertained. Their third location, Ziggy’s Pizza – West, has recently upgraded their patio to offer spacious seating and umbrellas to keep you cool and comfortable.
Emerson Biggins Old Town boasts 34 HD TVs, great food, and a large patio at the connected entertainment venue, Rock Island Live. It’s the perfect place to gather with friends to watch a game and enjoy a hot and juicy burger, hand-battered onion rings, and a refreshing beverage.
In Wichita’s Old Town District, a popular place to enjoy Italian dishes like calzones and pizza and a wide variety of draft beers is Old Chicago. Not only is the patio the perfect space to dine outdoors, but it’s also a great place to take in the sights and sounds of Old Town.
A large patio – packed with big screen TVs – right in the heart of Old Town can be found at Pumphouse, a former gas station turned sports bar. They have 16 beers on tap and serve up pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and a variety of other pub favorites.
In addition to the region’s finest meat, hearty salads, award-winning wine list, and hand-crafted specialty cocktails, 6S Steakhouse has a patio nestled on a lake. The view and the food are both outstanding. Don’t miss All You Can Eat Oysters on Tuesdays (by reservation only), Live Music Fridays, and brunch on the weekend.
Step into a little slice of France when you dine at Georges French Bistro. Even from the patio, you can hear the cheerful sounds and smell the mouthwatering aroma of modern French dishes being cooked fresh in their open kitchen.
Indulge in Mediterranean, French, Italian, and American dishes under the trellised terrace at Larkspur Bistro & Bar in Old Town. The view from your table on the patio is perfect for a romantic dinner with your special someone or a night out with your friends.
For a fine dining experience, you can’t beat Newport Grill’s patio overlooking the Bradley Fair pond in east Wichita. It features one of Wichita’s largest and most attractive patios. It’s two-tiered, faces a small lake, and has lots of shade. Known for its fresh seafood being imported into Wichita, this steak and seafood restaurant is also a popular place to for happy hour and brunch specials.
Located in the Douglas Design District and known for pizzas made from scratch with hand-selected ingredients, Piatto Neapolitan Pizzeria features two patio spaces. For a view of Douglas Avenue, choose their intimate patio space at the front entrance. If you are a fan of magnificent murals, take a seat on their back patio and enjoy a view of the unique Wichita mural painted onto exterior brick wall.
When you’re planning your next brunch or date night, put Redrock Canyon Grill in your sights. Brunching al fresco with your friends or dining under the stars with your sweetie on this upscale eatery’s patio is sure to be memorable.
You can delight in everything from South American dishes, signature sauces, and sangria on the patio at Sabor Latin Bar and Grille. It faces Old Town Square, so you’ll feel the Old Town District’s vibe while you’re sipping on mojitos.
If you’re craving delicious, healthy Mediterranean eats and a beautiful patio, Two Olives on Wichita’s east side is the perfect solution. Whether you partake in brunch, lunch, or dinner, each meal at this family-owned eatery is made from scratch and served with love.
Vora Restaurant European features a menu is influenced mainly by France and Italy but also serves German, Greek, and Spanish dishes. Vora is open for lunch and dinner and offers brick-oven pizza, house-made pasta, and entrees made with lamb, veal, chicken, salmon, and more. It has an open kitchen, a wine cellar, and an elegant patio where you can see and hear the happenings of east Douglas Avenue.
YaYa’s Eurobistro at Bradley Fair has one of the city’s largest courtyards and is a fun spot for dining, imbibing, or listening to live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Come for the European-American food and modern cocktails and stay for the ambience.
Pro tip: Well-behaved, four-legged friends are welcome at all brewery patios!
Central Standard Brewing is a popular place to hang out with friends and enjoy a few drinks in a comfy retro chair in the tasting room or at a picnic table on the patio, complete with local touches like Wichita Flag artwork and art structures in the shape of wheat. On nice sunny days, you’ll find the garage doors open and people enjoying the large, spacious gathering place.
Check out Nortons Brewing Co. for swing sitting, big-time beer flavors and indulgent menu items like funnel cakes and bacon crack. Grab some friends and enjoy the backyard feel of an outdoor oasis at this unique Wichita brewery.
River City Brewing Co. has been serving craft beers and pub favorites like pizza and big shell mac n’ cheese for more than 25 years. You’ll find stellar outdoor seating overlooking Old Town on the upper deck.
Nestled next to the train tracks that run through downtown Wichita is Third Place Brewing. In addition to a friendly tap room and the eight beers regularly offered on tap, you’ll find an outdoor patio alongside the Santa Fe train tracks, which offers an up-close experience of passing trains. It’s a great place to find live music and food trucks. Or you can bring your own food in from one of the many area restaurants.
Wineries & Wine-Centric Dining
Chester's Chophouse and Wine Bar sits right on the Waterfront, an elegant shopping and dining area in east Wichita. Seating from the covered patio offers a great view of the lake and is about to get even better! Chester’s is expanding their patio to add 120 seats, movable glass doors, an outside bar, and heating and air conditioning to allow for use 365 days a year. Appreciating a nice meal on their patio pairs nicely with their wide selection of fine wines. The wine bar is centered on a 1000-bottle cellar with 50 offerings by the glass.
Want to feel like you are in Napa Valley, enjoying dinner and wine with views of a vineyard? Put Grace Hill Winery on your ‘must visit’ list for the next time you are in the Wichita area. This winery just north of Wichita has plans to add a new, large (2,000 square foot) vineyard-side patio and an outdoor bar, which also has a tasting room and event venue. In the meantime, there is a small patio next to the tasting room.
In addition to a divine tasting room, Jenny Dawn Cellars also has a patio for patrons to mingle and unwind – complete with a picture-perfect view of train tracks in the background. The winery opened in 2019 in Wichita’s historical and recently restored Union Station where it boasts a tasting room, event venue, and on-site wine production. The winery crafts their own wine on-site, working with grapes and juices from growers in Kansas and California.
Located in the Old Town District, Mort’s Martini & Cigar Bar is known for the live music often playing from their patio and their impressive martini menu, featuring more than 160 martinis, an extensive beer selection, and a full bar. Cigar aficionados will appreciate the quality cigar selection. Plus, the patio is heated during the winter months, so you can enjoy the outdoors – and a fabulous cigar – all year-round.
Nestled in Wichita’s College Hill neighborhood is the relaxed ambiance of Wine Dive, named one of Open Table’s choice for the Top 100 Wine Lists in America. Their patio is the perfect setting to enjoy S’Mores – marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers served hibachi style at your table.
Just Outside the City
Elderslie Farm not only serves elegant, locally-sourced, five course farm-to-table dinners year-round, but also offers patio seating at its Bramble Café during spring and summer months. Order off the café menu or pick up small batch artisanal cheese, salami, gelato, and more from the Elderslie Creamery and enjoy the fresh flavors on the café’s patio.
The patio at Stearman Field Bar & Grill is 20 yards from an airfield. They have true outdoor seating plus they can open the hangar doors to make their entire dining room have an indoor-outdoor feel with giant fans swirling above.
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