Who doesn’t love a good outdoor patio? Fresh air, nice weather, and a view. But did you also know that it is a good time to eat outside? That’s right. Dining out is an experience that you don't want to miss, so enjoy your favorite restaurant from a different perspective and a new setting.



Salmon plate with lakefront view at Port City Club

Port City Club

131 MAIN

Distinctive low country Charleston feel with a full view of the open kitchen and hickory wood fire grill are warm and inviting.

Top dishes: Southern Shrimp and Grits, Cajun Penne Pasta, Thai Steak, Fresh Cut Salmon. 

Alton's Kitchen & Cocktails

Bar & grill with a comfortable atmosphere serving innovative drinks & upscale American fare.

Top dishes: Crab fries, Fish tacos, BBQ Ribs, Ahi Tuna Poke, Chicken Tenders

Crafty Burg'r n' Tap

Casual food served in a comfortable and unique environment.

Top dishes: Classic Crafty Burger, Avocado bites, Pimento Bacon Burger

Galway Hooker

Cozy, old-school pub serving Irish & updated bar food originally stood in Ireland then rebuilt here.

Top dishes: Garlicky Tuscan Shrimp, Dublin Fries, Bourbon Beef Medallions. 

The Harp & Crown

Warm, cozy Irish pub provides a mix of traditional cuisine with modern flavors.

Top dishes: Braised Beef Brisket, Roasted Chicken, Filet Tips, 12 oz. Pork Chop

Hello, Sailor

A Southern-leaning menu of fish dishes & fried favorites is served in a chic, light-filled atmosphere. *Lake-view Patio*

Top dishes: Crab legs, Petit Bistro Steak, Flounder

Jack's Corner Tap

Sports pub with a collegial vibe, daily drink specials & TVs, plus Sunday brunch & an outdoor patio.

Top dishes: Calamari, Fish & Chips, Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Port City Club

Waterfront eatery with outdoor tables & a lounge seating serving steak, seafood & cocktails. *Lake-view Patio*

Top dishes: Eggplant Parmesan, Lobster ravioli, Crab Cake Salad, Steak

Tenders Fresh Food

Casual eatery specializing in chicken tenders

Top dishes: Chicken Tenders, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Hand-Spun Shakes


Kindred Patio

Kindred Restaurant 

Brickhouse Tavern

A refurbished cotton mill turned sleek, a bustling sports bar with American eats & a large beer list.

Top dishes: Buffalo shrimp, Fish Tacos, All-American Burger, Salmon, NC Flounder


Handcrafted tacos & burritos, plus cocktails & beer, served in a chill bistro with sidewalk tables.

Top dishes: Quesadillas, Carnitas, Tacos, Burritos (build-your-own), Margaritas

The Egg at Davidson

Cozy spot offering traditional American breakfast

Top dishes: Bacon Cheddar Burger, Eggs Benedict, Omelettes

Flatiron Kitchen & Taphouse

Eclectic New American fare with local sourcing, including wood-smoked meats, plus a beer emphasis.

Top dishes: Steak, Grilled Porkchop, Taphouse Burger, Goat Cheese Salad, Shrimp and Grits


Stylish, chef-driven hot spot with sidewalk seating showcasing unique takes on American classics.

Top dishes: Ravioli, Farmhouse Cheeses, Crispy Oysters, Blue Tilefish

Mestizo Contemporary Mexican Cuisine

Contemporary Mexican cuisine served in an enchanting atmosphere & outdoor patio providing views of gardens and downtown Davidson

Top dishes: Pollo Mestizo, Carne Asada, Tacos Al Pastor

North Harbor Club

Regatta-themed New American fine-dining destination with waterfront patio & 9 boat slips for guests.

Top dishes: Suff Roasted Chicken Breast, Herb Crusted Tilapia, Light House Burger

The Soda Shop

Old fashioned diner with premium American cuisine and famous hand-spun milkshakes. 

Top dishes: Cheesesteak, Chicken or Cheese Quesadillas, Wraps, Burgers

Famous Toastery

Traditional American Breakfast cafe with an array of delicious and healthy options. 

Top dishes: Breakfast Burritos, Flavored Flapjacks, Omelets


   Birkdale Village Patio  

Red Rocks in Birkdale Village

Bad Daddy's Burger Bar

Burger bar that also includes salads, sandwiches, and beer

Top dishes: Magic Mushroom Burger, Buffalo Chicken sandwich, Create Your Own Salad

Bonefish Grill

Contemporary grill chain offering a seafood-centric menu, plus steaks & cocktails.

Top dishes: Bang Bang Shrimp, Tilapia, Salmon, Lobster

Brixx Pizza

Welcoming joint featuring pizza from a wood-fired brick oven, plus sandwiches & craft beers.

Top dishes: Bronx Bomber Pizza, Housemade Mozzarella Sandwich, Meatball Pomodoro

Cafe 100

Southern-inspired comfort-food dishes served in a converted house.

Top dishes: Chicken Parmesan, Atlantic Salmon, Chicken Alfredo, House-meat Lasagna

eeZ Fusion & Sushi

Unique sushi creations & Asian-fusion fare in a polished setting with a sidewalk patio.

Top dishes: Sushi, Bento box, Stir Fry bar, Ramen, Pad Thai

Fox and Hound

Burgers, flatbreads & other American fares, plus cocktails, in a sports-bar setting.

Top dishes: "Firecrackers" (boneless wings), Firecracker melt, Ziti

Harvey's Bar and Grill

Family friendly dining, and bar, features a pool table and TVs

Top dishes: Chicken, Salad, Ribs, Burgers, Pizza

Hickory Tavern

Laid-back, eclectic American Bar with live music, flat screen TVs, and a wide array of American cuisine.

Top dishes: Chicken wings, Lobster roll, Fried Chicken BLT, Flatbreads, Steak, Burgers 

Killingtons Restaurant & Pub

Modern, laid-back gastropub with ample flat-screens, specialty cocktails.

Top dishes: Lamb Lollipops, Guinness Wings, Whiskey Maple Porkchop

Midwood Smokehouse

A southern BBQ eatery featuring Texas/NC inspired dishes.

Top dishes: Pulled chicken, Ribs, Chopped BBQ, Pimento Cheese Fries

Pinky's Westside Grill

Local American eatery serving sandwiches, hot dogs, tacos & cocktails in a casual, offbeat space.

Top dishes: Pterodactyl burger, The Patsy Melt, Ding Dong Chicken, Chicken Philly

Red Rocks Cafe

Upscale yet laid-back American eatery featuring ample outdoor seating & a diverse wine list.

Top dishes: Filet Medallions, White Rib's, Blackened Mahi, Crab Cakes

You can’t go wrong visiting any of the restaurants mentioned above and to ensure you get the most up-to-date info on restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis, please visit our Lakeside Curbside page. Let us know if you visit any restaurants in the area by tagging us @VisitLakeNorman!