Have you been enjoying the warm weather? If your days are typically spent in an office, reward yourself with good food and some fresh air. The outdoors is quite rewarding for your health and lifestyle so escape the stale indoor air and check out these restaurants that offer al fresco dining!
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.
Casual food served in a comfortable and unique environment.
Top dishes: Classic Crafty Burger, Avocado bites, Pimento Bacon Burger
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
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
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
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
Bar & grill with a comfortable atmosphere serving innovative drinks & upscale American fare.
Top dishes: Atlantic Halibut, Cambridge Oysters, 14oz Prime 44 Farms NY Strip
Casual eatery specializing in chicken tenders
Top dishes: Chicken Tenders, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Hand-Spun Shakes
Comfort dishes & cocktails focused on seafood with a modern neighborhood vibe & ample bar seating.
Top dishes: Blackened Shrimp Tacos, Classic Lobster Roll, Sea Level Salts
Port City Club
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
Cozy spot offering traditional American breakfast
Top dishes: Bacon Cheddar Burger, Eggs Benedict, Omelettes
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
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
Provided in its modern interior, Masala Mastee creates delicious Indian street food and dishes with spice levels ranging from minimal to high.
Top dishes: Roadside Bhaji, Tuk Tuk Samosas, Butter Chicken
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
Traditional American Breakfast cafe with an array of delicious and healthy options.
Top dishes: Breakfast Burritos, Flavored Flapjacks, Omelets
eeZ Fusion & Sushi
Burger bar that also includes salads, sandwiches, and beer
Top dishes: Magic Mushroom Burger, Buffalo Chicken sandwich, Create Your Own Salad
Contemporary grill chain offering a seafood-centric menu, plus steaks & cocktails.
Top dishes: Bang Bang Shrimp, Tilapia, Salmon, Lobster
Welcoming joint featuring pizza from a wood-fired brick oven, plus sandwiches & craft beers.
Top dishes: Bronx Bomber Pizza, Housemade Mozzarella Sandwich, Meatball Pomodoro
Southern-inspired comfort-food dishes served in a converted house.
Top dishes: Breakfast burrito, Quiche, Stuffed French Toast, Filet Benedict and Meatloaf
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
Burgers, flatbreads & other American fares, plus cocktails, in a sports-bar setting.
Top dishes: "Firecrackers" (boneless wings), Firecracker melt, Ziti
Family-friendly dining and bar, features a pool table and TVs. With 2 locations, one in Huntersville and one in Cornelius called ‘H2’.
Top dishes: Chicken, Salad, Ribs, Burgers, Pizza
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
Modern, laid-back gastropub with ample flat-screens, specialty cocktails.
Top dishes: Lamb Lollipops, Guinness Wings, Whiskey Maple Porkchop
A southern BBQ eatery featuring Texas/NC inspired dishes.
Top dishes: Pulled chicken, Ribs, Chopped BBQ, Pimento Cheese Fries
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
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
Red Rocks Cafe
You can’t go wrong visiting any of the restaurants mentioned above. Enjoy the fresh air and don’t forget to tag us @VisitLakeNorman in your outdoor patio photos!