Outdoor Dining Options in Central Ohio

Are you ready to eat outside? We have a long list of patio dining options in and around Columbus, Ohio.

Our favorites include sidewalk dining a la French style at Pistachio Vera’s bakery and coffee shop in the Short North, looking out over a beautiful golf course at Cimi’s Bistro in Grove City, and enjoying the city scenery at Milestone 229 in downtown. When we feel like splurging, The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek in Gahanna is beautiful and delicious.

Check out these and our favorite restaurants with a view (some great for the scenery, other for people-watching, others for the atmosphere) in Central Ohio and find out when they usually open their outdoor seating.

Outdoor Dining Options in Central Ohio

Columbus

Barcelona | Spanish | $$$ | 263 E Whittier St | Merion Village
Open early April (Weather permitting)

CBC Restaurant and Brew Pub | American | $$| 525 Short St | Brewery District
Open all year (Weather permitting)

Indian Oven | Indian, Pakistani | $$ | 427 E Main St | Downtown
Open early April (Weather permitting)

Lindey’s | American | $$$| 169 E Beck St | German Village
Open April 1

Milestone 229 | American | $$ | 229 Civic Center Drive | Downtown
Open May 1

Pistacia Vera | French bakery and coffee shop | $$ | 59 Spruce St | Short North
Open no later than April 1

Tip Top | American | $$ | 73 E Gay St | Downtown
Open early to mid April (Weather permitting)

Dublin

Cap City Fine Diner and Bar | American Diner | $$ | 6644 Riverside Dr
Open all year (Weather permitting)
Cap City in Grandview on 1299 Olentangy River Rd will be closing the entire restaurant from May through August for a remodel, so you’ll have to enjoy the Dublin alternative for a few months.

Mezzo | Italian | $$ | 12 W Bridge St
Open sometime in April (Weather permitting)

Tucci’s | Seafood, American | $$$ | 35 North High Street
Open early April (Weather permitting)

Easton

Bon Vie | French American | $$ | 4089 The Strand East
Open whenever it’s warm (Weather permitting)

Kona Grill | Sushi | $$ | 4087 New Bond St
Opens windows at about 70° and above

Mitchell’s Ocean Club Seafood | Seafood | $$$ | 4002 Easton Station
Open all year (Weather permitting)

Smith & Wollensky | Steakhouse and Seafood | $$$ | 4145 The Strand
Opens windows at about 70° and above

Gahanna

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek | Steakhouse | $$$ | 1370 E Johnstown Rd
Open around Memorial Day

Local Cantina | Mexican | $ | 101 Mill St, Suite 101
Open early to mid April (Weather permitting)

Grandview

Brazenhead | Irish Pub | $$ | 1027 W 5th Ave
Open early April (Weather permitting)
Great Dublin location with a patio, too!

Hofbrauhaus Columbus | German | $$ | 800 Goodale Blvd
Open early April (Weather permitting)

Land-Grant Brewing Company | Brewery | $ | 424 W Town St
Open all year (Weather permitting)

Grove City

Cimi’s Bistro at Pinnacle | Italian, American | $$ | 1500 Pinnacle Club Drive
Opens early April (Weather permitting)

Grove City Brewing and Plum Run Winery | Winery, brewery | $$ | 3946 Broadway
Open whenever it’s warm (Weather permitting)

Planks on Broadway | American | $ | 4022 Broadway
Open whenever it’s warm (Weather permitting)

Hilliard

The Goat | American Bar | $$ | 4265 Brooklands Dr
Open early April (Weather permitting)

Starlight Diner | Cuban inspired | $$ | 4121 Main St
Open early April (Weather permitting)

Ten Pin Alley | American Bowling Alley | $$ | 5499 Ten Pin Aly
Open whenever it’s warm (Weather permitting)

Pickerington

La Fogata Grill | Mexican | $$ | 1849 Winderly Ln
Open late March (Weather permitting)

Upper Arlington

Houlihan’s | American Bar | $$ | 3150 Tremont Rd
Open early April (Weather permitting)

Westerville

Giammarco’s Italian Restaurant | Pizza, Italian | $$ | 6030 Chandler Ct
Open around Memorial Day (Weather permitting)

Jimmy V’s Grill & Pub | American Pub | $$ | 1 S State St
Open whenever it’s warm (Weather permitting)

Vaqueiros Real Mexican Street Food | Mexican | $ | 420 Polaris Pkwy
Open whenever it’s warm (Weather permitting)

Worthington

La Chatelaine French Bakery and Bistro | French Bakery | $$ | 627 High St
Open whenever it’s warm (Weather permitting)
Check out the locations on West Lane Ave in Upper Arlington and Bridge St in Dublin.

The Worthington Inn | French American | $$$ | 649 High St
Open early April (Weather permitting)

Call before you go. Information may change or may not be accurate.

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