Though street and sidewalk dining areas (like those in the U District and Ballard) became popular during the pandemic, the city also has plenty of restaurants with great patios that aren’t right next to traffic that are perfect for soaking up the summer sun. For rainy days, Eater Seattle maintains of list of restaurants with covered and heated outdoor patios. There’s also a rooftops map for those looking to eat and drink above the city, and a list for those looking for the best views of the Seattle skyline, the lakes, and the Puget Sound.
The following list offers restaurants and with the best patios for sunny days in Seattle which also offer stellar food and drinks.
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West Seattle’s smokehouse has a sizable patio with a fire pit and plenty of shade. One can embrace the restaurant’s theme with a smoked bologna sandwich and smoked old fashioneds, while admiring a painted mural that depicts a “Mount Rushmore” of country music greats. Proof of vaccination required for entry.