Best patio dining spots in Salt Lake City 2021

The following restaurants all have fantastic al fresco dining in the warmer months that we enjoy in Salt Lake City. If you’re looking for something in the snow winter months, check out our list of restaurants with heated patios here.

Stoneground kitchen

Stoneground Restaurant patio (Stoneground)
Stoneground Restaurant patio (Stoneground)

While Stoneground is located in the heart of the city, their patio is nicely hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets outside. Stop by in warmer months and enjoy their NY style pizzas and handmade pastas while dining al fresco.

The pretty patio space comfortably seats 45 and is also heated on colder days! While you’re enjoying one of the best outdoor spaces in the city you can choose from a creative Italian menu that features dishes such as pork tenderloin with fried polenta, burette with harissa oil and black tagliatelli with lobster.

249 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 364-1368
Stoneground Italian Kitchen


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Arlo Restaurant

Arlo restaurant - patio (Arlo)
Arlo restaurant – patio (Arlo)

A short walk from downtown SLC will find you at this neighborhood restaurant. The chef-driven menu by owner Milo Carrier is even more enjoyable enjoyed under the dappled light of the patios canopy.

271 N, Center St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(385) 266-8845
arlorestaurant.com

Avenues Proper

Avenus Proper patio (Avenues Proper)
Avenus Proper patio (Avenues)

The Avenues gastropub has is a perfect spot to grab brunch on a sunny weekend morning; brunch is served Saturday and Sunday until 2 p.m. with $3 bloodies and mimosas – or get a mini pitcher with their midday menu till dinner at 5 p.m.

376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(385) 227-8628
avenuesproper.com

East Liberty Tap House

With a full bar, snug patio and refined bar grub, this neighborhood casual eatery is a perfect place to grab a brew and burger over in the 9th and 9th area.

850 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 441-2845
www.eastlibertytaphouse.com

Caffe Molise

Caffe Molise heated patio
Caffe Molise heated patio

In the heart of downtown SLC you’ll find not only one of the best Italian restaurants in the city, but also one of the prettiest patios.

55 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 364-8833
caffemolise.com

Current Fish And Oyster

Current Fish And Oyster patio (Current)
Current Fish And Oyster patio (Current)

Some of Salt lake city’s finest seafood and you can enjoy it al fresco at Current wether permitting. A solid wine list and stellar shellfish means whiling away an afternoon here a perfect pick; a glass of something light and crips, a plate of oysters, and a light breeze is

279 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 326-3474
currentfishandoyster.com

Cliff Dining Pub

Cliff Dining Pub patio (Cliff Dining Pub)
Cliff Dining Pub patio (Cliff Dining Pub)

This perfect sunny spot is ideal for Draper-ites. This South valley restaurant offers plenty of space in and out, higher end pub grub and overlooks the SLC valley for some greta views.

12234 Draper Gate Dr, Draper, UT 84020
(801) 523-2053
cliffdiningpub.com

Ginger Street

Ginger Street patio
Ginger Street patio

This downtown SLC spot focuses on the cuisine of South East Asian; you’ll find everything from Thai satay through Chinese dumplings and bao at this trendy restaurant. Open seven days a week, the patio is also partially covered in spots.

324 State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
(385) 477-4975
gingerstreet.com

Gracie’s

Gracies patio (Gracies)
Gracie’s patio (Gracies)

There’s always a party going on at the rooftop patio at downtown Gracie’s, well, when the weather is playing nice too of course! This restaurant slash club has an extensive bar menu and fancier pub group of you fancy a bite; at night when the sun goes down the place takes on a louder more energetic party vibe.

326 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 819-7565
graciesslc.com

Green Pig Pub

Green Pig Pub patio - (Green Pig)
Green Pig Pub patio – (Green Pig)

Another downtown pub with a rooftop patio, and always a fun destination in the warmer Summer months. The Green Pig has a full bar plus a bar food menu too.

31 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 532-7441
thegreenpigpub.com

Ice Haus

Ice Haus - patio (Ice Haus)
Ice Haus – patio (Ice Haus)

The Murray based Ice Haus has the expansive outdoor setting as you can see in the picture above. Stop by for a cold beer, or maybe enjoy a bite from their German-leading pub food menu too. Brats, burgers, fries, its all hearty and wallet friendly. It’s also all available vegan too!

7 E 4800 S, Murray, UT 84107
(801) 266-2127
icehausbar.com

Oasis Cafe

Oasis Cafe Patio with Diners
Oasis Cafe – patio

The patio at Oasis Cafe is a local’s secret that you’ll definitely want to discover for yourself. Encircled by the indoor restaurant space, you’d never spy it from the street. Brunch is served seven day at Oasis, as is lunch and dinner – which makes this restful space on the edge of downtown the perfect for any al fresco occasion.

151 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 322-0404
oasiscafeslc.com

Piper Down Pub

Piper Down rooftop patio
Piper Down rooftop patio

This State Street pub are famous for their Irish-theme and lively crowds, but did you know they have a rooftop patio? Now you do. The patio is perfect place to enjoy their pub grub menu that also has an extensive vegan selection too. Cheers!

1492 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(801) 468-1492
piperdownpub.com

Provisions

Provisions - patio (Provisions)
Provisions – patio (Provisions)

Millcreek’s Provisions are well known for chef and owner Tyler Stokes creative new American menu. In warmer months they also offer this dappled patio for guests.

3364 S 2300 E, Millcreek, UT 84109
(801) 410-4046
slcprovisions.com

Sapa

Sapa Patio (Jacob Show)
Sapa Patio (Jacob Show)

Another hidden gem, that you’d never know existed if you glanced at the unassuming building on State Street. Out back, this chic sushi restaurant is home to imported Vietnamese buildings that are 100s of years old. The impressive patio space is a wonderful space to enjoy Sapa’s creative maki rolls and a full bar.

722 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 363-7272
sapabarandgrill.com

Spitz

spitz downtown salt lake city
Spitz: downtown Salt Lake City, doner and a beer

Grab great local beer, a doner kebab, sit outside and watch the world go by. The picture above is from Spitz’s downtown SLC location, but all three (Sugar House and Cottonwood) have outdoor dining options too. A fun, casual spot with great food – to kick back at.

Ruth’s Diner

Ruth's Diner patio (Ruth's)
Ruth’s Diner patio (Ruth’s)

Head up Emigration canyon and you can enjoy outdoor dining while surrounded by mountains. The patio space behind the snug Ruth’s Diner restaurant is packed all Spring and Summer long so plan accordingly; in the warmer months the restaurant is known for its breakfast and brunches plus evening Summer BBQs on the patio.

4160 Emigration Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 582-5807
ruthsdiner.com

Even more patios?

Here’s a few more to go check out – we just haven’t had time to source a photo for these patios just yet!

  • Eva
  • Chunga’s
  • Handle Bar
  • Kaze Sushi
  • Kimi’s Chop Shop and Oyster House
  • Level Crossing Brewery
  • Stanza
  • VENETO
  • Wasatch Brew Pub Sugar House

Park City and Deer Valley patio dining

If you find yourself up in our beautiful mountains during warmer months, here are some restaurants to check out with patios:

  • Blind Dog Restaurant & Sushi
  • Cafe Terigo
  • No Name Saloon
  • Riverhorse On Main
  • Twisted Fern
  • Wasatch Brew Pub
  • Windy Ridge Cafe

Who did we miss?

Have we missed someone off of this list? If you have a suggestion for this page, perhaps something interesting and unique off of the beaten path let me know at stuart@gastronomicslc.com so we can share!