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Best patio dining spots in Salt Lake City 2024

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 snowy winter months, check out our list of restaurants with heated patios here. Also, check out this page with a list of all the dog friendly patios in town as well! I’ll start with my own favorites…

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

Stoneground Kitchen

Cuisine: Italian
Location: Downtown SLC

While Stoneground is located in the heart of the city, its 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 pasta 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

Caffe Molise heated patio
Caffe Molise heated patio

Caffe Molise

Cuisine: Italian
Location: Downtown SLC

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. There’s plenty of seating in the spacious outdoor terrace, meaning you can snag a seat even in the busiest months.

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

Wasatch Brew Pub in Sugar House
Wasatch Brew Pub in Sugar House (Gastronomic SLC)

Wasatch Brew Pub

Cuisine: Brewpub
Location: Sugar House

Located in the heart of Sugar House at the intersection of buzzy Highland Drive and 2100 South. The pub offers a huge modern interior, big enough for groups of all sizes. Outside, their spacious patio makes it the spot in the neighborhood for al fresco beers and snacks come Spring and Summer.

2110 Highland Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 783-1127

SLC Eatery - exterior patio (SLC Eatery)
SLC Eatery – exterior patio (SLC Eatery)

SLC Eatery

Cuisine: Chef-driven
Location: SLC

SLC Eatery is the work of chef-owners Paul Chamberlain and Logen Crew. Both chefs have rich award-winning careers on the SLC dining scene; most notably scooping many a plaudit for the much-missed Fresco.

SLC Eatery is the duo’s first solo project and it’s an eye-popping endeavor at that. The menu riffs on various International flavors, but the most fun is the restaurant’s dim sum-style cart that wanders the floor during service. While you’re waiting for your app or entree just grab a small plate or two and sample the creative cooking that changes daily. The secluded patio at SLC Eatery can be found hidden alongside the side of the restaurant.

1017 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 355-7952

Capital Grille - patio (Gastronomic SLC)
Capital Grille – patio (Gastronomic SLC)

Capital Grille

Cuisine: Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Downtown SLC

Capital Grille in downtown Salt Lake City, is my personal pick when it comes to the big national steakhouse names. The atmosphere is classy and elegant, the service team impeccably drilled, and the menu everything you’d expect. The restaurant’s outdoor dining space can be found along 100 South facing the City Creek mall.

40 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(385) 419-3888

Mar | Muntanya - rooftop patio seating
Mar | Muntanya – rooftop patio seating (Gastronomic SLC)

Mar | Muntanya

Cuisine: Spanish
Location: Downtown SLC

The views from the 6th-floor patio at Mar | Muntnaya are some of the best in the city. Located in the snazzy Hyatt Regency – the patio space affords commanding views of downtown Salt Lake City. The long outdoor dining section is located on the East side of the building, protecting it from the searing heat of the setting sun in the warmer months.

170 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Salt Lake Brewing Company (SLBC)
Salt Lake Brewing Company (SLBC)

Salt Lake Brewing Company

Cuisine: Spanish
Location: Downtown SLC

SLC’s original brewpub in the contemporary sense, kicked off a local renaissance of sorts in the late 1980s. Before that, Salt Lake’s last brewery shuttered in the 60s. Yeah, we’re glad we weren’t around in that barren twenty years either. We’re fans of the downtown original, it offers a wide variety of food and beer in a cool historic building. The central downtown location means it also makes a great base to explore the rest of the city from. The rear of the massive multi-level brewpub features a secluded and enjoyable patio.

147 West Broadway (300 South), Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 363-2739

Bar Nohm - patio
Bar Nohm – patio

Bar Nohm

Cuisine: Japanese / bar
 165 W 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

This fusion of former Nohm and neighboring Water Witch was one of the most exciting openings in 2023. Top talent mixology and cuisine all brought together under one roof. The crowds immediately came. You can read my full first story on the bar here. The TL;DR is that Bar Nohm is made in the image of a modern izakaya, a place to come to share a few drinks, a few plates, and a few stories.

165 W 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(385) 465-4488

Avenues Proper patio
Avenues Proper patio (Gastronomic SLC)

Avenues Proper

Cuisine: Brewpub
Neighborhood: Avenues

The Avenues gastropub 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

Bix - hidden patio (Gastronomic SLC)
Bix – hidden patio (Gastronomic SLC)


Cuisine: Cafe
Neighborhood: Sugar House

This cute cafe and bakery on the edge of Sugar House offers two outdoor dining spots. The first can be found near the front door along 2100s South, but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover a second, more intimate spot out back. The private outdoor dining area at Bix is a great under-the-radar patio to enjoy a quiet morning or afternoon with friends. Read more about Bix in this story I wrote about the neighborhood cafe.

479 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(385) 259-0359

Copper Common - patio
Copper Common – patio (Gastronomic SLC)

Copper Common

Cuisine: Bar / chef-driven
Location: Downtown SLC

Copper Common’s patio sits adjacent to the hustle and bustle of downtown’s Broadway street. The covered and enclosed enclave is a great spot to work your way through the bar’s menu of small European plates, and 100% natural wine list. See our write up here.

111 E. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 355-0543

Current Fish & Seafood - patio (Gastronomic SLC)
Current Fish & Seafood – patio (Gastronomic SLC)

Current Fish And Oyster

Cuisine: Seafood
Location: Downtown SLC

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

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

De Los Muertos Mexican Kitchen - patio
De Los Muertos Mexican Kitchen – patio (Gastronomic SLC)

De Los Muertos Mexican Kitchen

Cuisine: Mexican
Location: Sugar House

If you find yourself in Sugar House you will also find this colorful and vibrant patio. De Los Muertos Mexican Kitchen is located on the same plaza as Spitz, SOMI and Tea Bar, right next door to Traeger. The headline menu item by chef Aza Torres is Monterrey-style burritos.

1215 Wilmington Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA
(801) 869-1006

Green Pig Pub - roof top patio (Gastronomic SLC)
Green Pig Pub – roof top patio (Gastronomic SLC)

Green Pig Pub

A 21+ only bar in downtown Salt Lake City with a very popular rooftop space in warmer months. Green Pig has waitress service and an upstairs bar, so you don’t need to schlep up and down to refill your glass. Food served too.

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

Oasis Cafe Patio with Diners
Oasis Cafe – patio

Oasis Cafe

Cuisine: Cafe
Location: Downtown SLC

The patio at Oasis Cafe is a local 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 days 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

Level Crossing Brewing Co - patio (Gastronomic SLC)
Level Crossing Brewing Co – patio (Gastronomic SLC)

Level Crossing Brewing

Cuisine: Brewpub
Neighborhood: Post District

The award-winning Level Crossing’s second location offers an expansive patio – circling the building to the North and West. While you work your way through the many fine ales, you can also chow down on a menu of pizza and sandwiches.

550 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(385) 295-4090

The Pearl - patio area
The Pearl – patio area (Gastronomic SLC)

The Pearl

Cuisine: Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Central 9th

The Vietnamese street food of chef Tommy Nguyen takes center stage at The Pearl. The Central 9th spot features a rotating menu of small bites as well as a craft cocktail menu that competes with the best in town; as you would hope it does, coming from some of the same team as downtown SLC’s Alibi You can read my full first look at The Pearl here.

917 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Van Ryder - heated rooftop patio area
Van Ryder – heated rooftop patio area (Gastronomic SLC)

Van Ryder

Cuisine: Bar
Location: Downtown SLC

Found atop the Le Meridien and Element hotels in downtown SLC – this bar affords stunning Westerly views of the Salt Lake valley and Oquirrh mountains. The outside patio area is expansive and also includes all weather covered and heated seating – not least cost firepits. On the menu, are craft cocktails, beer, and wine, as well as a light snacks menu.

131 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 658-4400

RIME - champagne sabering service
RIME – champagne sabering service

Park City / Deer Valley patio dining options


Neighborhood: Deer Valley
Cuisine: Steak and seafood

If you want my number one recommendation for a fabulous steak and all round experience – head directly to RIME. The fine dining spot in the St. Regis Deer Valley hotel has it all: expertly drilled staff, a great wine list, sublime mountain views – and yes – exceptional steaks cooked impeccably. The experience is elevated even further should you dine on their patio with stunning mountain views. Here’s a story I wrote about such a meal at RIME.

2300 Deer Valley Dr E, Park City, UT 84060
(435) 940-5700

Dos Olas - patio seating
Dos Olas – patio seating

Dos Olas

Neighborhood: Park City
Cuisine: Mexican

Located at the Pendry Park City (Canyons) is this fabulous Mexican spot. Chef Carlos Segura taps treasured family recipes from his Mexican City youth, to create a menu that’s equal parts fun and delicious. The picture tinga tacos are a particular specialty, cooked with chipotle and topped with corn, onions, crema, and onion. Two come to an order, double-wrapped in a delicate corn tortilla. The patio at Dos Olas is comfortable and spacious too. Here’s a more detailed story I wrote about a visit to Dos Olas.

2417 W High Mountain Rd, Park City, UT 84060
(435) 513-7198

Other popular patios around Salt Lake City

Bewilder Brewing

The cozy patio at Bewilder Brewing connects right to the bar, meaning it’s just a couple seconds from al fresco drinking to ordering another of their stellar beers. Also worth your time, their excellent food menu overseen by chef Justin Fields. Fields’ particularly specializes in a range of worldly-influenced brats and sausages.

445 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(385) 528-3840

Arlo Restaurant

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 under the dappled light of the patio’s canopy.

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

Desert Edge Pub

One of the oldest pubs/breweries and still 100% locally owned, is this Trolley Square institution. The business started way back in 1972, expanding into craft brewing in 1995 – way before the current fad. Indeed Desert Edge was the first Utah brewery to win a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival. From there, the business grew and grew to the bustling business it is today.

273 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 521-8917

East Liberty Tap House

The interior space transitions impressively to the outdoors in warmer months. 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. Part of the Scott Evans group of restaurants.

850 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 441-2845

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 great views.

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

Garage On Beck

Seamlessly transitioning from inside to out, the patio at this SLC spot is beloved by in-the-know locals. The 21+ only bar is the spot for Summer drinks, not least, while also enjoying one of the best pub menus in town.

1199 Beck St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(801) 521-3904


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

Green Pig Pub

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

Grid City Beer Works

Grid City is one of the most notable new brew pub openings in recent times. The brewery has a particular excellence in English-style brews, offering traditional beer engine-style pumps for the perfect pint. On the food side of things, Grid City checks all the pub grub boxes like burgers and fish and chips – but also goes much further. As well as offering a range of weekly specials, Grid puts out some might impressive vegan-friendly dishes too. Grid City offers a rooftop patio that’s also dog-friendly too if you enter via the rear parking lot staircase.

333 2100 S, South Salt Lake, UT 84115
(801) 906-8390


This Marmalade neighborhood bar is dog friendly, covered with shades, and also features two large fire pits for cooler events. Sister business to Piper Down and Ice Haus.

751 N 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 953-0588

Ice Haus

The Murray-based Ice Haus has an 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

Piper Down Pub

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

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


Millcreek’s Provisions are well known for chef and owner Tyler Stokes’s 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

Red Iguana 2

Head over to the second location of this iconic Utah Mexican eatery and you’ll find this impressive 100ft long dining space. Tacos don Ramon, a margarita, and some Summer sun, what more do you need?

866 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 214-6050


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


Grab a 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

Head up to 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

Even more patios?

Eva back patio with Bucklin wine
Eva back patio with Bucklin wine

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
  • Kaze Sushi
  • Kimi’s Chop Shop and Oyster House
  • Level Crossing Brewery
  • Stanza
  • Tiburon
  • 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 so we can share!

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