With the weather warming up and Summer just around the corner, you probably want to sit outside for your lunch break or happy hour. We've created an entire list of downtown outdoor dining options to help you find a new favorite spot. Whether you're in the mood for burgers, tacos, or chicken, there's something for everyone.
Large Outdoor Dining Spaces
202 Social House - 202 Market St SE
202 Social House has ample outdoor seating where you can watch shoppers at the Farmer's Market. Grab some signature wings, a burger, or a flatbread. They also serve cocktails mocktails. Their beer and wine selection is extensive, too.
Your dogs can come with you as long as they're leashed and well-behaved.
Named after Virginia Tech's retired football coach Frank Beamer, this restaurant offers American favorites like burgers, fries, and milkshakes. Brunch and drinks can also be enjoyed on the large outdoor patio.
You can bring your four-legged friend, just make sure they're on a leash.
Big Valley Barbeque is one of Downtown Roanoke's newest additions. The menu is full of BBQ classics, like smoked brisket, ribs, and pulled pork sandwiches. Sides include mac and cheese, baked beans and coleslaw. They even offer dessert.
Did you know that Billy's has a (somewhat) hidden outdoor courtyard? That's right! Enjoy brunch, cocktails, and refined American dinner cuisine in an outdoor setting adjacent to the Taubman Museum of Art.
With an abundance of seating and drink options, there's something for everyone.
Downtown Roanoke's rooftop bar and restaurant is open for the season! Enjoy woodfired pizzas, sandwiches, and delicious cocktails under the strings of lights while overlooking Jefferson Street downtown. The outside space includes new deck furniture and an old Coca-Cola mural on one of the brick walls.
The rooftop has live music on Thursday nights from 8pm to 11pm. Grab a drink and unwind!
As the name suggests, Crescent City has bourbon, as well as whiskey, beer, wine, and signature cocktails. Enjoy a drink or some good ole BBQ out on the patio. Nestled between two buildings, the spacious patio has hanging lights, umbrellas, fans, and even outdoor heaters for cooler months.
If you love chicken sandwiches and southern food done right, then look no further. The Hatch is a relatively new business that offers, you guessed it, chicken and some great sides like smashed potatoes.
The covered patio seating allows guests to have the experience of eating outside with coverage. The sides can be rolled up to let the breeze through. The string lights add to the vibe.
Hotel Roanoke's The Pine Room - 110 Shenandoah Ave NE
The Pine Room's outdoor patios offer wonderful views of the Mill Mountain Star and the City Market Building. With string lights, umbrellas, cushions, and outdoor heaters, this space is the perfect spot to grab a drink or bite to eat.
The Pine Room is simple yet sophisticated and has both snacks and entrees.
Who doesn't love breakfast? The only thing better than pancakes and eggs is having them outside on the patio. This year-round patio has heaters to keep you warm and sides that roll up to keep you cool.
Feast on savory tacos and margaritas on the patio this Summer at Tuco's. The restaurant serves tacos, burrito bowls, guacamole, and desserts. Drinks include specialty margaritas, cerveza (beer), wine, and cocktails. You can even stop by for weekend brunch. The patio awaits!
They have the largest outdoor area/beer garden in Downtown Roanoke featuring an outdoor stage for live music and numerous tables and benches for seating. Cornhole is always available. Plus, you can bring your furry friend along.
When it comes to food, pack your own or bring food from a nearby restaurant.
Golden Cactus' vibrant and kid-friendly patio space includes picnic tables, a sand-box, space for cornhole, and a refurbished shipping container for lounging and selfies. FoodHut Rke is located on the patio and serves a variety of food, with a changing menu. The brewery and taproom are both pet friendly!
A lot of our restaurants have smaller, condensed outdoor dining spaces. Usually, they're located on the sidewalks against the buildings. Some have two or three tables while others have more. Check out your options below!