Outdoor dining has become increasingly popular among foodies since the COVID-19 pandemic forced us all to stay home for months on end. Now restaurants are once again seeing an influx of hunger diners. If you’ve ever been to Dallas, you’ll know that this city is serious about its food and you can find some of the most delicious barbecue in the world!

If you’re in Dallas or planning to head there anytime soon, these are the best restaurants with outdoor dining.

Head to Palapas Seafood Bar to get a taste of Mexican beach life. This restaurant serves up the vibes and really delicious ceviche. 


Located in the Design District, this restaurant serves up some of the best burgers in Texas! The outdoor dining area has an industrial setting and is great for enjoying a meal with friends.


Craving barbecue? Pecan Lodge is the finger-licking haven to hit up. Not only will you eat exceptional barbecue, but you’ll also get a chance to unwind with a cold beer and live music. 

When in the mood for Italian, head to Cibo Divino where the wood-fired pizzas and Prosecco are absolutely amazing. 


From the Cactus Fries to the Cedar Plank Salmon, this spot serves up delicious foods and caters to people who are looking for a good time. 

Perfect for people-watching, Americano also has a killer brunch menu. The Eggs Alla Puttanesca is sure to not disappoint. 

If you’re on the hunt for an impressive beer list and comforting dishes, Braindead Brewing has it down pat. There are also vegan-friendly dishes on the menu such as Crispy BBQ Cauliflower Bites and Vegan Queso to name a few. 


Taqueria La Ventana is the perfect getaway to meet friends for margaritas and tacos while enjoying the last days of summer. 

This spot gets crowded on the weekends and is known for its exceptional cocktails and affordable dishes.


If you’re looking for a luxe night out, Parigi is your place to be. The patio will give you Parisian vibes. Order the escargot to truly be transported to France through your tastebuds.