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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Virginia

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Virginia? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Portico Restaurant - Richmond restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3195)
$30 and under
Italian
Richmond
About the restaurant
Italian inspired cuisine in a charming and beautiful country setting with outdoor dining all summer and a covered heated tent in the winter. Our stone terrace with large fireplace nestled between aromatic herb and flower gardens makes for a beautiful setting year around.

Upon booking, please select either an indoor or outdoor table. "Standard" refers to an indoor table. If an outdoor table is not listed, the patio may be booked at that time. Please call us directly if your preference is not listed.

Our tent is down for the summer! Tables on the patio are covered by umbrellas for protection from sun and in the case of rain. In the case of inclement weather, we will do our best to accommodate outdoor bookings indoors based on availability.

Take out from 4:30pm to 8:00pm daily and can be ordered by calling us at (804) 741-4800.

We are unable to accomadate parties of more than 6. We are unable to separate parties into multiple tables.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Food was amazing! Service was excellent. We had to change our outside reservation to indoors last minute and they were very accommodating!! Will definitely highly recommend Portico to anyone and eat there again!
A photo of Merroir restaurant
4.8
4.8 (63)
$30 and under
Seafood
Topping
About the restaurant
This is where it all started – on the banks of the Rappahannock River overlooking where we grow our oysters. We like to call Merroir a “tasting room,” just so people know to expect something different. Everything is either served raw or cooked on an outdoor grill, small-plate-style, and beautifully paired with craft brews and world-famous wines. Each menu item is singularly-focused, seasonal, and ever-changing, so there’s always a surprise in store.
Top review
DebbyHvip
Dined 1 day ago
A gorgeous restaurant with amazing views and delicious food! Our waitress was very friendly and the sommelier recommended wines by the glass that we hadn’t tried before and were perfect. An outstanding evening!
A photo of Pungo - Shorebreak Pizza & Taphouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (148)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Virginia Beach
About the restaurant
With Lakefront views, Patio Dining, Outdoor Bar, and Fire Pits
- Our new Pungo location in Virginia Beach pulls out all the stops!
We feature 33 TVs, A Game Room for the kids, 20 Beers on tap, And all the Satellite sports packages!
We pride ourselves in our Award-Winning Menu complete with Appetizers, Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood,
and of course, PIZZA!!

Reservations may not be available on certain days or during certain times.
During those times, walk-ins are welcome and encouraged.
Walk-ins are subject to a first come, first serve basis on our waitlist.

For questions, please email us at info@shorebreakvb.com or give us a call - 757-689-8886

**Table Requests: We attempt to honor all specific table requests such as a booth, high top, or outdoor seating. We are able to honor those requests 90% of the time. However, there are some occasions where a specific request may not be available at the time of your reservation.

Top review
FoodieMama
Dined 1 day ago
Great time for my family. Food was hot, super friendly staff, fun spot on for everyone.
A photo of Ridge Room restaurant
4.7
4.7 (272)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Harrisonburg
About the restaurant
Head to our rooftop tavern to sip creative cocktails as you admire the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. The tavern offers thoughtfully-sourced, regionally inspired food, and premium alcoholic beverages.

Please note the restaurant has it's own entrance and elevator located to the left side of the building.

Top review
Aris
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent food, much of it local, served at the proper time and at the proper temperature. The craft cocktails are unique, attractive, and flavorful. Our server was polite, competent, and engaging. The restaurant is an excellent choice for those looking for an upscale restaurant with a more casual feel. Most people seemed to be in animated, upbeat conversation with their dining partners or their neighbor at the bar. The plates are small, but this suited us; it allowed us to choose and sample a variety of dishes. The prices are higher than you'd pay at a more pedestrian restaurant, but we felt that the experience was well worth the cost for my wife's birthday celebration.
A photo of CrossKeys Bistro restaurant
4.5
4.5 (287)
$30 and under
American
Mount Crawford
About the restaurant
CrossKeys Bistro, located in Mt. Crawford, Virginia, serves upscale American-Mediterranean cuisine. The menu includes a range of items from shareable appetizers to elegant entrees. CrossKeys Bistro makes each item to order with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant also has an extensive wine selection, which can be paired to every menu option.

Start out your meal at CrossKeys Bistro with an order of the Mediterranean Plate or CrossKeys Sampler to share. Choose from menu items like the Reuben or Artic Salmon. Additionally, the restaurant serves brunch on Sundays with menu items like the French Toast Burger and Sunday morning Mimosa Flights. The Bistro also offers takeout services for guests who want to enjoy our cuisine in the comfort of their own home.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
This was a beautiful location not far from my home in Harrisonburg about 15 minutes away which was convenient for me and my first time there. Me and my guests really enjoyed our mother's day brunch. Our waitress was fantastic as well as the other employees and I hope I can return again for another event in the near future. I will recommend this winery to other people I know.
A photo of The Boathouse at Sunday Park restaurant
4.4
4.4 (4098)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Midlothian
About the restaurant
Named by Richmond Magazine as one of the best destinations for seafood and outdoor dining in the Richmond area, The Boathouse restaurant and event spaces wed impeccable waterfront views with authentic, locally-sourced cuisine. From the classically Southern shrimp and grits featuring sausage from Surry, VA to pizza made with authentic Italian recipes, the menu is distinctive and, most importantly, delicious.
Top review
JosieW
Dined 1 day ago
We are from out of town and was looking for a nice restaurant with great food and views and this place exceeded our expectations and was wonderful if we are ever back up here we will be eating here again!
A photo of The Boathouse at City Point restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2308)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Richmond
About the restaurant
Bringing waterfront dining back to Hopewell! The Boathouse at City Point with a sweeping vista of the Appomattox and James rivers features high-end interior design elements, private dining for large groups, patio dining and an outdoor bar. The Boathouse at City Point will offer a similar menu to other locations of The Boathouse, featuring coastal elements and a number of locally sourced ingredients.
Top review
RobertD
Dined 2 days ago
Loved it…service was a little slow so if going for a concert at the Beacon, definitely leave plenty of time before show.
A photo of Brambly Park restaurant
4.4
4.4 (50)
$30 and under
Italian
Richmond
About the restaurant
Brambly Park is an urban winery and oasis located in the northwest corner of Richmond's Scott's Addition neighborhood. Our property sits on 2 acres and is divided into four spaces: the winery, the restaurant, the park and the event hall. In addition to eating and drinking with us, we host regularly scheduled events and live music performances. Please check in with us regularly and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see what we have on the calendar.
Top review
Robin
Dined 4 days ago
Pizza could have had a little more of the toppings and was not very hot but was still delicious.
A photo of Six and Sky Rooftop Grille restaurant
4.4
4.4 (114)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Roanoke
About the restaurant
Roanoke's Rooftop Restaurant, located at the top of Center in the Square, featuring a gorgeous rooftop koi pond, 7th floor open air deck with 360-degree views of the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains and numerous historical attractions and buildings. Chef Steven Lyons tantalizes your taste buds with his signature dish - Swordfish, Fried Leeks, Pickled Apples, and an Oyster Brown Butter sauce.
Top review
GuntherHoyt
Dined 5 days ago
Friendly service, good seafood. Terrific views. We had a nice first visit.
A photo of Waters Edge Winery Norfolk restaurant
4.0
4 (18)
$50 and over
Winery
Norfolk
About the restaurant
Welcome to Waters Edge Winery of Norfolk! Founded from a deep love for wine, food, and family, our craft winery offers a unique experience. Owned by Jason & Dyan Witt, both passionate about hospitality and quality, we aim to make every visit memorable. Jason's business acumen and global wine knowledge, along with Dyan's marketing expertise, ensure a warm and inviting atmosphere. From our marketplace to bottling parties, we strive for guests to feel like family, learn about wine, and spread joy. Our diverse selection includes popular varietals and rare finds sourced globally from top grape growing regions, such as California, Italy, and France.
Top review
AliciaR
Dined 7 days ago
It was my first time there and I was well pleased. I feel like the food is a little overpriced for the portion. I ordered a Blackened Shrimp Salad for $24 and it was the size of a side salad but overall because of the ambience and the people were very nice and friendly. I’ll definitely go back especially for the wine flight!
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