Arizona’s amazing weather creates ample opportunities to dine outside at a restaurant with patio seating. From rooftop patios, to lakeside patios, here are our favorites around the great Copper state:
1. Lon’s at Hermosa Inn
Gorgeous flowers, trees and live music make dinner on Lon’s patio a delightful experience. Ample space for groups and nooks for parties of two.
5532 N Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley
2. Scorpion Bay Grill
Enjoy fresh food, cocktails and a 365-degree view of all the beauty Lake Pleasant has to offer at Scorpion Bay Grill. Indulge in seasonal favorites including fresh salads, house made flatbreads, grilled burgers (including savory veggie burgers), sandwiches and decadent desserts. Enjoy indoor and outdoor seating or drive your boat straight up to the restaurant for a to-go order! Private event charter available for 40 people plus captain and catering for full- or half-day cruises, or remain docked at the restaurant.
10970 Peninsula Blvd, Morristown
3. T. Cook's at Royal Palms Resort
Diners love the fantastic view of Camelback Mountain while enjoying New American fare in a posh setting with fireplaces. Choice of sunny or shaded tables and open kitchen views if desired.
5200 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix
4. Different Pointe of View (Paradise Valley)
Upscale dining room with spectacular views from the edge of North Mountain in Phoenix. Try the lobster rice paper roll or seared Berkshire pork belly. Special events are often booked at Different Pointe of View, so be sure to call ahead.
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N. Seventh St., Phoenix
5. Cibo, an urban pizzeria
Feel like you’re in your own backyard, with someone else cooking the wood-fired pizzas, at Cibo in downtown Phoenix. Live music and fantastic food keep diners coming back for more.
603 N 5th Ave, Phoenix
6. Olive and Ivy, Scottsdale Waterfront
Enjoy dinner on a sunlit patio with friends and family at Olive and Ivy. Serves Mediterranean food that offers a quiet escape from the ordinary. Cozy fire pits add to the charm.
7135 E Camelback Rd #195, Scottsdale
7. Queen Creek Olive Mill
Take a fun trip to a family-owned Olive Farm and Mill in Queen Creek. Dine on a giant patio surrounded by lush trees. Inside, you can purchase wine to drink with your meal, a selection of olive oils, stuffed olives and clever knick-knacks.
25062 S Meridian Rd, Queen Creek
8. Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix
Outstanding patio and balcony overlooking the streets of downtown Phoenix, with local musicians revitalizing the area’s live music scene. Delicious food from Cocina 10, the venue’s Mexican-inspired kitchen.
308 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix
9. The Perch, Chandler
Settle in for a sunset on the scenic rooftop patio in historic downtown Chandler. Wide selection of beers, burgers, salad, and pizzas for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Plus, don’t miss saying hello to the 50 brightly-colored tropical rescue birds!
232 S. Wall St., Chandler
10. Luci’s at The Orchard in uptown Phoenix
A great spot for family and friends to gather amidst citrus trees, grass and lush flowers. It’s a dining complex with a splash pad for kids and an ice cream shop connected to Luci’s. Plus, there’s a sister restaurant, Pomelo, with a more refined atmosphere in a historic house with its own fire pit and patio.
7100 N. 12th St., Phoenix
Whether it’s a casual brunch, a quick lunch or romantic dinner, there’s no shortage of great patio restaurants in Phoenix.
Scorpion Bay is Arizona’s premier floating playground, offering everything from daily pontoon and ski boat rentals to slips for harboring your yacht (or dinghy). Come for the fishing or come for the frolicking—either way, incredible mountain views, fantastic dining and world-class marina services await less than an hour out of Phoenix. https://www.scorpionbayaz.com/