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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Greater Boston

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Updated 05 February 2024

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


A photo of Landing Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (309)
$30 and under
American
Marblehead
About the restaurant
The Landing was first established in 1972 and has withstood the test of time and the elements. Located on Marblehead Harbor our "On the Water Harbor Views" can't be beat. Chef Noe Ortega brings culinary excellence to each dish and our service is comforting and professional. Our Deck and Patio offer great views and atmosphere with Fresh Seafood right form the dock. Along with Steaks, Duck and plenty of Vegetarian and Gluten Free offerings you'll be sure to find what your looking for on our menu. We are on the water in the Historic District and close by Fort Sewall and Crocker Park as well as the Jerimiah Lee Mansion. Great wine and drink lists will accompany the ever changing menus created by Chef Noe Ortega.


Top review
mmckvip
Dined 2 days ago
Outstanding food and friendly, excellent service. We had a lobster roll and salmon. Both were prepared perfectly. Thanks Sean for making my lunch with my Mom extra special.
A photo of The Bowery Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (922)
$30 and under
American
Dorchester
About the restaurant
The Bowery Bar featuring indoor and patio dining in the heart of Lower Mills. Due to the State Covid Guidelines. Reservations are limited to a 6 guest maximum. To accommodate all of our guests we have set a 90 minute table time per reservation.
Top review
ChristineB
Dined 3 days ago
We celebrated my daughter's 21st birthday in one of the yurts. Everything was wonderful, the food, service and ambience. The reservation fee was deducted from the total, and yurt was decorated beautifully. The yurt also had heaters making it comfortable in the February weather. Our server, Gabby, was superb. I would recommend go there for a night out or special occasion.
A photo of Cisco Kitchen and Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (741)
$30 and under
American
New Bedford
About the restaurant
Cisco Kitchen + Bar New Bedford is the premier South Coast dining and lifestyle destination located on the Waterfront in New Bedford, MA. We are a live music, brewery, distillery, and dining experience serving innovative coastal cuisine.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Great service and good menu for all. All year long
A photo of American  Seasons restaurant
4.6
4.6 (899)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Nantucket
About the restaurant
American Seasons is situated in the heart of the downtown historic district of Nantucket. It is a well loved neighborhood favorite, amongst locals and visitors alike, well known for its creative and tasty take on contemporary cooking, using island grown produce where possible and coupled with friendly, attentive service from the welcoming dining room team.

The small, intimate bar serves delicious hand crafted cocktails, beers and an impressive by the glass selection of wines, alongside a small list of tasty bar snacks....a hidden gem on the island.

The award winning wine list provides a choice of really approachable, carefully selected wines, pre dominantly domestic, with some stand out selections from Europe and beyond, catering to all tastes and budgets.

Chef-Owner Neil Ferguson looks forward to welcoming you through the door at American Seasons... to relax, unwind and allow his team to take care of you for the evening.

Top review
CatherineK
Dined on 24 Oct 2023
Innovative and very tasty food, great decor, and excellent service. Highly recommend and will definitely eat there again.
A photo of Finz Salem restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2475)
$30 and under
Seafood
Salem
About the restaurant
Surrounded by windows overlooking the Salem Harbor, Finz offers guests lively waterfront scenery in a comfortable open concept interior. Of particular note is the 40 seat bar which flows from dining room to lounge, floor to ceiling nautical wall, hand painted lobster octopus mural, open style kitchen and built-in raw and sushi bars. In warmer months, the outdoor patio dining along the water is superb, with spots in the shade or the sun to enjoy a libation or light bites. With events centered around local arts, Finz is the place to experience Salem.
Top review
Amai
Dined on 13 Feb 2024
Excellent food and service! It was great to go to an early Valentines dinner because the restaurant wasn't crowded. The food was perfect, as always. And the staff were friendly and professional
A photo of Fathoms Bar & Grille, Inc. restaurant
4.6
4.6 (966)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
New Bedford
About the restaurant
Located right next to the harbor, Fathoms Bar & Grille has become an integral part of New Bedford's diverse collection of eateries. Known for its rich culture and historical fishing industry, New Bedford sets the stage for Fathoms Bar & Grille to be the place where people can gather for great food and drinks in a relaxed waterfront environment. Our patrons take in the ambiance of our handsomely appointed bar lounge area, the intimacy of our dining area or the fresh sea breezes on our seasonal patio.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Always a great time when we dine at Fathoms! Steak tips were amazing! Bartender Becky always attentive and entertaining. We love Thursday nights at Fathoms with Matt Silva playing to the crowd.
A photo of 1606 Restaurant and Oyster Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1482)
$31 to $50
American
Gloucester
About the restaurant
Voted Best of North Shore Magazine Editors' and Readers' Choice "Best Waterview Dining" and Editors' and Readers' Choice "Best AlFresco Dining".

Delicious cuisine with ocean views. Located on the second-floor, our restaurant and bar offers an oceanfront dining deck showcasing New England coastal dining at its best. Celebrate delicious Modern American cuisine with fresh local ingredients by our Chef and his culinary team. The tasteful décor, seaside vistas and comfortable atmosphere provide a dining experience unlike any other in the area. Relax and unwind in cozy elegance at the oceanfront bar, by the fireplace or out by the firepit on the deck, or dine on our fresh catch at our new oyster bar. With a plenty of seats to encourage community gatherings, enjoy a light-hearted take on the region’s culinary delights.

Top review
Barbara
Dined 6 days ago
We were celebrating a birthday and our anniversary. Food, ambience and service were exceptional.
A photo of Tavern at Weathervane Golf Club restaurant
4.6
4.6 (119)
$30 and under
American
Weymouth
About the restaurant
Stunning views, chef-inspired dishes, unique cocktails and igloo dining in the winter months make this beautiful tavern and expansive patio a sought-after destination for lunch, brunch dinner and drinks, year-round.

Top review
nancyjvip
Dined 3 days ago
Great hidden gem good place for a quick bite with friends on a Tuesday night
A photo of Pinehills East Bay Grille restaurant
4.6
4.6 (131)
$31 to $50
American
Plymouth
About the restaurant
At East Bay Grille Pinehills, located at The Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, Massachusetts, we offer fine cuisine in a warm, yet casual environment. Our daily menu includes ocean fresh seafood, varietal pastas, and choice cut steaks, in addition to savory sandwiches and craft pizzettas. Get comfortable in our cozy Grille Room, relaxing veranda, or enjoy a cocktail around the fire pit. Whether you are just finishing a round of golf or enjoying a night out with family or friends, you can escape the everyday here at East Bay.

East Bay Grille at Pinehills Golf Club is a public restaurant. You do not need to be a member of the Golf Club or resident of the community to dine with us.

Top review
CarolK
Dined on 10 Feb 2024
Mike the bar manager was very personable. Drinks were amazing. We had a table for 6 and we didn’t feel crowded. Tips and short ribs were plentiful and flavorful. Seafood stew special had plenty of fish and the salmon dishes were cooked to perfection. We will definitely be coming back.
A photo of Daedalus restaurant
4.5
4.5 (448)
$30 and under
American
West Cambridge
About the restaurant
Tucked in a converted greenhouse, Daedalus is a casual restaurant that serves New American cuisine and drinks in spacious surrounds. The restaurant's menu changes to reflect the season. Diners rave about the crab cake sandwich, the buffalo tenders and the Daedalus burger.

A neighborhood favorite, Daedalus boasts a roof deck that delivers a lovely view of Harvard square. It also hosts two bars (one located on each floor)

Top review
Jojp
Dined 3 days ago
Lovely restaurant. The food and service was excellent.
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