The Best Places For Outdoor Dining In Atlanta, Georgia

Photo of Elaine Elliott
9 February 2017

Atlanta is a bustling hub full of green space and rooftop patios. While you eat, you can enjoy views of the city or hide away in beautiful fine dining gardens. Here are some of the best options for delicious cuisine, cocktails, and friendly outdoor atmospheres.

JCT. Kitchen and Bar | courtesy of Andrew Thomas Lee

JCT. Kitchen and Bar

In this beautifully chic restaurant, southern comfort food is kicked up a notch with fresh ingredients and masterful culinary skills. This Westside Market restaurant has been featured in Travel + Leisure, SKY magazine, Zagat, Southern Living, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. It was also rated a top restaurant by The Atlantan in 2014. The praise for JCT.’s food is worthy, and the dining is upbeat and friendly. There is a beautiful rooftop patio and bar that quite often has live music playing at night. Guests can also enjoy creative cocktails and the skyline view of Atlanta.

Patio Dining | courtesy of Wahoo! Grill

Wahoo! Grill

Wahoo! Grill is a farm-to-table restaurant that hosts weddings, events, and daily dining in their enchanting, Tuscan-style indoor and outdoor patio. The garden oasis pairs perfectly with their delectably fresh entrees and heartwarming service. A wide variety of gourmet foods is available from seafood off the southern coast, seasonal vegetables, and Georgia meats and cheeses. Come see why Discover DeKalb magazine, Creative Loafing Atlanta, and Best of CitySearch have ranked this one of Atlanta’s best outdoor dining experiences.

PURE Brookhaven rooftop | Courtesy of Greg Galla

PURE Tacqueria Brookhaven

Brookhaven has a variety of dining options, but PURE is the best option for young adults who want to sip margaritas and eat freshly made tacos on the stylish rooftop patio every evening. This is a great spot to meet new friends in the evening while mingling on cozy furniture, watching a sports game, and enjoying the views of Brookhaven. PURE has been known as one of the best Mexican restaurants in the great Atlanta area. This new location in Brookhaven is setting the bar for great eats, views, and company.

Views from Six Feet Under | becky/flickr

Six Feet Under

This casual seafood restaurant has the best Atlanta skyline view in the city. No other restaurant offers views of Oakland Cemetery and panoramic views of Atlanta skyscrapers in the distance. Dining on this rooftop patio is a must-try while visiting Atlanta. Plus, the seafood and pub selection makes it a great place to split steamed shellfish platters, shrimp baskets, and draft beer pitchers into the early hours of the night. Six Feet Under promotes a friendly atmosphere that is all about sharing seafood and spirits with friends and family.

Outdoor Patio | lucasfox/flickr

Terra Terroir

Don’t be fooled by Terra Terrior‘s shopping mall location, this garden patio paradise has an award-winning wine list and some of the best contemporary cuisine in Brookhaven. The restaurant itself has a warm and welcoming interior, but the outdoor garden is where guests often want to be. Hidden among lush gardens, a pond, and thick ivy, this place makes you forget you’re in the midst of a bustling city.

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