Photo Provided By: Catamaran, By: Stephanie Chavez21 Restaurants in San Diego With Open-Air Dining Locale Magazine Editors October 29, 2020 Spread the loveFresh Air and Fresh Food Make for the Perfect Summertime Outing Written By: Kaylin Waizinger Outdoor Dining San Diego If you haven’t yet heard, San Diego County has closed bars again and implemented restrictions on restaurants in response to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Indoor dining may be a bit risky at the moment, but a meal enjoyed in the fresh air is a great way to stay safe and continue to support local restaurants. Here is a list of some of San Diego’s best open-air dining options and why we love them! The Rooftop by STK Al Fresco Dining San Diego Location: East Village; on the rooftop of Andaz San Diego Cuisine: Upscale American Why We Love it: Showstopping views of the Coronado Bridge and sophisticated, regionally inspired entrees Oceana Coastal Kitchen Outdoor Dining San Diego Photo By: Kambria Fischer Photo By: Kambria Fischer Location: Mission Bay; inside the Catamaran Resort Hotel Cuisine: Californian Why We Love it: Delicious seafood selections and a panoramic view of sparkling Mission Bay A.R. Valentien Outdoor Dining San Diego Location: La Jolla; inside The Lodge at Torrey Pines Cuisine: Seasonal American Why We Love it: California craftsman design and a terrace with breathtaking golf course views Casero Taqueria Outdoor Dining San Diego Photography Provided By: Casero Taqueria Photography Provided By: Casero Taqueria Location: Carlsbad Cuisine: Baja-inspired Why We Love it: An 18-seat outdoor bar with a delicious signature house margarita Cody’s La Jolla Al Fresco Dining San Diego Photographed By: Danielle Jackson Location: La Jolla Cuisine: American Brunch and Lunch Why We Love it: Decadent brunch offerings and a large patio perfect for people-watching Waypoint Public Outdoor Dining San Diego Photography By: Bhadri Kubendran Location: North Park Cuisine: Gastropub Why We Love it: A kid-friendly neighborhood hangout spot with a great craft beer selection Mustangs & Burros Out door Dining San Diego Photography Provided By: Estancia La Jolla Resort & Spa Location: La Jolla; inside Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa Cuisine: Coastal Why We Love it: A hacienda-style eatery with a spacious patio Louisiana Purchase Al Fresco Dining San Diego Photo Provided By: Louisiana Purchase, Desanti Photo Location: North Park Cuisine: Cajun and Creole Why We Love it: A contemporary French Quarter atmosphere and Louisiana home-style flavor Miss B’s Coconut Club Outdoor Dining San Diego Photography Provided By: Huy Believe – Miss B’s Coconut Club Photography Provided By: Huy Believe – Miss B’s Coconut Club Location: Mission Beach Cuisine: Caribbean Why We Love it: A tropical retreat with an open-air space to sip fruity cocktails six feet apart Park 101 Photo By: Kambria Fischer Photography By: Kambria Fischer Location: Carlsbad Cuisine: American Why We Love it: Delicious smoked meats and a bi-level space with plenty of picnic tables! PB Shore Club Photography Provided By: PB Shore Club Location: Pacific Beach Cuisine: Pub Grub Why We Love it: A buzzing upstairs bungalow with fresh fish tacos and breezy ocean views Herringbone La Jolla Photography Provided By: Hakkasan Group Location: La Jolla Cuisine: California Coastal Why We Love it: A raw bar and exhibition kitchen surrounded by 100-year-old olive trees in a warm, yet airy setting Hope 46 Photography Provided By: JMW Photography Location: North Park; inside The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows Cuisine: American Why We Love it: Old school vibes and signature cocktails overlooking the historic Weissmuller Pool Cafe Sevilla Photography Provided By: Cafe Sevilla Photography Provided By: Cafe Sevilla Location: San Diego Cuisine: Spanish Why We Love it: Spanish tapas, small plates and an authentic Spanish ambiance make for a fun and flavorful dinner experience! The Westgate Room Location: Gaslamp Quarter; inside The Westgate Hotel Cuisine: American Why We Love it: The perfect spot to enjoy lunch and a cold beer on the open-air Westgate Room Veranda Madison on Park Location: University Heights Cuisine: Mediterranean Why We Love It: Delicious bites and innovative cocktails enjoyed on a sophisticated mid-century modern, street-side patio Rustic Root Photo By: Eder Escamilla Location: Gaslamp Quarter Cuisine: American Why We Love it: An expansive deck outfitted with rose gold seats and market street lights Pali Wine Co. Location: Little Italy Cuisine: Wine Bar Why We Love it: You can take your vino in a growler to go! Vintana Wine & Dine Location: Escondido Cuisine: New American Why We Love it: An unexpected fine dining spot with panoramic views atop The Centre at Lexus Escondido The Crack Shack Photography by Noble Andrews Location: Little Italy Cuisine: Fried Chicken Everything! Why We Love it: A stylish, all-outdoors joint with to-die-for soft serve with limitless toppings Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Photography Provided By: Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Photography Provided By: Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Photography Provided By: Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Location: Carlsbad Cuisine: New England-Inspired American Cuisine Why We Love It: Family-owned Revolutionary War museum with a new spacious outdoor patio designed by international architectural and design firm PGAL. Hey restaurant-owners! Want to get your local business added to our list? Send us the name of your restaurant, the location and one way you and your team have supported the local community in this time of crisis. Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org! Note: Restaurant must be located in San Diego County and offer outdoor dining.