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The days of warm weather and sunshine are upon us, so it's imperative to know where to find the best patios around town.
You'll want to soak in all the rays while you enjoy some of the best weather and food Atlanta has to offer.
It might come as no surprise that the first place winner is Six Feet Under in Grant Park, with views of the Atlanta skyline as well as Historic Oakland Cemetery (thus the name of the restaurant). You'll want to dine on all things seafood at this joint. Oysters, anyone?While enjoying your favorite local brew, you also capture a little piece of heaven located next to a lot of history.
Feast your eyes and your stomach while enjoying the patio at Greenwood’s on Green Street in Roswell. Coming in second place, you'll dine in a luscious garden while eating delicious Southern fair made from local ingredients. This place is an Atlanta treasure.
If dining al fresco is your thing, then you might already know about our third place winner: Raging Burrito is nestled right in the heart of downtown Decatur, and their patio is a must-visit complete with a fountain and giant Mona Lisa mural. You’ll dig the chill atmosphere.
These are only three of a vast array of patio options in and around Atlanta. All of our official nominees have something special to offer by way of dining or sipping outdoors -- The Optimist on the Westside. King + Duke in Buckhead, Dancing Goats Coffee Bar at Ponce City Market, 1910 Public House in Lilburn and Seed Kitchen & Bar in Marietta.
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Food just tastes better under the natural sky canopy. Dine al fresco at these patios while enhancing your overall dinging experience.
If you're a grab-your-bike-and-go type of explorer, then these Beltline patios were made just for you. For those who'd rather chill with a cocktail and people-watch, we've got some great patio suggestions for you too.