Memphis Patio List: 40 Places To Enjoy Patio Weather In Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 16th 2015 62001 0

****** IMPORTANT Ed. Note: This post is from 2015. For the extensive, updated 2017 patio list (100+ patios listed), click here. For details on several of those awesome patios, keep reading! *******

Before you tell me what’s been left off of this list, check out the NEW list of patios right here.

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy these spring days with some food or a beverage, here’s a combined list (in no particular order) of Memphis patios featured on this post and this post, plus another 15 new additions to start us off.

I have added *dog friendly if the restaurants allowed leashed dogs on their patios.

Here’s a list of patios in Memphis, including pet friendly patios and dog friendly patios.

1. Loflin Yard (7 W. Carolina Ave.) *dog friendly

The rain’s cleared out and we’ve got room for you. Earl the Pearl plays at 6 p.m.

A photo posted by Loflin Yard (@loflinyard) on

2. Aldo’s (100 S. Main St.) *dog friendly

Aldo’s patio. Photo via Facebook.

3. Lost Pizza Co. (2855 Poplar Ave.) *dog friendly

Lost Pizza Co’s patio. Photo via Facebook.

4. Tart (820 S. Cooper St.) *dog friendly

Tart’s patio in Cooper Young. 

5. Ciao Bella (565 Erin Dr)

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So you can sort of see the Ciao Bella patio behind all that lovely pasta. You get the idea.

6. Kooky Canuck Cordova (1250 N. Germantown Parkway)

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Kooky Canuck’s new Cordova location has a patio. Photo via Twitter.

7. Schweinehaus (2110 Madison Ave.) *dog friendly

Schweinehaus has a spacious side patio.

8. Babalu (2115 Madison Avenue) *dog friendly (must enter through outside gate)

Babalu has an inside/outside bar and patio.

9. Elwood’s Shack (4523 Summer Ave.) *dog friendly

Your view won’t be much (a Lowe’s parking lot) but who cares when you have Elwood’s fish tacos or barbecue?

10. Second Line (2144 Madison Ave.) *dog friendly, please inform the hostess you have your furry friend with you

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Second Line has a big patio and an outdoor bar. Photo via Facebook.

11. Wiseacre Taproom (2783 Broad Ave.) *dog friendly

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Wiseacre patio. Photo via @haleyrissac on Instagram, from last year’s I Love Memphis birthday party.

12. Hog & Hominy and Porcellino’s (707 and 711 W. Brookhaven Circle) *dog friendly (check out the dog treats at Porcellino’s butcher counter)

Hog and Hominy, Memphis, Tenn.
There are small/medium front patios at both Hog & Hominy and its next door neighbor, Porcellino’s, plus an enclosed back patio at Hog & Hominy, the Holding Pen.

13. ECCO on Overton Park (1585 Overton Park Ave) *dog friendly

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ECCO’s back patio. Photo via Facebook.

14. Las Delicias on Quince (5689 Quince Rd.)

My picture for this one came out too dark, but the Quince Rd. Las Delicias has a nice cozy patio. I guess I’ll have to go back (oh darn).

15. Terrace at the River Inn (50 Harbor Town Square)

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There are plenty of seats at the Terrace at the River Inn Make sure you bring sunglasses, especially if you go at sunset. Photo via Facebook.

If you want to read descriptions and see photos for numbers 16 through 10, click here.

16. Beauty Shop / DKDC (966 and 964 S. Cooper)

17. The Farmer (formerly known as the Elegant Farmer) (262 S. Highland St.)

18. Cheffie’s (483 High Point Terrace) *dog friendly

19. Bleu (221 South 3rd St.)

20. South of Beale (361 S. Main St.) *dog friendly

21. Los Compadres (3295 Poplar Ave #101).

22. Brookhaven Pub (695 West Brookhaven Circle) *dog friendly

23. The Cove (2559 Broad Avenue)

24. Tsunami (928 S. Cooper)

25. Felicia Suzanne’s (80 Monroe Ave.) *dog friendly (water bowls sometimes available)

If you want to read descriptions and see photos for numbers 16 through 10, click here.

26. Swanky’s Taco Shop (4770 Poplar Avenue)

27. Young Ave. Deli (2119 Young Avenue) *dog friendly

28. Cafe Ole (959 S. Cooper St.) *dog friendly

29. Otherlands Coffee Bar (641 S. Cooper) *dog friendly

30. Memphis Pizza Cafe (2087 Madison Ave. and 5061 Park Ave.) *dog friendly

31. Central Barbecue (2249 Central Ave.) *midtown and downtown locations are dog friendly

32. Silky O’Sullivan’s (183 Beale Street)

33. Bhan Thai (1324 Peabody Ave.)

34. Celtic Crossing (903 S. Cooper St.) *dog friendly

35. Bayou Bar and Grill (2094 Madison Ave.)

36. Slider Inn (2117 Peabody Ave.) *dog friendly

37. The P&H Cafe (1532 Madison Ave.)

38. Mollie Fontaine Lounge (679 Adams Ave.)

39. Majestic Grille (145 South Main St.) *dog friendly

40. Bosco’s (2120 Madison Ave.)

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  1. Lauren says:

    Lafayette's Music Room as a two-story patio! 

  2. I love this post!! I'm so glad Spring is here!!! 

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  4. Jordan says:

    Tug's on Mud Island is also a fantastic place with a patio, great view, and good Happy Hour drinks and appetizers!

  5. Dee says:

    Thanks so much for posting this!  Always love sitting on the patio for a meal!

  6. nick harmeier says:

    Yay for patio weather!

  7. Star says:

    I wonder which of these are dog friendly. Any idea? 

  8. jen says:

    the park ave MPC location (5061) has a patio too. granted the view isn't as pretty as the midtown location's but… it's outdoors 

  9. Sam says:

    Are there any pet friendly restaurants/outdoor eats? 

  10. Janice Templeton says:

    Belly Acres has a great patio and fabulous food!!

  11. Rachel says:

    Cafe Eclectic has doggy friendly patios at all three locations!

  12. Lost will says:

    Lost Pizza Co's patio is dog friendly!  🙂

  13. CC says:

    The management (on-site owner) has cruel ways, but Cafe Ole in Cooper Young allows pets on its street side patio, for those wondering.

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Fino's has some patio tables for having yummy sandwiches outside!

  15. Our midtown location has a great porch up on the hill and we are dog friendly (leashed).  We also will be bringing back the backyard yoga & tai chi in a few weeks for spring 🙂

    xoxo, Kat    ….     Muddy's… 585 S Cooper

  16. Janet says:

    How did the Brooks Museum get overlooked! Only restaurant overlooking Overton Park! Gorgeous views. 

  17. Karen says:

    Bahama Breeze by the Wolfchase Mall has a great patio. 

  18. Carlotta says:

    Owen Brennan's too as well as Salsa's

  19. Cooper Young Farmers market has wonderful outdoor seating Saturday mornings!
    Hot Mess burritos, Fuel, and The Fresh Grind juices, smoothies, and teas are awesome to enjoy outside!

  20. Mr. P'S says:

    Mr. P’S Buffalo wings Hackscross

  21. Rachel says:

    Don't forget about 3 Angels! They have a cute private patio and I've seen a dog chillin out there. 

  22. Shannon says:

    Great list, but don’t forget about Frida’s! A delicious Mexican restaurant located on Madison Ave that has a lovely patio and balcony.

  23. Jeff says:

    These are great, my wife and I started are patio spring off Sunday at MiPueblo in Hernando's.

    there are a couple of great places there as well like Blue Daze and Windy City.

  24. Cyndia says:

    Deli on the Square (Bogie's) has a great dog friendly patio for enjoying great food (breakfast or lunch) and people watching on the square. 

  25. High Cotton Brewery also has a nice outdoor patio. I think it's dog-friendly as well with some of the best local beer in Memphis!

  26. HydeParkSwag says:

    Flying Saucer in Cordova has a great pet friendly patio.

  27. Linda Rush says:

    Brushmark at Brooks Museum and patio at Houston’s.

  28. Suzy Halsell says:

    Double J Smokehouse & Saloon has two patios, one up stairs and one down stairs!

  29. Brad Cole says:

    great post. Outdoor seating is my first priority this time of year. Need some sunshine.

  30. ZachT says:

    Great list! Don't forget Local Midtown, my personal favorite patio. 

  31. Kim says:

    Movie & Pizza Company in Harbor Town

  32. Kitty says:

    Aldo's and Bleu have dog-friendly patios as well. I thought Slider Inn does, too, but I'm not positive since I haven't taken my dog there. I second the comment on Tug's, and of course the River Inn roof is open air (though not outside) and overlooking the Mississippi. 

  33. tasha says:

    Yall forgot about Sidestreetgrill

  34. shay says:

    I’d say Slider Inn is dog friendly… or has been in the recent past, anyway.

  35. Caroline Brown says:

    Don't forget Bangkok Alley in East Memphis and in Collierville.


  36. Rae says:

    Bae Louie in Midtown has a nice outside patio, as well! Thanks for the list, can't wait to check out some of these places this spring/summer

  37. Rae says:

    *Bar Louie

  38. Fuel, Fuel, Fuel!! fuel cafe ! Great shady patio and fresh, healthy, always well prepared food … Lots of vegy and vegan options … On Madison in midtown .., 

  39. Barry says:

    The Mellow Mushroom patio at Eastgate is dog friendly. Don't know about the other locations.

  40. Blair Evans says:

    Holly, Andrew Michael has a lovely patio, complete with fireplace, and they are also dog-friendly. I had a lovely evening there a few weeks ago, and they were incredibly kind to my dog, in addition to serving my party a wonderful dinner!

  41. Kelli says:

    Square Beans Coffee in Collierville and we’re dog friendly, too!

  42. Rice Drewry says:

    mellow mushroom pizza on Park Ave has a great covered patio!

  43. Kathy says:

    You should check out the patio at Half Shell on Winchester near Hacks Cross – nice!!!

  44. Diane in Cordova says:

    Add Kabob International on Dexter in Cordova: VERY nice patio with plants and pleasant decor.

  45. Julia says:

    Thanks for posting dog-friendly restaurants! My friends and I will be meeting in Memphis for the first time. We are all women and will have doxies in a stroller. Are all these places in good areas of town? Are there areas to stay out of? Can you recommend hotels. Again, thank you and God bless!

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      You’ll be just fine and safe at these spots. Just use common sense like you would anywhere! I’d look into any of the hotels downtown so you can be walking distance to South Main and Beale Street, etc.

  46. Hez says:

    The Cove is dog friendly both inside and on the porch! 🙂

  47. Cary says:

    The Mellow Mushroom on Park and in Germantown both have great patios. I believe they are both dog friendly. Thanks!

  48. Jordan says:

    The Kitchen at Shelby Farms has delicious food, and an AMAZING view. Especially at sunset. With easy access to the lake right in front of you.

  49. Ruthie says:

    Newby’s has outdoor seating on Highland and is building a patio out back, which should be finished soon.

  50. Chad says:

    Great article. I just moved to Memphis in January, and with summer coming up, I plan on trying out these fantastic places! I did notice that The Kitchen Bistro @ Shelby Farms isn’t listed. It should be as it has quickly became a favorite on mine and many others!

  51. Tonya J. Beasley says:

    You forgot to mention SideStreet!

  52. Bjarni says:

    Max’s sports bar has a great patio

  53. Danny says:

    My favorite place Mexican bar and grill has a cute little patio

  54. Krystina Stark says:

    Salsa on Poplar and Ridgeway!

  55. Marty Smith says:

    Nice patio blog

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