The Ultimate Memphis Patio List: 100+ Places To Eat and Drink Outside

The Ultimate Memphis Patio List: 100+ Places To Eat and Drink Outside

Here it is: Memphis area patios, listed (generally) by neighborhood. Have a patio to add to the list? Let us know at [email protected]!

Ed. Note: hours, availability and dog-friendly status is subject to change. It's always good to call ahead for the most up-to-date info!

Some of these may not say dog-friendly or kid-friendly but it doesn't mean they're not! We made notes where we're certain dogs are allowed. Kid-friendly means running around and playing isn't discouraged at these spots. 

Railgarten | Alex Shansky
Railgarten in Cooper Young has multiple outdoor spaces with patios, a stage, and a playground.

SOUTH MAIN

South Main has an incredible amount of patios and variety in set-ups. Here are a few of note.

meat platter on table with loflin patio in background and string lights
Credit: Craig Thompson

Loflin Yard

One of the largest patio offerings in not just the South Main neighborhood but all of Memphis. I like to think of the patio as three different areas: the main courtyard with numerous seating options and fire pits, a grassy backyard, and a covered more backdoor area by the safe house. They also have a few outdoor TVs too. Pet and kid friendly.

lobbyist patio with shaded canopies, tables, and lounge couches
Credit: Jalyn Souchek

 

The Lobbyist

This fine-dining restaurant offers a beautiful and large patio along S Main St. and it has a great patio-only happy hour. Choose between traditional seating or lounge couches. Pet friendly.

back deck patio with canopies at Max's
Courtesy of Max's Sports Bar

Max’s Sports Bar

For an outdoor sports vibe, hit Max’s Sports Bar. The outdoor deck with covered portions and TVs will be in the back of the bar but they also have a few small patio tables out front too.

motorcycle sitting out front of ghost river brewing building
Credit: Alex Shansky

Ghost River Brewing

You can’t go wrong with either Ghost River location for a patio vibe. The original South Main location offers spacious seating options, covered and not. They host a ton of movie nights and events outside plus they’re building a new stage for live music. Pet and kid friendly.

people sitting on patio at slider inn downtown
Credit: Alex Shansky

Slider Inn Downtown

Slider Inn has done so much to add to their patio experience with a music stage and large TV. Soak up the sun near their outdoor bar or lounge in one of their covered booths. Always a great spot for live music. Pet and kid friendly.

exterior of wiseacre downtown which is a big industrial sized building with green patterns decorating side
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Wiseacre Taproom

The downtown HQ for Wiseacre has a huge outdoor seating from large picnic tables, intimate tables under the trees, and tables surrounding the building. Guaranteed to find a spot you like here and if you’re lucky–during a night of live music on their outdoor stage. Pet and kid friendly.

momma's patio with shaded canopies

Momma’s

Cozy yet fun is the vibe for Momma’s expanded patio with both covered and uncovered areas. The added overhead canopies add a nice touch for the outdoor seating. There is also a stage with live music constantly in the rotation.

MORE SOUTH MAIN PATIOS TO HIT:

DOWNTOWN

Sage Memphis

It’s hard to choose to sit outside when Sage just had a beautiful renovation inside but the patio gives all the comfort you need while you enjoy a fusion of soul cuisine. The patio is perfect for one of their mimosa flights.

Aldo's covered patio
Credit: Alex Shansky

Aldo’s Pizza Pies

Enjoy the sights of the passing trolley at one of the best large patios in downtown. The moveable tables are perfect for large groups looking to split some pizza. Covered too.

Blind Bear Speakeasy

No password is needed for this outdoor patio at Blind Bear–perfect for their brunch or late-night drinks. Sit in the sun or escape to the shade of the covered portions.

lit up horse carriage walks in front of majestic grille patio
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Majestic Grille

I’d pull out the measuring tape but I think it’s safe to say that Majestic Grille has one of the largest patios north of Beale in downtown. The striped awnings and flower beds make it that much more picture perfect.

Silly Goose

They have a wraparound covered patio that’s elevated away from the business of the street. The counter lining the street is perfect for people watching while chowing down on a wood fire pizza.

people eating on patio of Flight Restaurant
Credit: Logan Young

Flight Restaurant

For many restaurants, patios offer a much more laid back vibe. Not Flight! Go here for one of the best outdoor fine-dining experiences in all of downtown. The white table clothed tables outdoors shows they mean business. Covered too.

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HARBOR TOWN + PINCH DISTRICT

lawn picnic tables and patio at Grind City Brewing
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Grind City Brewing

This Pinch District brewery is basically one big backyard. Enjoy craft beer or seltzer on the large deck or picnic tables on the lawn. I’ve seen many people pack lawn chairs and blankets too. No shortage of seating ever here. Pet and kid friendly.

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Comeback Coffee

Tucked in the back is the cutest private patio perfect for an early morning coffee or afternoon break. The architecture of the space is a major mood booster. A great study spot too.

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Cocozza

The patio at this American Italian restaurant in Harbor Town is perfect for enjoying an aperitivo. Plus, they have a patio aperitivo happy hour. Sit back in a covered spot or soak up the sun. Dog friendly!
 

MORE PATIOS IN HARBOR TOWN AND THE PINCH DISTRICT:

CROSSTOWN + THE EDGE + MEDICAL DISTRICT + EVERGREEN

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Crosstown Brewing Co. + Crosstown Concourse

There is no shortage of outdoor seating at Crosstown Brewing Co. (and Crosstown Concourse in general!) The brewery has a large area of picnic tables or sit inside next to the open garage doors. Outdoor seating lines all of Crosstown Concourse to enjoy all the offerings of the vertical village. Global Cafe, MEMPops, Abner’s, and so much more.

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JEM Dining

This approachable fine dining restaurant is one of the newest spots in Memphis and it offers a cute patio to enjoy a drink or meal at. Umbrellas offer shade on a hot day and the nearby mural makes for a perfect photo op with your crew.

woman DJs on Inkwell patio
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Inkwell

Head across the street to one of our favorite night time patios to post up at. They have a beautiful and spacious courtyard to sip on cocktails at. Occasionally, there’s live music or DJ and it makes for an elite vibe. 

ECCO on Overton Park

You’d never know the expansive–and glorious–patio ECCO offers from its cozy front entrance (that also offers an additional patio space). It’s like a hidden Italian backyard oasis. Or if you want outdoor vibes but still inside in the AC, opt to dine in their Garden Room.

Sunrise Memphis

Sometimes breakfast is best served outdoors. Those early hours of the day offer the best break from the heat. Sunrise Memphis’ downtown location offers plenty of seating while you enjoy a coffee and biscuit sammy.

MIDTOWN

colorful lawn chairs spread out at railgarten in front of sound stage
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Railgarten

Arguably one of the best outdoor patios in Memphis. A playground of sorts for both adults and children. There is an actual playground for children, by the way. There’s no shortage of seating both covered and not. Enjoy live music on their outdoor stage or just soak up the sun. Dog and kid-friendly.

 

Mary’s B.O.T.E

The patio at one of Memphis’ newest hot spots is hidden in the back but worth venturing out of the dimly lit tiki bar. The patio, which has covered areas, keeps the tiki vibes going with an adorable assortment of flamingos strung up along its walls.

 

Slider Inn

There’s a reason Slider Inn is gracing this list twice. Both of their locations have two of the best patios. The Midtown OG location has a great laid back vibe and misters on those hot Memphis days. And there are many of them. We love how this spot also offers shaded areas too. Dog friendly.

 

Molly’s La Casita

If you haven’t ventured to Molly’s recently, you may have missed their courtyard patio expansion. Margaritas just taste better on a patio. There are umbrella covered picnic tables or uncovered tables to choose from.

COOPER-YOUNG

Hammer & Ale

The perfect patio to enjoy one of their numerous craft beer selections. Opt for one of their super cute beer flights that come in a muffin styled tin to try a variety. This spot was just made for day drinking, imo. Dog friendly!

 

Cafe Ole

Another favorite patio of ours can be found at Cafe Ole where there is no shortage of seating. There’s a stage for lie music plus the bar can open to the outside too. Patio best enjoyed with a margarita. Dog friendly!

 

Celtic Crossing

This beloved Irish pub also has a huge patio. There are umbrellas for those wanting some shade plus lots of seating in completely covered areas. Celtic also offers an outdoor bar with seating plus TVs outside. Dog friendly!

patio at Cooper house
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Cooper House Project

Patio hopping is easy in Cooper-Young! Keep it going with a visit to one of the city’s newest breweries. Ample patio seating is available out front with more tables lining the side of the building. The garage style door opens in the back if you want the outside breeze. Dog friendly!

 

Soul Fish Cafe

Enjoy lunch or dinner on Soul Fish Cafe’s patio. There are quite a few tables available plus it’s also covered!

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OVERTON SQUARE

Bayou Bar and Grill

There are two patio areas at Bayou perfect for brunching on–or anytime really. A bonus is both offer fans for those super hot days.

people dining on outdoor patio at Lafayettes
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Lafayette’s Music Room

A double-decker of patios–literally! Soak up the sun up top or cover up on the first floor. Either way, you should be able to hear the music trickle out from inside.

 

Second Line

I’d say Second Line also has two patios between the front options and the back which is a crown jewel of patios. Back patio has plentiful seating, string lights for good night vibes, a bar with seating, and heaters for cold nights.

 

Saltwater Crab

An underrated patio and spot in general. There are quite a few patio tables, all covered, and there are fans to try and keep it a bit cooler. Pro-tip: Hit it for their brunch!

 

Porch & Parlor

Looking for an elevated, fine-dining experience with outdoor seating? Porch & Parlor is that spot. Some tables are covered with others out in the open. Candlelit dinners outside just hit better.

BROAD AVE. + BINGHAMPTON

City & State

Greeted with the “Well Hello” painted wall, City & State has one of the most welcoming outdoor patios of all Memphis coffee shops. They almost always have a bowl of water out for the pups too which is so appreciated. Dog-friendly!

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Hampline Brewing Company, Facebook

Hampline Brewing Company

If it’s been awhile since your last visit to Hampline, you may have missed the massive patio expansion they’ve done over the years. There is plenty of picnic table seating available plus a stage for live music, trivia, comedy nights, etc. Dog-friendly!

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The Liquor Store, Facebook

 

The Liquor Store

Recently received a facelift – this tucked away patio gives the ultimate backyard vibes with their bright tables and chairs, added turf, and cornhole. Dog-friendly!

MORE PATIOS IN BROAD AVE. + BINGHAMPTON:

PLEASE NOTE: The rest of this page is under construction but you can still refer to these lists of patio-friendly spots:

 

East Memphis

Sidecar Cafe
River Oaks, heated patio (call ahead for reservations)
Big Bill's BBQ, Kirby Rd. locations
Soul Fish at Wolfchase
Libro at Novel in Laurelwood, heated patio
Mosa Asian Bistro
Lost Pizza Co. *dog friendly
Central BBQ  East Memphis Poplar location, *dog friendly, heated patio
Cheffie's (High Point and Shelby Farms locations) *dog friendly
High Point Pizza *dog friendly
French Truck Highland Row location  *dog friendly
RP Tracks (likely be some smoking)
Swanky's Taco Shop (4770 Poplar Avenue)
Memphis Sports Pub *dog friendly
Memphis Pizza Cafe Park Ave. (5061 Park Ave.) *dog friendly
Elwood's Shack *dog friendly
Ciao Bella 
Las Delicias on Quince
Newby's
BABALU East
The Bluff
La Michoacana
ACRE, heated patio, call ahead for reservations
Ronnie Grisanti's
Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken East Memphis
Lucchesi's Beer Garden *dog friendly
Owen Brennan's, heated patio
Patrick's, heated patio
Los Jarochos, Summer Ave. location has patio
Mortimer's *dog friendly
City Silo (Sanderlin location)
Hen House, *dog-friendly
Magnolia & May
Venice Kitchen
Rotolo's Pizzeria 
The Liquor Store
Huey's

Brookhaven Circle  

Brookhaven Pub (695 West Brookhaven Circle) *dog friendly, heated patio
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, heated patio (call ahead for reservations)
Hog & Hominy, heated patio, reservations required
Bogie's Deli Brookhaven
Fox Ridge Pizza
Ready Room


Hammer & Ale

Germantown + Cordova + Bartlett

The Half Shell Southwind (7825 Winchester Rd.)
- Forest Hill Grill in Germantown
- Biscuits & Jams 901 in Bartlett, reservations required
- Wolf River Brisket in Germantown
- Huey's pretty much all the Huey's
- East End Grill - both Bartlett and Southwind locations
- Casablanca (7609 Poplar Pike)
- Mesquite Chop House in Southaven
Kooky Canuck in Cordova (1250 N. Germantown Parkway)
- Flying Saucer in Cordova** dog friendly
- My Favorite Place in Cordova
Three Guys Pizza
- Meddlesome Brewing *dog friendly patio
- El Mezcal in Bartlett
- El Porton in Bartlett
- Bahama Breeze** at Wolfchase
- Los Cabos in Bartlett
- El Idolo in Bartlett
- El Patron in Bartlett
- Side Porch Steakhouse in Bartlett, covered
- El Mero Taco in Cordova
- City Silo in Germantown
- Rollin Cafe in Cordova
- Jerry's Sno Cones in Cordova
- Sidecar Cafe in Bartlett area 

Collierville

- Tacos 4 Life** 
- Pyro's 
- Cheffie's
- Tony's Trophy Room 
- Square Beans
- Highlander Pub 
- Dyer's 
- Frida's 
- David Grisanti's
- Booya's
- Ciao Baby

** I don't normally include non-local chains in my lists of Memphis patios, but so many people suggested these patios that I added them.


How many patios are too many patios for a list of MidSouth patios? 

About the Author

Hello! I'm Jalyn Souchek, the Director of Content for I Love Memphis Blog! I love calling the 901 home. When I'm not running the blog you can find me cheering on the Grizzlies, at a concert, exploring a new restaurant or kicking back at one of our breweries. I hope you'll love experiencing Memphis with me.

Build your perfect Memphis meal:

I love to eat so if I were to have only one meal left.. I’m going all out. I’d start with an app of Gumbo Fries from Blue City Cafe or Bayou Fries from Chef Tam, wings from Good Fortune or Central’s (honey gold and Jamaican Jerk), potato salad from Fat Larry’s, side of bbq spaghetti from Bar-B-Q Shop, and fried okra from Soul Fish. All paired with a Beale Street Brewing Space Age Sippin’.

Your most memorable Memphis moment:

College GameDay on Beale Street. That was an electric and perfect morning. I was still working in news then and was able to take it in up close and on the stage at some points. The fun and joy of everyone down there that morning is unbeatable.

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Steve Meek
Hey Holly! Thanks for adding Mellow in Gtown. We are local owners of the franchise, And live in Collierville. Our patio is dog friendly too! Love your stuff!! Steve.
March 21, 2017 11:25pm
Debby Black
Great list! East Memphis Pls include Memphis Sports Pub (some smoking) dog friendly. Thank you for this information!
March 22, 2017 7:48am
Holly Whitfield
Thank you Steve! And you're very welcome. :) :) Folks love y'all's patio!
March 22, 2017 11:20am
Holly Whitfield
Awesome, thanks Debby! I'll add it.
March 22, 2017 11:21am
Holly Whitfield
Yes, I believe so!
March 25, 2017 10:36am
Holly Whitfield
Thanks W.T.! I will go ahead and remove dog-friendly from Babalu. On the phone they told me it was ok but they're clearly not keeping with that. :)
May 22, 2017 9:11am
Holly Whitfield
Paul - what a great addition! I love their patio. I'll get this added right away.
February 19, 2018 9:28am
PATIOS!!!!!!
OMG!!!!! I love patios and this list. Thank you so much for posting this.
February 22, 2018 7:28am
Holly Whitfield
You're so welcome!
February 22, 2018 11:39am
Caleb
High Point Pizza *Dog Friendly and has a patio
March 22, 2018 10:56am
Holly Whitfield
I just double checked and yes, it is dog friendly.
April 25, 2018 2:04pm
Annie Yoder
How about adding McAllisters? Poplar plaza and Collierville locations are dog friendly. What a great reference you have made. Thanks!!
April 30, 2018 10:02am
Janice Smythe-Tune
Terrific offerings...THANKS FOR SHARING!!
May 29, 2018 5:07pm
Brian Thompson
TJ Mulligan's on Trinity and the Hwy 64 location both have patios
March 20, 2019 4:18pm
Tory
The patio at Booyas in collierville is dog friendly too ♥️
March 21, 2019 1:43pm
Ashley Jamieson
Mortimer's! We have a covered patio and are adding a new TV - also dog friendly :)
March 22, 2019 11:12am
Witney Wilcox
Hello, we opened East Coast Wings + Grill in May 2017. We are located at 2946 Kate Hyde Blvd. across from Wolfchase Mall. We have 2 large flat screen TVs on our patio, heat lamps, and crawfish on Sunday’s. It’s a great spot thank you
March 24, 2019 7:43pm
Beth Yarbrough
In Germantown we also have wonderful patios at Casablanca, Southern Social and Farm and Fries.
March 24, 2019 9:26pm
Holly Whitfield
Great suggestions, Beth! I've added these.
March 26, 2019 4:15pm
Holly Whitfield
Hi Witney! Thanks so much for your message. I'm adding your awesome sounding patio to this list! Do y'all happen to be dog-friendly?
March 26, 2019 4:15pm
Holly Whitfield
Of course! Thank you Ashely, got Mortimer's added.
March 26, 2019 4:16pm
Holly Whitfield
Yes! Great ones. They're all on the list.
March 26, 2019 4:16pm
Holly Whitfield
Updated to include them! Thanks Patsy.
March 26, 2019 4:17pm
Holly Whitfield
Yep. Waiting for word on who will take over that space.
March 26, 2019 4:28pm
Adair Hogue
Looking for a list of venues that might be interested in live music by one of to musicians during dinner or on patio?
April 27, 2019 9:09am
Holly Whitfield
Adair, I don't have a list for that specifically, but here are some places that have patio music or dinner music inside/outside: all the Huey's Cafe Ole Blind Bear Pontotoc Lounge Loflin Yard Dirty Crow Inn Ghost River Taproom Crosstown Brewing Blue Monkey (either location) Celtic Crossing Newby's (college bar)
April 29, 2019 3:46pm
Adrianne
This list is SO helpful! I'd love to also know which of these places are dog-friendly indoors as well! We just moved to Memphis and we've got a sweet pup we like to bring everywhere with us. We've been to Loflin Yard a few times and I love that we can bring him indoors with us and we'd love to know of some other places as well during these cold months!
December 14, 2019 3:58pm
Holly Whitfield
Hi Adrianne! I did not realize that dogs were allowed inside bars/restaurants...so asked this question on Twitter and got some interesting responses, including several people who informed me that this is illegal in TN. You can read the full thread here: https://twitter.com/ilovememphis/status/1206645603222130689?s=20 Taprooms like Memphis Made, Wiseacre, and High Cotton have sort of indoor/outdoor spaces and seem to get away with it. I have definitely seen dogs inside The Cove bar on Broad. You can also bring your dog into Crosstown Concourse and Puck Food Hall since those are more public spaces that just happen to have bars and restaurants inside. Enjoy your pup and exploring these spots!
December 16, 2019 1:51pm
Robert Taylor
Doghouzz in Crosstown has a patio.
August 8, 2020 4:05pm
Holly Whitfield
Excellent! Added.
August 8, 2020 5:06pm
Kay Crawford
ComebackCoffee is a great patio out back to eat and drink at 358 North Main
August 20, 2020 5:34pm
Holly Whitfield
Great addition! Added.
August 20, 2020 6:50pm
Kim
Hi Holly! Please add Mardi Gras in Midtown. I haven't eaten on the patio, but I know they do have one. Thanks so much for this list!!
September 22, 2020 1:23pm
Holly Whitfield
You're welcome, Kim! Great addition. :)
September 22, 2020 2:52pm
Shay
Thank you sharing such a broad variety of things to do in Memphis! I use your blog to decide what to do almost every weekend. I have enjoyed activities with my family and when I need to be alone. The information here allows me to plan and try new places and activities! Keep doing the great work! It’s awesome to see what Memphis has to offer!
October 3, 2020 9:44am
Brian Thompson
Mellow mushroom in eastgate... Very large covered patio
October 9, 2020 4:55pm
Holly Whitfield
It's the first one under East Memphis! Thank you! Great spot.
October 20, 2020 11:00am
Regina Cheers
Soul Fish - Wolfchase Coastal Fish Company - Shelby Farms Wolf River Brisket - Germantown
November 23, 2020 11:06pm
T.S.

Sounds great!

February 14, 2021 2:38pm
Claire Russell

Pimento's on Poplar and in Collierville both have patios.   Pyro's and Hickory Tavern in Collierville also have covered patios.   Thanks for the post.  It is most helpful. 

March 21, 2021 5:35pm
Tay S

Tacos 4 Life in collierville

March 21, 2021 6:20pm
Sam Rosenthal

Wonderful List. Didn’t some of these restaurants even existed.

Thanks, Sam

March 21, 2021 11:05pm
Adela Martinez

All the food in Memphis is out of this world there are some many places to choose from you will never go wrong on where you eat at the one special ingredient they all put in the food is love believe me your taste buds will thank you Memphis is where you want to eat the best food enjoy

April 11, 2021 4:06pm
Jordan

Great list Holly! Thank you!! Just wanted to add that The Flying Saucer Cordova patio is also dog friendly!! 

April 20, 2021 3:33pm
Ellen Barkley

This is great. Thank you for compiling this list! It is so helpful. We forget places that have patios and right now that’s all we are ready to go!  

April 24, 2021 10:39pm
Emily Gillo

Southall Cafe in East Memphis is also dog friendly! 

May 14, 2021 9:28pm
Katie Graffam

Forest Hill Grill patio in Germantown is just for smokers:(

May 15, 2021 12:27pm
Sibyl Mckellar

Thank you so much for this site. I will definitely enjoy more dining experiences. 

May 15, 2021 4:01pm
Ashley Buescher

Venice Kitchen has a great patio!!! :-)

May 17, 2021 6:57pm