‘Tis the season for patio hopping! We’ve hopped all over Ontario to bring you this list of the hottest patios, serving the coldest drinks.
BONUS: All of these restaurants are Feast-On certified!
Queen Victoria Place Restaurant
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Here you’ll find a laid back atmosphere, plus a super stunning view of the falls. The menu features casual pub-style items made with locally sourced ingredients, while the drink menu is stacked to the nines with craft beers and VQA Niagara wines.
Maple Leaf Tavern
Boasting an intimate patio and a menu that will have you begging for more, Maple Leaf Tavern was a no-brainer for this list. Try the Grilled Trout, served with Crispy Potato, Savoy Cabbage & Lobster Tartare Sauce – pair it with The Caesar and you won’t be sorry.
For those seeking local libations on a sophisticated patio, look no further! Visit Azzurra for a taste of Italian cuisine in an elegant outdoor setting. Azzurra is also a much loved stop on the Apple Pie Trail, so leave room for dessert!
Muskoka Lakes Winery
Visit Muskoka Lakes Winery and sample their award-winning wines made from homegrown fruit, all the while taking in the view from your Muskoka chair. If you’re hungry, there’s an awesome Northern Ontario cheese board to snack on. Their patio is open all-year round! So you never have to give up patio season.
The Social Bar & Table
Port Hope, Ontario
Picture this: it�s a steamy Sunday evening, and you’re sitting outside on a glorious patio, sipping on The Social Boozy Coffee (espresso, rye whiskey cream, maple syrup, fresh whipped cream). This dream can become reality at The Social Bar & Table.
The County Cider Company & Estate Winery
Prince Edward County, Ontario
This patio is open 7 days a week and for good reason! Overlooking rolling fields, the County Cider patio is the kind of place you could spend all day. On their menu you’ll find wood-fired pizzas and other treats, plus cider cocktails like the Fizzy Fuzzy Navel (a favourite of ours!).
Cafe Belong‘s patio is an oasis in the city. Surrounded by lush greenery and ponds, it’s easy to feel like you’re in the countryside. Add in a house-made soda, a ploughman’s lunch or an iced Pluck Tea, and you’ve got yourself a glorious afternoon.
Tomasso’s Italian Grille
Tomasso’s offers guests an upscale dining experience on the banks of the famous Trent River. The menu offers a modern twist on Italian classics, using fresh ingredients, while the sauces and pizza doughs are made in house from secret family recipes.
Peller Estates Winery & Restaurant
Peller Estates has a patio with a view so stunning you’ll have to keep your shades on for fear of being blinded! Serving seasonal menus along with carefully curated estate wine pairings, the dining experience also gets a top-notch rating from us here at the CTA. For an extra special treat, check out their Saturday night BBQ series!
Farmhouse Tavern offers a quaint and rustic patio that doubles as a home for their smoker. Enjoy their famous brunch outside on weekends from 11am-3pm. While you’re there, do yourself a favour and order their signature Farmhouse Smoked Caesar. It’s made with a secret mix and topped with a smoked oyster, it will complete your patio experience.
Enjoy your summer local lovers, you can’t go wrong no matter which of these patios you choose to visit!