With the warm, summer weather now upon us, many people are eager to get out and eat out on some local patios. Unfortunately, with COVID-19 restrictions lifting throughout Ohio, the wait for a seat on a patio can be longer than expected. However, multiple area restaurants are currently accepting reservations for patio dining.
The Whitehouse Inn
10835 Waterville St., Whitehouse | 419-877-1180 | thewhitehouseinn.net
Known for its prime rib and margaritas, The Whitehouse Inn has a beautiful, large patio. The patio looks out on the restaurant’s luscious green lawn and has partial shade.
Sidelines Sports Eatery & Pub
8116 Secor Rd., Lambertville, MI. | 734-856-5050
2111 Mellwood Ave. | 419-474-0000
5806 Telegraph Rd. | 419-724-0097
1430 Holland Rd., Maumee | 419-897-5050
230 Milan Ave., Norwalk | 567-743-9392
With five locations offering full-service patios and daily specials, Sidelines Sports Eatery & Pub is the perfect place to enjoy a cold beer with friends. Sidelines offer an extensive menu of traditional pub fare.
Mason Jar Tap and Grill
8504 Secor Rd., Lambertville, MI | 734-854-8737 | masonjartapandgrill.com
Serving pizza, burgers and Nashville hot chicken sandwiches, Mason Jar Tap and Grill features a patio with partial shade. Brunch is also offered on Sundays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Rosie’s Italian Grille
606 N. McCord Rd. | 419-866-5007 | rosiesitaliangrille.com
Known for delicious Italian cuisine, Rosie’s Italian Grille offers a gorgeous patio surrounded by flowers and a koi pond. Rosie’s also features red and white sangria that is made in-house and is a crowd favorite.
The Chop House
300 N. Summit St., Suite 140 | 888-456-DINE | toledochophouse.com
The Chop House Toledo features a menu filled with premium steak and seafood. Also available are many specialty cocktails and an extensive wine list, which makes for a perfect evening out.
Souk Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
139 S. Huron St. | 567-777-7685 | soukkitchenbar.com
A fairly new addition to the Downtown Toledo restaurant scene is Souk Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar. Featuring a great outdoor patio, large wine list and modern Mediterranean food, Souk is a must-try.
444 N. Summit St. | 419-243-7565 | theheightstoledo.com
Featuring a 360-degree view of Downtown Toledo, The Heights is a stunning rooftop bar serving modern and unique cocktails. Reservations are recommended and can be made over the phone or online via OpenTable.
Shorty’s True American Roadhouse
5111 Monroe St. | 419-841-9505 | mancys.com
With award-winning ribs and mouth-watering barbecue, Shorty’s True American Roadhouse is a Toledo staple. Shorty’s accepts same-day call-ahead seating for its patio.
Ventura’s Mexican Restaurant
7742 W. Bancroft St. | 419-841-7523 | venturasmexicanrestaurant.com
Known for irresistible margaritas — including being voted Best Margarita by Toledo City Paper readers — Ventura’s is known as one of Toledo’s favorite Mexican restaurants. Call ahead seating is accepted and encouraged after 5 p.m.
Black Forest Cafe (at Oak Shade Grove)
3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon | 419-593-0092 | blackforestcafe.net
With an authentic German menu and a large Biergarten, Black Forest Cafe in Oregon is a perfect place for a nice lunch or romantic dinner. Reservations are recommended and can be made via phone.
Flying Otter Vineyard & Winery
3402 Chase Rd., Adrian, MI | 567-302-0476 | flyingotter.com
Flying Otter Vineyard Winery is a hidden gem in Southeast Michigan. Featuring a large patio overlooking the vineyard, it is a great spot to enjoy a selection of wines with family or friends. Flying Otter has live music every Friday and Saturday from 6-8 p.m. Reservations are required and can be placed online.