Six Patios to Love


Summertime means seeking out patios where food and drinks are served. These outdoor dining options are lovely, accessible, offer good food and are lively — but not too loud.

The Heights

444 N. Summit St.
Mon-Thurs, 6:30-11am, 3-10pm
Fri, 6:30-11am, 3-11pm
Sat, 7-10am, 10am-2pm, 3-11pm                                         
Sun 7-10am, 10am-2pm
Noise level: Both peaceful and loud areas.
Smoking on the patio?

What’s not to love about a patio high in the sky? Come for nibbles or full meals of American fare. The patio is not for kids after 9:00 pm. 


Element 112

5735 N. Main Street, Sylvania
Tues-Fri, 5-10pm
Sat, 10am-1pm, 5-10pm
Noise level: Always peaceful.
Smoking on the Patio? No

Unique, expertly prepared country French food served on a small, intimate patio makes Element 112 a must visit locale. 

Rosie’s Italian Grille

606 N. McCord, Holland
Sun-Thurs, 11:30am-9pm
Fri & Sat, 11:30am-10pm
Noise level: Can be a bit noisy when crowded.
Smoking on the patio?  

We love Rosie’s patio because it is full of flowers, the soothing sound of water, laughter and there are even heaters, when needed.  

The view The Real Seafood Company Toledo patio. Photo credit: The Real Seafood Facebook page.

The Real Seafood Company 

International Park
Mon-Thurs, 4-9pm
Fri & Sat, 4-10pm
Sun, 12-9pm
Noise level: Not loud.
Smoking on the patio? No.

Is there anything better than “sitting on the dock of the bay” and eating fresh seafood?  Probably not. 

The Garden at Brandywine

6904 Salisbury Rd, Maumee
Tues-Fri, 11am-9pm
Sat, 4-9pm
Sun, 10am-2pm
Noise level: Not too loud unless the golfers come in for drinks!
Smoking on the patio?  Yes and No – divided areas

One of the most beautiful patios in the area serving Certified Angus Beef, Lamb Chops and House made Crab Cakes everyday, not to mention walleye on Fridays and prime rib on Saturdays.

Manhattan’s Pub and Cheer

1516 Adams Street
Mon-Sat, 11am-11pm
Sun, 10am-2pm
Noise level: Varies but mostly quiet.
Smoking on the patio? Yes.

Dining with a New York flare on a street-side patio is just plain fun for people watching.