Trying out an outdoor patio for your next meal is an experience that shouldn’t be missed. The fresh air, natural light, and stunning surroundings add a touch of enchantment to any dining experience. Eating outside not only lets you fully enjoy the beauty of nature but also indulge in delectable food and great company. It’s a great way to break out of the ordinary indoor dining routine and enjoy a refreshing change of scenery. Whether it’s brunch, lunch, or dinner, an outdoor patio is the ideal spot to unwind and relax. Check out these outdoor patios in Grove City, Ohio.

Grove City has a DORA area where you can move from outdoor patio to patio with a drink in your hand; read more about the DORA here.

Blu Willy’s

Locally owned and situated in the heart of Grove City, patio seekers will find Blue Willy’s. Known for their two-handed juicy burgers, this hometown joint is a local favorite. While you are there to enjoy the outdoor dining, make sure to go inside to see the mural painted above the door in honor of thier dog whos name was Blu, and their dad William or “Willy” Owners said, “We lost them both shortly before opening, and we chose the name Blu-Willys to honor and remember them.”

Local Cantina Grove City

It’s always Fiesta time at Local Cantina! Grab your friends and experience an evening on the patio overlooking the town. Fill your belly with ethically and locally sourced ingredients in fantastic tacos, fresh guacamole, or a sizzling fajita. Sample a margarita while you dine, then grab one to go to sip in the DORA.

Cimi’s Bistro

One of central Ohio’s finest outdoor dining areas is found at Cimi’s  Bistro, overlooking the rich green rolling golf course. Voted as one of Columbus’ best outdoor patios, this bougie outdoor space needs to make your summer list of places to eat.  Italian fare coupled with live music on the weekends, wine Wednesdays, and Sunday Brunch makes this patio an outdoor destination to return to again and again.

Town Center Pub

If there is one patio that the Grove Citians love to head to its Town Center Pub, where you can drink like the locals! Fantastic two-handed sandwiches and hand-crafted house-made chips with dipping sauce should make the order! Themed nights are the favorite when laughter and fun fill the whole pub, inside and out. 

Grove City Brewing Company

Grove City Brewing Company offers a cozy environment, perfect for locals and visitors alike. There are plenty of people watching to do while you sit on the dog-friendly patio and sip a beer flight. N and nosh on one of the warm salty pretzels creatively served to your table. 

Planks on Broadway

The Planks on Broadway’s patio in Grove City is one of the most Instagram-worthy views in town. While lunch and dinner are always fantastic at Plank’s, their nightly specials are one of the best meals to enjoy on the patio. Grab yourself a drink from their bar and savor the sunshine!

Hop Yard Live

Beer drinkers rejoice because your patio has been found! Hop Yard 62 is a hop lovers’ paradise. With city views on one side and historic buildings on the other, it has a vibe that is both organic and distinctively urban. Live music and food trucks grace the outside each weekend, creating an upbeat ambiance. Grab a flight and sit with other craft brew lovers. #drinklocal

Plum Run Winery

Find your inner wine connoisseur at Plum Run Winery, pick out a wine flight, and plan for an evening outdoors on this boogie patio. Arrive early on weekends; this outside dining space fills up quickly and snag your spot; take hold of the menu, then order up one of the summer specials to pair with your wine.

Mona’s Eats and Treats

Mona’s Eats and Treats is an iconic place for an outing to experience summertime ice cream on an outdoor patio. Every spring Mona’s opens for the summer to serve up some of Grove City’s finest ice cream and treats. Happy faces fill the patio while every bite is savored! From hand-dipped cones to mega-sized banana splits, this warm-weather favorite needs to make your summer patio bucket list! 

Why head out for an evening of Al Fresco dining? It’s hard not to love beautiful weather, dog-friendly dining, and the live music that comes with eating outdoors. Not only are they an added option to the dining landscape, but they bring families and friends together in our reimagined urban areas. So where are you eating and drinking first? Share your outdoor dining adventures with us by using the hashtag #VisitGroveCity

Outdoor Dining Tip: Pick someone who always says “yes” to scoping out the dessert menu!