It’s here! It’s here! Outdoor dining season is finally here! This is what we have been patiently waiting for all winter long. This summer’s outdoor dining options may look a little different than the previous two summers but fret not, there are still plenty of places in Portland offering outdoor dining with decks, patios, sidewalk seating, and more.
Here’s the ultimate Portland Old Port guide to outdoor dining in Portland, Maine (Summer 2022 edition)! Check back as we continue to add!
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$3 Dollar Dewey’s
Three Dollar Deweys is a longtime staple in the Portland pub scene that has a sizable list of brews and simple fare like burgers and pizza. Open 7 days a week with patio dining.
Allagash Brewing Co.
An independent craft brewery brewing up some of the best Belgian-style beers, Allagash Brewing Co. has a “little enchanted forest” with all sorts of neat tented and open air spots. They also have a covered patio, adjacent to the Enchanted Forest seating area.
A favorite hangout for locals for 45+ years, Amigos Mexican Restaurant has built out a patio out front on Dana Street.
Washington Ave’s cider, spirits and modern pintxos bar, Anoche, has reopened its outdoor seating for the season. Consists of patio tables, lounge chairs and a walk up-service window.
With plenty of room both indoor and outdoor, Après craft seltzer + cider house is open Wednesday-Monday starting at 12pm with frequent visits from local food trucks/ trailers and pop-up kitchens. Dog-friendly!
Austin Street Brewery – Fox Street
Austin Street Brewery’s patio is now open 7-days a week at their Fox Street location.
Banded Brewing Co.
Banded Brewing’s Portland space at 82 Hanover features indoor seating as well as outdoor patio seating.
Bayside American Cafe
A local landmark and a long-time favorite of Portlanders, especially for brunch, Bayside American Cafe’s back deck is open for walk-ins.
Having the honor of being one of Portland’s only rooftop bars, Bayside Bowl’s rooftop patio is the destination for frozen margaritas + tacos. Rooftop is currently open as weather dependent. 21+ after 7 PM on Friday and Saturday nights. Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Belleflower Brewing Co.
Belleflower Brewing Co. has outdoor dining available! Seated alongside one of Portland’s prettiest murals, they also offer a rotating lineup of Portland’s finest food trucks. Dog-friendly!
Bird & Co.
Tacos. Cocktails. Beers. Bird & Co. at Woodford’s Corner has reopened their patio for the season.
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Patio seating at the bustling warehouselike taproom that is Bissell Brother’s Brewing Co. is open for the season!
Black Cow Burgers
Black Cow, a cocktail bar, soda fountain & burger joint in the Old Port, offers patio dining adjacent to Post Office Park.
Blue Lobster Urban Winery
Blue Lobster Urban Winery and tasting room on Anderson Street in East Bayside is a come as you are, friendly and funky place meant to join good people with good wine.
Blyth & Burrows
Get ready to dock because Blyth & Burrows has been working hard on constructing their ship (patio) on Exchange Street!
Boone’s Fish House
From your choice of two decks, Boone’s offers waterfront dining right in the Old Port.
A modern-day speakeasy in the heart of the West End, Bramhall has patio dining out back!
Featuring a rustic regional menu utilizing the freshest ingredients sourced in Maine, Broken Arrow is a small plates restaurant with beer, wine, or hand-crafted cocktail pairings available. Patio dining alongside Congress Street sidewalk.
Browne Trading Co.
Selling imported & American caviar, fresh & smoked seafood to go, Browne Trading Co’s Portland market has patio seating along Commercial Street.
Offering classic Italian American cuisine in a friendly, neighborhood setting, Bruno’s patio is open for the season.
Butcher Burger is a unique restaurant which serves a variety of burgers, hand cut fries, and lobster rolls! Their Portland location now now offers patio dining along Union Street in the Old Port.
CBG, Congress Street’s down-to-earth bar & grill has sidewalk seating available.
Cera’s patio in Monument Square is now open! Stop by for elevated sandwiches & salads.
Bringing grilled cheese and smiles to Portland, Cheese Louise has built out a patio along Market Street.
Portland’s pizza destination, Coals in West Bayside is open! Frequently host live music!
A friendly, neighborhood cocktail bar in the east end, Cocktail Mary offers a modern twist on traditional favorites, local beer and cider, natural wines and soft beverages. Open for both indoor and outdoor dining.
Offering a plant-based and superfood Vegan menu, Copper Branch has a few tables in the Old Port.
Crispy Gai has built out a couple of bar seats along the Exchange Street sidewalk.
Overlooking Monument Square, David’s patio is open for the season.
DiMillo’s On The Water
DiMillo’s patio is open for the season! DiMillo’s is a popular marina mainstay in a huge former car ferry.
Sports bar + local pub, Dock Fore has their patio parklet ready!
The Dog Fish Bar and Grille
With two very comfortable decks for those who enjoy eating outside, The Dog Fish Bar and Grille serves up great food, drink, and service in a casual and unpretentious atmosphere. Frequently host live music.
Offering locally sourced hand-cut, Belgian-inspired fries, paninis, gelato shakes, craft beer and more, Duckfat has parklet patio seating along Middle Street.
Duckfat Frites Shack
Duckfat Frites Shack’s takeout window down the alley of Washington Avenue will continue to operate outdoor seating alongside Oxbow Blending & Bottling and Anoche.
East Ender spent the winter revamping both their indoor and outdoor spaces! Outdoor space currently includes bar seating on the Middle Street sidewalk. Come grab some thoughtfully sourced American fare, craft beer, wine, and cocktails!
A friendly local taqueria serving fresh & delicious Mexican cuisine, El Rayo has its back deck open.
Elsmere BBQ and Wood Grill
Offering Texas-style BBQ, Elsmere’s Portland location has patio dining available.
Eventide Oyster Co.
The famous Eventide Oyster Co. has a few sidewalk tables open.
Evo Kitchen & Bar
Officially patio seating at Evo Kitchen + Bar! Sidewalk patio is open.
Serving wood-fired pizza on Portland’s waterfront since 2000, Flatbread’s large outdoor patio is now open.
The Front Room
A staple in the east end since 2005, The Front Room is serving up comfort food on Munjoy Hill.
Goodfire Brewing Co.
Goodfire Brewing Co. is open daily for outdoor dining on a first come, first serve model. Leashed dogs are permitted on the patio! Rotation of food trucks visit throughout the week + weekend.
The Great Lost Bear
A longtime hub for beer enthusiasts with over 70 taps, weekly microbrewery events, and a broad food menu, The Great Lost Bear on Forest Avenue is open for dining on their back deck.
The Grill Room
The Grill Room, a French style steakhouse in the heart of the Old Port, has patio dining looking out onto Tommy’s Park.
Maine’s Original Brewpub, Gritty McDuff’s, is currently open along Wharf Street.
Gross Bakery is open 8 AM – 3 PM Thursday – Sunday with outdoor sidewalk seating on Exchange street. First-come, first served and is weather dependent.
Gross Confection Bar
Gross Confection Bar, a dessert-focused bar and restaurant, is offering outdoor sidewalk seating on both Middle Street and Exchange Street at a first-come, first served basis. Weather dependent! Gross Confection Bar is open Thursday – Sunday starting at 5 PM.
Harshore’s distillery is open with patio seating!
Donuts and outdoor dining? Count us in. HiFi Donuts is open for morning bites.
Highroller Lobster Co.
They will be rocking a fresh new Exchange street patio in addition to their dual-level, skeleton-governed oasis outback! More seating, more fun, less wait. Deck out back is open now as well as patio on Exchange.
The southern kitchen & bar, Hot Suppa, has its back patio open for their famous brunch.
Hunt + Alpine
Hunt + Alpine plans to keep their Market Street patio open and available throughout the summer. Patio is currently under development.
The bourbon whiskey bar & restaurant, Independent Ice, now has its patio dining on Wharf Street open for the season.
For an unforgettable seafood experience and million-dollar views of the waterfront head on over to J’s Oyster.
Mash Tun’s sister bar, Jefe Juans has patio dining open along Wharf Street!
Asian-inspired food + handcraft cocktails, Jing Yan is open for patio dining for dinner.
King of the Roll
Simple Japanese restaurant with sushi, bento and hot-entree favorites like teriyaki and udon, King of the Roll has patio dining looking out onto Longfellow Square.
Knotted Apron, a neighborhood italian bistro, is now open for outdoor dining for dinner and Sunday brunch.
Bright counter-serve cafe for health-centric breakfast, lunch & Sunday brunch dishes, LB Kitchen has their back patio open for the warmer seasons.
Little Woodfords, a little cafe on Congress Street, has patio tables to enjoy coffee + pastries!
Offering one of the best waterfront views at their hip, warehouse setting with funky fixtures, Liquid Riot’s back patio is open.
Lone Pine Brewing Co.
Lone Pine Brewing Co.’s has reopened their Beer Garden at their Portland location!
With one of the best views of Casco Bay, Luke’s Lobster’s deck is open for walk-ins only and is dog-friendly!
An open-air bar located on the 6th floor of the Canopy Hotel, Luna’s rooftop bar overlooks the bustling Commercial Street. Reservations recommended!
Offering a shady spot on Exchange Street, Lupita’s patio is open in the Old Port.
Mami offers Japanese-style street food in the heart of the Old Port. They offer both sidewalk patio seating and parklet seating.
Maine Craft Distilling
Making remarkable beverages, Maine Craft Distilling’s patio is now open! Frequently host live music!
Maine Mead Works
Offering modern meads inspired by South Africa, Maine Mead Works has patio seating at their Washington Ave location back open!
Maine Oyster Company
There is nothing better place to enjoy some fresh oysters and cold drinks than Maine Oyster Company’s renovated courtyard patio!
Enjoy an extensive list of beers and the best seats to people-watch with Mashtun’s patio along Wharf Street.
Patio dining at Mr. Tuna’s location at the Public Market House in Monument Square is open for the season!
Offering Korean Hawaiian fusion, N-to-Tail in the Old Port is open for outdoor sidewalk seating.
Navis Cafe, an all-day café, serves up a very straightforward–and very tasty–menu with staple selections like breakfast, salads, soups, and sandwiches. They currently have outdoor parklet seating with another on the way in few short weeks!
Nosh Kitchen + Bar
The home of big gnarly sandwiches, local all natural meat and produce, house cured meats, salami, artisan cheeses, cured fish, fresh veggies, and badass french fries, Nosh is open with patio tables along the Congress Street sidewalk.
Novare Res Bier Cafe
Novare Res Bier Cafe‘s taproom & beer garden oasis is hidden off the busy streets of the Old Port.
Nura’s patio 30 steps from Monument Square has patio dining!
Onggi, a neighborhood fermentation shop & food counter, has sidewalk seating along Washington Avenue.
Oxbow Blending & Bottling
Tucked away in the alley of Washington Avenue alongside Anoche and Duckfat Frite Shacks, Oxbow’s blending and bottling location offers outdoor patio.
Inspired by traditional fast food, oyster bars, and late-night Chinese restaurants, come enjoy Paper Tiger’s patio with a nice slushie and / or some delightful food!
Comforting and classic French fare in the heart of the Old Port! Petite Jacqueline is open for brunch, lunch and dinner.
Po’Boys & Pickles
Bringing the Cajun heat of New Orleans to Portland, you can visit Po’ Boys & Pickles for patio dining 7 days a week starting at 11AM.
Porthole Restaurant & Pub
Portland landmark, The Porthole Restaurant & Pub has reopened their waterfront deck for the season. Standing bar area, as well as, seated dining available. Dogs welcome + live music throughout the season!
Portland Beer Hub
Enjoy some of Maine’s best craft brews at Portland Beer Hub’s sidewalk patio!
Portland Lobster Co.
Portland Lobster Company, located on the waterfront on Portland’s bustling Commercial Street, has live music, fresh and delicious seafood, and one of the best views in town from their patio!
Head on down to the Portland Zoo for a backyard boogie. Beers, wines & cocktails are dished up in this vibrant, woodsy bar with a spacious terrace.
Rathskeller on Wharf
Located on Wharf Street, Rathskeller is a subterranean neighborhood bar, offering upscale pub fare.
With a menu inspired by times in L.A., Mexico City, NYC, and Maine, REGARDS always has a few small tables available on their sidewalk for walk-ins.
Sharing a space with Independent Ice, Rigby Yard, a beer, wine, and specialty cocktail bar has their patio looking out onto the heart of the Old Port on Wharf Street.
Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant
Ri Ra, an upscale Irish pub, has a vibrant atmosphere, live entertainment, water views from the 2nd floor and now patio dining along Commercial Street sidewalk for the summer months.
Rivalries’ enclosed back patio is open and is just steps from Portland’s Cross Insurance Arena!
Root Wild Kombucha
Root Wild Kombucha offers craft Kombucha & artisan ales. Enjoy flights, pours, cans and more on their patio!
Rosemont Wine Bar + Market
A place to experience the flavors of local food, share the stories of good wine, and celebrate the joy of community, Rosemont Wine Bar + Market at Thompson’s Point is open with a dog-friendly patio!
Rosie’s Restaurant + Pub
The well-known local watering hole, Rosie’s, is open now with a patio parklet along Fore Street.
Anchoring Portland’s vibrant East Bayside, Rising Tide will once again use a portion of its parking lot for outdoor enjoyment this summer. A portion of the patio is drenched in sun, while the other half features a tent for shade. Rising Tide Brewing is open and they welcome all well-behaved pups!
Shays Grill Pub
Plenty of patio dining at Shays! Looks out onto Monument Square.
For a hand-picked selection of Maine’s best oysters, stop by The Shop Raw Bar & Shellfish Market on Washington Avenue. Their patio is now open.
Sicilian street food and beer, you can now enjoy Slab’s patio dining in downtown Portland!
Solo Cucina Market
Located in South Portland’s Knightville neighborhood, can enjoy pastries and espresso on the outdoor patio.
Stars & Stripes Brewing
Stars & Stripes’ newest location in Portland has patio dining overlooking Middle Street in the Old Port.
Artisanal, craft spirits made in Maine! Stop by Stroudwater’s Thompson’s Point tasting room to enjoy patio dining and a cocktail made with our small-batch vodka, gin, rye, or bourbon.
A neighborhood Texas-style BBQ joint and market, Terlingua has reopened their outdoor margarita garden + patio. Reservations and walk-ins available.
The Thirsty Pig
The Thirsty Pig is a cool outpost providing housemade sausages & casual eats, craft brews, and a patio oasis in the heart of bustling Old Port.
Three of Strong Spirits
Dog-friendly and often featuring a rotation of food trucks, Three of Strong Spirits’ patio is open. Come sip on their one-of-a-kind craft rums and gin cocktails.
A bright neighborhood venue offering elevated Italian fare such as wood-fired pies & handmade pastas, Tipo has patio dining available.
TIQA Pan Mediterranean
Bringing the authentic flavors of the Mediterranean to Portland, TIQA has patio dining available for both lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Tomaso’s Canteen features a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere, with local craft beer on tap, house mixed drinks, beer + shot combos, housemade Italian sausage, and elevated bar food.
ViA VECCHiA, a small plates Italian restaurant + cocktail bar, offers patio dining Tuesday – Sunday starting at 4 PM.
Wilson County Barbecue
Wilson County Barbecue has their outdoor patio open 7 days a week!
Woodford F&B, a local brasserie, is away from the hustle + bustle of touristy Portland, now offering both indoor and patio dining.
Widely considered a garden oasis in the middle of the city, Yosaku offers patio dining for lunch and dinner.
This info has been crowd-sourced from websites and social media posts. If we missed your favorite restaurant email us at [email protected] and we’ll update our list as soon as we can!