You know what they say, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”…& with Portland restaurants, breweries, & bars unable to seat full capacity indoors in the midst of winter due to COVID & now into spring, they are making the most of a sour situation by offering outdoor service in the form of patios, picnic tables, huts, fire pits, & more! Portland Old Port is breaking it all down by creating a list of local outdoor dining options.
Let us know in the comment sections or by emailing email@example.com if there is a spot we missed. We will be updating this throughout.
*Last updated April 29th, 2021 at 11:10 am. Now includes if indoor dining is available.
**Please be mindful that some places are weather permitting/ change daily according to Maine’s unpredictable spring weather. Check first before you go!
A&C Grocery: Washington Avenue market offers outdoor tables. Open 11 am-6 pm daily.
Austin Street Brewery: Fox Street & Industrial Way patios are both open with fire pits, heaters, & protection from the wind.
Banded Brewing Company: Portland location includes patio dining with heated buddy huts, and started March 26th will includes indoor seating. No reservations required.
The Bar: Exchange Street location has patio seating available with plenty of shade to ward off the sun.
Bar of Chocolate: Offering outdoor firepit tables!
Battery Steele Brewing: Patio includes fire pits for curbside pickup or draft pours. Open daily for cans t0-go or draft pours. Monday- 1-6pm, Tuesday- Sunday 12pm-7pm.
Becky’s Diner: Open 6 am-9 pm every day with heated uncovered porch dining & indoor dining.
Bird & Co.: Woodford’s Corner eatery has three heated outdoor tables with limited indoor dining as well. Come April 7th will have 40 seats available on the parklette back.
Blue Spoon: Munjoy Hill location offers outdoor dining with heaters. Open Wednesday-Saturday 4 pm-9 pm. Indoor dining offered as well.
Blyth & Burrows: Outdoor tables with built-in fire pits included in their open patio dining. Limited indoor seating available as well. Open Monday – Thursday 4 pm- 10 pm, Friday 4 pm- 11 pm, Saturday 2 pm- 11 pm, & Sunday 2 pm- 9 pm.
Bonobo Wood Fire Pizza: West End location includes picnic tables available on sidewalk.
Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room: The restaurant offers indoor dining, as well as, heat deck dining.
Bunker Brewing Co: Patio includes heated beer huts on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Chaval: Heated greenhouses included with their patio seating. Patio is not covered & differs from the greenhouse seating, but can be reserved here. Greenhouses are only available to reserve over the phone by calling 207.772.1110 & have a $25 charge. Indoor dining not available. Currently on break until April 20th!
Definitive Brewing Company: Firepits & heaters available for their outdoor dining.
DiMillos: Side deck includes heaters. Indoor & outdoor dining available Monday-Saturday 12pm-9pm.
Dock Fore: Indoor & limited outdoor seating available with a light menu for dine-in & take-out. Open 7 days a week.
Duckfat: Open for takeout & outdoor dining under their sun-soaked patio or their heated & partially enclosed tent.
Duckfat Friteshack: Takeout window tucked down the alleyway between Anoche & Oxbow Blending & Bottling & features patio tables with A-frames. Open Thursday & Sunday 12 pm-7 pm, Saturday & Friday 12 pm-9 pm.
El Rayo: Heated greenhouses available on the back deck. Open every day Monday- Saturday 11am-9pm, & Sunday 11am-7:30pm. Indoor dine-in is available as well.
Evo Kitchen & Bar: Offering reservable private chalet seating for parties from 2-5 people from the same household. Team of chefs will customize a tasting menu based on dietary restrictions or special interests. Reservations are $90-110 per person & can be made on their website. Indoor dining is also available.
Foundation Brewing Company: Window ordering includes sunny patio seating with a larger tent to ward off any rain. Heaters include with table service.
Great Lost Bear: Offering patio dining with heaters & limited indoor dining & bar seating.
Gritty McDuff’s: Outdoor patio tables available on Wharf Street side. Indoor dining available as well.
Hot Suppa: Offering indoor dining, heated & enclosed outdoor dining, & takeout for breakfast & lunch.
Hunt + Alpine Club: Reopened for outdoor dining & takeout on April 2nd! Outdoor space will be heated & covered.
Izakaya Minato: Outdoor dining & takeout available only. Outdoor dining is weather-permitting & includes only 5 tables. Available to reserve for parties 1-6 people. Open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-8pm.
The King’s Head Pub: Patio tables are back open! Open Monday-Saturday at noon.
LFK: Lone patio loveseat is available first-come-first-serve. Indoor dining available.
Little Giant: Recently built open-air, covered & heated patio is open for brunch & dinner. Saturday & Sunday Brunch 9:30am-2:30pm & dinner Tuesday-Sunday 4pm-9pm.
Liquid Riot Bottling Co.: They are offering outside dining (no heaters, they’re Mainer’s) & indoor dining Sunday, Monday, Thursday 12 pm-9 pm, Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 10 pm.
Local 188: Limited outdoor seating on their patio. Indoor dining available as well.
Lone Pine Brewing Company: Heat lamps & tables with gas fire pits in the center offered at the Anderson Street location. Recently built Upper Deck offers additional seating & scenic views of Portland.
Maine Craft Distilling: Firepits & heated huts that fit 4 to 6 people. They do not take reservations for the huts on, first-come, first-serve basis. Open Tuesday- Sunday 12pm-8pm.
Maine Mead Works: Open for indoor & outdoor seating on weekends!
MAPS: They’re back! Patio dining as well as limited indoor seating at this basement bar located on Market Street. Trivia every Tuesday 6pm-8pm starting May 4th.
Mashtun: Wharf Street patio is back! Open seven days a week. Includes the best people-watching in Portland.
Miss Portland Diner: Outdoor tables available on patio & include umbrellas for shade.
The North Point: Old Port location includes patio seating with sun & umbrellas.
Novare Res Bier Cafe: Deck dining available with picnic table seating. Indoor dining limited but available.
Rising Tide Brewing Company: Spring patio started April 7th, with all tables on a walk-in basis. Patio is family-friendly, d0g-friendly & rain or shine. Indoor dining not available.
Root Wild Kombucha: Window service includes outdoor tables with heat lamps on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Stroudwater Distillery: Thompson’s Point tasting room includes patio seating & limited indoor seating.
Terlinqua: Recently open backyard Margarita Garden offers an open-aired covered deck with vertical fire heaters, outdoor fire pits, fish shacks & now The Corral. The Corral (as shown below) space features 2 custom-built high-top tables & 2 picnic tables. Reservations are encouraged & can be made here. Indoor dining is not available.
Three of Strong Spirits: Outdoor seating at this distillery is open! Hightop tables with plenty of sun & include vertical heaters for when the sun goes down.
The Porthole: Patio dining is unheated but offers prime sun-soaking space throughout the day! Open 7 days a week & indoor dining is available.
Portland Beer Hub: Patio tables available at their Fore Street location! Umbrellas included if sun is not for you.
The Yard: Patio seating & indoor dining available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Tomasos: Stay warm & protected from the wind under their carport filled with heat lamps. Offering indoor seating as well.
ViA VECCHiA: Fire towers accompany patio tables which are available weather permitting. Indoor dining available. Reservations for outdoor tables can be requested but not guaranteed.
Wilson County Barbecue: Outdoor dining includes picnic tables surrounded by firepits but is also open for indoor dining. Open Sunday-Thursday 12pm-9pm, & Friday- Saturday 12pm-11pm [kitchen until 10pm].
Yosaku: Outdoor patio in Japanese garden includes heaters. Walk-ins accepted but reservations encouraged. Indoor dining available but limited for social distancing measures.