The best outdoor dining spots in greater Manchester
You don't have to head to Portsmouth or the White Mountains to get away from it all and relax with an al fresco meal -- instead, head to the Queen City or surrounding towns. Here's a roundup of our favorite outdoor dining spots, patios and even a tiki bar in greater Manchester.
The Foundry owner Dean Kamen and Maureen Toohey enjoy dining on the deck overlooking the Merrimack River.
11th Hole Bar & Grill, Intervale Country Club in Manchester
The small patio is close to the river and the broad view is very pleasant. What to Expect: Lots of golfers on nice days, enjoying the view after a round. Breakfast, pub fare, salad, burgers and sandwiches for lunch.
Located at 1491 Front Street in Manchester
Bedford Village Inn in Bedford
The extensive wine list, the great service and inventive food can also be found outdoors at the Bedford Village Inn. The private patio space is surrounded with plantings and heaters if the weather is a bit nippy. What to Expect: Patio is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with occasional entertainment.
Located at 2 Olde Bedford Way in Bedford
Dining on the patio at the Bedford Village Inn is as elegant as dining in one of their many beautiful rooms.
Bolton’s Lake House in Kingston
Seasonal, casual dining spot on Great Pond with a good-sized deck outback with a view of the pond and small beach. What to Expect: Boiled lobster dinner, fried seafood and ice cream. Open for lunch and dinner Thursday through Sunday in spring.
Located at 22 Main Street in Kingston
Cactus Jack’s in Manchester
Everything you like about CJ’s on a small patio out back. What to Expect: You are outside in a big city sipping on a margarita. Smile. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Located at 782 S. Willow Street in Manchester
Cotton in Manchester
Find a bit a peace just a few blocks off of Elm Street in Manchester in the small courtyard patio at Cotton. Late in the season, the grape arbor overhead will hang with fruit. What to Expect: Great cocktails and American fare with a desire to source locally. Open for dinner Monday through Sunday, lunch Monday through Friday.
Located at 75 Arms Street in Manchester
Fratello’s in Manchester
There is pleasant outside dining at the Manchester location off Dow Street with a double-level deck for busy nights. What to Expect: New Executive Chef Adam Parker will be making his mark on the dining scene. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Located at 155 Dow Street in Manchester
KC’s Rib Shack in Manchester
Darling tiki bar in a private setting is the place to down a beer and get your fingers sticky. What to Expect: BBQ. Open for lunch and dinner daily.
Located at 837 Second Street in Manchester
The Bistro at LaBelle Winery in Amherst
Beautiful patio with distant views of the vineyard, nearby parking and spectacular evening sunsets. Open daily for lunch and dinner. What to Expect: Interesting menu paired with LaBelle Wines. It’s a little taste of Napa Valley.
Located at 345 NH-101 in Amherst
The Derryfield Restaurant in Manchester
The huge covered deck behind the restaurant has inspiring views of the greens of the golf club. What to Expect: Busy weekends with entertainment on the deck.
Located at 625 Mammoth Rd in Manchester
The Patio at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manchester overlooks Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
The Foundry in Manchester
Beautiful renovation of former Jillian’s spot includes a huge deck with views of the Merrimack River. What to Expect: Fine dining in less-formal atmosphere with local sourcing and bar menu that satisfies. Dinner only. Weekends can be very busy. No reservations, but you can call ahead.
Located at 50 Commercial Street in Manchester
The Patio at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manchester
Batter up! Get here early on game days to enjoy the green fields and the Fisher Cats at play from the patio out back. It seems like part of the ballpark. What to Expect: Yay team, get here well before the game starts.
Located at 101 South Commercial Street in Manchester
Wickets on the Green at Hampshire Hills in Milford
Pleasant setting on a deck overlooking the sports club’s activities with occasional evening entertainment. What to Expect: Wickets is open to the public, but you must sign in at the front desk. Shuffleboard, anyone?
Located at 50 Emerson Road in Milford