Monday, December 4, 2023

2020 Patio Guide

NOTE: Some photos might reflect patio set-ups from previous years. Each restaurant included enforces proper physical distancing measures.

The best places to relax and refresh

2020 has had some rough spots. While the winter and spring were occupied by a global pandemic and mass protests, we predict that summer will offer something more cheerful and the chance for a break. We urge you to spend time soaking up the sun with a cold drink in hand because you deserve it and you need the rest and relaxation. Here are some places to make the most of the good weather.

Souk Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar

139 S. Huron St. (across from the Erie Street Market)
567-777-7685 |
dog-friendly. Kid-friendly. Table service. Reservations.

Souk is a modern Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of Downtown Toledo’s Warehouse District that offers a distinctive food and beverage program. The sunny patio— spotted with umbrellas, casual tables and an iconic, vintage Sunkist sign— provides a cool, sophisticated respite for Farmer’s Market shoppers and diners alike.

Patio hours: 11am-10pm, Tuesday-Thursday. 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday.
Must-try drink: Herbert Hancock! He’s part Tito’s, part Noble Cut Distillery limoncello and a dash of lavender bitters. Certain to be your fling for the summer on our patio. Our house wines, handpicked by Chef Moussa at the winery in Italy, are a tremendous value!
Must-try dish: Kibbe Egg Rolls, one of our most popular appetizers!
Do you serve brunch? Not right now, but we offer a wonderful lunch menu— perfect for a bite after a Saturday trip to the Farmer’s Market, which is located right across the street.

Rosie’s Italian Grille

Rosie's Italian Grille
Rosie’s Italian Grille

606 N. McCord Rd. | 419-866-5007 |
Kid-friendly. Table-service. Reservations. Brunch. Happy hour.

Partially-shaded front and side patios await summerbound guests at this Tuscan retreat. Gorgeous flowers, a koi pond, fountains and flora round out the atmosphere of this family-owned and run restaurant where all feel welcome. Tutti sono benvenuti!

Patio hours: 11:30am-9pm, Sunday-Thursday. 11:30am-10pm, Friday-Saturday.
Happy hours and specials: Happy Hour Specials at our bar and front side patio is every day from 3-6pm. On our Happy Hour menu guests can enjoy discounted appetizers, $9 gourmet pizzas, $7 drinks, and $1 off all domestic bottles, draft beers, well drinks, and White Claw’s Hard Seltzers. Another notable special would have to be our Tuesday night Wine and Dine special. We offer a special menu that includes a bottle of wine, an appetizer, and two entrees for only $50, it’s perfect for an early week date night.
Must-try drink: Red and white sangria, made in-house (be careful not to drink too many).
Must-try dish: Lasagna Bolognese.
Brunch: Brunch will officially be starting again on Sunday, June 21st. We will still offer our normal lunch menu during brunch hours of 11:30am-3pm, but we will have a brunch menu with various creations by Chef Eric Kish and drink specials.
What did the pandemic teach you about your industry? We always knew how special our guests were, but the pandemic really showed us how much they love and care for us. They are our family and during these trying times, they really showed up and supported us. It is wonderful to see and we are blessed to have
such amazing guests.

Georgjz419 Fun Food & Spirits

1205 Adams St. | 419-842-4477 |
Kid-friendly. Dog-friendly. Live Music. Special events. Table service. Happy hour.


Dance all night long at this friendly, inclusive Uptown hotspot. Happy hour specials, plus access to the Adams Street outdoor refreshment area ensures a memorable experience.

Patio hours: 4pm to close, Thursday-Sunday.
Happy hour: Specials every day of the week.Monday: $3 Angry Orchard and Smirnoff. $6 cheese pizza. $8 pepperoni pizza. Tuesday: $3 Corona, Tito’s, and margaritas. $2 Miller Lite. $1 Tacos. Wednesday: $3.50 Redd’s Apple Ale. $3 Jameson. $2 Bud Light. Thursday: $5 Long Islands. $2 Miller Lite. $5 off specialty pizzas. Friday: $3 Fireball. $2 Coors. Saturday: $2 16oz. PBR. $3 Dewar’s. Sunday: $5 Mimosa and Bloody Mary. Well drinks: $1 from 2-3pm, $2 from 3-4pm, and $3.50 from 4pm to close.
Must-try dish: Bruschetta.
Live music and/or special events: Yes, both. Varies daily.
Reservations: Only for parties.
Kid-friendly: Yes, until 9pm.

Mason Jar Tap and Grill


8504 Secor Rd., Lambertville, MI.
734-854-8737 |
reservations. table-service. brunch.

This charming, casual gastropub offers a cozy patio with partial shade. Decadent burgers, sandwiches, pizza, and cocktails with creative ingredient combinations keep us returning. Don’t forget to stop for Sunday brunch, from 11am-3pm.

Patio hours: 11:30am-9pm, Monday-Thursday. 11:30am-10pm, Friday-Saturday. 11am-9pm, Sunday.
Happy hour: open-6pm. $3 margaritas, $2 select domestic bottles, and daily drink specials.
Must-try dish: Nashville hot chicken sandwich
What’s “one good reason” to check out your patio? We have an open patio with barn doors that swing open to make the patio and inside bar seem like you’re in one big area.
What did the pandemic teach you about your industry? Roll with the changes, get creative and don’t give up.
Is there anything else you’d like readers to know? We are thankful to the community for their support during these difficult times, and we welcome you back with open arms at The Mason Jar Tap and Grill.

Real Seafood Company

22 Main St., Toledo | Guest services: 888-456-DINE
Carry-out: 419-697-5427 |
Kid-friendly. Live music. Table service. Happy hour.

Best summertime dining and view of Toledo! Enjoy awesome sunsets at this west-facing patio that features an awning and shades to give relief from the sun.

Patio hours: Weather permitting, the same as restaurant hours. 4-9pm, Monday-Thursday. 4-10pm, Friday. 2-10pm, Saturday. 2-9pm, Sunday.
Happy hour: 4pm-close, Sunday-Thursday (drink specials end at 9pm). 4-6:30pm, Friday-Saturday (in the lounge area only). $4 drafts; $2 Labatt Blue Light Draft; $5.95 Margherita and RSC Martini; and $4.95 for 5oz glasses of select red and white wines.
Must-try dish: Gazpacho.


6064 Monroe St. Sylvania | Guest services: 888-456-DINE
Carry-out: 419-882-6014 |
Kid-friendly. Live Music. Special events. Table service. Happy hour.

Take a short trip to Tuscany in a shady, semi-enclosed patio with hanging vines, planets of fresh herbs and flowers.

Patio hours: Weather permitting, the same as restaurant hours. 4-9pm, Sunday-Thursday. 4-10pm, Friday-Saturday.
Happy hour: 5-9pm, Monday-Thursday. 5-6:30pm, Friday. 4-6:30pm, Saturday. 4-9pm, Sunday. Only applies to the outside bar, tables are not included. $6 house martinis, Manhattans and Cosmopolitans; $5 select wines and margaritas; $2.25 select domestic bottles; and $3 Labatt Blue draft.
Must-try drink: Patio punch and Sangria.
Must-try food: The new Bruschetta menu is perfect for summer. They also highly recommend specialty salads with salmon, shrimp, and scallops.
Live music and/or special events: Ciao! typically does special events a couple of times a year. Plans TBA.

The Chop House

300 N. Summit St., Suite 140 | Guest services: 888-456-DINE
Carry-out: 419-720-4335 |
Kid-friendly. Live Music. Table service. Reservations.

Sleek fine dining, award-winning steaks and sweeping views of Promenade Park make this patio a premium option for dinner and drinks.

Patio hours: Weather permitting, the same as restaurant hours. 4-9pm, Monday-Thursday. 4-10pm, Friday-Saturday.
Happy hour: A specially crafted menu of unique Chop House items is served daily from 4-6pm, Monday-Friday, in the bar area only. In addition: $7.95 select red and wine wines by the glass; $4.25 all bottled beers; and $7.95 select specialty cocktails.
Must-try dish: Lollipop lamb chops and the crab and lobster cakes.

Sidelines Sports Eatery & Pub

Locations with patios:
8116 Secor Rd., Lambertville, MI. (3-miles north of Alexis Rd.). 734-856-5050.
2111 Mellwood Ave., (Corner of Laskey Rd.). 419-474-0000.
5806 Telegraph Rd., (Corner of Alexis Rd.). 419-724-0097.
1430 Holland Rd., Maumee (near Dussel). 419-897-5050.
230 Milan Ave., Norwalk. 567-743-9392.
Reservations. Table service. Kid-friendly.


Sidelines offers five area locations with full-service patios, featuring tables that seat up to six people. Adjustable umbrellas provide full sun or shade, and satellite music keeps the atmosphere grooving as you and your friends enjoy award-winning pub fare and ice cold beers.

Patio hours: 11am-11pm, Monday-Thursday. 11am-midnight, Friday-Saturday. Noon-11pm, Sunday.
Every day: $3.50 23oz tall domestic drafts.
Mondays: $2 margaritas and chicken tacos all day.
Tuesdays: $12.99 for a half-rack rib dinner.
Wednesdays: $12.99 10oz USDA Prime sirloin dinner and kids eat free (one per adult).
Thursdays: Award-winning wings or fowl balls on special (varies per location).
Fridays: $4 Long Island ice teas and $12.99 shrimp dinner.
Saturdays: $10 bucket of four aluminum pints.
Sundays: $10.99 rib basket with fries and $9.99 fowl balls with fries.

Ye Olde Durty Bird

2 S. St. Clair St. | 419-243-2473 |
table service, dog-friendly, kid-friendly, brunch

YEOldeDurty Bird 2

The Durty Bird is a sprawling, iconic Downtown Toledo favorite that offers a patio with full to partial shade only a few steps from Fifth Third Field. While live music is not yet in the works this summer, diners (and partygoers) can still expect the festive, welcoming atmosphere that earned the Bird its reputation as a go-to for any group.

Patio hours: 11am-9pm, Sunday-Thursday. 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday.
Must-try dish: Brunch specialty sandwiches available on Sundays from 11am-3pm.
What’s “one good reason” to check out your patio? The Downtown-feel in the wonderful Warehouse District!
What did the pandemic teach you about your industry? That the ability to adapt is key!
What changes have you made due to the pandemic? Where do we begin? We’ve added online ordering, curbside, delivery, a mobile app…and masks!
Is there anything else we would like readers to know? Yes! Thank you for the support! #wewillgetthroughthistogether

Gillig Winery

1720 Northridge Rd., Findlay | 419-408-3230 |
table service, dog-friendly, kid-friendly, live music
Patio Guide - Gillig Winery 3
Soak up the sun, or find a shady spot under umbrellas and trees, during an afternoon romp at Findlay’s favorite winery.

Patio hours: Noon-9pm, Monday-Thursday. Noon-10pm, Friday-Saturday.
Happy hour: 4-6pm, Tuesday-Thursday.
Must-try drink: Wine Slushies or Spring Fling Cocktail
Must-try dish: Jalapeno Jam
Live music: From 7-10pm on Saturdays.
What’s “one good reason” to check out your patio? Service and relaxation.
What did the pandemic teach you about your industry? Findlay does an amazing job supporting their local businesses!
What changes have you made due to the pandemic? Facial masks for employees, social distancing, increased cleaning and sanitizing, maximum party size seated together is 6 guests, curbside pick up available.
Is there anything else you’d like readers to know? Bistro menu available for lunch and dinner, so come hungry!

The Cigar Affair

323 Conant St., Maumee | 419-891-0109 |

Cigar Affair FB Patio 1
Grab a cigar connoisseur-approved import from the shop and head to the cozy, adults-only outdoor lounge— complete with a pergola providing shade— for a few leisurely hours with new, and old, friends.

Patio hours: The same as normal store hours. 10am-9pm, Monday-Wednesday. 10am-10pm, Thursday-Friday. 9am-10pm, Saturday. 11am-7pm, Sunday.
Do you take reservations? Yes, for special occasions.
What’s “one good reason” to check out your patio? It’s a great place to relax with a fine cigar with friends.
What did the pandemic teach you about your industry? My customers really missed The Cigar Affair!
What changes have you made due to the pandemic? Clean, clean, clean and we refinished the indoor lounge floor and reduced seating to accommodate 10.

The Whitehouse Inn

10835 Waterville St., Whitehouse | 419-877-1180 |
Reservations. Table service. Brunch. Kid-friendly. Dog-friendly.


Stiff drinks, partial shade, a welcoming atmosphere, Sunday brunch, and, of course, delectable prime rib, are only a few highlights of this Waterville icon.

Patio hours: 11am-10pm, Monday-Thursday. 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday. 10am-9pm, Sunday.
Must-try: Margaritas and Prime Rib.
What’s “one good reason” to check out your patio? It’s one of the most beautiful patios in the area. It is right in downtown Whitehouse. We have a beautiful green yard, and it looks like a botanical garden out there this year.
What did the pandemic teach you about your industry? That my work family is selfless, amazing and a bunch of badasses. I’ve always loved this community and thought it was fantastic, but my roots have grown even deeper. My love for this area has grown tremendously.
Is there anything else you’d like readers to know? We are only a short drive from almost anywhere in the area and have so much to offer. We emphasize cooking everything fresh, served by a friendly face who truly enjoys taking care of the guests in an atmosphere like nothing you will find in NW Ohio. We have Presidential themed dining areas along with White House pictured dining room and an outdoor patio area that is also very inviting and comfortable.

ZaZa Wood-Fired Pizza & Mediterranean Pizza

3550 Executive Pkwy. | 419-531-2400 |
Brunch. Kid-friendly.

PATIO GUDIE - ZaZa Wood-Fired Pizza & Mediterranean Pizza

Picnic tables and famous, wood-fired pizza are the name of the game at ZaZa’s. Whether you’re stopping by for brunch, lunch, dinner, or a snack, this Mediterranean restaurant dishes up plenty of options. Grab a friend, and a bite, and pull up to a cozy spot to soak up the sun.

Patio hours: 11am-9pm, daily.
What’s “one good reason” to check out your patio? We don’t have a big patio, but we have delicious food and refreshing smoothies. It’s a casual spot. Join us!

Homeslice Pizza

28 S. St. Clair St. | 419-724-PIES |
Live music. Table service. Kid-friendly. Dog-friendly.

Two patios in one! This Warehouse District hot spot boasts a towering deck with two separate patios— a lower deck with full shade and a covered patio and an upper patio with the sun, shade and gorgeous views of downtown Toledo.

Patio hours: 11am-10pm, Sunday-Thursday. 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday. Subject to change
Happy hour: Half-off pizza on Tuesday.
Must-try drink: Specialty DORA drinks out our window.
Must-try dish: Potato Pizza.
Special events? We will offer live music on the weekends. Our Downstairs Deck is available to rent out for your small occasions, call for more details.
What’s “one good reason” to check out your patio? We offer the double-deck experience with great views and stellar service
What did the pandemic teach you about your industry? That Toledo is a true #supportlocal city. They stuck with us through it all.
What changes have you made due to the pandemic? We have always had to remain fluid and in tune with our client’s needs, we have made the necessary changes to keep our clients (family) happy and safe.
Is there anything else you’d like readers to know? Come Wander the Warehouse District and grab a drink or slice of ‘za through our window.

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