When the host asks, “Inside table or patio?” you know the Canadian summer has landed. And being able to enjoy a sunny day or a warm evening on a restaurant patio can transform a meal. A regular business lunch becomes a lively discussion, a friendly catch-up becomes an animated trip down memory lane, and a routine date night becomes an evening of stealthy people-watching. Canadians simply soak up the sun and fresh air like no one else!
There are so many amazing patios in our area. While we couldn’t cover all of them, here are a few to put on your must-visit list this season.
This local favourite blends a chill atmosphere with a gorgeous view of Lake Couchiching—and great grub!
117 Mississaga Street East
The Crazy Fox Bistro
Enjoy fine dining, fine wines, and exceptional service in a casual atmosphere with a nearby view of Heritage Park.
135 Bayfield St, Barrie
Donaleigh’s Irish Pub
Choose from a list of authentic Irish ales, lagers, and stouts and sample quality pub fare at this renovated landmark property.
28 Dunlop St E
Take in live music on the patio while you savour gourmet cuisine freshly prepared from locally sourced, organic, and sustainable ingredients.
64 Mississaga St W, Orillia
The Grape & Olive Wine and Martini Bistro
Mediterranean cuisine, a wine and martini bar, and themed Sunday brunches bar perfectly compliment a bright and sunny patio.
400 Memorial Ave, Orillia
Hoolies Rooftop patio offers an array of fresh summer menu options ideal for gathering with friends and taking in a gorgeous view of Georgian Bay.
66 Dunlop St E
Il Buco Ristorante
Pair a lovely view of Barrie’s waterfront with classic Italian fare. Named among the “100 Most Romantic Restaurants in Canada” in 2017.
31 Dunlop Street East
The Farmhouse Restaurant
Serving farm fresh comfort food in a gorgeous, waterfront century farmhouse. Stop by for “Appy Hour” between 3pm-5pm to sample their made-from-scratch appetizers.
268 Bradford St, Barrie
Michael and Marion’s
Pop by The Side Door Bar for a smart luncheon, cocktails, and nightly tapas. Fresh, simple, and delicious.
89 Bayfield Street, Barrie
Queen’s Hometown Bar & Grill
Need to inject some liveliness into your patio get-together? Queen’s Tiki-themed patio offers satisfying comfort food and expertly mixed drinks in a comfortable atmosphere.
4 Dunlop Street East, Barrie
Pie Wood Fired Pizza Joints – Barrie Downtown
Simcoe County’s first wood oven pizza joint! Mark your calendar for upcoming craft beer nights—pizza and beer are the most perfect paring, after all.
11 Victoria Street, Barrie
Rustica Pizza Vino
Take in Lake Couchiching while nibbling on sizzling wood fired pizza, created with the highest quality local ingredients and imported Italian essentials.
132 Mississaga Street East, Orillia
Settlers’ Ghost Restaurant
Keep cool in a covered patio overlooking the links. Visit their website to read about their “Kids Eat Free Monday” promotion!
3421 Line 1 North, Barrie
Why have one patio when you can have three? Transport yourself to a 1920s “Speakcheasy” with cheesy sharing plates, gourmet fondues, and more!
123 Dunlop Street East, Barrie
Urban Dish Grill & Wine Bar
Watch your food grow right before your eyes! Lush vegetable and flower gardens make the perfect patio backdrop for a scintillatingly upscale menu.
367 Yonge Street, Barrie