Popular patio dining restaurants in Northwest Arkansas

Revised for June 2021: Mamas, we know many of you are still taking extra precautions because many of you have kids under the age of 12 and you don’t want them to be exposed to Covid-19. So we are re-publishing this list that we put together last year when we were really missing the opportunity to go out to eat. It’s a list of Northwest Arkansas restaurants that offer outdoor dining.

You may have heard various experts on the news say that the risk of contracting Covid-19 is only about 1 percent when you are outside. So if you’re dining out with unvaccinated kids under 12, these options might be good to consider.

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite restaurants in Northwest Arkansas which have patios and/or outdoor dining areas. We’re grouping the restaurants by city, for your convenience.

If we’ve missed any restaurants that you know have outdoor dining available, please let us know by posting a comment or by emailing us at gwen@nwaMotherlode.com. 


Natural State Brewery

Red Robin

Big Orange

PF Chang’s

Tacos 4 Life

Fish City Grill

Newk’s Eatery

Torchy’s Tacos

Top Golf

Midici – Neopolitan Pizza Company


Ruth’s Chris Steak House


Bocca Italian Eatery


Neighbor’s Mill & Bakery

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop


Onyx Coffee Lab


Pedaler’s Pub


Preacher’s Son (rooftop bar)

Oven & Tap

McAlister’s Deli


Yeyo’s Mexican Grill

Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

The Hub


Leverett Lounge

Big Box Karaoke

Sassy’s Red House


Red Robin

Newk’s Eatery

McAlister’s Deli

Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese

Tacos 4 Life

Grub’s Bar & Grille

Onyx Coffee Lab


New ORA in downtown Fayetteville, outdoor refreshment area

Fossil Cove

Loafin’ Joe’s

Mellow Mushroom

Feed and Folly

Puritan Coffee and Beer



Torchy’s Tacos

El Matador


La Huerta

Las Fajitas


Azul Tequila

Big Sexy Food


Buttered Biscuit (has a few outdoor tables)

DQ Grill and Chill

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

Jimmy John’s

King Burrito

Las Margaritas

Las Palmas

MJ’s Pizzeria

Red Kite Coffee Company

Slim Chickens

Tacos 4 Life

The Flying Burrito Company

Trailside Coffee inside Phat Tire Bike Shop

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Bella Vista

Lake Pointe

Bella Vista Bar & Grille

Highlands Pub

Papa Mike’s


B List Burger Bar

Picnic tables in Springdale:

Taqueria Don Guero

Black Apple

Bike Rack Brewing (has a coffee shop that serves pastries, etc.)

The Pits Meatery (food truck, but has picnic table seating)