Get2KnowNoke Outdoor Dining Guide

When you live in a place as beautiful as the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, you want to spend every possible minute outside. There’s nothing better than sipping on a cocktail or craft beer (we have 50+ breweries btw) in the sunshine or around a fire, watching the cherry blossoms bloom in spring or the leaves turning during peak leaf-peeper season. From quaint Fincastle to college-town Salem, in downtown nooks to rural escapes — we’ve got outdoor dining covered.

As always, give us a shout if you think we should add to the list!

El Jefe Salem

8 West Main St., Salem, VA 24153

They’re Giving Us Tulum Vibes

Eclectic tequila bar serving fresh tacos and craft cocktails just minutes from Roanoke College in historic Salem’s downtown Main street.

The outdoor patio makes you feel like you’re on vacation, so take a little trip to Mexico.

Bloom Restaurant & Wine Bar

1109 Main St SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

Sophisticated yet Cozy

When spring is in bloom you’re going to want to head to this adorable patio nook for seasonal small plates and tasty libations.

Located in the ever-growing Wasena neighborhood – enjoy the outdoor courtyard with a dedicated bartender on the weekends.

1772 Rooftop on Main

18 S Roanoke St, Fincastle, VA 24090

Soars Above the Rest with a Built-In Plane Bar

When the 1172 Rooftop Bar opened on Main St. Fincastle, it was newsworthy. They used a crane to hoist an old prop plane to use as the backbone of their unique bar.

Come for the views – stay for the tapas, handcrafted cocktails, refreshing beer selection, and good people.

Food Hut Rke at Golden Cactus Brewing

214 5th St SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

Hipster Oasis in the West End

Food Hut RKE is a culinary and social events project in beautiful SW Virginia in the up-and-coming neighborhood known as the West End. The unique destination now has a tequila bar, brewery, gaming store, plant shop, and of course the delicious Food Hut itself all on one corner.

The must-tries are their donuts, beignets, and fried chicken – but we’re serious when we say you can’t go wrong.

Parkway Brewing Company (Food Trucks Only)

739 Kessler Mill Rd, Salem, VA 24153

Epic Live Music & Food Truck Schedule with Easy Adventure Access

Okay, so technically this isn’t outdoor dining, as Parkway does not have a kitchen. But it’s such an amazing spot that we had to include it. They have a huge outdoor space that even has a bridge connecting two sides of a creek. There are live music and food trucks ALL THE TIME – so we think it counts!

Kids love playing in the woods and the creek, and parents love relaxing and drinking delicious Virginia-made craft beer!

Billy’s Roanoke

102 Market St SE, Roanoke, VA 24011

Secret Courtyard with LA-Vacation Vibes

This refined American classic restaurant has a little secret. During the warmer months of the year, you can wind your way through their wooden-clad bar rooms and into an adorable courtyard with LA-vacation vibes.

Grab your shades, throw on your island wear, and head to Billy’s for a mini-getaway. Billy’s is located in the heart of downtown Roanoke next to the Taubman Museum.

Twisted Track Brewpub

523 Shenandoah Ave NW, Roanoke, VA 24016

Giant Garage Doors Bring the Inside Out

Twisted Track remodeled its outdoor space in 2018 and it was a total game-changer! They have SEVEN giant garage doors that open up into a fully-fenced outdoor space (you’re welcome parents), complete with two fire pits that can accommodate 10+ people.

With live music on weekends, a board room, and tasty bar menu – there are endless reasons why you’d want to visit Twisted Track.

Three Little Pigs BBQ Daleville

120 Kingston Dr., Daleville, VA 24083

Slow-cooked & Worth the Wait

This large outdoor dining area is the perfect place to enjoy delicious Virginia-style barbeque in a beautiful and relaxing environment.

Nestled in the mountainside of Botetourt County, it’s an easy pit stop off 81 or to stop in after a hike on the Appalachian Trail.

Village Grill in Grandin Village

1802 Memorial Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

Misting Systems, Giant Bocce Court & Taco Tuesdays

Grandin Village’s neighborhood hangout spot. The Village Grill has not one, but TWO awesome outdoor dining spots.

Grab some lunch or dinner with the family on the covered side deck or meet up with friends, grab some drinks from the new bar, play some games and listen to live music on the patio.

Fork in the Alley

2123 Crystal Spring Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24014

The OG Neighborhood Pub

Pub grub, drinks, live music, and a local favorite. Fork in the Alley is located in the historic South Roanoke Neighborhood.

They have multiple options when it comes to outdoor dining – a covered patio, outdoor tables by the brick oven, or in the lawn by the front bar & grill.

Magnum Point Marina at Smith Mountain Lake

2200 Old Salem School Rd, Union Hall, VA 24176

Lake Life Has Never Been Better

Sunset on the water. Need I say more? Magnum Point Marina offers exactly that. Great food and even better views.

Located on Smith Mountain Lake in Franklin County – pull your boat into the marina and head on up to the patio.

202 Social House

202 Market Street, Roanoke, VA 24011

Sunshine Spot in the Market Square

What better place to people watch than the 202 Social House? Outdoor seating is centered right in the middle of Downtown Roanoke.

After you’ve hit up the Market and shopped ’till you dropped, head to the quaint corner for a bite and enjoy the vibes of the city.

Wasena City Tap Room on the Greenway

806 Wasena Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

Bike, Jog, Drink Beer – Repeat!

The perfect place for post-outdoor activity recovery. Located in the ever-growing Wasena neighborhood, it’s perfectly situated by the Roanoke River Greenway, Wasena Park, Smith Park, and next door to River Rock Climbing Gym.

Their patio spaces are pet friendly and are ideal for grabbing brunch, lunch, dinner, or just drinks with friends!

Mac and Bob’s in Salem

316 East Main St., Salem, VA 24153

Cheers Ain’t Got Nothing on These Guys

A staple of Salem, known for its huge and delicious calzones is located right in the heart of Downtown Salem.

Their outdoor patio is perfect for any season to grab a beer from the outdoor bar with over 40 craft beers to choose from.