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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Market Street, Roanoke, VA 24011
Sunshine Spot in the Market Square
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!
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.