Al Fresco Dining
Great Outdoor Seating in Lancaster County PA
pictured above: John J. Jeffries Restaurant
The seasons have shifted in full force, and the warmer months are beginning call for grill-sets and patio furniture, for mid-day trips to the park and extensive gardening, and for fine outdoor dining. In Lancaster County, the opportunities for Al Fresco and café style eateries are many and varied.
We’ve put together an “A-list” of top rated Lancaster County restaurants – each with their own unique atmosphere and exemplary outdoor seating. Give it a once over and pencil these into your Lancaster County day-trip planner. Also check our full directory listing of Outdoor Dining in Lancaster PA
The Belvedere Inn
The Belvedere is a top-rated, award winning restaurant in Lancaster City. It’s well known for its contemporary American cuisine and its sophisticated, meticulously decorated atmosphere. Its outdoor patio offers a fully immersive Al Fresco dining experience.
The Waterfront is a century old Mill House-turned Restaurant. Nestled along the historic, tree-lined Conestoga River – the Waterfront offers an Outdoor Dining Experience far removed from the buzz of modern life.
Loxley’s Restaurant boasts what is arguably the most unique and experiential outdoor dining experience in all of Lancaster. The patio area is multi-leveled and structured thematically like a tree house in the Rocky Mountains. You've got to see it to believe it!
The Pressroom Restaurant
The Pressroom’s got it all – Live music, elegant atmosphere, an active attitude, and an outdoor courtyard in picturesque Steinman Park. Rest beneath the cool canopies of towering trees, and listen to the rush of courtyard waterfalls while you dine.
Fenz Restaurant & Late Night
Sleek and casual – Fenz Restaurant brings you a wholly sophisticated Urban Eating Experience. As for Al Fresco features, Fenz has a rooftop terrace that will take your breath away.
Tomato Pie Café
This is a top spot in one of Lancaster County’s favorite small towns. Lititz, PA is a haven for character and culture seekers from all over – and Tomato Pie heads the list of don’t-miss hangouts.
John Wright Restaurant
Stop by the John Write restaurant this spring for an evening of outdoor elegance and a sweeping view of the Susquehanna River. It’s a true escape, and it’s not to be missed.
Tobias S. Frogg
If you're looking for a frosty summertime cocktail on our extensive outdoor deck area or a juicy steak to compliment the beautiful weather, Tobias S. Frogg is the place to be!
Cork & Cap Restaurant
Fresh food & fresh vision come together at Cork & Cap Restaurant. The guiding tenet is simple yet uncompromising: use local ingredients and made-from-scratch, no-nonsense recipes. Enjoy their seasonal outdoor dining on the patio.
John J. Jeffries
Their bar and wine menus feature many local beers, wines, and ingredients for some original and memorable cocktails. Stop by for a meal with a great drink and enjoy the weather!
Lancaster County: Culture and Cuisine
If you want great food, great community, some history, some contemporary atmosphere and a load of variety – visit Lancaster County PA. Outdoor dining season is in full bloom, and there’s no excuse for missing the fun!