20 Spots for Patio Dining in and Around Boise

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect spot to enjoy patio dining in and around Boise, you’re in luck! From charming cafes to picturesque eateries, we’ve curated a list of the 20 best patio dining destinations. So grab a seat (preferably with a view of the Boise River) and fill your bellies with Boise local goodness. It’s patio dining time!

Below are a few of our favorite patio dining spots. What would you add to the list?

Bardenay (Boise or Eagle)

610 W. Grove St. (Boise), 155 E. Riverside Dr. (Eagle)

Bardenay in Boise is located right in the middle of the Basque Block. Their patio offers great people watching and is a lively spot for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The Eagle location offers picturesque views of the Boise River. Did you know that Bardenay distills their spirits in-house?

Pie Hole

205 N. 8th St.

Pie Hole offers a stress-free and quick patio dining experience. Their funky indoor decor and variety of pizza options make it a local favorite. Located on lively 8th St., grab a huge slice of pizza and get outside.


2900 W. Chinden Blvd.

The Sandbar is the ultimate summer destination. Live music, great food and drinks. What else could you ask for? The Boise River and Greenbelt make for a great view too.


1603 N. Main St. Meridian

Kahootz is located in Meridian a little off the beaten path but well worth checking out!

10 Barrel Brewing

826 W. Bannock St.

This restaurant has a great patio, and when the weather is nice, they open up the garage doors making the inside feel like outside patio dining.

Wild Root

276 N. 8th St.

Located on 8th Street, Wild Root is a great place to people watch. Their food focuses on fresh ingredients, and their patio always looks so inviting.


199 N. 8th St.

One of the best spots for brunch. Their patio offers plenty of seating and is a must while downtown.

Fanci Freez

1402 W. State St.

For another quick patio dining experience, you won’t want to miss Fanci Freez. Whether you want a burger and fries or even just a milkshake (some of the best ice cream), it’s perfect for soaking up some sun.

Diablo & Sons

246 N. 8th St.

Diablo & Sons offers patio dining during summer AND winter. With their patio being enclosed during the colder months, it makes for a perfect all-season patio.


676 E. Riverside Dr.

Coyne’s does a great job offering a fine dining experience or a more relaxed vibe during brunch. Their patio has great water features which make for a charming patio dining experience.

13th St Pub & Grill

1520 N. 13th St.

Located in the heart of Hyde Park, 13th St. Pub & Grill has a great corner patio with plenty of seating wrapping around.


1515 W. Grove St.

Known as a great breakfast spot, A’tavola has tons of space on their patio. The inside fills up quickly, but if you need to wait for a spot, just check out all of their local goodies. Yum!

Cottonwood Grille

913 W. River St.

Cottonwood Grille is probably one of the more serene and calming patios. Located right off the Boise Greenbelt, the Boise River offers a great backdrop while sipping on a refreshing drink and eating tasty grub.


515 W. Idaho St

Ochos is known for their large fire pits. They have a patio that usually requires reservations but is a great spot for large parties to gather around.


3693 E. Longwing Ln, Suite #140

The Yardhouse is located in the Village right next to the fountain. Their patio is HUGE and has tons of space! In the winter, it is enclosed and can even be enjoyed when the weather is a bit colder.

The Reef

105 S. 6th St.

One of Boise’s few rooftop patios. The Reef does a great job at bringing some island flair to Boise with their Palm frond-covered patio and occasional life music. It makes for a great patio experience.

Wepa Cafe

175 E. 35th St.

Speaking of rooftop patios, we can’t forget Wepa. Located in Garden City in the Waterfront District, this Puerto Rican restaurant is to die for. Their rooftop patio is only available during Summer but well worth checking out.

Boise Brewing

521 W. Broad St.

Boise Brewing just recently added food to their menu, and they bought the old Boise Weekly building that was next to them, extending their patio and taking up almost the whole block. There’s plenty of room if you just want a beer or you’re looking to try out their new menu.

Basque Market

608 W. Grove St.

The Basque Market can be found in the middle of the Basque Block and is a cozy little patio. Whether you are stocking up on local ingredients or looking to try out the Basque cuisine, it is a great stop.


121 N. 9th St.

Bacon is nestled off the main road and is a great brunch spot. Their patio offers a cool morning spot in those hot summer months.

For more dining ideas, check out our Guide to Date Night in the Treasure Valley.

What’s your favorite patio dining spot? Let us know in the comments!

Jaclyn Burns
Meet Jaclyn, a Boise native through and through. She is a SAHM and a Realtor specializing in first time home buyers. After spending 4 years in Europe, Jaclyn married the love of her life, Tom. They have a daughter named Kennedy whom is bravely battling a VSD (small hole in her heart). Jaclyn enjoys exploring Boise's greenbelt, sampling local brews, and spending time outdoors with her family. Being an introverted extrovert, she is the life of the party until it’s time to recharge her batteries. With Jaclyn around you can ensure there are always good vibes and laughter- lots of laughter.


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