Wichita Mom Picks: Our Favorite Wichita Patios for Outdoor Dining

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Please contact each restaurant individually to make sure their patio is open for the Summer 2020 season.

One of the gifts Kansas gives us in exchange for the bitter cold winters and blistering hot summers is the perfect weather days that can show up any month of the year. If the mercury is between fifty and ninety you are solidly in ideal patio weather. Not only is patio dining an especially delightful way to enjoy the outdoors, but most patios are also inherently kid friendly {a.k.a. you can be a little louder, a little rowdier, a little messier}.

And Wichita has some great offerings when the conditions are right.

Stearman Bar & Grill

Stearman Bar & Grill

Stearman boasts a mega-sized patio on an active airport runway. On a good day you’ll see planes flying in and out and maybe even a sky-diver while you enjoy your meal. If that’s not enough, there’s also a play set for the kids. The fare is quality standard bar food, but my top pick is the weekend breakfast buffet for a perfect start to your Saturday.

Bramble Cafe at Elderslie Farm
Bramble Cafe at Elderslie Farm

The Cafe at Elderslie Farm

During blackberry season, the cafe serves up breakfast on the patio next to the bramble. After you’ve gotten a taste you’ll spend the next three seasons patiently waiting for another slice of farm fresh frittata. It has it all: charming ambiance, wide open spaces, farm animals and amazing fresh food. Even if you don’t get a coveted u-pick appointment you can enjoy a morning on the farm. I’ll be there, the woman in the sunshine, one eye on my grass stained boys, one eye on my bowl of granola.

The Brickyard

The Brickyard has totally committed to the patio lifestyle. This open air bar in the heart of Old Town is perfect for springtime happy hour or late night live music.  It isn’t kid friendly, but a great destination for girls night or date night.  Wear your dancing shoes!

Monarch
Monarch

Monarch

Monarch’s giant doors (leftover from its past life as Garage Bar), central location and patio games make it a fantastic place to enjoy a perfect weather day. This Delano gem boasts to-die-for sandwiches and craft brews and spirits. It’s kid friendly during the day or the perfect stop adults for before downtown concerts or shows.

Georges French Bistro

Our favorite French restaurant in town has a small patio perfect for a romantic date night (or girls night out) al fresco! We have too many favorite menu items to mention – but this isn’t a place to rush. Order a bottle of wine and take your time!

Newport Grill

This double decker patio is an ideal date night splurge or happy hour destination. You’ll find both traditional dining and comfortable lounge seating on the Bradley Fair pond. Come for the food and drink, stay for the people watching. 

The PourHouse

Outstanding beer, food and service. This gorgeous patio at Union Station is centrally located and the perfect spot for a downtown dinner date or drinks after work.

Prost

This urban beer garden boasts great beer and delicious German dishes. The atmosphere is casual and the portions are generous! 

Vora Restaurant in College Hill

Chicken & Pickle

Ideal for families and large groups, this indoor/outdoor venue is a fantastic place to grab some dinner with friends and enjoy pickleball or lawn games (bocce ball, shuffleboard, corn hole, Jenga, and more!). 

Vora

Upscale dining in College Hill with a great view of the neighborhood! The service is cheerful and attentive, and the menu is delish, whether you’re there for dinner or just dessert & cocktails. Be sure to book your spot on Open Table if you’re going on the weekend!

Meddys

Delicious Mediterranean food with vegan and gluten-free options at three Wichita locations – this is the spot to bring a crowd with dietary restrictions or a group that’s tired of the same old burgers and pizza. 

Norton’s Brewing Company

Great for large groups and music lovers! From salads to funnel cakes, there’s a little something for everyone – and each beer is “aggressively brewed” right here in Wichita.

YaYa's Wichita patio
YaYa’s Patio in Bradley Fair

YaYa’s Euro Bistro

On the hunt for upscale fare on a gorgeous patio? YaYa’s has been a Wichita fave for decades. Check out their music & happy hour schedule here – and don’t miss brunch on Sundays!

6S Steakhouse

A gem on the west side of Wichita, this patio on the water offers a beautiful view of Kansas sunsets and daily drink specials from 4-6pm.

Abuelo’s

Both Wichita locations offer a patio with live music on the weekends! Another great spot for families with kids or an easy date night. Be through the door before 6pm for great Happy Hour drink & appetizer specials!

Abuelo’s in Waterfront

Best Patios for Pizza in Wichita

Ziggy’s Pizza: This neighborhood favorite is a fantastic spot for a family meal at either location.  The pizza is a delight; the tree strung lights and super sized-patio in Clifton Square are awesome.

Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza: Both Il Vicino locations are solid pint-sized patio options, this time with pre-meal dough balls. Pro-tip: order just the dough rolled out to-go and grill up delicious pizza on your own private patio.

Oak & Pie: This newcomer to the pizza scene boasts a large, shady patio beside an outdoor fireplace. It’s a perfect place to enjoy a wood-fired pizza and glass bottle of wine. 

Piatto Neapolitan Pizzeria: Another new, local pizza place serves up authentic pizza that will transport you to Naples, Italy. But, the restaurant is unmistakably Wichita with a lovely skyline mural on the back patio.

Ziggy's Pizza {East Location}
Ziggy’s Pizza {East Location}

 Where’s your favorite place to dine when the weather’s nice?

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