12 PLACES IN FAIRHOPE TO DINE OUTSIDE
by: Chris Andrews
Fairhope, Alabama has some of the most amazing scenic views of any town in the southeast United States. It’s only appropriate that so many of its best restaurants have amazing outdoor spaces as well. Whether you enjoy rustic scenery, sunsets over the water, or city views, Fairhope has them all with these 12 places to dine outside!
The Hope Farm
The Hope Farm’s outdoor dining area features some the most picturesque dining views in all of Fairhope. Sitting on a little over an acre, The Hope Farm is a farm-to-table experience like no other. Most ingredients in each dish are grown on site. Whether you’re on a date night, entertaining out-of-town guests, or need a place to relax, The Hope Farm is casual, elegant, and delicious all-in-one!
Bay Breeze Cafe
Bay Breeze has one of the largest outdoor dining decks in Fairhope. With fans in the summer and heaters in the winter, there’s never a bad time to sit outside at Bay Breeze. That means there is also never a bad time to enjoy their signature Roasted Corn and Tomato Bisque.
The name says it all! Sunset Pointe at Fly Creek Marina is one the best sunset dining views in America. It also doesn’t hurt that the food and drinks are phenomenal. The large outdoor area is perfect for the nightly ringing of the bell and sunset toast when the sun eclipses over Mobile Bay.
Known for its innovative menu of tacos and bowls, Dragonfly has a great patio area to enjoy some of the best dishes in Fairhope any time of the year. There’s also a covered deck connected to Flybar, their cocktail bar adjoined to the restaurant.
Located in the beautiful courtyard of the French Quarter, Panini Pete’s is surrounded by cobblestone pavers, a picturesque fountain, and plentiful shops. In addition to the lovely scenery is Panini Pete’s signature House Roasted Turkey sandwich, beignets, burgers, and even pizza and pasta on weekends.
Rae’s Kitchen is the go-to place in Downtown Fairhope for meals, snacks, or trays to grab on the run. They also offer a full lunch menu each day or sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Enjoy their menu while dining on their beautiful outdoor area tucked away off Section Street.
Ferus by the Bay
Ferus is one of the newest restaurants in Fairhope. Ferus built an exquisite outdoor deck overlooking the corner of Church and De La Mare. It is the perfect place for you to enjoy one of their dozen beers on tap, a glass of wine, or one of their signature cocktails while dining on small plates like the Loaded Beer Cheese Fries or the burgers and sandwiches.
The Mill is a great place to to take the whole family. Whether you’re craving southern style cooking, burgers, or sandwiches The Mill has you covered. There’s also a large outdoor turf area with games and plenty of room for the kids to run around while you eat and drink from the restaurants inside The Mill.
When you’re craving one of the best burgers in Fairhope, Ox Kitchen is the place to go! With outdoor picnic tables and lawn chairs, Ox has a very appealing outdoor area especially for the little burger lovers in your family.
Open 7 days a week, Bill E’s is a casual, laid back place to grab amazing burgers, sandwiches, and plenty more. The smell of Bill S’s bacon smoking, live music playing, while you’re enjoying great food and drink is an experience you will never forget at Bill E’s.
Warehouse is a fantastic made from scratch bakery with pastries, donuts, and all sorts of baked goods to get your morning started. Warehouse also have a lovely outdoor space to sip coffee and enjoy something from the kitchen or the glass case.
The Bone and Barrel
Don’t let the facade out front fool you, The Bone and Barrel has some of the best outdoor dining in town! Their back patio features live music on the weekends in a rustic setting along with fantastic food and drink.