Outdoor Dining

In the mood for some fresh air fare? From courtyard brunch spots near the Capitol to patio dining along Chocolate Avenue, browse these restaurant recommendations with outdoor seating in Harrisburg and Hershey.

Harrisburg Outdoor Dining Saturdays

Restaurants with Outdoor Seating in Harrisburg

Downtown Harrisburg is home to several award-winning upscale casual restaurants with sidewalk seating. Now through September, enjoy Harrisburg’s Dining In The Street program every Saturday evening from 5-10 PM when Second Street, North Street, State Street and Conoy Street are closed to vehicle traffic and set up for dining service from over a dozen city restaurants.

Café Fresco in the heart of downtown on Second Street offers urban café items by day and metropolitan gourmet Asian-inspired dinner service by night. Outside the Hilton Harrisburg, a shared patio welcomes outdoor diners of Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar and 1700 Degrees Steakhouse for modern takes on traditional American fare and classic steakhouse specialties.

Sidewalk dining options near the Capitol include Home 231 with its menu of delectable shareables; Rubicon, offering a French bistro menu with a twist; Mangia Qui, bringing the flavors from the regional tables of Italy to your plate; and Cork and Fork with their fresh, local menu offerings including a variety of delicious pizzas. A little further uptown, Note offers sidewalk dining with a European bistro style experience focused on an Old World wine list and an eclectic menu.

Cafe Fresco Outdoor Dining

Rubicon & Mangia Qui Outdoor Dining

Looking for rooftop or riverside dining? Check out Millworks  and its Rooftop Biergarten and Outdoor Courtyard for fresh air dining featuring locally sourced produce and meats. For river views, head to the deck dining of The Boro Riverview for craft beer, burgers, and the area’s best hot wings.

Millworks Outdoor Dining

Restaurants with Outdoor Seating in Hershey

Craving fresh pasta? The outdoor patio at Fenicci’s is the perfect spot to enjoy classic Italian dishes. Enjoy a cocktail and the eclectic menu of the locally owned and operated Chocolate Avenue Grill  featuring beautiful outdoor patio dining. Across the street at Primanti Bros., the fries come on the sandwich, a Pittsburgh tradition best consumed when the restaurant opens their garage doors to the courtyard. Next door, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant also offers outdoor dining and a wide selection of their craft beer on tap.

Venture slightly away from the downtown Hershey scene and you’ll find the acclaimed Tröegs Independent Brewery offering daily outdoor dining and drinking on their patio and covered Beer Garden. Looking for outdoor music with your meal? Check out the entertainment schedule and fresh menu and craft beer options at The Englewood,  a historic Hershey barn converted into a restaurant, brewery and music venue.

Iron Hill Outdoor Dining

Englewood Outdoor Dining