BLAC List: Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Detroit

nce the weather breaks, take in the summer at these metro Detroit restaurants for a true “dining out” experience! From downtown Detroit to Royal Oak, patio umbrellas are blossoming all over the Motor City so diners may enjoy a hardy meal with a bustling city backdrop.




Andiamo Detroit Riverfront

  • 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit
  • 313-567-6700

Day or night, delicious Italian dishes along the Detroit riverfront sounds divine! 


Anita's Kitchen

  • 22651 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
  • 248-548-0680

Beat the heat, but bask in the breeze inside Anita’s covered patio while enjoying succulent standards of Lebanese cuisine.

Bert's Marketplace 

  • 2727 Russell St., Detroit
  • 313-567-2030

With a prime location in the Eastern Market, you can enjoy barbecue and blues at Bert’s.  

The Emory

  • 22700 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
  • 248-546-8202

The city of Ferndale is at it's best while enjoying a summer spritzer from the spectacular views of The Emory patio.

Le Petit Zinc Crêperie & Café 

  • 1055 Trumbull St., Detroit
  • 313-963-2805

When’s the last time you enjoyed a plate of crêpes in a sunny garden full of  whimsical artwork? Make it happen at Le Petit Zinc!

Slows Bar-BQ

2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit

There’s nothing like barbecue on a sunny day.

Tom's Oyster Bar

  • 318 S. Main St., Royal Oak
  • 248-541-1186
  • 519 E Jefferson Ave., Detroit
  • 313-964-4010

It’s true-seafood is best when eaten outside!

The Whitney

  • 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • 313-832-5700

Reserve The Whitney's gardens for outdoor functions.

Let us know which restaurants have great outdoor seating!

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