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Dallas' Best Summertime Dining

Explore the great outdoors without leaving Dallas at these summer-friendly rooftop patios, alfresco restaurants and more.

    • Lake Highlands
    Atmo.
    26
    Decor
    24
    Service
    25
    Cost
    M

    This neighborhood burger joint features multiple retractable garage doors that create one cohesive indoor/outdoor space. The laid-back beer garden is pet-friendly, so no pup has to miss out on the fun!

  • Sneaky Pete's
    • Sports Bar
    • Lewisville
    Atmo.
    25
    Decor
    20
    Service
    20
    Cost
    M

    Boasting four boisterous bars, beach volleyball courts, swimming pools and waterfront views, this family-friendly complex has plenty of fun summer options for everyone.

  • HG Sply Co.
    • Lower Greenville
    Food
    24
    Decor
    25
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $28

    Grab a seat at one of HG Sply Co.'s rooftop picnic tables, where you can sample the restaurant's "back to basics" American fare.

  • Chicken Scratch
    • Chicken
    • Trinity Groves
    Food
    22
    Decor
    21
    Service
    18
    Cost
    $17

    Attached to the Foundry bar, this order-at-the-window fried chicken joint has plenty of picnic tables and dining options to keep everyone happy. Families, even your pooch, are welcome to dine in the twinkle light-framed picnic area, which also features a children's play area.

    • American
    • Uptown
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    M

    Social House's outdoor area - dubbed "The Backyard" - comes well-stocked with yard games like giant Jenga, Twister, corn hole and super-sized beer pong.

  • Soda Bar
    • Bar
    • Cedars
    Atmo.
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    M

    Sip summer drinks at this rooftop bar, which features stunning views of Downtown Dallas. When the sun goes down, huddle around the fire pit or lounge around the infinity-edge pool.  

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