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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Houston

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Houston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Anthonie’s Market Grill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2260)
$31 to $50
American
Fulshear
About the restaurant
Tucked between lazy farm roads and sprawling ranch land, in cozy proximity to I-10, Katy, and the Energy Corridor lies west Houston’s favorite eatery. Anthonie’s is a unique indoor/outdoor concept boasting ancient-wood planked walls, polished concrete floors, a state-of-the-art open kitchen, and a massive patio with superb sunset views. The
warm ambiance and neighborly reception are just a prelude to the restaurant’s generous, lip-smacking
meals.

-Most seating will be OUTDOORS
-Thank you for choosing Anthonie's Market Grill in Simonton, TX!
-Please keep in mind all reservations may incur up to a 30-minute wait. We will try to have you seated as soon as possible. We look forward to your visit.
Top review
StephanieB
Dined 2 days ago
Waitress Katie was fantastic! The food was excellent as always.
A photo of Crisp - Heights restaurant
4.7
4.7 (807)
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Heights / Washington
About the restaurant
CRISP in the Heights is an Italian Eatery that is open 7 days a week for Lunch, Brunch and Dinner. We offer up a full bar with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Crisp is committed to providing exceptional customer service and quality dining through our chef inspired menu. Wood Fired Pizzas and Calzones are crowd favorites but there is something on our Chef Driven menu for every appetite to enjoy. We offer a large selection of hand selected wines stored in our temperature controlled wine room, a full bar and 24 craft brews on tap. Our venue is designed to evoke a sense of effortless sophistication in a stylish yet comfortable atmosphere where everyone feels welcomed. Book your next Happy Hour, Luncheon or Private Party by visiting us at www.crispheights.com . Thank You and Hope to Serve You Soon!
Top review
Donfvip
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
Great food and service, really enjoyed our time and will be back.
A photo of Goode Co. Armadillo Palace restaurant
4.7
4.7 (220)
$30 and under
American
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
About the restaurant
Our Armadillo Palace brings the best of Texas together with one dance hall, two bars, three stages and a state-of-the-art kitchen serving indoors and out. It's our tribute to the city that's been so good to us for generations - and a celebration of all that makes our buttons-pop-proud to be Texan.

Since crossing the big pond too long ago to count, the Goode family has dedicated itself to sharing the culinary convergence of our flavorful past: the salt of the Gulf, the soul of the South, the spice of the border and that sweet smoke of Texas. From spit-roasted chicken to grilled redfish on the half shell, our dishes are steeped in tradition - and just as much flavor.

Whiskey-forward and born from lore, our Orange Blossom Bar takes its cue from our longtime friend and local music legend, Leon "Pappy" Selph. Pappy was known for his love of smooth whiskey and the stories that flow when a few drinks and good company come together.
Top review
BillJvip
Dined 3 days ago
We shared 3 appetizers and then had the carne asada. All the food was very good and the service was excellent.
A photo of Soto's Cantina - Grant Rd restaurant
4.7
4.7 (18)
$30 and under
Mexican
Vintage Park
About the restaurant
Family-Owned
Mexican Restaurant
Serving Houston, TX
Soto’s Cantina is an award-winning Mexican restaurant proudly serving the Houston, Cypress, Jersey Village, and Spring, TX communities. Here at our restaurant, we feature authentic Mexican food prepared from generations of family recipes and delicious Tex-Mex cuisine, including local favorites like fajitas, Chile Rellenos, Quinoa, Shrimp Tacos, and Especialidades.



Our delicious burritos, tacos, flautas, and fajitas continually receive a surplus of rave reviews, including being called the best fajitas in all of Texas! In addition to our great food, delicious margaritas, and delightful atmosphere, Juan Soto has also thoughtfully incorporated healthy options into our menu so everyone can find something they love.



Place an order online or visit us soon; we look forward to serving you!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 5, 2024
The management is amazing. Mariachi was a bit loud inside but always good drinks.
A photo of Blanco Cocina + Cantina – Houston restaurant
4.6
4.6 (506)
$30 and under
Mexican
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
Blanco is more than your typical Mexican restaurant, it‘s an escape from the ordinary, a happy hour hang out, a place to sit back, recharge and party. It’s a vacation in your neighborhood that helps you relax with your favorite people. For food, margaritas, and good times, Blanco is the perfect place to find your bliss.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Jada was our server. She took great care of us. The food is phenomenal. You must try the chicken tinga! Enchilada style or burrito style—it is tasty. Nellie the GM is also wonderful. She is attentive and genuinely cares about the wellbeing of her employees and her customers.
A photo of The Flying Dutchman Restaurant & Oyster Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (414)
$30 and under
Seafood
Kemah / Seabrook
About the restaurant
Located on the Kemah Boardwalk®, The Flying Dutchman® serves legendary seafood on the waterfront. As one of the best seafood restaurants in Kemah, our fresh selections have delighted guests on the boardwalk for decades. We offer a variety of fresh seafood dishes from live seasonal crawfish to Louisiana Cajun gumbo and much more! Located directly on Texas’ Gulf coast, the waterfront views are enough to bring you in. So come on in and enjoy our Texas-hospitality and fresh seafood.
Top review
Kody
Dined 3 days ago
Awesome meal, service, and atmosphere! We will dine here again!
A photo of Passerella - Cypress restaurant
4.5
4.5 (282)
$31 to $50
Italian
Cypress
About the restaurant
We are an Italian restaurant in Cypress, Texas on The Boardwalk at Towne Lake. We specialize in seafood dishes, pizza, pasta, and more.
Top review
LindseyFvip
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Best chef’s specials in Cypress and beyond! Amazing lobster risotto with a perfectly prepared lobster tail on top-delicious!
A photo of The Union Kitchen (Katy) restaurant
4.4
4.4 (295)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Katy
About the restaurant
The Union Kitchen serves Global Cuisine with Southern Hospitality.
The Union Kitchen features a unique menu served in a casual atmosphere. Our lunch menu focuses on sandwiches, wraps, entree salads and some of the best burgers in Houston. At dinner, steaks, chops, chicken dishes and seafood take center stage. We have a unique hand selected wine list that complements our cuisine perfectly.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Great service and food!! Very accommodating with our large party and kids!
A photo of Lost & Found- Midtown restaurant
4.4
4.4 (45)
$30 and under
Continental
Montrose
About the restaurant
Lost & Found- Midtown is an eclectic new bar boasting colorful craft cocktails!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
I love it ❤️ I will all love to come back again , we had an amazing time !!!
A photo of Fish Tales restaurant
4.2
4.2 (827)
$30 and under
Seafood
Galveston
About the restaurant
Located across the street from Pleasure Pier, break away from the beach and enjoy fresh fare on the most popular beachfront balcony on the Seawall in Galveston. Fish Tales specializes in seafood straight from the Gulf of Mexico, as well as pastas, steaks, salads and more. Start with our famous Shrimp Kisses – bacon-wrapped and stuffed with jalapeno Jack cheese. Then savor Galveston seafood by trying one of our signature dishes like Fresh Catch Redfish, Fried Shrimp, Blackened Stuffed Catfish Etouffée or Succulent Snow Crab Legs. After an incredible meal, indulge in our large assortment of ice cream and desserts that will satisfy any sweet tooth! Fish Tales in Galveston is open daily for lunch and dinner with great happy specials including beers & cocktails.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Used to be our go to place each time visiting Galveston but it had not been good for several years. Decided to give it another try this time and is very close to how it used to be. The shrimp kisses are still smaller then they used to be but we have put fish tales back on our list when visiting Galveston.
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